I Want You to Reclaim Your Energy, Vitality and Health

Welcome to a transformative journey towards holistic well-being! Life can often present overwhelming challenges, especially when grappling with the complexities of menopause or other health issues. The array of symptoms—from stress and anxiety to insomnia, brain fog, mood swings, and hot flashes—can be exhausting. While conventional medicine plays a vital role, it's clear that a one-size-fits-all solution may not be sufficient. Some seek a more holistic approach or supplemental support alongside hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to thrive.

I have cultivated a unique perspective with a decade-long immersion in both Western health coaching and Eastern practices like medical qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition therapy, mindfulness, and thrid age women health coaching.

My philosophy revolves around the profound connection between mind and body, providing a roadmap to strength and vitality. We believe that true health surpasses the mere management of symptoms; it involves a comprehensive understanding of well-being.

My personal journey, marked by chronic anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and various health challenges, fueled a commitment to self-discovery. Through a holistic approach, identifying what works and what doesn't, a joyous transformation unfolded. Now, our mission is to guide others in reigniting their energy, fostering healthy lifestyle habits, and witnessing their remarkable transformations.

Embarking on this transformative journey requires time, but the changes it brings to your health and well-being are enduring. Join us as we navigate this path together, empowering you to embrace a life of vitality, balance, and lasting wellness.

  • At Thriving Through Menopause, I understand the unique challenges midlife women face during menopause. Here's why you should choose to work with me:

    - Expert guidance:  I specializes in menopause and holistic health, providing you with personalised advice and support.
    - Holistic approach: I believe in addressing menopause as part of a holistic approach to wellness and wellbeing, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit for transformational results.
    - Comprehensive services: My support includes nutrition guidance from a Chinese medicine perspective to stress management techniques and lifestyle adjustments; I offer a range of services to help you thrive through menopause.

About Clarissa Kristjansson

Clarissa is a highly qualified individual with a doctorate in neuroscience. She is an accomplished podcaster and author on menopause and an experienced teacher of mindfulness and qigong. Her diverse expertise is reflected in the range of services she offers.

Clarissa conducts classes and workshops globally and frequently speaks at conferences, podcasts, and summits about women's health and well-being. Her podcast "Thriving Thru Menopause" was recognised among the top 8 podcasts worldwide for midlife women and the number 1. holistic menopause podcast globally.

She has completed extensive training in holistic menopause health coaching through Burrell Education in the UK, under the guidance of world-renowned integrative medicine practitioners.

Her Medical Qigong training involved over 700 hours of study, including movement, sound and breathwork practices, diagnostic skills, and energy healing practices alongside foundational traditional Chinese medicine studies.

Her instruction and certification in Medical Qigong instruction has been the guidance of Dr Peter Caughey and renowned women's qigong expert Daisy Lee, where she has certified in Radiant Lotus Womens Qigong (Level 1 and 2). 

Clarissa holds diplomas in food as medicine from Monash University and a certification in Chinese Medicine Nutrition Therapy through the Swedish Acupuncture Association. Thus, she can provide a holistic nutrition approach tailored to the individuals  requirements.

Clarissa has undergone several years of rigorous training to become a certified Breathworks mindfulness teacher in Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health. She approaches her work with mindfulness from a trauma-informed perspective and is committed to adhering to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines.

Additionally, she has completed her level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training under the guidance of Dr. Richard Miller. By incorporating these deep rest practices into her work with clients, she provides a holistic approach to healing.

Clarissa also holds a certification in Acupressure massage and AromaPoint Therapy (APT), both potent healing practices.  APT has proven to be particularly effective in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, and emotional imbalances. by combining acupressure with the healing power of essential oils.