Migraine in the Holiday Season

27nov6:00 pm7:00 pmMigraine in the Holiday SeasonCelebrations in the latter part of the year can add an extra layer of stress to your life, but if you live with migraine too, they can be almost unberable.

Event Details

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Yule, or any other festival at year’s end, and happen to live with migraine, you may dread the return of the chaos that occurs around these events.

For many, this time of year, and the beginning of the next year can be a very depressing and stressful time.

To look at how these events can affect us, and how we can help ourselves through, MAI is delighted to welcome Dr. Dawn Buse back.

Dr. Buse will look at how to cope with some of the following

  • Pressure to host and/or attend dinners/parties
  • Expenses and financial pressures around the festivities
  • Stigma and attitudes of non-migraineurs
  • Guilt and other feelings
  • Effects of excitement
  • Children with migraine may miss out
  • Festive triggers and how to avoid them – e.g. flashing or flickering light, some foods, alcohol, etc

Dr Dawn C Buse is a licensed psychologist, a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a member of the Board of Directors of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific.

She has worked with people with migraine and other chronic painful conditions for more than two decades through clinical care including biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation training, research and patient advocacy.

She has more than 200 scientific publications and has won 9 US and international research awards and 4 professional awards for her work in the field of migraine. She is a co-investigator on the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CAMEO) Study US and International Studies, the Migraine Signature Study (MSS), the International Burden of Migraine (IBMS) Study, the Migraine, Symptoms and Treatment in America (MAST) Study, the OVERCOME Study, and the Migraine Clinical Outcome Assessment System (MiCOAS) grant

She offers free guided visual imagery and relaxation exercises for pain management at You can follow her on Twitter: @dawnbuse.

With thanks to the HSE National Lottery Office in South Dublin for funding this event


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27 November 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)