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  • Perfect Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Roots and Wings Publishing (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977749304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977749300
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kelsie Kenefick, M.P.S., C.B.T., L.M.H.C., creator of the Migraines Be Gone program, has specialized in the treatment of migraine, and other, headaches in her clinical practice for over a decade. Kelsie's life-long exploration of human potential, combined with over 30 years of study in mind-body medicine, yoga and psychology, have provided the foundation for this unique and effective program.

Kelsie holds a Master of Professional Studies degree in Humanistic Education (State University of New York at New Paltz), is a biofeedback therapist (BCIA certified), and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (New York). Additionally, she is a Certified Seminar Trainer (Peak Potentials) and does keynotes and seminars on stress, chronic pain &/or headaches. In 2008 she will release her second book, The Stress Mess: Taking Control and Thriving in the Age of Pressure.


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I highly recommend Migraines Be Gone for all migraine sufferers!
Oke Johnson
It's very informative and can help educate those that suffer with migraines.
E. Helstrom
The directions are clear and photos make it very easy to practice.
Joanna Theriault

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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A reader on March 5, 2008
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Biofeedback is based on an old relaxation technique called autogenic training, that I have found helpful together with other things (excercise, diet) for my migraines. I thought this book would give me additional helpful hints on how to get more in control of my migraines. Unfortunately that was not the case. The text for the biofeedback is not specific for migraines, it is a general text. What you do get is a bunch of stretching excercises for your neck, shoulders and jaw which you would be better of learning from a physiotherapist. And by the way muscle tension doesn't cause migraines, it is in some people vice versa so I guess those chapters are not a complete waste. I'm also very suspicious of any one method that claims it can cure migraines by itself, I don't believe in wonder drugs, holistic or otherwise.

If you buy this book, you will also have to buy two CDs from the author's website, which gets mentioned frequently. Alternatively you can tape the text of the CDs yourself, assuming you still own a tape recorder. Also, you will need a skin thermometer feedback unit. All in all an additional $65. The book is advertised as all you need to heal your migraines, but that is not true.

I found her method tedious and her tone often preachy, like you just have to think positive and things will be better. If I am in pain, I am in pain, and it won't go away by thinking "I remember to breathe and relax even when my body feels uncomfortable". If you can use the word "uncomfortable" in the context of migraines you have not understood what migraines are like, the sentence should be "I remember to breathe and relax even when my body is in excruciating pain".
As for the imagery, it was counterproductive for me. I really don't want to imagine any part of my body bathed in blood. I'm not squeamish, but I see the image before me and want to throw up.

This is not for me, I'm going to try to find a real person to teach me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rice on December 31, 2007
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I bought this book a year ago thinking to reduce the number and severity of my migraines which had increased to two or three a week after repeated doses of Maxalt and NSAID medications began triggering rebound headaches. My plan was interrupted by several surgery proceedures that were made more stressful by the presence of migrains and left me with persistent anxiety and difficulty sleeping. During my convalecence, I started doing the exercises in Kelsie's book and found immediate relief from the more intense anxiety and gradually, the migraines have come under control.
I find the techniques to be very sound - a valuable compliment to other mindfulness-based therapies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D M Ost on October 13, 2009
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I was searching the internet for an acupuncturist because after seeing three different physicians about my migraines they had all failed me. I wanted to learn what was causing my headaches, and how to stop them, and they just kept throwing more medicine at me. After reading Kelsie's book, I found out that the doctors who overprescribed migraine drugs for me were actually making my condition worse. I was skeptical at first, but for $20, I figured there was nothing to loose. After getting through step 4 of the 7 steps, I was practically headache free. Since then I have never taken a migraine prescription, and I have never had a headache bad enough to put me to bed. This book made me feel really empowered to help myself, instead of having to rely on doctors who were in too much of a hurry to listen to me. It has been about 2 years since I first purchased this book and the headaches are still under control. When I bought the book, I had been suffering from debiliating migraines for about 4 years, and the frequency had increased to about 15 headache days/ month. I am so grateful for Kelsie and her book, it truely changed my life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike N. on February 18, 2009
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As a result of practicing the techniques described in Kelsie's book I have been able to manage my Migraine attack frequency from 4 to 5 per week down to 1 per week consistently. I even have some really good weeks where I go 10 days without a migraine at all. My only regret is that I wish I had access to this information many years ago as I could have eliminated many years (30 years) of suffering. No other treatments have provided me with the kind of relief that I have received from practicing the techniques illustrated in the Migraines Be Gone book.

As a side note, the techniques referenced include relaxation, visualization, affirmations, exercise and stretching, breath control, and temperature control to the extremities (hands and feet). When these techniques are mastered, the mind and body relax while the frequency and severity of migraines decrease. Personally, I also noticed that life started to become more enjoyable in general terms. Little things didn't stress me out as much and I started to take my time with things that I would normally just rush through. Most significant (other than less migraines) is that I feel far less overwhelmed and I feel that there is hope that I can control my migraines and that the migraines will not control me.

If you want results, then this book is a definite purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Graus on January 5, 2009
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I was fortunate enough to work with Kelsie in addition to using this book. Starting this program was one of the best decisions of my life. Not only did the program decrease the number of migraines I get each month from seven or eight to about one a month, but it opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about them, and preventing them. I don't think I truly believed that eight months later, I would be off the Topamax, and down to one migraine "event" or so a month.
Kelsie taught me to listen to what my muscles were saying and to believe I could make a difference in the outcome. I realize how much stress and muscle tension led to my headaches. Most importantly, I now have many techniques to prevent them.
I have given up all soda and artificial sweetener, something that used to seem impossible. I still listen to the relaxation cds and do the exercises almost every day. Over time, temperature training has become almost second nature. I just rewrote the affirmations that are pertinent to the stage I am in now, and that felt very empowering.
I think the most important thing is that when I completed the book and finished my last session with Kelsie, I had a new attitude and interest in dealing with migraines, stress, and anxiety naturally and without drugs to the extent possible. The now infrequent times that I do get a migraine, I still have to use the triptans, but prevention is the goal. It has truly been life changing.
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