Menopause Practitioner Course

Enabling, empowering and certifying you to work with women in their menopause transition.

Course Outline


Next intake commencing January 2023 – Pre-register to hear when it goes on sale

12 WEEKS OF LEARNING & COACHING 
Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) is with you every step of the way. 

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 25 
Enabling us to maximize the quality of support you receive.

CE & CPD APPROVED
This course is globally recognized and certified.

CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS
Meet likeminded women’s health professionals, crossing the globe and specialities.

CASE STUDY PRACTICE
Put your learnings into real life practice in a supported environment. 

Discover why midlife women need a unique approach and take those learnings to empower and inspire a cohort of women who are desperately searching for answers.

MyMT™ has helped thousands of women to lose weight. In this course we teach you how to get results like these yourself. 

Are you looking for a niche in women over 40?

Let me put the puzzle pieces together for you!

In this course, I take you on an in-depth journey through the menopause transition, within the context of women’s healthy ageing research.

Week on week I will present the research and then provide you with the solutions you need to help your clients sleep all night, beat their hot flushes, improve their energy, reduce their sore joints, depression, brain fog and restore their health. Yes…those symptoms can all be caused by menopause, because did you know that women have oestrogen receptors all around the body? From their hair to the muscle fibres and skin. This is why we can relate so many of the symptoms and changes women experience back to menopause. 

Graduates love that I break down the often complex women’s healthy ageing research, and translate it into practical, easy to implement solutions to use with their clients.

The menopausal transition is a critical crossroad for a woman entering her older years. This is the time where you can re-direct her down a healthier path.

Setting you up for success

Through my many years of research, I have pulled together all of the latest and relevant mid-life women’s health research AND translated the research into practical, easy to implement solutions for your clients. Women on the MyMT™ programmes tell me they are so grateful that they can incorporate these solutions into their lifestyles like second nature…. which makes them more sustainable over the long term.  

Not only is every single strategy evidenced against women’s healthy ageing lifestyle science, but it is also aligned with the cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome research specific to midlife women. You can be assured that the advice you are providing to your clients will set them up for the best health into their older years. 

All of my solutions are already being proven by the thousands of women who have restored their health, vitality and energy through the MyMT™ programmes over the past 7 years. Throughout the course I present numerous real life case studies to you. I guarantee that you will be able to relate their stories back to your clients. 

Throughout the course you have several opportunities to put your learning into practice with my guidance and support. You will learn about the risk stratification questions you should be asking and then design a Menopause Screening Form. From Week 8 you will also begin to work with a client for your case study. I give you personal feedback on both of these tasks and in Week 11 and 12 we meet to talk through your case studies and do some problem solving together. Many graduates are amazed at how much they get out of these sessions. Each case study will be so different, and you will learn so much from the other practitioners who have different specialties. 

I am with you every step of the way. Each fortnight I meet with your class over Zoom so that we can dive deeper into certain topics and you can ask me any questions you may have. I will also give you personal feedback on your Screening Form and Case Study. 

If you haven’t already, you will soon realise that behaviour change strategies are one of the most effective tools you can have in your toolbox. But midlife women are some of the hardest women to influence, because what they have done in the past isn’t working anymore. Throughout this course I will share my Masters research with you, which centered on successful behaviour change in menopausal women, as well as lots of examples from the women on my programmes.   

The Business of Menopause. I have a special bonus module for you where I explain how you can go about starting, and growing your physical and online business, as well as the secrets to attracting, retaining and sustaining midlife clients.

As a graduate of this course, you will have the opportunity to grow your business by applying to be a MyMT Affiliate Partner. This means lots of exciting things, such as earning commission, exclusive access to additional resources, intensive workshops with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) and so much more. 

Course Outline

"I am passionate about guiding and supporting you. I love bringing all of my knowledge in physiology, exercise, nutrition and women’s health management into an online education environment."

Wendy Sweet [PhD] / MyMT™ Founder & Lifestyle Coach

During Week 1 I introduce you to the relevance of menopause in relation to women’s health and ageing evidence and explain why the menopause transition is so important for women’s health.

We will also delve into the history of menopause, including why it has been medicalised. During this module I will challenge the current menopause medicalisation paradigm with lifestyle solutions. I can’t wait for you to learn what I did.

Week 2 and 3 is all about menopause physiology and hormonal physiology. We will explore the three stages that women transition through in midlife as the ovarian function declines – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

At the end of Week 3, you will be able to describe the major physiological changes and symptom changes at each stage and identify common disorders of the HPA – Thyroid Axis in relation to menopause changes. 

We will also talk through the key complementary and alternative menopause supplement solutions that your clients might be taking and how these could affect their health through menopause. 

Women in menopause need tailored risk stratification pre-screening processes. In Week 4 we explain the important pre-screening questions you should be asking your clients and develop a profile so that you can select a case-study client for Week 8.

You will also learn how you can ethically and responsibly bridge the gap between your client and their GP based on their risk stratification.

Have you tried endless diets with your clients which don’t reduce their menopause symptoms and/or don’t work in the long term?

Nutritional type and timing are crucial for your client’s symptom management. Diets may destroy the hormones which help to manage appetite, fullness and long-term health. For numerous women who have lived busy, stressful lives over many years, this may have led to a disturbance of the factors that influence their eating patterns and behaviours.  In Week 5 we cover the specific nutrients evidenced to reduce menopause symptoms and why you need to adapt your approach for leaner women and overweight women. The factors affecting women’s food choices during menopause in relation to hormonal changes are also important to understand, so you can foster successful behaviour change.

From Week 8, trainees are required to have a case study client to begin working, whilst on the course. This will enable attendees to integrate the MyMT™ menopause strategies into practice with confidence, with our support. 

To prepare you for your case study client, we will share examples of the most common questions that women ask on the MyMT™ programmes. Furthermore, because there are no ‘magic pills’ in MyMT™’s Programmes, behaviour change strategies are critical for transforming your client’s symptoms and health. Behaviour change is rarely a discrete, single event – it is a process that requires nurturing and problem-solving every step of the way. During Week 6 we will explore TTM Theory, Motivational Theory and Self-efficacy Theory in the context of women in menopause. We will also go through some real-life problem-solving examples from Women in my MyMT™ Community.

A lack of sleep exacerbates women’s symptoms, and can lead to high insulin levels, weight gain, worsening hot flushes, increased inflammation and much more. It’s vital that this symptom is addressed first with women. In this module, we will explore the circadian rhythm’s role in sleep regulation and why this gets out of balance during menopause. Then, we will walk through MyMT™’s proven strategies for assisting women to sleep all night.

Hot flushes occur because the body’s thermostat does not function as well when it is deprived of oestrogen. It also becomes worse when melatonin (sleep hormone) is reduced with the changing hormonal environment too. Learn about why hot flushes occur and the MyMT™ strategies for assisting women to reduce their hot flushes and night sweats.

Never before has our liver and gut had to cope with so many changing foods, toxins, drinks, chemicals and ingredients. The liver and gut accumulate inflammation over our lifetime.  Fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, depression and other menopause symptoms including weight management problems are partly due to changing liver and gut health in mid-life.

After you understand why the liver and gut are so important in menopause symptom management you will be able to better understand the role of oestrogen changes which impact energy levels in women. In this module we discuss whether it is adrenal fatigue or peri-menopause causing exhaustion in your clients and I teach you the MyMT™ strategies for assisting women to turn around their liver health and energy levels.

I can’t wait to share this module with you. It is one of my favourites.

This module isn’t ‘just’ about psychological stress. It’s also about the internal environment of the body and how women’s cells and tissues also become ‘stressed’. Internal stress in our tissues and fat cells is called oxidative stress and causes numerous inflammatory changes that can lead to worsening health problems as we age.
A women’s mid-life years are the perfect time to re-address her stress. In this fabulous module, I draw on the rapidly emerging stress research and teach you how to re-address your client’s stress.

NB: Lifestyle solutions for women on HRT – Whilst there is no interference in any medications women are on, this information may help you to support their medication choices specific to HRT with evidenced lifestyle solutions.

In this module I introduce you to the business of menopause – sharing examples from my experiences both pioneering the Personal Training Industry in New Zealand and founding My Menopause Transformation. During this week you will plan your vision for bringing menopause clients into your business.

The last week is a chance for us to reflect on your journey and share your progress with your case study client. Graduates tell me that this is one of their favourite parts of the course as they learn so much from each other. Together we will do some problem solving and plan for your future as a menopause specialist or MyMT™ Affiliate Practitioner.

Who is this course for?

There is something in here for everyone. I am always surprised and delighted to see the breadth and depth of specialties and experiences of our class. Each of them has such a different reason for wanting to further their knowledge in the menopause space, but together we have a common goal – We Are For Her’

Ann

Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach

“The course was very inspiring, well run, with lots of up to the minute research. Wendy was very generous with her knowledge. I gained a vast amount of information from the case studies as they were all so different.”

Dr Ivana

GP

“It was a very broadening course that increased my curiosity to learn more about all the different aspects of menopause. Thank you for helping me with my GP and coaching work. I learned a lot, and I became thirsty to know much more.” 

Sarah

Physio & Pilates Instructor

“Having trained with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) I now understand what is going on in the body that manifests as musculoskeletal problems, but are actually related to menopause. I am really excited that my clients can now benefit from these techniques and understandings.”

Wendy

Naturopath, Nutritionist, Paramedic

“Wendy guided our wonderful group of women from all over the world through her many years and layers of research in a safe and inclusive environment.

Another unexpected lesson I learnt is that I am able to change my business model. This course has really reinvigorated me, and I am excited for woman who will benefit from the support.”

Kate

Nurse, Acupuncturist, Hypnotherapist

“There is an incredible amount of knowledge and resources contained within this body of work and I am in awe of all that you have learnt and collated for this wonderful course.

I have worked with women all my life as a nurse, midwife, acupuncturist and hypnotherapist and now I have even more pleasure to think that I can feel that much more confident when working with menopause issues.”

Sheryl

Health Coach & Fitness Trainer

“I wanted to send you a big THANK YOU! I came away with a wealth of knowledge and feel renewed with an inspired desire to research and follow the science when it comes to our health, wellness & aging.

I share this information with my clients & have learned about so much more than just menopause.”

Next Intake Commencing July 2023

Full payment discount price U.S $1,497

Part payment price U.S $575 (three instalments)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The MyMT CPD Course runs for 12 weeks and everything is delivered online, so you can complete it from anywhere in the world. You can expect to devote 3-4 hours per week to this course.

The course is delivered in a blended format.

Our comprehensive 12 week online course includes:  

Self Directed Learning

  • Two pre-recorded modules per week (each approximately 45 minutes) – to be completed in your own time.
  • Downloadable PDF summary of each module
  • Course reading EBook, filled with articles, references and further reading recommendations.
  • Weekly emails to motivate you and keep you on track with your learnings. 

Live Zoom Calls with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD)

  • Throughout the course there will be fortnightly live group calls with Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) so that you can ask questions, review course content and work through a case study. This is also a great opportunity to connect with your like-minded class mates. 
  • The times of the workshops will be confirmed when the course goes on sale. If the time of the workshops does not work for you in your time zone, there is an option to receive the recorded sessions. 

Client Case Study

  • From Week 8 you will be expected to work with a case study client in order to integrate your menopause knowledge into practice with our support. You will be expected to complete at least 1 case study in order to successfully graduate from the course.
  • Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) will guide and support you through this on the live zoom calls, and at the end of the course you will present your case study progress back to the group. 

The next Menopause Practitioner Course will commence in mid January 2023. Look out for an email in November with details about how and when you can enroll. 

Check out the course outline here. 

This course is currently delivered in partnership with Connected Health Training who are accredited by The CPD Certification Service, which is a globally recognised CPD organisation. As well as the U.S National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). 

Upon graduation, we will provide you with a certificate which is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and NBHWC. It is your responsibility to submit the course to your own organisation for CPD credits. 

In order to enroll in this advanced, specialist training you must: 

Be a fully qualified health professional e.g. Naturopath, Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Chiropractor or similar.

OR

Be a fully qualified and accredited Advanced Health Coach, Advanced Personal Trainer or Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner.

PLUS

Hold current membership of a recognised accrediting body.

AND

Hold current professional indemnity and public liability insurance that covers working with clients in a one to one setting.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria please enquire, we are happy to help. Email georgia@mymenopausetransformation.com and we will respond as soon as we are available.

There is no exercise component to our 12 week Menopause Practitioner Course, the focus is on evidenced nutrition and lifestyle changes. 

The course dives into ageing physiology and hormonal physiology, so a good understanding of anatomy & physiology is helpful.

If you are an Advanced Personal Trainer i.e you have completed level 3 or 4 Certification as a Personal Trainer (New Zealand), then you are eligible.

If you have any additional qualification in coaching, nutrition etc. or a relevant background or additional training (i.e. nursing), then you are eligible.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria please enquire, we are happy to help. Email georgia@mymenopausetransformation.com and we will respond as soon as we are available.

The course is currently being offered at a full payment price of U.S $1,495. 

A part payment option is also available for U.S $575 (three monthly installments)

How do we guarantee a measurable return on your investment in our training?

This cost is based on the fact that most experienced health professionals would be able to recuperate the cost of this course by the time they work with 2-3 clients on a one-on-one basis through 12 weeks of coaching. 

On top of the 12 week course, you will be able to access the course material for an additional 4 months.

Should you choose to become a MyMT™ Affiliate, you will be able to continuously access the material while you are operating as an Affiliate.  

 

Change women’s lives

How do I know you can do this? Because women tell me what a difference the MyMT™ programmes have made to their lives. Read our testimonials here. 

Gain clarity and confidence with menopause discussions

Are you confused by the abundance of conflicting evidence and opinions? MyMT™’s course will cut through the chaos, providing you with the latest, evidenced women’s healthy aging research, presented in a way that is easy to understand and follow with your own clients.  

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) is with you every step of the way 

You can reach out to Wendy with any questions you may have throughout the course. 

Exclusive insights 

Throughout the course I will share the insights gained from the 250,000+ women who have completed the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz and the 12,000+ women on the MyMT™ Programmes. This will put you a step ahead of your competition by enabling you to prepare for the questions you could get from your own clients.

Grow your business

You’ll expand your knowledge about women’s mid-life health, enabling you to better help your existing clients, deliver new offerings and retain clients for longer. After graduating the course you may also be offered the opportunity to come on board as a MyMT Affiliate. This means lots of exciting things like being able to earn income through selling the MyMT Programmes, exclusive access to future offerings, access to resources and so much more. 

MyMT™ Education is recognised and approved by global organisations