Six Phases, Eight Elements - De-mystifying the prevention of and recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia

 

 

Full recovery is absolutely possible!  I am living proof of that and I have now expanded my therapy work to include supporting others to do the same. I work alongside The Chrysalis Effect On-line Recovery Programme: an evidence based, holistic approach to identifying and removing the many symptoms associated with these chronic exhaustive conditions. It’s an exciting time to be part of this hugely needed work as The Chrysalis Effect has just begun its first pilot within the NHS and is training GPs and other health practitioners to recognise and piece together the early warning signs. 

Throughout this talk I will tell you a little of my story, explain some facts about these conditions that you may not yet know, describe the six phases of them and the eight elements, or areas, of life that must all be addressed in order to achieve full recovery. I will also describe how I work with people who are in complete overwhelm or burn-out, to prevent the potential “crash” that can lead on to one of the above conditions and with those who have a diagnosis and need a clear map, and lots of support, to fully recover.

 

JILL O'KEEFFE

 

Having been a Registered General Nurse for 30 years and a Clinical Hypnotherapist for four years, I have a profound interest in the health of my clients on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

I am a qualified Well-being Coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and an accredited Specialist Practitioner with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As well as Well-being Coaching and Hypnotherapy I use NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-programming) and Reiki, where appropriate, to help people who have ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia towards full recovery.

I’m so grateful to say that I rarely give energy to the things I had to give up when I became ill with ME; the losses I felt. So much healing has taken place. I have experienced so much support and kindness from family, friends, colleagues and The Chrysalis Effect. I have now moved on, but I do acknowledge those losses at times. They remind me of how far I have come since I battled to continue working as a Nursing Sister in a hospice, and eventually had to give up my career; since I had to stop the many sporting activities I loved doing with my family; since days out and holidays revolved around how much I could do or how far I could walk.

After five years of this I was trying to find a way to break out of the cycle of unwanted symptoms and restrictions and I had made some progress. But when The Chrysalis Effect came to my attention, in a very serendipitous way, I immediately knew that this was the key to my full recovery; not just symptom management. It spoke to me on a level that I had not found before and helped me see the connection between the many symptoms I was experiencing – no one else had ever been able to do that.

Since then I have not looked back. I believe in this programme so much that I trained to become one of its Specialist Practitioners, greatly enhancing the work I was already doing. Through my own experience (both personal and professional) and the knowledge acquired during and since my training, I offer packages of care to guide my clients and work alongside them as they chip away at the aspects of their life experience that brought them to their own, personal tipping point. This enables them to progress through the six phases of the illness and learn how to reach full recovery and optimum well-being, giving them their life back.

There are usually many contributing factors to the development of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. So I work in a totally holistic way, acknowledging the mind/body/spirit connection and how one can affect the other. I lead a team of practitioners and together we identify exactly where a client is in the phases of recovery, systematically addressing all eight key areas to release their symptoms.

If you, or someone you know, has an ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia diagnosis or you are suffering the effects of complete overwhelm I can be contacted at clearwaywellbeing@gmail.com, or on 07823 495729. 


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Forthcoming Events

Six Phases, Eight Elements - De-mystifying the prevention of and recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia

13 November 2018

 

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Guest Speaker: Jill O'Keeffe, RGN

Full recovery is absolutely possible! Jill is living proof of t hat.  She works alongside The Chrysalis Effect On-line Recovery Programme, an evidence based holistic approach to identifying and removing the many symptoms associated with these chronic exhaustive conditions.

Jill will tellyou a little of her story, explain some facts about these conditions, descrivbe the six phases of them and the eight elements, or areas, of life that must all be addressed in order to achieve full recovery.

Learn how she works with people who are in complete overwhelm, to prevent the potential 'crash' that can lead on to one of the above conditions and with those who have a diagnosis and need a clear map, and lots of support, to fully recover.

Venue: the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ

Time: Doors open 7 pm. Refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45 pm.

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors


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