Migraine Behind the Eyes

 

Give Loose to Mirth by CM, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12" x 18", 2014

Give Loose to Mirth by CM, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014

“It’s funny where you end up in a Bodyscapes session. Looking in the dictionary takes you on a trip from disorder to riot to brilliant display. Before, I never would have thought of  my debilitating migraine pain as a brilliant display. My client has migraines 15 times per month. The severe pain lasts between 24-36 hours. It is hard for her to live in the present moment, not anticipating the threat of a future migraine. She feels there is no meaning or purpose gained from living with her migraines.  Continue reading

Migraine-My Skull Worries, Dizzy

 

My Skull Worries, Dizzy by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano Paper, 12" X 18", 2014

My Skull Worries, Dizzy by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano Paper, 12″ X 18″, 2014

Migraines disappoint my client.  Our Bodyscapes session uncovered a subtler range of words to describe how she feels to live with the disappointment in her spirit caused by migraines in her head. The word, migraine, defines as  a throbbing, headache with visual disturbances. “I see reds, yellows and oranges on the edges of my vision. It is one of the first signs that a migraine is coming.” Continue reading