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Spectacular Spring Special!

Finally, Spring is here!

Take a breath. Do you feel burnt out? Stressed?

Do you:
* need to relax, refresh, and decompress?
* seek headache help; want to learn how to relieve and prevent them?
* want to train professionally in headache relief and prevention?

Solution: I’m offering special rates (in-person or remote). Purchase through April 30.

* Somatic Bodywork and Coaching
* Headache Coaching & Hands-on Headache Therapy
* Mundo Method Professional Training

Come to my NYC studio or have a session online.

Spring Special Packages:

$325 three 1-hour sessions (reg $450)
$375 three sessions, 3.5 hours, new client (reg $525)

To schedule, call 212.991.8611 or email: info at mundolifework.com. PayPal, cash, check.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to discuss. Please share with others who might be interested. Thanks!

I look forward to hearing from and seeing you soon.

Warmest regards,
Jan

7 Ways YOU Can Spread Hope in the World

In 1985, Deepak Chopra’s first books helped with my healing path, and I went to a lecture and was quite moved by his gentle yet resolute approach. He was a student of Yogananda, who opened a door for many of us in the 1960s. And yet, I haven’t been plugged in to Chopra’s work for a while.

But yesterday when a friend posted Oprah & Deepak’s “Hope in Uncertain Times,” I signed up and began, even though it was Day 4. You see, my hope has been in short supply lately. And today, I could feel a shift.

I welcome you to try it. There’s a link below. It’s free for the 21 days.

In my favorite poem of the last several years, “A Brief for the Defense,” Jack Gilbert writes: “To make injustice the only measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.”

In these times especially, we must hold within us both the tragedy and the delight of living. Hope is a good place to start.

–Jan Mundo

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Are you wondering how you can make a difference during uncertain times? Start creating the future you want to live in with wisdom from Deepak Chopra’s book The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, with action steps you can take right now to make hope go viral.

Source: 7 Ways YOU Can Spread Hope in the World

Help for Migraines: A Somatic Approach

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I am honored that my article “Help for Migraines: A Somatic Approach” was featured in the March 2017 Annual Green Issue of Massage Magazine for bodywork professionals. In the piece, illustrated with some of my prevention techniques, I describe this disabling condition and demonstrate my special touch therapy approach. Sadly, touch therapies are often neglected in traditional migraine treatment.

Here’s an excerpt:

Migraines Imitate Life

Although our contemporary stressors and caffeinated culture play their roles, migraines are not thoroughly modern. Remedies date back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. With growing precision, due to recent imaging technologies, researchers have studied migraines for decades, and yet their exact neurobiological mechanisms remain a mystery.

The underlying causes, or triggers, however, are fairly identifiable using good detective work. In my experience, most people embody a combination of factors, often a veritable perfect storm that add ups to create cycles of pain.

From diet, lifestyle, environment and physical factors to medications and hormones, how we live can help or hurt us. This isn’t about blaming the victim; it’s about helping people live in ways that support their well-being.

Family history and cultural background are also part of the equation: How people were raised and learned to feel about, view and treat their bodies and themselves in sickness and in health can also factor into their headaches.

Do they push through pain and ignore it? 

Do they feel ashamed, weak, or guilty when they get sick? 

Do they take a pill to keep going, instead of resting or slowing down?

Do they only have bodily awareness when sick or in pain?

I hope you find the article helpful. If you are moved by it, please share and leave a comment on their website or here. Thank you!

Publishing Announcement: “The Headache Healer’s Handbook”

Version 2I’m pleased to announce that my book has found a wonderful home, thanks to my agent, Susan Lee Cohen. THE HEADACHE HEALER’S HANDBOOK, for which I am also doing the illustrations, is forthcoming from New World Library in 2018. I’m on deadline right now, guided by my words for the year, “completion” and “focus.”

Here’s the announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace:

February 16, 2017 – THE HEADACHE HEALER’S HANDBOOK by Jan Mundo
Non-fiction: Health
Somatic therapist Jan Mundo’s THE HEADACHE HEALER’S HANDBOOK, a holistic self-care program for the prevention and hands-on relief of headaches and migraines, to Jason Gardner at New World Library, by Susan Lee Cohen at Riverside Literary Agency (World).

For book announcements, events, pre-orders, and special offers, please click the lavender button to join my mailing list.

For publicity and media bookings, please fill out the contact form.

Meanwhile, I am still open for business and seeing clients here in NYC and via webcam, and will soon announce upcoming workshops and professional training.

In Gratitude

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Dear Readers,

Wishing you Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and blessed times in the New Year!

In January, I will have a very exciting announcement to share with you. . . .

And yet, times are bittersweet. Loved ones have passed, and within our memories and mourning, we appreciate life. I was blessed with the sweetest gift to California to visit with family, and we were four generations together. And yet, for many of us, the world seems to be going backwards, forwards, and staying still, all at the same time and with more intensity. It’s always a balancing act, isn’t it?

I received this via email a week ago, and it fit for me this year. It speaks to uniting our inner and outer work as individuals and what we can create together from our sacred inner embers. (A hanukkiah is a menorah, the candleholder for eight nights of Chanukah and a shamus, the candle used to light them all.)

“When we light the Hanukkiah, we call up the miracle. In life, we call on our might. In yesterday’s world, we witnessed God’s outstretched hand. In today’s world, we extend our own. We’ve been trained to strategize, criticize, hyper-intellectualize. We understand how to do, work toward, achieve. And when we’re challenged, we damn well know how to get boots on the ground and fight for what we know to be true and just. We’re good at being Maccabees. But in these dark times, when we see our reality unraveling before us, a part of us yearns for something more to believe in.

This year may we tap into the two sides of Hanukkah: our ability to act and our capacity to believe. May we grasp our power to shape the world, and be in touch with our longing for the Creator of the world. May we continue to pray with our feet, and learn how to pray with our heart. Amidst our communal effort to combat the impending darkness, may we embrace the equally hard work of cultivating a felt-sense-deep in our kishkes-of the sacred fire within each of us, the burning blaze we become when we band together, and the Source of light, life, and love that suffuses all.” —Rabbi Jonathan Bubis

May you be and feel love, loved, healthy, and safe!

In gratitude,
Jan