June 21, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORGET THE GLASS CEILING – HYPNOTHERAPIST JIMI SAYO SAYS WOMEN’S HORMONES ARE THE BIGGER ISSUE WHEN IT COMES TO CAREER PROGRESSION
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 1 in 5 globally
- 5 million women in the UK are thought to have PCOS
- Career Debilitating Factors are Exhaustion, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Menstrual Problems, Fertility Problems
- The PCOS Summit is a free Online event with 24 Experts discussing PCOS and Women’s Workplace Wellness starting on June 26, 2017
A London-based Clinical Hypnotherapist and specialist in women’s health is organising The PCOS Summit, a global online series of expert interviews to help hundreds of millions of women with PCOS learn how to be happy, healthy and high performing at work.
Jimi Sayo has interviewed 24 experts in women’s health and hormones and each speaker will share their insights to balance blood sugar levels, manage acne, keep hirsutism under control, address mineral deficiencies, boost energy, lose weight, sleep better, and even egg freezing for empowerment regarding fertility options.
According to NHS UK, 1 in 5 women may be affected by PCOS, a hormonal imbalance that causes an excess of male androgen hormones. Women with PCOS are insulin resistant, often find it difficult to lose weight, are prone to Type 2 Diabetes, and have difficulty trying to get pregnant.
While battling these health challenges, they put on a brave face, and, while not necessarily absent from work, may display classic signs of presenteeism due to poor energy levels, struggling concentration, or chronic pain in the ovaries. This impacts the way they are perceived and valued by colleagues.
They are also prone to panic attacks, anxiety and depression, and may be the targets of body shaming over weight, facial hair or acne – common symptoms of PCOS. This often descends into workplace bullying and insensitive banter, which further impacts their mental health and self-esteem.
Difficulties conceiving and the side effects of fertility treatment, miscarriage and strict adoption procedures add to the heart-breaking stress impacting their ability to be fully present at work.
This is why Jimi, a London based hypnotherapist, is determined to change this trend for PCOS sufferers in London by bringing top PCOS experts into their living rooms with the online Summit. Many of the speakers have themselves been diagnosed with PCOS and now use their experience to help others.
Jimi says: “If you’re a woman who has battled with weight, insomnia, acne, body hair, exhaustion, brain fog, anxiety, or difficulty getting pregnant, these could be signs of undiagnosed PCOS. My clients describe it like feeling betrayed by their bodies. Attending this Summit may arm you with the right questions to ask your GP.
“The issue is particularly worrying when pressure to lose weight leads to a higher risk of eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia or orthorexia (overzealous exercising and obsessing about healthy eating). London Underground reports a higher number of women fainting from hunger and exhaustion during their commute to and from work, the result of unstable blood sugar levels. Occupational Health departments should also be on the alert for subtle clues of female staff running on empty while trying to get past the glass ceiling of opportunity.
“Work stress is especially toxic to women with PCOS and their hormones. I’m keen to make sure the impact of PCOS on work and the impact of work on PCOS does not become a self-sustaining vicious cycle; which is why I’m offering this great opportunity.”
Jimi hopes that raising awareness about healthy hormones will have the two-fold benefit of helping women be more in control of their health and their careers. Their success will help to inspire others to conquer their limitations once and for all.
“Access to the summit is free, so that as many people as possible can learn from the interviews. Each interview is available as both video and audio streams.
“I will also be making excerpts of the interviews available in GP surgeries throughout in London so that GP’s have an additional resource to offer to their patients newly diagnosed with PCOS”
Anyone wishing to access the Summit can do so by visiting www.bit.ly/pcossummit.
You can contact Jimi Sayo via 07948 874 277, 0203 287 2055 or [email protected]
For more information about Jimi Sayo and what she offers, visit her website at www.hypnotherapyresults.co.uk.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Celebrities with PCOS include Victoria Beckham, Jools Oliver, wife of Jamie Oliver, and Dr Saleyha Ahsan of BBC One’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor.
Jimi Sayo will be a presenter at the 3rd World Congress on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, November 15-17, 2017 at San Antonio Texas, USA, in Collaboration with the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Association (PCOSAA)