Fleur Britten, writer for The Sunday Times’ Style Magazine, interviewed me towards the end of last year for a piece she was writing about ‘life coaches’ and how they are becoming ever more varied – including, of course, the role of myself as a ‘Menstrual Mentor’!
Here is the excerpt written about my role: –
If with every period, you pop a Nurofen so you can carry on as normal, you’re missing “vast opportunities”, says “menstruality educator” Mandy Adams. Specifically, you’re missing the chance “to take charge of your energy levels and gain greater understanding of yourself as a woman”, she says. Over four weekly sessions during one lunar cycle, Adams, who is based in Cornwall but also does online mentoring, guides clients through the emotions of their cycle. “I ask them to chart, ‘When I’m experiencing pain, do I judge myself, do I try and carry on, or do I let myself be with it?'” Typically, she says, we judge ourselves during the “feminine arc” of our cycle (before and during menstruation), and irritation stems “from saying yes to things we don’t have energy for”. Cyclical awareness brings empowerment, says Adams. “When we have that level of self-care in place, we can look at what we really want in our lives.”
Published in: The Sunday Times’ Style Magazine (Visit Website)
Date published: 17th December 2017