Stumbling on to Visualization

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The other night, while I was in bed with a migraine, I began to “see” the nerves in my head pound to the beat of my heart. I’d never experienced a mental vision like that before, but I decided that if I could mentally “see” my pain, maybe I could mentally stop it.

I began to imagine the nerves calming. I pictured them lying close and silent against my skull. Perhaps it was only my steady breathing that did it, but the visualization seemed to work. The pain dulled, and I was able to get to sleep.

I haven’t been able to do this since. (The last time I tried, I actually made my migraine worse.) But, I’d love to know if anyone else has had any luck with visualization or another self-regulatory exercise. At this point, I’m willing to try anything – especially if it works. Please feel free to comment below and let me know what imaging techniques you’ve tried.

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One thought on “Stumbling on to Visualization

  1. I know this post is old so I hope you see this! I did visualization the other night when I felt a migraine coming on. I imagined gold light coming into my head, and moved it throughout my body. It worked!

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