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Support Miles for Migraine

Unwinding Anxiety for Migraine & Other Headache Disorders

  • Date & Time

    4 Tuesdays from
    Sept 14 - Oct 5, 2021

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET
    Online via Zoom

This is a Virtual Event. Registration is free but required.

Course size is limited.  We have rolling admissions so the first 15 applicants will be admitted to the group.

This course is based on Dr. Judson Brewer’s work on habit change.  Participation in Dr. Brewer’s app-based program  showed a 48% reduction  in anxiety after one month.  The course includes access to the Unwinding Anxiety app, which provides daily lessons, mindful check-ins and guided practices. During the weekly zoom sessions, there will be teachings, practices and time for connecting with others wishing to change their relationship to anxiety.

Dates: 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings Sept 14-Oct 5
Time: 7:00-8:30 Eastern time
Location: ONLINE via Zoom Video Conferencing
Instructors: Robin Boudette, Ph.D. and Bonnie Butler, MSN
Participation:  There is no charge for participation but in order to apply, you will be asked to:

  • Complete pre-screen application
  • Attend all four sessions
  • Complete portions of the Unwinding Anxiety app
  • Attend post program focus group immediately following the last session

Do you experience anxiety from:

  • Not knowing when your next migraine attack will happen?
  • When others do not understand the disability migraine and other headache disorders causes?
  • Knowing you may have to cancel plans with friends and family?

Did you know anxiety can be 5 times more common in people with migraine?

Ball of string in the silhouette of a brain with title Unwinding Anxiety

With so much uncertainty and change in our lives, fear is a normal reaction. However, relating to uncertainty and change in unskillful ways can lead to overwhelming levels of anxiety.  In our attempts to help ourselves, we might plan for every possible situation, reach for our favorite comfort food or engage in other unhealthy behaviors, unwittingly feeding our anxiety and making things worse. The first step in changing this cycle is to become aware of how our minds work and how habits are formed.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn to use mindfulness to recognize when you’re caught up in anxiety habit loops
  • See how you’re feeding anxiety habits
  • Discover how you can step out of the anxiety habit loop and into new behaviors that support health and wellbeing.

Presenters

Robin Bodette

Robin Boudette, Ph.D.

Robin Boudette, Ph.D., is a psychologist and mindfulness instructor with more than 25 years of clinical experience.  She has a special interest in mind-body health and has extensive training in yoga and mindfulness meditation.  She works in private practice in Princeton, New Jersey and offers mindfulness programs and trainings in healthcare, higher education, and workplace settings.

Visit her website https://www.mindfulnessforeveryone.com/

Bonnie Butler

Bonnie Butler, RN, MA

Bonnie is a mindfulness instructor and Registered Nurse. She has extensive MBSR teacher training through the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital. She has also received training through the Mindful Schools program geared towards teaching mindfulness to children and teens. Her career has included Nursing education, Nursing administration and Consulting, focusing on wellness and rehabilitation. She began practicing meditation over 25 years ago to help manage a chronic migraine condition that was resistant to medical management. Since that time the practice of meditation has played a central role in her life. Currently she teaches mindfulness for the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital.

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