Reverse Therapy

Bodymind healing and awareness

Catching up with the rest of us

Last month the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a ‘real’ illness and should be taken seriously. What took them so long? It is estimated that there are over 1 million diagnosed cases in the USA. Yet that figure probably represents only 20% of the true number. Which would mean over 5 million Americans suffer from the condition.

Surely, everybody, wherever you go, knows someone with the illness, if they don’t have it themselves? I was in my local printers last week ordering some new leaflets. When the Receptionist asked what Reverse Therapy was I told her. She got up, asked me to wait there, and went into the back room, returning with two of her colleagues. One was best friend to a mother with a daughter with CFS, the other one had a lodger with the same complaint. They told me that both of these people were very depressed at the lack of available care and both would be keen to learn more about Reverse Therapy.

It seems that Gpvernment agencies are only slowly catching up with the General Public. Many of us now know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious illness now reaching epidemic proportions.

November 28, 2006 Posted by | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reverse Therapy | Leave a comment

How to get M.E.

Yesterday I went to talk to the Sixth Form at a private school in Newbury. Three of the girls there had recovered from M.E. with Reverse Therapy and – given the high prevalence of the illness in this age group, the Head of the Sixth form wanted me to speak to the girls about how not to get M.E.

Over a hundred students turned up! I went light on the neurology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (was sure they didn’t want another biology lesson) and concentrated instead on the triggers for the illness and what they could do about handling them.

The pressures on people in the 14-21 age group are enormous and it is no surprise that young people have one of the highest prevalence rates. They are negotiating puberty, changes in relationships at home, adjustment to adulthood, increased responsibilities and the constant, unremitting pressure of GCSEs, A levels, College, University and Careers. It’s no wonder so many struggle.

Being slightly flippant, I explained how to get M.E.:

* Work beyond your limits
* Give up seeing your friends
* Ignore the early warning signs – background fatigue, headaches etc
* Bottle up your emotions
* Never say ‘No’ to anyone
* Give up doing things that raise your endorphin levels
* Tell yourself constantly that you’re a failure if you don’t get A* in every exam

They seemed to find that more amusing than the description of the cure!

November 28, 2006 Posted by | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reverse Therapy | Leave a comment

Staying in bodymind

I was taking a session this morning with a client who had been practicing staying in her body using the Bodymind awareness technique I had taught her. She commented that she found it hard work and then I realised that was trying to stay in her body right through the day!

I assured her she only needed to practice the technique 2 or three times a day and whenever she noticed symptoms on the increase.

It would be wonderful if we could stay in the body with awareness of the present moment all day. But that is probably an unrealisable ideal (although I wonder if Buddha or Christ achieved it?). Since we are only human we can only keep practicing and sticking to the path.

November 27, 2006 Posted by | Bodymind, Reverse Therapy | Leave a comment

Welcome!

Welcome to the new website! It has been vastly expanded with new sections on Bodymind, Reverse Therapy, translated pages in French, Spanish and German, as well as a section on the many different conditions we can treat with Reverse Therapy. There are also different self-tests for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Stress and Depression – as well as the new Bodymind Awareness Test.

I will also be publishing my new book ‘Reverse Therapy for Health’ on this website within the next two weeks. This book is down-loadable free to all visitors as an ebook.

Welcome, also, to the new Blog page. I will be updating this regularly with my thoughts on Reverse Therapy, Bodymind Awareness, Health, my experiences with clients and much more besides.

If you want to receive the blog as and when each issue comes out then just click on the RSS ‘Blog feed’ button on the right hand side.

John

November 26, 2006 Posted by | Reverse Therapy | Leave a comment