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Why Womenkind?

A Gathering

As the Autumn approaches and another seasonal shift is underway - it is the perfect time to host our first Womenkind Retreat and a gathering of expert minds. 

Womenkind is a day's retreat to tap into great vibes, positivity and kindness giving your heart, mind, body and soul reassurance, knowledge and comfort. 

This edition of Womankind has been designed to give women essential information, reassurance and answers from a group of leading experts specialising in the Menopause transition...

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Lindsey Thomas and an esteemed group of women specialists to The Mowbray for an inspiring day for anyone craving time together with a gentle group of like minds for an uplifting, and empowering day. 

We've caught up with the hosts of the day to find out a little more about them - and also what you can expect and what they are looking forward to sharing with you on the day...

Dr Lindsey Thomas

Dr Lindsey Thomas is an experienced Sheffield GP of 17 years, with a specialist interest in Menopause and women’s health.

She has the British Menopause Society advanced certificate, making her one of only 240 registered specialists in the UK. She is committed to raising awareness and improving women’s health and menopause care.

Lindsey works privately at Myla Health a team of private menopause and women’s’ health specialists. 

With her clinical work based at Thornbury Hospital in Sheffield. Her work is split between this and the NHS menopause service in Leeds and General Practice in Sheffield. Working in an NHS menopause clinic she has lots of experience of working with women with complex medical problems, as well as those who are struggling to find the right combination of HRT to suit them.

She is a contributor to QVC’s ‘ Menopause your Way ‘ programme and she also provides regular educational and support sessions to Trekstock - a charity for young adults with cancer.

Dr. Thomas is passionate about improving women’s health and the experience of the menopause transition. In terms of managing symptoms and also long term health. She believes good quality care should be evidence based and holistic, supporting women to make informed choices about medical treatments alongside an understanding of the importance of lifestyle choices.

We asked Lindsey why she thought you should join us at Womenkind... 

She said... 

"The Womenkind Retreat is a perfect day for anyone wanting to explore more about the menopause.

Whether you know you are menopausal, just starting to notice some changes or just curious and wanting to be ‘ meno- prepared’ we’d love to have you there.

The menopause transition is really individual so it’s important to understand how this might impact you and what all of the options are for navigating your way through this life stage.

Women often neglect their own needs at the expense of everything else they need to juggle. Although it’s not ideal, often women manage quite well (although not necessarily feeling their best) 

But then throw in a huge hormonal shift and it’s suddenly just too much. Our Retreat will give women the chance to prioritise themselves and feel empowered to navigate this life stage.”

Jo Meadows

Jo is a registered nutritionist who provides evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice that is realistic, practical and works with your lifestyle to maximise results. 

Specialist areas include – general eating for wellness, women’s health, perimenopause, menopause and weight management.

Jo brings together a tried and tested formula comprising of nutritional science, diet, behavioural changes and compassion to get to the heart of what you need to future proof your health

As well as running one-to-one clinics, Jo also hosts nutrition events and webinars for companies such as, Twinnings Tea, Sat Bains Restaurant with Rooms, Severn Trent Water, The Cod Scallops, Interpath Advisory and more.

The webinars combined leading research with relatable and reliable advice to help optimise wellbeing.  The workshops ensure workplaces are educated and informed on all aspects of the women’s health to build a culture of understanding and inclusiveness.

We asked Jo what she was looking forward to sharing with you on the 8th of October... 

“I’m really excited to be talking at the Womankind event with so many incredible guest speakers.

As a nutritionist, I will be on hand to cut through the often confusing world of midlife nutrition with a holistic approach that is grounded in science. 

Midlife of course brings many positives - wisdom, self awareness and experience but hormone changes can also make it a overwhelming and unpredictable. 

Support with your diet and lifestyle can really contribute to improving your symptoms, health and wellbeing.  So I will be offering you all some practical tips and advice on building healthier habits to help you feel on top of your game and future proof your health.”

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For the full event details head over to our Events Page - tickets are limited! 

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