Dear 2018, you were stellar, despite the struggles. . . .

Before we get too far into 2019, I want to appreciate the year we’re leaving behind. In so many ways, last year was a very difficult one for me personally and for me, my friends, colleagues, and the world politically. But professionally as an author and a body-mind practitioner, 2018 was one of the most stellar of my entire blessed life so far — and for that I am truly grateful and want to express what happened . . . .

In 2018, at age 70, I published my first book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook, with a publishing house I’ve admired for years, New World Library. It was amazing to find a note in my files that I’d actually contacted NWL in 1993 when I was first thinking about writing this book. I was fortunate to publish under the guidance of its editorial director, who appreciated and encouraged not only my writing but my illustrations. Thus my artwork was published for the very first time and in a book I wrote.

I was able to write a very detailed book, on my own terms, that takes readers step-by-step through a detailed program of how to heal their own chronic headaches naturally, without drugs. Most people hate headaches, and doctors and advocates say you’ll never get over them, but I love them. Why? Because I can do something about them. I’ve been working with them, hands-on, for almost fifty years, and I make headaches, especially migraines, listen to me, and show sufferers how to do the same for themselves. Former headache sufferers learn to move beyond their pain and live normal lives.

Launched on May 15, 2018, The Headache Healer’s Handbook became available in the U.S. on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble in stores and online, at independent booksellers, in Canada, the UK, and Australia, and via Amazon in Canada, the UK, France, Japan, China, and Germany. Foreign rights were sold to publishers in Italy, Russia, India (English), and China (Taiwan). My book is in various public libraries the U.S., Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia.

I received five wonderful reviews in publications, made a video trailer about the book, appeared live on three fabulous videocasts, during one of which I showed the host how to successfully stop his own headache live, on the air — a first! I recorded fifteen live radio shows/podcasts, including at an international online conference, published five articles, did workshops and a panel at Athleta, a talk at NY State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s office, held my book launch at Studio 55C, and received seven five-star reviews on Amazon U.S. and another on Amazon UK.

I wept, in line at Whole Foods, when I read the amazing foreword I received from neurologist Alexander Mauskop, MD, founder/director of New York Headache Center, SUNY professor, and board-certified headache specialist. To have my work grokked at such a deep level and praised by this esteemed, long-time medical professional was indeed very moving and a balm for my soul after so many years of hard work, seeking to break through. I was also moved to tears by the endorsements my book received from my longtime Somatics teachers, Gay Hendricks, PhD, and Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, and from holistic practitioner Michelle Fondin. And all of the above are themselves authors of multiple books.

Oh, and do you know what it feels like to be indexed? Where every idea, technique, concept, and reference you’ve either created or taught on a topic is listed and referenced alphabetically by page number? I read that thing like a novel and wept then too. It was an amazing experience to see everything laid out in that way — like seeing a list of my brain.

Lastly, I am grateful for everyone who bought my book for themselves or others, who came to my events, and encouraged my work over the years — and for each one of my clients and students over my years of practice, who entrusted me to hold their pain and the stories of their pain on all levels, and who let me help them and teach them to heal and about healing. I don’t use the word “healing” lightly, and it has taken me almost fifty years to claim that healing headaches means what it says. Even using the word in this context is a revolutionary act.

Indeed, goodbye 2018. It is with deep appreciation and gratitude for a year of fulfilled dreams and extreme challenges that I bid you adieu.

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Somatic Headache Healing Program Live Webinar

New fast-track 7-week class shows how to relieve and prevent your headaches and migraines with the Mundo Program

You have the power to overcome your cycles of pain without medication and side effects. Don’t “learn to live with them.” Learn how to take your headaches into your own hands.

In this 7-week class, shed your headaches and create a new life without them.

One-hour experiential talks and demos followed by 30-minute Q&As with master headache healer and author Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, RSME

Tuesdays, January 8 – February 19, 2019
6-7:30 pm EST / 3-4:30 pm PST / 11 pm-12:30 am GMT*

Course Action Plan

  • The mind-body connection and embodying your inner headache detective
  • Headache types and the many categories of triggers, oh my!
  • Diet and migraine plus tracking your progress
  • Meditation, breathing, posture, sleep, and exercise
  • Preventative routine: Easing out shoulders, neck, head, and face
  • Mundo Method therapy: Use your touch and concentration to stop your migraine and tension and “mixed” headaches on the spot.
  • Beyond headaches: Keep it going!
  • Study reference material is The Headache Healer’s Handbook

Here’s what you get:

  • 7 live 1-hour video webinars with Mundo Program founder, headache healer, and master teacher Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, RSME
  • 7 live :30 minute Q&A sessions with Jan
  • Recorded sessions with ongoing access to the recordings

Something about headaches and migraines speaks to me, perhaps because I’m able to do something to help — and over the years I’ve helped thousands of people break their cycles of pain. The path I teach is one of empowered perseverance in going as deeply as possible down the rabbit hole to discover clues to healing and then acting on them.

I don’t buy into the school of thought that migraine is a disease, sufferers are victims, and drugs and devices are the only answers; it keeps people stuck. Nor do I subscribe to solely “being with” the pain, which is a door, but not the full journey. Our bodymind is exponentially more powerful than we realize and can accomplish the work of healing if we are taught how. That’s what I do.  — JAN MUNDO

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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).

*Taking requests for additional times and dates to suit your international time zone. Contact jan@theheadachecoach.com.

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