Well, where to start really? 2016 has been a very long and very productive year for me. I have worked on a 1:1 basis with 47 Individuals this year at the Newcastle studio, 24 of which have now returned back to work full time and 14 which have returned part time. Obviously I am both happy and extremely proud of all of the hard work my wonderful clients have put in over the last year and for those of them who have moved away to start careers again, I wish them all the luck in the world!!
You may remember about 3 weeks ago when I asked for some volunteers to help trial my new modified pain management programme. This was after I had made some adjustments to it, in the hopes of making it shorter.
I would like you to meet Lizzie who is currently going into week 3 of the 6 week programme. So far she has made some brilliant progress… Read more
On Friday I travelled to the UCLAN CFS/ME research facility to talk with the renowned Dr Raymond Perrin about his latest research on finding a clear cut diagnostic tool for CFS/ME. Oh boy was I in for a treat… Read more
Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking via Skype to Dr Jose Montoya professor of medicine and head of the Chronic fatigue syndrome research team at Stanford university, and it seems to me that they are taking big steps forward to discovering a clean cut tool to diagnose CFS. Read more
Those of you who know me are aware that I have been in talks with FMAUK for a while about getting my unique rehabilitation programme onto DVD format to help people worldwide. There’s a Board Meeting tomorrow (11th September) so fingers crossed the contract will be fully agreed, signed off, and we can get a start date for filming! This is a very exciting time for myself as well as the chronic pain community as this has potential to help so many people. This two disc DVD will feature a one of a kind documentary following my own and sufferers journeys with fibromyalgia and chronic pain; thus raising more awareness and helping to bring these conditions into the light. My hopes is that this increased awareness will support charities, groups and individuals more with their individual lives and ensure better support in the future.
The documentary will also be following Cheryl’s story as we move out of the house and into the hydrotherapy pool, the charity night has been set and all acts have confirmed so I am extremely happy that I will be able to get this on the DVD, Alongside the documentary, the second disc will feature my programme so you can follow it at home and build your own, individual rehabilitation routine.
Off the back of this, I am looking for people who would be willing to share their own stories of chronic pain via Skype for the DVD and their issues, obstacles, support and positives they’ve had. Ideally I’d like to hear from people in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and within Europe as all of my Skype clients are from the USA. I feel like the more coverage and input we can get worldwide, the better the awareness levels and the more likely it is that people will listen more.
Today I met Cheryl, a lovely woman from Newcastle who has pretty much been house bound for over ten years due to Fibromyalgia.
I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking if there will be any more road shows this year. …