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Sex and intimacy during menopause – The workshop series

13 November 2021


Menopause or the Climacteric affects all women at some point, very personally, and affects all those in her world in one way or another. For so long it has been a taboo topic, treated medically like a disease, and something that women ‘suffer’ in silence and with shame, dread and guilt. This Workshop Series has been designed to shine a light on the real purpose of menopause, and to help women understand and create greater sex and intimacy in their lives moving forward into the third phase of life as a woman. We will look at the myths, realities and different perspectives along with solutions to creating the love, connection, sex and intimacy that we deserve.


Who is this course for? 

Women in perimenopause or menopause (Climacteric) who want to understand the changes they are going through. Our desire is to give them more clarity and hand them some tools to enable them to move through this ‘second adolescence’ in a healthy and conscious way.


5 important learnings you will get if you come:

  • Understanding what Climacteric is, with its experiences, symptoms and possible effects
  • Develop an understanding of what you want and need at this point in your life
  • Practical ways to create connection in your relationships while experiencing the emotional changes during Climacteric
  • Redefine who you are as a sexual and emotional woman in this 3rd phase of life
  • Practical strategies for improving sex and intimacy in your life


Content and structure. 

Day 1:

Introduction to Workshop series and Menopause

What you expect happens and what do you fear during the Climacteric?

Overview of Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Changes

Emotional changes – discover new perceptions around emotional changes at this time of life

Redefine what you want and need at this time in your life

Discover your deeper emotional needs 

Practical strategies for creating connection in your relationship


Day 2: Sex and Intimacy

Review of last session – including participants from previous session sharing what they learned

The myths around sex and intimacy

Addressing cultural biases, limiting beliefs and taboos around sex during menopause

Understanding the process of changes in the sexual areas of the body

Redefining who we are as sexual women in the third phase of life

Practical strategies to improve sex and intimacy


Dynamic of the workshop

This dynamic experiential workshop will be presented by both presenters each day.  

It is presumed that not everyone will attend both days and that there may be different attendees on the second day. The two workshops will be independent of each other but have a connecting flow

Participants will be encouraged to participate in processes that will be lead by the presenters, and take an active part in discussions (as they feel comfortable)

Participants will need to wear comfortable clothing.

A notebook and pen will be provided for each participant

At the end of each session, participants will be invited to join the presenters at lunch in a nearby restaurant 


Date and time 

Saturday 13th and 27th November from 10h-14h each day



55€ for 1 session

85€ for both sessions



Mostly English with Castellano as necessary


About the teachers

Sandra Cloostermans is a Gestalt and tantric massage therapist, specializing in sexuality and menopause.

Sharlene Halbert is a Relationship and Life Coach, who empowers women in their menopausal years to create the relationship they crave without necessarily leaving the one they have.

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November 13, 2021
10:00 - 14:00 CET
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