Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answer to come to you.
Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.”
“How you look at it is pretty much how you’ll see it.”
1. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL This refers to the ability to regulate your physiology just with mindfulness and intention. This is often trained using biofeedback modalities. 2. HEADACHE EXPERIENCE How do you experience your headache? Using relaxation and cognitive strategies like visual imagery and attention-diversion, we can change the experience of the headache. The more we practice changing the experience, the more the experience changes.
What fires together
Before having chronic headaches, did you believe any of the following were part of your personality?
B. ONSET FACTORS (COLUMN 2).
ii. Negative Emotions
iii. Lifestyle/Life Situation
iv. Other Related Problems
i. When you get a headache…
ii. On a scale of 0-10 (10 being the highest), what is your level of confidence that:
iii. Regarding relaxation practices:
i. Immediate consequences of the headache that affects how you relate to yourself.
Times when you believe that there is the possibility of coming down with a headache, or when you feel the start of a headache, how would you like the following to be different than they are right now?
ii. Immediate consequences of the headache that affects how others relate to you.
How do you perceive how others respond to you when:
i. Long-term consequences on your life.
Which general areas in your life would you like to see better as a result of improving the way you manage your headaches?
ii. Long-term consequences on the lives of those close to you.
How would you like your relationships with those close to you be better as a result of improving the way you manage your headaches?
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