Migraine & Repressed Anger




By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Migraine has a time-tested association with anger.


John E. Sarno, M.D. (The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, 2006) wrote …

“As early as the 1930s and 1940s leading medical authorities published numerous papers on the psychological basis for migraine, and all noted that migraines were related to repressed rage. In Psychosomatic Medicine (1950), Franz Alexander noted, ‘The most striking observation is the sudden termination of the attack almost from one minute to another after the patient becomes conscious of his hitherto repressed rage and gives expression to it in abusive words.’ Note Alexander’s reference to rage. As will be seen, rage in the unconscious mind is central to understanding virtually all psychosomatic reactions.”


Robert M. Marcussen, M.D., & Harold G. Wolff, M.D. (“A Formulation of the Dynamics of the Migraine Attack, ” Psychosomatic Medicine, Sept.-Oct. 1949) wrote …

“The migraine attack may be considered one of the phases of an inappropriate protective or adaptive reaction involving cranial circulatory apparatus which is manifest when the subject has reached the limit of his capacity to tolerate tension, hostility, frustration, and fatigue.”


Self-directed aggression can leave a person vulnerable to trance states.


Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (The Collected Papers of Milton H. Erickson, Volume I, edited by Ernest L. Rossi, 1980) wrote …

“… a woman intensely concentrating on her own understandings aggressively mounted the speaker’s platform and interrupted the author’s lecture by assertively declaring, ‘I dare you to put me into a trance because there is no such thing as hypnosis.’ The author replied with completely simplicity, ‘Oh, I wouldn’t dare. That’s what you will have to do all by yourself,’ and turned back to the audience and continued his lecture, thereby rendering the woman completely vulnerable psychologically by virtue of the fact that his reply had left her with no target for her aggression except herself. As a result, in a few moments the woman developed a deep, recognizable, somnambulistic trance as was apparent to the various observant students of hypnosis present …”


WHO is the target of your anger?

Surprisingly, most folks don’t know.

They THINK they know, but open anger doesn’t cause migraines.

Repressed anger causes migraines.

Use Body Dowsing (Mind Reading For the Millions) to find out WHO is the target.

It’s either a HE or a SHE.

It’s almost never an IT.

'Migraine & Repressed Anger' have 6 comments

  1. June 24, 2019 @ 1:27 am Atom

    MIND runs the body from the outside.

    Detoxing the MIND detoxifies the MEAT.

    Today’s non-vitalistic Mainstream Medical Matrix puts MEAT before MIND, claiming MIND is an epiphenomenon of MEAT instead of the OTHER WAY AROUND.

    Mental health is not a byproduct of chemical balance.

    Chemical balance is a byproduct of mental equilibrium.



  2. June 26, 2019 @ 8:42 pm John

    Hello Atom! What are some differences and similarities in a session of self-Mesmerism as compared to self-hypnosis? Are there any authors or books on Mesmerism you feel provide accurate information on how to perform self-Mesmerism?


    • June 27, 2019 @ 1:34 pm Atom

      My book, due out next month — if I can continue at my current pace.

      I’m busy as a mosquito in a nudist colony working on chapters 126 and 127 as of this minute.

      Most of this task is organizing, revising, and updating material I already have, but it’s still an uphill battle with a short stick.


      A major problem with hypnosis and self-hypnosis is the avoidance of CRISIS, replacing a psychological issue with a physiological one — a CONVERSION of a lesser evil into a greater one.

      Psychosomatic therapy was academically outlawed by our dystopian culture in the 1950s.


  3. June 27, 2019 @ 1:06 pm Atom

    “We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Pogo the Possum


  4. June 28, 2019 @ 6:42 am Helen

    Hello AtOM,
    Does this apply to the sudden onset of migraines during menopause? I’ve never suffered migraines and now they seem to last forever due to ‘hormonal changes’!
    Love from downunder


    • July 4, 2019 @ 10:03 pm Atom

      Yes, migraines during menopause too.

      Directed anger is healthy …

      1) courage (cou-RAGE)

      2) a RAGE to live

      Repressed anger IS a problem.

      But it’s OK to occasionally Rage Against the Machine.

      My friend Greg Whiteley was writing a book titled “It’s OK to Be Crazy, Just Be Careful Who You Tell.”

      The same applies to anger and rage. LOL


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