Anxiety really does suck. Ask anyone going through the difficulties of being invaded by anxiety. It sucks the life out of you. I’ve seen many people in my practice who come in struggling with the effects of anxiety — the chronic worrying, rumination, difficulty slowing down physiologically and/or mentally, trouble socializing in many cases, difficulty … More Anxiety Sucks…Literally
In my practice, one of my specialties is working with people who struggle with various types of anxiety. One of the themes I see almost across the board with anxiety is the comfort zone with silencing one’s own voice — whether it’s out of fear of rejection, judgment, or otherwise. This has a far-reaching impact … More The Impact of Silencing Your Voice
Chronic migraines are an event that many sufferers would describe as traumatizing. Headaches are no fun in their own right, either. But if you’ve experienced migraines, you know you are dealing with something that goes far beyond your general headache. There’s no question you’ve entered another realm of experience.
If only there was an easy answer to this. Migraines certainly have a medical presentation, considering the headaches, and all of the symptoms that can come with migraines. But for many sufferers, migraines may be as much a product of emotional history, as of bio-chemistry. I think it’s important to start this post by acknowledging that nobody … More Migraines: Medical or Emotional?
Chronic migraines are life-changing. It is a lonely struggle that family and friends don’t tend to understand without experiencing it for themselves (and migraines are a very individual experience, so even those who have had a migraine don’t necessarily know the struggle of another). With chronic migraines, the fear of the next attack always looms. In … More Migraines: Your Internal Migraine Environment
I’ve discussed in previous articles the idea that emotional history (past and present) can be a significant factor with chronic migraines. That’s not to, in any way, ignore the relevance of neuroscience and medical factors that could also be happening. For some, medication is very helpful. However, for many chronic migraine sufferers, medical treatments often … More Migraines: The Silent Voice of Our Past
Can migraines hurt your relationships? Unfortunately, they can, and often they do. This is just an additional frustration and inherent lack of fairness experienced in the life of someone who struggles with migraines. When migraines enter the relationship, it becomes a struggle for both partners, not only the one with the headache.