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OHC Live 91 – Healthy Living James’ recovery story

James became ill with ME CFS in 2010, so ill he was bed-bound and his father had to carry him to the hospital. With support from his family, James slowly has recovered to 85% over 9 years by listening to his body and pacing carefully, and is now sharing what he has learned about healthy […]

Archive of Facebook Live Posts

The links below link to the original Facebook Live session. You can also view on our YouTube playlist, Click Here for YouTube 2017 OHC Live Ep 001 – ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia recovery goals for 2017 OHC Live Ep 002 – Cultivating positive habits for recovery OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to […]

OHC Live 54 – Deep rest II

When our primary symptom is fatigue, it’s clear that getting deep, effective rest is a crucial part of the recovery process. When the maladaptive stress response adds too much stress to be able to relax deeply, we can intend to rest without actually achieving deep rest. The OHC approach works to calm the nervous system […]

OHC Live 52 – Getting moving without pushing

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses getting moving without pushing in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery. The Achiever subtypes particularly can get caught up in over-doing patterns, so we need a new way to approach to break old habits and cultivate new helpful habits. Setting new goals versus recognising the achiever pattern […]

OHC Live 51 – Cultivating enjoyment during the recovery process

Psychology Practitioner Marie Fleming talks about how to bring in a sense of enjoyment to your day during the recovery process, even though illness can be so challenging and uncomfortable. Being able to create a moment of enjoyment can relieve a little bit of suffering, without just trying to pretend to be happier. Sign up […]

OHC Live 80 – Gemma’s recovery story

Gemma shares her recovery story with Alex, from starting to feel ill with a viral-like illness she couldn’t recover from to acknowledging and working with her achiever patterns in order to relax and recover. Gemma shares what tools worked for her and how her sustained practice over a few years helped her reach full recovery. […]

OHC Live 45 – Saying Yes to you

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses saying YES to you on the recovery path from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. It can feel like we’re saying ‘no’ to just about everything when we’re on the recovery path – to people who want to socialise, or to foods we want to eat, or to […]

OHC Live 44 – The 4 fundamentals of recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses the 4 fundamentals of recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia from which to keep track of the recovery journey and build tools to move forward. 1. Do we have a baseline? (activity levels, pacing, a place from which to build) 2. Are we making progress over […]

OHC Live 43 – Why don’t people believe in full recovery?

Why do people believe full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia is not possible? After discussing what is possible from recovery, and exploring things that may help someone recover from ME CFS, some people have a rejection or resistance to the idea that recovery is possible. It can be devastating to get your hopes up, […]

OHC Live 41 – What stops people from healing?

What stops people from healing in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? A complex illness like ME CFS can exhibit many different symptoms and co-morbidities. Being able to make sense of the cycles and systems affected can help us find pieces to work with that keep patients from healing. The body has a natural tendencey towards healing […]