Menopause. A natural change.
Italy - Schio Municipality
Speaking about a stage of women life considered as a quasi-taboo and promoting the idea that menopause is an evolutionary moment by promoting an experiential laboratory (4 meetings) integrating techniques of creative writing, bibliotherapy, relaxation and mind-body integration. Activities: A. Cycle of four evening meetings on the issues of the transformation of the body: 1) Changes and new needs of the body: physiological and therapeutic aspects (2 hours). 2) Early diagnosis, prevention and treatment (2 hours). 3) psychological and relational changes in the life cycle of women and men (2 hours). 4) Mind-Body conection: discover a new balance and forms of life energy (2 hours). B. Experiential workshop of “The Tree of Life. Nurture creative woman who is in you” (6 meetings of 2 hours and a half each) Gender equality objective(s) Promoting women knowledge of the critical period of menopause and its acceptance as a normal step of lifecycle. - 44 - Target group(s) Women from Schio and its neighborhood About 100 women involved in the four-day-long seminar and about 15 women involved in the experience laboratory. Success factors Exploring a topic that is still a quasi-taboo using a standard and usual conference approach in order to introduce and develop informational aspects and reflection moments and more innovative active and experience method in order to stimulate self-awareness and exchanging experiences, apprehension and ideas.