The Mundo Program in Manhattan

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The Mundo Program in Manhattan
Mind-Body Self-Care for Headaches and Migraines
with Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, CBCT, RSME

If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone. Fifty million people in the U.S. have chronic headaches, and 36 million of them, mostly women, have debilitating migraines.

Current medical treatment is often lengthy, frustrating, and ineffective — and does not address the root of the problem. Migraine is seen as a life sentence where healing is impossible. Patients are burdened by rebound headaches from medication overuse, which results in episodes that are more frequent and painful.

The good news is: You don’t have to suffer.

You can sustain a life without pain. 
Headache healer Jan Mundo has been helping people with headaches and migraines for more than forty-five years. Her program teaches headache sufferers how to relieve and prevent their cycles of pain with practical actions.

A 2001 research study of program participants showed that patients were able to reduce their migraine frequency by 41 percent and relief medications by 52 percent. These results were published in Cephalalgia, an international medical journal.

Get to the root of the problem.
The Mundo Program teaches how to eliminate headaches once and for all – without drugs and their side effects — no matter what you’ve tried. You will receive: evaluation tools, guidelines, handouts, practices, and homework, bolstered by individualized assessments and coaching that all empower you to move forward in your process. Weekly attendance is essential because each lesson holds a key to headache healing and helps build the foundation and skills needed for the next lesson.

A whole-person approach changes lives.
The program works because it is holistic. It integrates your whole self. You’re not just your headaches, medications, and foods. You’re a whole person – from diet, lifestyle, daily habits, thoughts, moods, and emotions to posture, breathing, stress, bodily tension, and life history.

This is the only program that teaches you how to relieve your headache or migraine on-the-spot. Mundo Method hands-on therapy is a pioneering touch and concentration protocol that works with the actual sensations of your pain. However, with the program’s emphasis on prevention, most students rarely need to use it.

Group learning is conducive to healing.
Attending the Mundo Program in group format is a valuable and gratifying experience. Headache patients often suffer alone. In a group, participants learn from each others’ trials, successes, and missteps–and realize they’re not alone. They cheer each other on and learn to listen compassionately to others and themselves without falling into blame, shame, and victimhood.

As a result, they move beyond pain and fear and begin to feel a new sense of freedom to enjoy and create the lives they’ve always wanted.

Achieve lasting results. 
After completing the Mundo Program, you too will have fewer, less painful headaches or none at all, feel more in control and in touch with your body, feelings, and stress, and be able to relieve and prevent your pain naturally/

Weekly Syllabus
1 Your Headache Story; The Mind-Body-Headache Connection; Headache Triggers; Chinese Menu Theory
2 Migraine and Diet; Tracking Your Triggers
3 Mindfulness, Breathing, and Posture
4 Touch Prep; Self-massage: Shoulders and Neck
5 Self-massage: Head and Face
6 Mundo Method Setup-up and Instructions
7 Check-in, Q&A, Mundo Method review
8 Mundo Method Advanced Positions; Completions

Teacher Bio
Jan Mundo is a certified: Master Somatic Coach and Bodyworker, Body-centered Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Registered Somatic Movement Educator—specializing in headaches, migraines, trauma, and self-transformation. She has taught at medical centers, universities, and corporations, including: Kaiser Permanente, Hill Physicians Medical Group, UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Apple Inc., and Hewlett Packard.

She is author of the forthcoming book The Headache Healer’s Handbook (New World Library, May 2018). Her writing has been featured in Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork, Being Human At Work (North Atlantic, 2003), Spiritual Midwifery and The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (Book Publishing Company).

What clients and students are saying . . . 
Thousands of Jan’s students and clients echo what Vicky describes upon program completion:

“I feel more relaxed, aware of my feelings and my body. Not only that; others sense less tension. I have NO Headaches!!! I feel like I can control what is going on, rather than be a victim.”

Cost
Early Bird Special: $675
Regular Price: $749
Payable by cash, check, and PayPal

Special private session rate: $200/hour (for program attendees)

Refer a friend: Does your friend or a family member get headaches? Receive a $25 discount if s/he enrolls.

Regular rates: 1-hour session: $225. First session, 1.5 hours: $325. Jan Mundo works with private clients in-person and online.

To sign up, book an appointment, schedule a free 15-minute consultation, or ask questions about the program, contact: 212.991.8611 or jan@theheadachecoach.com. For more info, visit: https://www.theheadachecoach.com

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Update re: The Headache Healer’s Handbook!

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The Headache Healer’s Handbook is becoming more and more of a reality. The manuscript is complete. I have a release month: May 2018. And I just edited and okayed the early online and catalog copy to be used by Publishers Group West, Amazon, and at the Frankfurt Book Fair. What?!!! OMG. I can’t wait to have it in your hands!

Help for Migraines: A Somatic Approach

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I am honored that my article “Help for Migraines: A Somatic Approach” was featured in the March 2017 Annual Green Issue of Massage Magazine for bodywork professionals. In the piece, illustrated with some of my prevention techniques, I describe this disabling condition and demonstrate my special touch therapy approach. Sadly, touch therapies are often neglected in traditional migraine treatment.

Here’s an excerpt:

Migraines Imitate Life

Although our contemporary stressors and caffeinated culture play their roles, migraines are not thoroughly modern. Remedies date back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. With growing precision, due to recent imaging technologies, researchers have studied migraines for decades, and yet their exact neurobiological mechanisms remain a mystery.

The underlying causes, or triggers, however, are fairly identifiable using good detective work. In my experience, most people embody a combination of factors, often a veritable perfect storm that add ups to create cycles of pain.

From diet, lifestyle, environment and physical factors to medications and hormones, how we live can help or hurt us. This isn’t about blaming the victim; it’s about helping people live in ways that support their well-being.

Family history and cultural background are also part of the equation: How people were raised and learned to feel about, view and treat their bodies and themselves in sickness and in health can also factor into their headaches.

Do they push through pain and ignore it? 

Do they feel ashamed, weak, or guilty when they get sick? 

Do they take a pill to keep going, instead of resting or slowing down?

Do they only have bodily awareness when sick or in pain?

I hope you find the article helpful. If you are moved by it, please share and leave a comment on their website or here. Thank you!

By Jan Mundo

What Do Migraines Feel Like to the Touch?

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In my latest article for Massage Magazine, I describe what migraines feel like to the touch and how I began healing them.

“For 46 years, I have been placing my hands on people’s headaches, including my own, and stopping them cold. You could say that I’m an accidental healer: At the oddest of times and places—clothes shopping, makeup counter, party, family gathering, boss’s office—people would exclaim out loud about their horrible migraine pain in progress, and I would offer to help.”

You can read the article here: https://www.massagemag.com/migraines-feel-like-touch-43885/

By Jan Mundo