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Mastering Menopause: Women's Voices on Taking Charge of the Change
 

Mastering Menopause: Women's Voices on Taking Charge of the Change (EPUB ebook)

By Merrill, Deborah M.

Interviews with and case studies of women in the U.S., accompanied by research in this text, show how our perceptions, thoughts, and spiritual practices can help women through menopause without drugs and their potential side effects.More and more women today are seeking natural w...ays to cope with menopause, including through mindfulness techniques and Eastern practices such as meditation. Women of various races, ages, and socioeconomic status interviewed at length for this study explain their experiences, victories, and setbacks in their quests to overcome this natural but body- and brain-altering change. Complementing findings from her research with wider outside research, author Deborah Merrill explains how popular culture depictions, race, class, and education all alter women's perceptions of the meaning of menopause, and how those perceptions can complicate, exacerbate, or alleviate physical and psychological symptoms. She details the "medical view" that views menopause as a problem to be solved, rather than as a natural event. And, through women's words and case studies, she details psychospiritual approaches many are adopting to cope, instead of seeking potentially harmful medicines. Readers will find new insights, wisdom, and potential solutions in the array of voices, experiences, and paths taken and presented in this book.Includes interviews with women of various races, socioeconomic statuses, and ages Addresses the social meaning of menopause and portrayals in popular culture Discusses how some women are turning to lifestyle and diet changes, as well as Eastern practices such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to cope with menopause Includes appendices of meditations, dialogues, and resources
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ISBN 9781440874727
Published 25 Nov 2019
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781440874727
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Praeger
Released 25 Nov 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Merrill, Deborah M.
Category Psychology
Medicine: General Issues
Women's Health
Number of Pages 194
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 618.175
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Life change events, Menopause - Psychological aspects, Middle-aged women - Attitudes
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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