Tag Archives: fibromyalgia

OHC Live 82 – The importance of support

The isolation of chronic illness can change and reset many of our relationships. The people and activities that used to make sense for our life no longer fit the same way. Alex discusses the importance of making a conscious effort to build new relationships that fit the context of our life during and after the […]

OHC Live 024 – Asking for help

Sometimes we need to ask for help from friends, family, and professionals – Alex discusses how to notice what our needs are and how to reach out for assistance or support.  Whether it’s talking about our experience or getting practical help with physical tasks, learning how to ask for help on the recovery path from […]

OHC Live 023 – What is possible in recovery?

What is possible in recovery from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia? When we start making some progress on our journey, the recovery process can feel incredibly slow and we start to wonder what exactly is possible from recovery from ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. Alex explains that you do not need to be perfect biologically or psychologically […]

Archive of Facebook Live Posts

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 make a full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep and ME/CFS OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing […]

OHC Live Ep 022 -Deep rest I

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses deep rest in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery. The maladaptive stress response in MECFS keeps the nervous system wired, and mindful rest can help us recover the parasympathetic nervous system.  Noticing our personality patterns can help us recognise when we aren’t allowing for deep rest when […]

OHC Live Ep 021 – Being methodical for recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses being methodical in slowly starting new supplements, treatments, or movements in order to see what is helping on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute […]

OHC Live Ep 020 – For your body to heal, you have to be in it

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses how the maladaptive stress response can keep us in a state where we are unaware of what our body really needs. Being able to relax into your exhaustion can take practice, but deep rest is necessary for healing to take place. Sign up for a free […]

OHC Live Ep 018 – Gratitude

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses gratitude and comparing ourselves to others. While being able to acknowledge our loss and difficulty is an important part of being in our body, it is also an extremely useful practice to be grateful for what we do have and the things that are working here […]

OHC Live Ep 017 – Sofa Heroes

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses SOFA HEROES: Because you have to be a superhero to live with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. The Sofa Heroes fundraising campaign will raise money for our study with the University of Surrey on the effectiveness of The Optimum Health Clinic Method for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in […]

OHC Live Ep 016 – The problem with psychology approaches

Alex discusses the limitations of psychological approaches and miracle recovery stories from psychological therapies for ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Through the Optimum Health Clinic, the patient gets both psychological support to encourage healing, and also functional medicine to look at various biological systems that may be out of balance.  Exploring the Lightning Process and Mickel […]