Welcome back to BrainCurves® News, my newsletter inspired by creating awareness around mind-body-brain wellness.
I can hardly believe that it is November! Time is flying, and each month and new season brings with it unique joys and challenges. Of course, migraine and stress-related pain isn't just relegated to this time of year, but many of my clients do find that they are prone to an increase in stress-induced headaches that coincide with the onset of the holiday season.
Have you ever suffered from a debilitating headache? One that stopped you in your tracks and was the only thing that you could think about? Perhaps you, or someone you love, suffer from chronic migraine.
Although palpably experienced by millions, migraine is still not fully understood. There is no definitive cause, but possible explanations have been suggested.
Research indicates that stress is one of the more infamous triggers of a migraine, and incidentally, a tension headache as well. What’s interesting and relevant is that most triggers for migraine originate in our everyday stressors, as opposed to big episodic stressful experiences/events.
Given the psychological factors that often contribute to migraine, as well as the psychological toll migraines take on anyone who experiences them, a psychologist can offer a lot to help you heal. They can offer ways to cope with daily emotions and stressful environments.
When someone is diagnosed with migraine headaches, it is important to keep in mind that no single method of treatment can “cure” them. Most of the time, a combination of approaches is most prudent and effective.
That’s why I recently compiled a Migraine Resource packet. In it I seek to describe in greater depth how stress and other psychological factors act as migraine triggers, and list the possible treatment options a psychologist can offer and why they might be effective.
As we come upon a wonderful and joyful, YET very stressful time of year, here is a FREE packet that can offer you a game plan for thriving past the pain this holiday season.