Online pain counseling is a great way to help you deal with your ruthless migraine attacks and their impacts, right from the comfort of your own home. Coping skills you learn now will benefit you for your entire lifetime.
If privacy, confidentiality and getting some guidance and support are important to you - read on to find out how easy (and affordable) this option can be.
Are you coping with your migraine attacks or is your life falling to pieces?
Do you need help making big life changing decisions or have doubts about your pain management strategy?
Do you even have a pain management strategy?
Would you like help finding out how or where to start?
No problem is too big or too small, too complex or too trivial to discuss with a professional therapist.
Ok – I will
start with the bad news. Migraine headache is a medical condition that
has no cure. That’s right – no cure right now.
And it goes without saying that your first port of call, if you are really struggling, is with your doctor. Physically and emotionally, you need to get the right information to deal with your health issues and your migraines.
The triptans on the market today are the most effective at aborting migraines. If they work for you, they will work really well for you.
Doctors are also becoming more aware. S/he will likely recommend getting emotional support.
The new technology of online pain counseling for support and guidance is becoming mainstream.
Online courses are providing therapists with global learning access to experts in the pain field.
So, there is a lot of good news. We have a lot more people researching more drugs and remedies than ever before.
Modern medicine - evidenced based medicine, has come a long way. And so has the field of pain counseling.
Initially I was told I was imagining the pain, that it was all in my mind and was sent to see a psychiatrist. After 17 failed medications, I started on the path of holistic counseling and sought other alternative ways of pain management.
I did wonder on a lot of occasions if I was just going crazy and fell into pits of depression. Don't let this happen. There are a lot of very effective tools to help you cope with this illness and all the chaos it creates.
If you find yourself having these thoughts, then finding a good counsellor that specializes in pain management might be a good next step to take:
Are you feeling frustrated or afraid? Or even worse, having thoughts of suicide or ending it all?
Then do not wait another minute... seek professional help.
You can: click here, call a local hotline, a close friend or family member. Reach out and ask for help. You can also contact your nearest community center.
It’s so important to get some help if you are suffering with chronic pain. I truly believe we were not meant to deal with these things alone.
But were you told somewhere back in your family or society to be strong? Were you told not to cry, or to ignore pain and or emotions? How about to soldier on, push through, or to keep going no matter what.
Well I am here to tell you that is all rubbish. You don't have to put up with relentless emotional pain. There are tools available... all you need to do is to learn some!
If no one understands you or you find yourself spiraling towards depression, then it's time to seek professional help. Please click here to find some help (online) now.
The first step towards getting pain counseling can often be the hardest.
No one can ignore constant migraine attacks. Pain counseling can just be one of your many tools in your migraine tool kit.
Do you experience anxiety or depression? Grief and loss?
Learn new ways to take care of yourself in stressful situations.
Candace Pert, in her CD Psychosomatic Wellness has this wonderful affirmation that I like to use from time to time:
“Sometimes I allow powerful emotions like grief, anger and even despair to flow through my body mind to complete interrupted healing.”
It is important to recognize your strong emotions as just that, emotions and nothing more so that you don’t use them to attack yourself.
You might even focus on those particular thoughts and emotions and identify with them. This can make them or your reactions to them more intense and overwhelming. Everyone handles stress and pain differently. Everyone!
Get help now, don’t become a statistic. You do have a choice and you do have options. Pain counseling is one of them.
Hopefully you already have a pain management strategy set up with your doctor. And you already know that in the 15 minute appointment, your doctors and specialists have little time for emotional support.
So from a professional counseling session, you can expect to:
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Now... I'd like to highlight these additional key benefits you have from online counseling. You can:
Here are the steps you need to get started with pain counseling.
There are three short and simple questionnaires that will ask you a few questions about your current challenges. Your answers will match you (through a large directory of professionals) to your own licensed therapist that specializes in your areas of concern. You can review your counselors profile, and send your first message. You can schedule a video, text chat or phone session.
So here are the steps:
1. Fill in the short questionnaires (it should only take a few minutes);
2. Sign up with a username and password;
3. Choose how to pay (it's safe and secure). There is a 7 day free trial and after that, a small weekly fee if you wish to continue. You can also apply for financial aid if you need it.
Then just write down all your problems or concerns you want help with!
P.S. You don't even need to use your real name if you don't want to.
I hope this helps you create a better life despite migraines.
Be well and pain free,