Because migraine doesn't have to control you

Is Migraine Genetic?

Here’s a conversation I get from time to time when someone hears that I’m a Migraine Therapist: “Oh, I get migraine. Yes, it runs in our family. My Dad gets it, and my Grandma did too. So, what can you do?” Accompanied with a resigned shrug. That’s it. End of. Game...

Quiet!

Over-busy mind chatter driving you nuts? I’m delighted to be joined today by Caroline Petrie of the Coaching Tree. Caroline is going to talk you through a simple and elegant technique for creating an oasis of quiet space in your mind. Ahh, that’s better!...

Bye Bye, Unhelpful Migraine Labels

Research shows that your expectation significantly impacts your recovery outcomes. That in itself would be a good enough reason to give the old heave-ho to these limiting labels: migraine sufferer, migraineur (sounds more like a job title, than a condition) and...

Hello Brain, Meet Body

Hello Brain, Meet Body Imagine for a moment you go to see a counsellor. Perhaps you’re struggling with feeling unheard, unappreciated, unnoticed. You long to connect with kindness, to let go of wounding thoughts. You enter their office. The wooden floor glows softly...

Untrain Your Brain Me and Mr Spock

How Mr Spock Helped Me Untrain My Brain I’ve written before how being in pain trains your brain to get good at creating pain. Here I want to share with you how you can untrain your brain. And how I was first helped by Mr Spock. About a year and a half ago, I had a...

Perfect the worst word in the English language

Perfect – The Worst Word in the English Language? Perfect. Quite a small word. Perfectly formed, you might say. Doesn’t look especially scary. Pretty easy to say. But what does it mean. What is ‘perfect’? “It’s a perfect day”, “That’s a perfect dress”, “That’s a...