Imagery For Menopausal Symptoms: Till the Clouds Roll By

            The Today Show on NBC and Dr. Oz Show interview many experts on how to survive menopause and what’s colloquially known as “The 4 a.m. Club,” of exhausted females who stare down the clock’s ticking hands…then get up unrefreshed.

            Healing through mental imagery can help both with sleep, anxiety and hot flashes associated with menopause. Here is an imagery exercise that I hope will work for you.

Till the Clouds Roll By

  • Close your eyes. 
  • Breathe out and in three times, long slow exhalations through the mouth and brief or normal through the nose. 
  • On the next long outbreath, imagine yourself at a beautiful beach, feet and head facing the water.  Cloudless blue sky, slight breeze blowing by. 
  • Suddenly you see out toward the horizon dark clouds forming.  There are claps of thunder, some streaks of lightning well off in the distance.  As these clouds draw nearer, the sounds of thunder increase.  They come closer and closer, drifting directly above you with sounds of great intensity. 
  • These clouds then drift away behind you.  As that happens, the sounds of thunder suddenly cease. 
  • Again now the sky is blue, the breeze gentle, anxiety and discomfort disappear.
  • Breathe out and open your eyes.
  • Do this exercise for some seconds. 
  • Repeat whenever needed.