Finding Calm in a Crisis

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Key Questions

  • Are we living through one of the most stressful times in modern history? 
  • What impact is all the social media, alerts, notifications, emails, isolation, working from home, working from bed, online 24/7 having on our wellbeing?
  • How does stress affect the body and our health?
  • How does stress affect migraine?
  • How can we find (more) calm?
  • What can you do if you can’t control the amount of stress or stressors around you? 
  • What can we do to improve our wellbeing in the current environment?
  • What is CBT? Is it helpful?
  • How is meditation different from mindfulness meditation?
  • When should you consider medication on top of meditation to treat a mental health issue?
  • Can meditation cause structural changes in the pain?
  • How much meditation do you need to do to see changes/results?
  • Can meditation change the severity of pain experienced?
  • How can someone who hasn’t meditated before get started?

Interview Notes

To join Dr. Wells on a guided meditation webinar, email this address to request access: WFBH_Mindfulness@Wakehealth.edu


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Each day during the Replay period, the live webinar will take place at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (New York).

Here’s the lineup for the webinar topics: 

  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 10 – Mental Health & Building Resilience
  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 11 – Understanding Causes 
  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 12 – COVID-19 Considerations for Migraine Patients
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  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 14 – Understanding Triggers 
  • 5:00 pm (ET) June 15 – Non-Drug Options 
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Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells, MD, MPH

Neurologist and Headache Specialist
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Dr. Rebecca Erwin Wells is an expert in Headache Medicine and Integrative Medicine, having completed fellowships in both specialties through Harvard Medical School. She has NIH funding to research mind-body interventions for migraine relief, evaluating the efficacy and mechanisms of meditative treatments for stress reduction and pain control.  Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, where she founded and directs their Comprehensive Headache Program and serves as an Associate Director of Clinical Research at their Center for Integrative Medicine. She has been a “Best Doctor of America” since 2015, serves as Treasurer of the Southern Headache Society, and is actively involved in the American Headache Society.

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