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About Holly Hazen

26-year migraine survivor, therapist, and author helping you thrive despite chronic migraine.

Holly Hazen, The Migraine Coach @migrainesavvyOver 25 Years of Professional Experience at Your Fingertips

Welcome to Migraine Savvy! I'm Holly, also known as The Migraine Coach, and I'm genuinely honored that you're here with me today.

My Migraine Journey:

I was a chronic migraine sufferer for 26 long years. Now, I've been episodic for over 6 years. But that's just part of the story. I'm also the sole author and webmaster of and

Qualifications and Expertise:

Straight from the beginning, you should know that I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP), making me a university-qualified counselor and psychotherapist with over 23 years of experience. I'm also a published author in the field.

A Broad Spectrum of Expertise:

My extensive qualifications span a range of holistic health practices, offering you a unique blend of insights. This includes nutrition, energetic healing, self-hypnosis, relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga, massage, Chinese medicine, and more.

Migraine Savvy = Learning Resilience

Resilience is essential @migrainesavvy"Migraine Savvy = Learning Resilience" ~ Holly Hazen

Resilience Through Struggles:

My journey through chronic migraines has taken me to places I never expected to go. The pain, the suffering, and the despair were my daily companions. Still, I learned to persevere, be patient, and build resilience through adversity. I'm here to share these life-changing skills with you so you can find happiness, health, and peace in your life as well.

Connecting with Fellow Migraineurs:

There's a unique connection between migraineurs - an unspoken understanding that transcends words. Those who've never experienced migraines might not fully grasp the torment we endure. But, please don't take it personally; it's a challenge to understand something so profound without living it.

A Transformational Path:

My migraine journey taught me valuable lessons in compassion and self-compassion. Yes, self-compassion towards migraines is possible. It was a process of trial and error, and finding what made me happy, even amidst the pain. These small daily pleasures were my salvation, breaking the cycle of anxiety, depression, and pain.

Empowering You:

My primary mission is to help you discover your path to a brighter future. We all have different migraine experiences, triggers, and pain levels, so there's no one-size-fits-all solution. But what truly makes the difference is establishing a robust pain management strategy - a cornerstone of my advice.

Resources and Support:

Here at Migraine Savvy, I've created a wealth of resources. I share my personal experiences, the latest evidence-based research, and expert insights to help you reduce migraine attacks. There's a multitude of ways I can assist you on your journey:

Balancing Migraines with a Fulfilling Life

Living a full life despite the daily challenges of migraines is not only possible but essential. Balancing your daily routines, engaging in variety, and finding moments of fun and laughter can help build resilience.

No "One-Size-Fits-All" Cure:

While I wish I could offer a simple, definitive cure for migraines, it's not that straightforward. Migraine treatments vary from person to person, just like triggers, attack frequencies, and severity levels. What I can confidently recommend is the importance of a solid, effective pain management strategy. This is the foundation for regaining control and resilience.

Ready to Thrive:

I'm here to guide you through your migraine journey, help you acquire better coping skills, and attain emotional stability. You have the potential to thrive rather than just survive, or at least walk confidently toward your dreams.

My Top Tips on How to Live Well EVERY DAY Despite Nasty Migraine Attacks

Is it really possible to live a fulfilling life when every day is shrouded in the pain of a migraine attack, or tainted by anxiety about when the next attack might hit?

Yes, it really is!

And how? Well… by adding balance, variety and fun!

And learning some great strategies to calm down that nervous system.

How to Live Well Every Day Despite Having Migraines @migrainesavvyLearn new coping skills and develop a good solid pain management strategy ~ Holly Hazen @migrainesavvy

If you're finding it super hard to stay positive one of the best things you can do is to find at least ten things that make you happy, or laugh, or feel fulfilled, and do them...


Ideally for an hour a day - but even just five minutes three times a day would be a good start! Whether it’s listening to your favorite song or popping outside to sit in the sunshine (or the rain!) or watching a movie that makes you laugh… just find the little things that make you smile. And include them in your day, every day.

More ideas on these posts:

By making the time to do things you find uplifting or rewarding, you’ll be breaking the cycle of anxiety, depression and pain.

Remember These Two Things:

Two key takeaways from my experience are to have compassion for yourself in this challenging health condition and prioritize joy and fulfillment. Find those moments of happiness and incorporate them into your daily life.

Free Migraine Prevention Tips:

To kickstart your journey, download my free top ten migraine prevention tips - it's time to take positive steps toward a healthier, happier you :-)

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Your fellow migraineur, in joy and sorrow,

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