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Holly Hazen

The Migraine Coach - Over 20 Years Of Professional Experience At Your Fingertips
Queensland, Australia
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About Holly Hazen

Qualified Professional Counselor, Migraine Relief Warrior, Author of www.MigraineSavvy.com and the book Migraine Management: How to Reduce Anxiety, Manage Pain and Prevent Attacks

  • +20 Years Experience in Counselling
  • Qualified with Master’s Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP)
  • Find out more
  • See my: Book

Welcome!

When I was first diagnosed with migraines over 25 years ago, I was terrified. I was in my early 30's, and I felt completely alone. I was given medications that made me worse, and then sent to a psychiatrist and a dietitian to sort it all out in just three visits. Medical interventions and resources were scarce, and no one I knew could relate.

My absence was causing trouble at work, and my relationship did not withstand the relentless, disabling pain episodes.

My life was turned upside down. I went from being a super-charged, super-athletic, intelligent woman to feeling so angry at my body and afraid I would die from the unbearable cycles of pain. What followed was both bad and good: 14 years of no effective pain relief and finding meditation and therapies that helped emotionally.

Years later I was further burdened with more chronic conditions. I was so fatigued I couldn’t get out of bed. The severe pain now included total body pain, everywhere. This put an end to pursuing career opportunities and social activities. I thought my life was over. Again! The life I once knew was definitely over.

It took me many years with the help of a professional team of experts before I started to accept my illnesses and to become well enough to function in life. I then began to create a new life I now love.

After 16 years of counselling individuals and couples, I set out and accomplished a Master’s degree in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP). With numerous diplomas including: nutrition, Shiatsu massage, Chinese Medicine (acupressure and acupuncture) and healing modalities, I've become a well-rounded, empathetic and proficient consultant for anyone suffering chronic pain.

I also decided to create the online resource I wished I’d been able to find when I was first diagnosed. A one-stop support system to share all I have learned so you don’t make the same mistakes I did. I want to give you something to believe in again and help you stop the pain cycle... to end needless suffering where possible.

In 2009, www.MigraineSavvy.com was born. I now provide people with practical resources, deeply personal experiences, and learned resilience skills. From one little idea grew a big website, a few courses, and an e-book, to provide you with just that - a step by step process you can follow to sort out your pain management strategy and tame emotional chaos as fast as possible.

I'm only a click or two away if you need me. Click here to contact me.

Work

Private Counselling 1998 - present

Education

Here are some of my professional qualifications in chronological order: 2009 - 2012 Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP), Jansen Newman Institute (JNI), Think Colleges. Electives: Couples Therapy, CBT, Gestalt, and Focusing. 1997 - 1998 Holistic Counselling. Nature Care College, St. Leonard’s. 1998 - 1999 Nutrition. Nature Care College, St. Leonard’s. 2001 - 2003 Food As Medicine and Ki (corrective) Yoga. 1997 - 2001 Diploma of Shiatsu Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Included 1 year of Anatomy and Physiology. Nature Care College, St. Leonard’s. 1997 - 1998 Advanced Certificate of Energetic Healing. Chiara College of Metaphysics, Neutral Bay Campus. 1985 - 1988 (CGA) Certified General Accountants Association. Canada. You can click here for a very detailed list of my professional qualifications - https://www.migrainesavvy.com/my-professional-qualifications.html

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