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Help for the pain of migraine - the physical pain that ravages and incapacitates and the psychological impacts on the ability to live the life desired.

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"Not Another Headache"

Do you say this to yourself on a regular basis?

Do you take painkillers? Often?

Perhaps you find that sometimes they help and sometimes not?

For many people their headache is diagnosed as chronic daily headache. For others Frequent migraine is the bug bear.

Yet medication alone cannot always provide relief. Taking a pill may not offer the complete solution to the problems of migraine, which is a complex condition.

Migraine as Emotional Distress

In fact, it has been known for hundreds of years that emotional distress triggers headaches and migraines. Being angry or sad. Even being angry or excited can trigger a headache.

In 1743, Junkerius talked of migraine being caused by suppressed anger. Other, less common reactions, also linked to emotions have been identified as soon causes for headaches. These include resentments, dissatisfaction and anxiety

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How Psychotherapy Can Help Migraine

Psychotherapy can help uncover the emotions that both underlie the pain of migraine and have an impact on living life fully.

There are many factors which may combine to give an embodied experience of an emotion or feeling. The "real" pain is perhaps an emotional one, which is hidden, or embedded with in an experience of headache or migraine.

In addition, having suffered from migraine other psychological issues might develop. You may:

  • Live in fear and anxiety about when the next migraine will come, how bad it will be, will you be able to keep yourself safe and will your treatments work.
  • Experience depression because of the impact of migraine in your life and the sense of loss of the things in life you used to enjoy
  • Feel hopeless because of the impact migraine has on your life

    The good news is that all of these emotional and psychological symptoms and effects can be worked through in psychotherapy and counselling.

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    Getting Started

    If you have tried all of the medications and still are in intense pain on a frequent basis from your migraine, it may be the time to explore the root of your migraine as being not only biochemical and neurological but also psychological and emotional

    If you would like to begin to explore migraine and work through the pain of migraine in psychotherapy and counselling please get in touch by email or by calling 07891 613580

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