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BREAKTHROUGH NEUROSOMATIC TREATMENT
FOR RECOVERY FROM
CFS/ME AND FIBROMYALGIA

PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY SESSION

As the Recovery Programme does involve some initial detective work in finding the message of your symptoms, and then identifying the types of action you need to take, we will need to discover the circumstances that may well have triggered your autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine system (hormones and HPA axis), and immune system to break down,
leading to the development of your illness.

In our first session we shall

• explain how the neural networks which developed in childhood affect our long-term vulnerability to illness
• discover the role of the autonomic nervous system, HPA axis and immune system
in responding to any pressures you may have been experiencing
• explore your own symptom history
• learn a new bodymind skill to help us discover the hidden message of your symptoms
• As the NSRP is a proactive recovery programme, we shall identify and practice safe and focused types of action for you to take before the next session to help dispel your symptoms
.

To help us with these tasks, please read and think about the questions shown below,
as your answers will be the basis of the first stage of our work together:

(PS There is no such thing as a 'right' or 'wrong' answer, just an honest answer!)

8 QUESTIONS WE WILL EXPLORE IN SESSION 1

1. YOUR SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSIS: Tell me about your symptoms, and how long you have been ill. Have you had a formal diagnosis from a medical practitioner? How severe are your symptoms on your 'bad' days?

2. BEFORE YOU BECAME ILL: Tell me about any life challenges you may have been facing in the two years, and especially the few weeks or months, before you became ill, such as family relationships, bereavement, difficulties at work, challenges or loss of a job, etc. What was happening in your life when you first became ill?

3. SINCE YOU BECAME ILL: Tell me how your life has changed since you became ill. What activities are you no longer able to do? What activities are you still able to do, if any? Are you able to engage in anything that you enjoy doing?

4. WHEN YOUR SYMPTOMS BECOME MUCH WORSE: Have you noticed times when your symptoms become much worse, or you have had a relapse? If so, please think about what was happening in your life at these times. Tell me about these times. And tell me what you do when your symptoms are at their worst.

5. WHEN YOUR SYMPTOMS IMPROVE: Have you noticed times when your symptoms improve, if only a little? If so, please think about what was happening in your life at these times. Tell me about these times. And tell me what you do when your symptoms are at their best.

6. YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK: Do you have anyone to support you through these above challenges? If yes, who supports you and in what ways?

7. WHO DO YOU SUPPORT? Do you have any responsibility for anyone besides yourself? If yes, please tell me who and describe the ways you try to care or support other people and/or carry out your work.

8. OTHER TREATMENTS YOU HAVE TRIED: What other treatments or medications have you tried, and what medications are you currently taking? Tell me how they have or have not helped you.


PERSONAL DETAILS
I sh
all also need to know
• Your name, address and contact number
• Your date of birth
• Your present or former occupation
• Your marital or relationship situation, number of children and other dependents

If you would like to explore these ideas further,
would like to ask us anything about the Recovery Programme,
or would like to make an appointment or arrange a free introductory chat,
see how to get in contact with us

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