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Menopause: A Dance with the Female Hormones - preparation for before during and after

Event Details
Speaker:   Colleen Kennedy and Marina Kesso
Date:   2 Day Course. Date to be anounced
Time:   10am - 4:30pm
Participants:   20 participants

This 2 day course is a collaboration between Marina & Herbalist, Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath Colleen Kennedy from Herbal Healthcare in Westport.

Join Colleen & Marina for an in-depth 2 day course to discover all your need to know to bring you through a healthier and happier menopause.
Approaching menopause doesn’t have to be daunting when given the right tools to make the transition as smooth as possible. Whether you are already experiencing menopausal symptoms or coming into the time of Perimenopause, this course will give you all the support and know how.  

Over this practical weekend you will learn:
•    How to balance your hormones naturally using Phyto oestrogen foods and herbs
•    How to tackle common menopausal symptoms; night and day sweats, dryness……
•    Looking at the Endocrine system as an orchestra, Thyroid and Adrenal support
•    How to manage moods and anxiety

You will experience:
•    Cooking demonstrations for hormone health
•    Herbal remedy demonstrations for relief of menopausal issues
•    Tasters of remedies and foods
•    Q&A sessions over 2 days

•    Herb walk in the Ivywood gardens to meet herbs for menopause

You will take home:
•    Recipe handouts
•    Shopping Lists
•    Samples of herbal remedies
•    Greater sense of understanding and confidence in your body

Draw on the experience of our two clinicians over the 2 days for any of your menopausal issues.

Colleen Kennedy
Colleen grew up in Westport, Co. Mayo, where her love of nature was nurtured by beautiful beaches and a wonderful landscape.
She travelled to many countries to gain experience in different healing modalities. It was in India and Nepal where she felt a great calling to work with people on a deeper level, and trained with several teachers in massage therapy.
When she returned to Ireland, she studied Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Nutritional Therapy with College of Naturopathic Medicine for 7 years. Colleen runs her practice from the Body and Mind Health Centre, Westport. She holds short courses in Herbal medicine and Naturopathic Health, and lectures with CNM in Galway and Dublin over the Academic year.

"My aim as a Naturopath and Herbalist is to engage with and educate my patients, to stimulate the vital force that is within us all, and to encourage the capacity to take responsibility for our own healing"

Colleen is a registered and fully insured practitioner who regularly undertakes Continuous Professional Development.  She is a member of the Irish Register of Herbalists, who are actively involved in promoting Herbal Medicine and safe practice in Ireland.

Marina Kesso
For more information on Marina from Ivywood see Our Story

All day courses include a vegetarian lunch and tea/ coffee and snacks. Our medicinal plant nursery is open with plants to purchase during all courses ran at Ivywood. Course attendees are welcome to avail of short walks in the Ivywood woodland during lunch and tea breaks.

€ 250.00