Mindfulness for Migraine

Are you seeking relief from the burden of migraines and chronic pain? Our Mindfulness for Migraine & Pain Relief Course offers a compassionate and holistic approach to managing your symptoms and reclaiming a sense of peace and well-being.

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention, with intention and without judgement, to what is happening in the present moment. It encourages non-judgmental awareness and acceptance towards thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations.

When practiced consistently, mindfulness has the power to physically change our brains in a positive way. These changes improve our ability to recognize and influence our body-mind relationship.

Why does this matter? Because research has shown that individuals who practice mindfulness regularly report improved quality of life, greater happiness, and even greater productivity. People with migraine who recently participated in an 8-week mindfulness course have reported decreased levels of disability, improved self efficacy, and quality of life.

Next course: TBC

Course Overview:

This specialized course is designed to provide practical tools and techniques for individuals living with migraines and chronic pain to navigate their journey with greater ease and resilience. Through mindfulness practices tailored specifically for pain management, you will learn how to cultivate a deeper sense of calm amidst the storm of physical discomfort.

Key Components:
  1. Understanding Pain and Migraine: Gain insight into the nature of pain and migraine, including common triggers, symptoms, and the mind-body connection. Explore how mindfulness can help you develop a new relationship with pain and find relief.

  2. Pain Awareness and Acceptance: Learn how to cultivate greater awareness and acceptance of pain through mindfulness practices. Discover how acknowledging your pain can reduce suffering and promote healing.

  3. Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Explore a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques specifically tailored for managing pain, including body scans, breath awareness, gentle movement, and loving-kindness practices. Develop a personalized meditation practice to soothe your nervous system and alleviate discomfort.

  4. Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Discover mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques to reduce stress and tension, common triggers for migraines and pain flares. Practice relaxation exercises to promote deep relaxation and ease muscular tension.

  5. Emotional Resilience and Coping Strategies: Cultivate emotional resilience and adaptive coping skills to navigate the emotional challenges associated with chronic pain. Learn how mindfulness can help you respond to difficult emotions with compassion and equanimity.

  6. Self-Care and Lifestyle Modifications: Explore practical self-care strategies and lifestyle modifications to support your well-being and manage your symptoms effectively. Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life to promote overall health and vitality.

Course Format & Cost:
  • Interactive Lessons and Guided Practices: Engage in interactive lessons, guided mindfulness practices, and experiential exercises designed to deepen your understanding and practice of mindfulness for pain relief.

  • Peer Support and Sharing Circles: Connect with a supportive community of others with migraine and headache disorders in a safe and compassionate environment. Share your experiences, insights, and challenges with others who understand what you're going through.

  • Personal Reflection and Journaling: Take time for personal reflection and journaling to integrate mindfulness into your daily life and track your progress on your journey towards pain relief and well-being.

  • Co-facilitated with Natanya Mandel, Migraine Coach / Patient Advocate and Christie Tait, MN, NP, PHC Nurse Practitioner

  • 10-18 participants

  • 8 weeks (once per week for 1.5 hours)

  • Cost: TBC

  • A medical expense receipt will be issued for submission to private insurance or for tax purposes.

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for individuals living with migraine or other head disorder who are seeking holistic and evidence-based approaches to pain management and well-being. Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been living with pain for years, this course will empower you to take control of your health and find relief.

Are you ready to experience greater ease and resilience in the face of migraines and chronic pain?
Join Us on the Path to Pain Relief and Well-Being!

Join our Mindfulness for Migraine & Pain Relief Course and discover the transformative power of mindfulness in managing your symptoms and reclaiming your life.

Enroll Now to reserve your spot or Contact Us to learn more about the course curriculum and schedule.

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