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Menopause Mindfulness: Living Your Best Work-Life through the Menopause Transition

September 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT


Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle.

Estrogen depletion can cause a variety of vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes, brain fog, and fatigue, as well as genital and urinary symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence. Postmenopausal women have increased risks of other health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, skin issues, cognitive decline, and insomnia. Menopausal symptoms and experiences vary widely from person to person. Raising awareness and improving access to information about menopause can help reduce stigma, dispel myths, and better prepare women and their health care providers to address potential challenges during this stage in their lives.

SWHR hosted a series of webinars to share educational information about the impact of menopause on women’s health. The events discuss how to improve health outcomes through recognizing and addressing symptoms, comorbidities, treatment options, and barriers to accessing quality care, while highlighting the diverse experiences of women during and after the menopause transition.

The SWHR Menopause Mindfulness series includes:


September 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
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  • Increase visibility of diverse experiences of women throughout the menopause transition
  • Discuss challenges that women experiencing menopause symptoms face in the workplace
  • Explore strategies that employers and supervisors can implement to improve workplace environments for midlife and postmenopausal women


Pat Duckworth, MBA, BA, DipCHyp, NLP Master Prac, HPD
Women's Health Strategist, Smarter Menopause
Pat Duckworth, MBA, BA, DipCHyp, NLP Master Prac, HPD
Women's Health Strategist, Smarter Menopause

Pat Duckworth is a Women’s Wellbeing and Workplace Menopause Strategist, Author and International Public Speaker. After over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sector at a Senior Management Level, Pat retrained as a therapist and coach. She specialises in menopause and advises employers who are committed to supporting people in the workplace at this transitional stage of life. 

Pat has published five books including the Award-winning ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions: How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques.’ Her latest book, ‘Menopause: Mind the Gap – the value of supporting women’s health in the workplace’ was published in January 2021 and has been highly acclaimed. 

Pat is a sought-after speaker who has made presentations in many countries including USA, Singapore, India, Denmark, Spain and The Netherlands. She makes the subject of menopause accessible and provides practical advice for women leading busy, modern lives. 

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SWHR’s Menopause Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Astellas Pharma and Pfizer. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.