Tag Archives: ME

ME/CFS And Overcoming Fear

Whilst walking in the rain, I decided to make a short video on fear. Fear can make us freeze or avoid the thing that triggers fear. A yoga teacher wanted to build her business full time, but felt fearful of … Continue reading

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ME/CFS And Anxiety

I had a conversation recently with someone who was experiencing anxiety, which reminded me of a time when I had ME/CFS and experienced extreme anxiety. I remember feeling as if I could not see the light at the end of … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Remaining Calm In The Emotional Storm

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores how people with ME/CFS can deal with external events that can be emotionally  overwhelming. I wrote this on 23 June 2016- the day that the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), but … Continue reading

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ME/CFS And Perfectionism

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores perfectionism and strategies for dealing with perfectionism if you have ME/CFS and this trait. Note: I am not suggesting that all people with ME/CFS have this trait. I don’t believe that to be … Continue reading

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The Power Of Anchors: Changing Unhelpful Responses

Recently, I bought a ready made salad with a dressing. As I ate it, I spontaneously started thinking about my time working on a summer camp, back in the 80s. I was curious to know where that thought came from, … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 6 Steps To Beating Binge & Bust

Maslow’s hierarchy proposes the theory that people are motivated to meet their needs in order to thrive, from basic needs; physiological needs, to higher needs; such as self esteem, self-actualization and self-transcendence (a term he added some years after the initial model … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 5 Steps For Saying No

In Danny Wallace’s book, Yes Man (a very funny, daft and uplifting book), the author meets a man on a bus who tells him to say yes more, in response to hearing Danny say he has got stuck in a … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Are You A Helper?

A trait often present in people with ME/CFS is that of the helper. This is the person who is keen to help others. It can be a good trait. However it can also become an unhelpful one, that is detrimental … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Becoming Solution Focussed

In this post, Coach and Trainer  Simon Pimenta explores the topic of  how we can shift from over-focussing on problems to being solution focussed. Some people tend to focus on and dwell on a problem, whilst others, having identified a problem, very quickly start to … Continue reading

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Is Stress Affecting Your ME/CFS?

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores the topic of: 1. What stress is 2. A simple strategy for assessing how much stress you might be experiencing 3. How you can identify strategies to reduce stress, that may result … Continue reading

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