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Better Sleep Workshop

for Peri-Menopausal Women


Strategies for the sleep changes occurring with mid-life women . . . 



The most common and severe symptom of peri-menopausal women is poor sleep !


They experience more difficulty falling asleep and sleep may be disturbed by hot flashes, sleep disorders, poor health, anxiety, depression, and worrying. This workshop outlines why Minarik's report on recent sleep research directs health professionals to change from past trends of hormones-only solutions when addressing sleep changes at mid-life.

This evening workshop provides drug-free information and strategies for decreasing hot flashes, insomnia and other sleep disturbances experienced by peri-menopausal women.



  • the 3 keys to better sleep
  • tips to decrease hot flashes
  • the surprising relationship between stress, breathing and hot flashes
  • tackling the frustration of awakening in the night
  • practical drug-free ways to improve sleep
  • techniques to fall asleep and back to sleep more easily
  • 5 questions from Minarik's report that mid-life women need to ask about their sleep
  • avoiding the "big mistake" that robs many people of energizing sleep
  • enhancing energy during the day

You are invited to follow up on these ideas by participating in the full Better Sleep Program to further develop skills to decrease insomnia and asleep (and back to sleep) more easily.



This two hour educational, skills-oriented workshop next meets in

FALL 2024

from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

(this will be a virtual workshop via Zoom)


Workshop Fee :

  • $ 10 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 20 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120)
  • $ 37 for all others

Payment is on-line  (or by cheque or e-transfer, if pre-arranged)

Gift certificates are available.


TO REGISTER :       

Registration will open in August on this webpage.



University of Guelph students  -  to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name and Student ID number to

Members of USW Local 4120  -  to request your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name to


UNABLE to attend the FALL 2024 workshop ?

  • Join a waiting list to start another workshop earlier, or meet on a different day / time : 
    For those interested in having this workshop offered at another day or time, leave your name on the Better Sleep for Peri-Menopausal Women waiting list by e-mailing or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet. A workshop can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list.
  • Arrange for a workshop to come to your workplace or community site : 
    The Better Sleep for Peri-Menopausal Women workshop, or selected topics from this workshop, can be provided on-site at your workplace or community group site.   A 30-60 minute Lunch & Learn session can also be provided.  Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for sessions at your location.
  • Make an appointment for private training : 
    Any of the Better Sleep for Peri-Menopausal Women topics listed above can be provided in private, one-to-one training sessions. Daytime, late afternoon, and evening times are available on weekdays throughout the year. Call 519 824-4120, ext. 52662, or e-mail to make a private appointment for individual training.
  • Access other resources :
    FOR FURTHER resources on insomnia  



If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail or call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.  

Please leave a message so I can return your call.