Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A free course looking at the most important strategies to help you manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 ratings)
392 students
33min of on-demand video
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How to deal with a diagnosis of CFS
The meaning and practice of pacing
The importance of rest and relaxation
The importance and practice of exercise


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This course is for anyone recently diagnosed with Chronic  Fatigue Syndrome, or struggling with their symptoms and needing more help. 

There is very little help available from the medical profession for CFS/ME, but that does not mean that you cannot improve your symptoms and eventually recover completely.  Many people have used the strategies I discuss to recover from CFS and live a normal life.

In this free course I look at some of the most important elements and strategies to manage your day-to-day symptoms and get you started in the recovery process.  We will look at:

Diagnosis:  how to deal with your diagnosis, what it means, and how to move on.

Pacing: What it means and how to do it.

Rest and Relaxation: How to introduce good quality rest and relaxation, including meditation and mindfulness, which can also improve your sleep - one of the most important elements in CFS recovery

Exercise: The importance of exercise, and how to do it without worsening your symptoms. 

This course forms an introduction to my main course, CFS - The Road to Recovery, but can also be used as a stand alone course to give you some extra tips and advice in managing your CFS.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who has recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Long Covid
  • Anyone who has had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for some time and needs extra help and advicee
  • Carers or supporters of someone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anyone who suspects they may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is waiting for a diagnosis


Author and Professional Genealogist
Rosamunde Bott
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 298 Reviews
  • 4,082 Students
  • 6 Courses

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.

Chronic Fatigue

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!

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