Living Well with Chronic Migraine Self-Management Course Extra Dates - Waterford

13nov(nov 13)7:00 pm27(nov 27)9:00 pmLiving Well with Chronic Migraine Self-Management Course Extra Dates - Waterford

Event Details

We are delighted to be able to offer a second Living Well with Chronic Migraine Self Management course in Waterford, courtesy of a HSE National Lottery Grant from CHO area 5

The Migraine Association of Ireland has recently revised our self-management courses for people suffering with chronic migraine and headache disorders. The new programme focuses on the emotional impact of living with a chronic condition with an aim to empower participants with self-management tools and pain-management strategies.

The contents of the course include:

  • Mapping your migraine journey
  • Primary and secondary suffering
  • Communicating pain
  • Thought patterns and pain
  • Pain reduction methods
  • Pacing as a tool
  • Acceptance and self-compassion
  • Exploring new approaches

Due to the nature of the course, we would kindly ask you to consider your willingness/readiness to address the emotional impact of living with a chronic condition. While this course is primarily for promoting self-management techniques, it does highlight the more difficult aspects of living with chronic pain and therefore a capacity to engage with these topics is required.

Due to the ongoing government restrictions relating to Covid-19 this course has been redesigned to accommodate an online format. The course will be delivered through Zoom. Every Monday before the course evening, I will send out the course content and appendices that will be covered in the course for you to print or download.

To participate in this course, you must commit to the full three evenings that the course is run on and fill out the assessment assessment form below if you wish to attend. To book a place and return this form please email

Initial Assessment Form SMC Clicking this link will automatically download a word document if you would rather print off the form without downloading it then please click the PDF version here

Initial Assessment Form SMC

Dates: Fridays – November 13th, 20th and 27th

Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Speakers: Denis Ryan, Psychotherapist, Denis Ryan Therapy and Karen Prendergast psychotherapist, Stonehaven Psychotherapy Centre

Places are strictly limited to 12 – Booking via

This three week (1 evening per week) intensive course aims to help you to identify your migraine needs and give you help to find coping strategies for living with chronic migraine from day-to-day.

To get the most out of the course, we ask that you attend all three evenings.

The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development



13 November 2020 7:00 pm - 27 November 2020 9:00 pm(GMT-11:00)