Decreasing Headaches- 4 Part Program

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This session is offered by Kathy Somers.

More than 1 or 2 headaches a month are too many . . .

After looking at numerous research studies, the U.S. Headache Consortium (which includes 7 medical societies) has given relaxation therapy, cognitive stress management approaches, and specific biofeedback treatments a Grade A efficacy rating in treating migraine headaches!

This 4 session group program meets once a week, providing an introduction to current information on the proven, drug-free strategies most helpful in decreasing, better understanding, and managing stress-related tension headaches and migraine headaches.


  • the most common causes for awakening with a headache
  • headache trigger combinations - and the ones to really watch for
  • the 4 triggers that account for two-thirds of all migraines
  • the specific types of stressors that prompt headaches
  • 2 ways that breathing can cause headaches
  • the "3 mini-days" approach to headaches
  • to eat or not to eat?
  • practical strategies to try as a headache is coming on
  • stages in the migraine's neurovascular process where you can intervene
  • skeletal muscle and smooth muscle self-regulation techniques
  • 4 techniques to relax your eyes
  • how to release tension in neck, shoulder and back muscles
  • see what a psychophysiological profile (using sensitive biofeedback monitors) can tell you about the brain/body connection and headaches
  • practice with 2 types of biofeedback helpful in decreasing or aborting headaches
  • techniques that decrease head pain
  • developing a personal pain management action plan


  • $ 20 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 60 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120). To request your coupon code for the subsidized fee, email your name to before you register.
  • $ 120 for all others

This program will meet weekly online, Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

Learn more and register.

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