Something That Is Working for Me

HeadacheHealers_6x9_3d

— by Clydelle

A Reader’s Review of The Headache Healer’s Handbook

I am a long time migraine sufferer (55-year-old woman). I’ve had migraines since I was a teen, and during perimenopause and menopause they have become regular and more severe (I am diagnosed with severe, episodic migraine). Research is something that I am used to doing from my background, and I have spent many hours researching everything that I can find on this disabling condition. 

I have tried diets (am still on a very restricted diet now), all forms of alternative therapies, many different kinds of preventive drugs, and I can not take any acute medications due to serious side effects. The National Migraine Centre has been very helpful to me as have the wonderful talks through the Migraine World Summit. But still every month, I end up bed bound for up to four days and feel as though a physical tsunami has swept through my body.

In some research that I did before the summer, I read a post by the director of the New York Migraine Center who suggested a book called, “The Headache Healer’s Handbook” by Jan Mundo. To be honest, I’ve got a library of books on migraine and thought, why not another one? 

This book advocates a hands-on method of treating your migraine (along with other dietary and lifestyle advice) that means you can use your own hands to help you when an attack occurs. When we went on holiday, I brought it along and thought perhaps I’ll give it a go if a migraine hits. I wasn’t very optimistic because I’ve gone through new treatments so many times (new treatment, doesn’t work, feel very depressed, and back to square one again). However, this pattern did not happen.

I followed the recommendations in her book to the last detail and, I still can’t believe it as I’m writing this review, my headache lessened. Instead of having a four-day migraine, it was mostly gone in three days and I was in less pain. The next time I used the method, it was reduced again to two days. I have also used it to reduce nausea. Now, I know that many of you out there will be very skeptical of any review that recommends something as a miracle cure. 

The Mundo Method is not a miracle cure. Rather, it offers a method to use during acute attacks and makes other lifestyle suggestions that aim to treat migraine from different perspectives, e.g., diet, exercise, self-massage, posture, etc. I tend to use the actual hands-on method for acute attacks, and I use her daily head and neck massage suggestions because I find that these methods work for me. And I mean that they work — I feel better because of them. I am no longer afraid of the next attack and being helpless to do anything about it. I now know that there is something that I can do myself to help lessen the pain and that they are always with me: my hands.

I hope that others who are suffering out there may find something to think about from this review. And perhaps a few of you may even read the book out of curiosity. Whatever helps is worth considering. Good luck on your quests to find relief. What works for one person, may not work for another. But it’s worth considering and — for me — this method has give me new hope and a quiet confidence in knowing that help is at hand (quite literally)! All the best!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Available on:
Amazon (USA & internationally) (PB, Kindle) 
Barnes and Noble (PB, Nook Book)
IndieBound

Internationally wherever books are sold; libraries too

Celebrating My First Bookiversary!

60808754_10220364748973894_6342726626635153408_n

One year ago I fulfilled my longtime vision and mission by publishing The Headache Healer’s Handbook. What a blessing to celebrate my launch with dear family and friends!

I am so grateful to every single person who bought, recommended, and reviewed my book; supported, advised, and cheered me on; and hosted me on their radio show, podcast, webcast, blog, website, panel, and live event.

I love helping people transform their pain and live joyful, creative, empowered lives. The journey continues, and the work expands.

Thank you!

Available on: Amazon  • B&N  and at your independent bookseller!

P.S. I could use more reviews and would love you to leave yours on Amazon and B&N. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Special Private Session Discounts

Private sessions with headache whisperer, certified Master Somatic Coach, bodyworker, and author Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, RSME

Online

Video cam and phone sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, (and tel)

Headaches and Migraines
Sessions tailored just for you. The Mundo Program for relief and prevention with headache coaching and self-care instruction. Includes Somatic Coaching to unwind embodied stuck patterns and trauma that can underlie chronic headaches and migraine.

  • In-depth Headache History Questionnaire assessment and coaching
  • Headache Diary assessment and coaching (1 weekly diary per session is included)
  • The mind-body connection and embodying your inner headache detective
  • Headache types and categories of triggers, oh my!
  • Diet and migraine plus tracking your progress
  • Meditation, breathing, posture, sleep, and exercise instruction and education
  • Your somatic shaping and headaches; underlying causes
  • Preventative routine, step-by-step instruction: Easing shoulders, neck, head, face
  • Mundo Method therapy instructions: Use your touch and concentration to stop your migraine and tension and “mixed” headaches on the spot.
  • Beyond headaches: Keep it going!

Somatic Coaching
Somatic Coaching is “body-as-self” work, and it works beautifully by video and phone! Coaching through the body brings awareness to and helps you unwind where you might be out-of-touch or stuck — in body-mind-emotions-and spirit. It is transformational in the moment and over time. What are your vision and mission, your “for the sake of what”? We work with somatic distinctions, breathing, mindfulness meditation, sensations, feelings, mood, language, voice, aikido-based movement and centering practices, based in your concerns and what you want to create in the world.

Reveal and (re)build the parts of you that were ignored or neglected for your own survival, safety, and whole-self nourishment. Move on, embody your true self: Act from the now not from reactions to the past (and be able to feel the difference). Regain your power; take action in a relaxed body; fulfill your purpose; embody your true self and calling.

NYC In-Person

Hands-on Headache Therapy, Somatic Bodywork, Coaching  

Somatic Bodywork • Mundo Method Hands-on Headache Therapy
Individual in-person Somatic Bodywork and hands-on headache therapy session(s) — typically delivered in combination with Headache and/or Somatic Coaching *Use Special Discounts for in-person sessions; additional studio rental fees will apply.

Special Discounts if purchased by January 1!

  • Purchase by January 1, 2019, for following prices (video cam/phone sessions)*
  • 1-hour session: $150  (reg $175)
  • 1.5-hour session: $195  (reg $225) 
  • Packages
  • Four 1-hour sessions: $560  (reg $700)
  • Four 1.5-hour sessions: $740  (reg $900) 
  • Ten 1-hour sessions: $1350  (reg $1750) 
  • Ten 1.5-hour sessions: $1800  (reg $2250) 

Contact Jan to book and pay for private session(s) or with any questions. PayPal, Venmo, check accepted. *For in-person sessions, same discounts apply plus studio rental fee.

You have the power to transform.

Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, RSME 

Jan Mundo has been helping people with headaches and migraines for nearly fifty years. In 1970 she created the Mundo Method hands-on headache and migraine therapy and in 1993 the Mundo Program for mind-body self-care relief and prevention. She is author of The Headache Healer’s Handbook (New World Library, 2018). Her book teaches chronic headache sufferers how to take charge of and move beyond their pain.  

Jan is a certified: Master Somatic Coach and Bodyworker (Strozzi Institute), Body-Centered and Relationship Therapist (Hendricks Institute), and massage therapist with advanced training in multiple healing modalities, including energy work and Somatics and Trauma (generation5). She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator with ISMETA.

She works with private clients and groups in-person and online and has held programs at medical centers, universities, corporations, and conferences, such as Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, Apple, and U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy. She also offers training for bodyworkers, somatic coaches, and medical professionals.

Jan’s writing is published in Massage Magazine, the anthology Being Human At Work by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin, and The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (contributing editor).