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"From Menopause Turmoil to Harmony: The Life-Changing Solution That Will Restore Your Balance and Vitality"

Bernadette Bennison

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My Story

My Granny used to wear a green dress with a pattern that looked like islands. She would point to these islands and tell me stories about sailing from one country to another. As a little girl I was fascinated by her stories and felt an instant connection with the idea of travel.

I’ve been fortunate in my adult life to have enjoyed a great amount of travel and setting up home in four Countries :  Belgium,  Bahrain, Indonesia and Malaysia. Travelling and living among different cultures, has been fundamental to my personal growth. My perspectives have broadened through these experiences and given me a greater understanding of what it means to be human in all our variations and aspects.


I remember walking into a small street food café in Kuala Lumpur in the 90’s, above the door to the kitchen was a shelf with Christian, Hindu, Chinese and Buddhist Holy statues.

I remember thinking...


‘This is what I believe, we are all one.’

My Own

In my 40’s I developed several rapidly growing fibroids in my womb and although I tried to avoid it, hysterectomy surgery was inevitable. I had to be put into medical menopause twice before surgery was possible due to the size of my womb.


My experience was incredibly challenging physically, mentally and emotionally because the onslaught of symptoms were very severe. My ovaries were identified as healthy during surgery so were left in my body. That meant that I would be able to experience a natural menopause as my body aged and the depletion of hormones commenced.


After the experience I had undergone, with all the medication and surgery, I was determined to have as natural a transition into the next stage of life as possible. So I began to look at all aspects of my life and find ways to effectively support myself during this change.

I was aware from experiencing the medically induced menopause that the overriding challenge would be maintaining my energy to cope from day to day. I wanted to fit more rest time into my life and that meant that I had to put structures in place which would conserve my energy and help me to achieve as much balance as possible throughout the day and restful sleep at night.

I created my "three sacred steps" for daily success which are structured mindful techniques which offer quick yet powerful support.


The first which helps to begin the day fully grounded and able to cope. The second to enable peaceful pauses during the day which give a brain focus reset. The third body scan release to end the day feeling nourished and ready to sleep.

Image by Jordan Wozniak
Healing Stones

Reiki and Healing

In my early 30s, I stumbled upon an advertisement for Reiki training and initiation at my daughter's school. Intrigued, I signed up and quickly progressed to level 2, where I learned distant healing techniques and continued to practice self-healing. Through my practise, I began to experience a deeper spiritual awareness and a profound connection to all living beings.

During this time, I also had some incredible experiences with energy, including a realization that "energy is all there is" and that the ultimate reality, is love.  This led me to understand that our focus and attention on something can have a profound effect, and that prayer and energy practices can create positive lasting change.

These experiences were life-changing and left me feeling weightless and supported in every moment.

Overall, my journey with Reiki has been both eye-opening and transformative, and it has taught me to be more mindful of my energy and the energy around me.


As a transformational coach I understand the psychology of human potential, change, and internal transformation. Experiencing the aggressive symptoms of menopause causes imbalance in our basic human needs. At our core we need to feel in that we have control of our reality to feel secure. Control is one of the six basic human needs:


Certainty, variety, significance, love, growth and contribution. All our needs can be challenged through the process of menopause. This is why it is so important to have the support of a qualified guide to empower you through your menopause transition so that you can get the very best out of this big life change and blossom.

Meditation and mindfulness practices have been associated with numerous health benefits, including stress reduction and improved overall well-being. While menopause can be a time of increased emotional and mental distress, meditation can provide women with a resource for finding inner peace and calmness. Scientific research indicates that regular meditation practice can reduce hot flashes, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall resilience during the menopausal transition. 

Art therapy utilises artistic mediums as a means of self-expression and emotional release. This practice has shown potential benefits for women going through menopause. A study published in Maturitas (peer reviewed journal) explored the effects of art therapy on menopausal symptoms and psychological well-being. The results indicated that women participating in art therapy experienced reductions in various menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, their perceived quality of life improved significantly.

Dance and therapy combines movement, music, and psychological exploration to promote healing and self-expression. Engaging in dance therapy during menopause can help women reconnect with their bodies, improve body image, boost self-esteem, and manage stress. A study conducted by the American Dance Therapy Association found that women who participated in dance therapy sessions reported fewer menopausal symptoms and an enhanced sense of vitality.

Reiki is an ancient healing practice that involves the transfer of energy through the hands of a practitioner to promote physical and emotional well-being. Distance reiki healing is an effective method of support which restores balance. Research has indicated that Reiki may alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and anxiety. One study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that women who received regular Reiki sessions reported a reduction in the frequency and intensity of their menopausal symptoms. While more research is needed, Reiki holds great potential as a complementary therapy for menopausal women.

The Bowen technique is a gentle, hands-on therapy which restores balance in the body by stimulating specific points. Although limited studies have been conducted specifically on menopause and the Bowen technique, anecdotal evidence suggests that it can be beneficial in managing symptoms like joint pain, migraines, and anxiety during this transitional phase. Additionally, because the Bowen technique focuses on relaxation, it can also aid in reducing stress levels commonly experienced by menopausal women.


I have worked in clinic using the Bowen Technique since 2011 and have found it to be have been a great support to my clients. Although I wont be using this particular technique in Blossoming Brilliance, working on the human body using this technique has given me great insight and understanding of ways to apply all my skill set to effect positive lasting change.



My extensive experiences through my own menopause transition have equipped me with a passion to support all women who are struggling. Through my skill set I will help you through this time of change so that you too can blossom in the next stage of your life.


My name, Bernadette, means "strong as a bear," and I have truly become so. 


Bennison means "blessing," and I strive to live up to that name. 


My blood is "B positive," and I am certainly that! 

I support, encourage, raise the vibrational frequency, and lighten the load. I lead by example because I have created a lifestyle that truly nourishes the woman I am today. I know the formula that works and I am very happy to be able to share it with you.

Bernadette "Strong as a bear" Bennison

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