What Do You Need to Know to Make the Most of Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Recovery?


Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) can seem like a daunting undertaking.

What should you do first?

How do you find the best medical support?

What else needs to be considered?

It’s hard to make sense of this illness.

But there is also some good news: Here is an e-course that can make overcoming ME/CFS as easy and successful as possible for you.

Introducing the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Health and Happiness Fundamentals E-Course

Here’s what this e-course has to offer:

  • A clear step-by-step approach to overcoming ME/CFS that will help you take control of your recovery and reach your optimum health and happiness.
  • A systematic, simple way to understand and implement the techniques I used to largely recover from ME/CFS.
  • An organized reference guide to the best resources from the CFS Recovery Project Blog, other online sources, and the ME/CFS literature, and how it all fits together.

Will it work? My promise to you is that if you follow this program rigorously you will be happier and experience better health. Will you experience the improvement I did? We’ll see!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Health and Happiness Fundamentals is a free 3-month e-course. Join over 265 committed participants who work on their recovery with the help of this course.

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Cort Johnson

Johannes has helped me to increase my energy levels and feelings of well-being. I’m glad to have the opportunity to incorporate his techniques into my own ‘CFS Recovery Project’.

Cort Johnson,
noted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome reporter

You would like more information? Carry on:

The 11 Essential Pieces of
Reaching Your Optimum Health and Happiness

Through my seven years of experience with ME/CFS and helping others get better, I’ve found eleven lessons on ME/CFS to be essential.

So many?

You don't have to be a genius to regain your health and happiness.

You don’t have to be a genius to make the most of your recovery.

Yes–while you don’t have to be a genius to get better, it does take some knowledge and determination.

Hence, many people find it useful to have a guide with them who helps them take the right steps, process difficult emotions, and apply the knowledge from this course to their specific situation. If that’s you, feel free to schedule a free, phone-based Healing Journey Starter Session to find out how a CFS Recovery Project health coach can help you get better as quickly as possible.

Yet, even if you do get additional support, I still recommend you study this e-course, so you can be certain you’re making informed choices and are covering all the required pieces of getting better from ME/CFS.

  1. How to succeed with this free e-course. This lesson addresses roadblocks participants in an e-course can experience, such as screen reading fatigue or not taking action on what you learn, and proposes solutions to these challenges.
  2. How to get diagnosed properly, and why it matters. Learn how to find a doctor who can diagnose and treat ME/CFS properly and eliminate other possible causes of your condition.
  3. Will you recover? Your prognosis and what it means for you. To prepare yourself for every possible scenario, get an idea of what degree of recovery is realistic, and yet, keep up your your motivation to reach a full recovery.
  4. How to discover the most effective treatments for brainfog, pain, sleep problems, and other symptoms. There are countless treatments for ME/CFS out there, almost all of them are considered “alternative treatments”. Learn about the best resources for finding the treatments that will work for you.
  5. Learn this technique to feel better today— Pacing is frequently named as the most helpful treatment of ME/CFS (for example here and here). Learn everything you need to know to get started with pacing.
  6. How to integrate pacing into your life with ease. While pacing can make you feel a lot better, it takes some practice to master and know-how to successfully integrate it into your life. This lesson’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for you.
  7. Nutrition, diet, and food sensitivities. Identifying food sensitivities and adjusting your diet is, for many, one of the fastest ways to significantly improve their condition. Learn what you need to know about allergy tests, the elimination diet, and nutritional supplements for ME/CFS.
  8. Could you benefit from joining a support group? Learn about other patients’ experiences with support groups, and how to find a group that will truly support and nurture you on your healing journey.
  9. Experiments—the only way to find out what helps you get better. If you attend a self-help group meeting, you’ll notice that, of the ten people in the room, each person names different treatments that helped them. The treatment that works for the person across from you, might not work for you and vice versa.
    So how do you find the treatments that will help you get better? The answer is trial and error or in other words, “running an experiment.”
    In this lesson you’ll learn everything you need to know about experiments, plus the two best experiments to start with.
  10. How to benefit from exercise even though you have ME/CFS. Although exercising “the wrong way” can harm you, exercising “the right way” will likely be an essential piece of your return to optimum health. Learn an approach to exercise that can help you avoid post-exertional malaise and best support your recovery.
  11. How to evaluate your experiments and improve your health as a result. In session 9 you learned how to narrow down on the most promising treatments and start building an experiment around them. In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate your experiments and thus reap all of their benefits.

Bring it all together (plus info on the course format)

Each of these lessons enhances the others. Together, they’re much stronger than they would be if any of the lessons were missing.

The “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Health and Happiness Fundamentals” are a free 11-part course and ongoing newsletter that’s delivered via email. Each week you’ll get a new lesson.

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About the Author:

Health Coach and ME/CFS "Recoverer" Johannes StarkeJohannes Starke came down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in 2007. Ever since then, he has made it his life’s focus to find out what it takes to regain as much health and happiness as possible. Read in his story how he regained all of his happiness and most of his pre-ME/CFS functionality, about his credentials as a Health Coach for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia, and why he is so passionate about his work.

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