CFS - The Road to Recovery
What you'll learn
- Why you may have developed CFS
- How to become aware of your own body's needs and to be aware of 'triggers'
- How to use meditation and mindfulness to improve wellbeing
- The importance of sleep and how to sleep better
- How a healthy diet can help with energy levels and support general health
- How to add gentle exercise to your day without exhausting yourself
- How to deal with feelings of depression and frustration etc
- How to deal with social and work commitments
- The importance of looking after and pampering yourself
- Find ways of changing your lifestyle to improve health and wellbeing
- The student should have had a formal diagnosis of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This eight week course for people diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME is created by an experienced educator and life coach, who was diagnosed with CFS/ME in 2001. Using a range of holistic techniques and practices, this course brings you daily videos with a different topic each week that will help you to build your own path to recovery and support your own personal health needs. You will learn how to incorporate body awareness with improvements in sleep, relaxation, diet, gentle exercise and lifestyle changes to create a fully balanced programme that will gradually increase your energy levels and mental wellbeing. To start this course, you should already have had a formal diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Who this course is for:
- People with a diagnosis of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- People living with ME/CFS who have been unable to find effective treatments or answers elsewhere
I have several interests and career strands, and so I have, and will be, creating courses on three main subjects here on Udemy as follows:
I have been a professional genealogist since the early 1990s and have a First Class Honours Degree in History & Literature, as well as a Diploma in Social History Research. I am also an experienced educator with a Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate.
I have an extensive knowledge of UK history. I have had several articles published in various family history publications in the UK, and I also write and self publish historical fiction. I am also a qualified teacher, and have taught Genealogy for Beginners as an evening class here in the UK.
I was diagnosed with CFS/ME in about 2001, and since then have spent a lot of time learning about this condition and finding out the best ways of managing and recovering from CFS. I have got to a point where I fell well on most days, and I want to share the information that got me here through my CFS courses.
I have always wanted to write, and many times I have had to put it to one side in order to earn a living. But I have managed over time to write several novels - usually historical, and usually multi-timeline - and they are now self-published on Amazon. I have now produced a course here on Udemy for the beginner novelist.
First-Class Honours Degree in History & Literature
Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate
Diploma in Modern Social History Research
Certificate in Life Coaching
I was born in the Isle of Man, but spent most of my childhood in Oxfordshire, England until my family moved to London, where I spent my teens and twenties. My father was an actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and so I had a very interesting upbringing, including two trips to America when my father was touring there.
It was in London where my fascination with genealogy and history began, and I started tracing my family tree at some of the archives of London many years before the birth of the internet.
I also at this time began to write in my spare time, and around the same time started my Arts degree with the Open University where I studied History and Literature. As part of one of my modules I had to carry out some historical research, and by the time I finished my degree, I decided to use my knowledge to become a professional genealogist.
Meanwhile, I had spent many years in various jobs (including being an actress, stage manager, box office clerk, dresser, secretary, learning support assistant, lecturer and life coach!) - and built up a lot of experience of all kinds of careers. In 2001 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and it took me many years of trial and error to get myself into a space of recovery. During that time I became self employed, running my genealogy service whilst also giving myself time to write my novels. I now have several books published on Amazon (some with a family history theme), and plan to build far more in future.
I now live in Warwickshire and spend my time writing, doing genealogy, and writing courses!