Tag Archives: ME/CFS

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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My Easter Dream

Some years ago, when I had ME/CFS, I went to bed the night before Easter Sunday. I had an interesting and powerful dream. It was one of those dreams that was so vivid, that it stayed with me. In my … Continue reading

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ME/CFS & Exercise

In this post, former ME/CFS sufferer and Coach Simon Pimenta explores the topic of  how ME/CFS sufferers can approach exercise without triggering symptoms. There are many benefits of exercise. There is strong evidence that being physically active is good for your … Continue reading

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Heidi’s Testimonial

Heidi suffered with from CFS for 4 years. She had to stop working. Over a year ago, she decided to do the Building Resilience Training. In this brief video, she talks about life with CFS, her thoughts about the course … Continue reading

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