Show Notes

It's easy to get overwhelmed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, MCS, and similar invisible illnesses.

People feel overwhelmed trying to do new diets, lifestyle changes, medical treatments, brain training, and just about any other helpful strategy to recover from Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS, or MCS. 

Understanding how this affects your recovery and how to change your approach may be the biggest breakthrough in your recovery.

The 7 Steps:

1.) Prioritise a Healing Environment

2.) Progress Not Perfection

3.) Practice Self Compassion

4.) Consider a Time Out

5.) Scale Your Engagement

6.) Adopt a Flexible Approach

7.) Focus More On How Than What


Overwhelmed with Fibromyalgia ME/CFS POTS & MCS Recovery strategies intro0:00:00
The single shift that can create breakthroughs0:01:23
A big problem with recovery strategies0:02:58
Changing your focus and approach0:04:25
Consider a radical change0:05:18
Don't let brain training stress you out0:07:35
Should you 'make it happen'?0:08:37
Free eBook0:09:12


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CFS Unravelled is the book that started it all, outlining the explanation for the pathogenesis of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, POTS, MCS and related syndromes and explaining how recovery is possible.

Learn more HERE.

All my email subscribers receive additional FREE resources like my book Discover Hope.  So consider subscribing and reading the book to rediscover hope.

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To learn how other people recover, listen to the recovery interviews!

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If you would like to learn more about the ANS REWIRE program, check out the 4 free intro lessons or visit the ANS REWIRE website.

Check out some other recent episodes

Episode 4: Dr Jacob Teitelbaum, world leading MECFS Fibromyalgia POTS physician, shares his research and experience
Episode 13: Snippet – Should you change program, coach or practitioner to help you recover from CFS/Fibromyalgia/POTS/MCS?
Episode 16: Fibromyalgia Remission Story with Rachel
Episode 7: Top Scientist shares Chronic Pain Insights & discovery of New Effective Fibromyalgia Treatment

You can see the full list of episodes HERE.

Check out some other recovery stories:

Teodora finds her own path out of fibromyalgia MECFS
Recovery From ME/CFS using Mind/Body Approach Gupta Programme
Age & length of illness are no barrier for recovery from fibromyalgia and CFS
Long-term ME CFS sufferer transforms before your eyes
Mollie recovers rapidly after 4½ years of MECFS (POTS)
My Story – Dan Neuffer’s ME/CFS Fibromyalgia POTS Recovery Story
CFS Recovery: Ted shares how he recovered from CFS after 8 years of illness
Kiki overcomes POTS, MECFS with Chronic Lyme after 10 years of illness
From bedridden with Fibromyalgia & CFS & MCS to fully well

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Kathleen Atchley

Thank you, Dan, for your compassionate and understanding voice. At times I lose my centeredness and fret, ”How can I work on my healing as well as manage all the necessities of daily living?” But then you present a podcast that encourages patience, cutting back, taking things more easily and more self-forgivingly, more gently. It’s what I needed.

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