Decreasing Headaches- 4 Part Program
Date and Time
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.
YOU WILL LEARN :
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before you register.
- $ 120 for all others
This program will meet weekly online, Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.