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Running Away from      Chronic Illness Ali Christensen and Mark BristowAuthors of ‘Running Away From ME’
Purpose Of This Webinar•   Help you to regain control of your life•   Stop you feeling isolated by the condition•   Start ...
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis•   Chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS )•   Extreme exhaustion•   Muscle ache•   Severe flu like symp...
Fibromyalgia•   Wide spread pain•   Extreme sensitivity•   Severe stiffness•   Headaches•   Impaired cognitive functions (...
Ali Christensen
Ali Christensen•   Author•   ME and fibromyalgia sufferer•   Therapeutic counsellor•   Fusion system counsellor
Ali’s story 2007•   Worked full time•   Single mother to five children•   Getting on with life•   Studying to be a therape...
This Morning Challenge
Pain Beneath The Smile
Ali’s story 2008•   Eldest daughter diagnosed with Cancer•   Emotional trauma•   10 hour round trip to visit her•   4 surg...
Ali’s Story 2009•   First noticed pain in legs•   Found work exhausting•   Prescribed painkillers•   Diagnosed Polymyalgia...
Ali’s Story 2009/10•   Adverse reaction to steroids•   Hospitalised•   Illness took hold•   Had to give up work•   Bedridden
Testing Period•   18 months of tests•   Tested for numerous conditions•   Emotionally traumatic•   Financially challenging
Finally Diagnosed With ME and Fibromyalgia
Mark Bristow
Introduction to Mark• Average Joe• Neuro linguistic programming master  practitioner• Quit job
Introduction to Mark•   Met Karl Dawson•   Emotional freedom technique trainer•   Matrix reimprinting practitioner•   Met ...
Our PromiseWe are going to show you an easy pain relief    technique that you can use anywhere
Please Read• Important Note: Whilst the techniques shown have yielded  remarkable results for some, not all people will be...
Emotional Freedom Technique• EFT for short• An emotional version of acupuncture without  the need for needles• Known to ma...
Determine The Level Of Pain• How much pain are you in?• On a scale of 0 to 10  10 = worst ever  0 = no longer a problem
Tips On Tapping•   EFT very forgiving•   Gentle tapping•   7 taps on each point•   Use either hand, or both•   If in too m...
Karate Chop Point• Use for start up• Tap on part of hand for Karate chop• Continue to tap through start up
Let’s Get Started   Even though I have this grey  stabbing pain in my shoulder, I    completely love and accept           ...
Tap Around The Points• Pick   a short name for your issueExamples:•   All this pain•   This grey stabbing in my shoulder
The Tapping Points
The Tapping Points          TH - top head          EB - eye brow          OE - outside eye          UE - under eye    ...
TH - top head                   EB - eye browThe Sequence       OE - outside eye                   UE - under eye     ...
Let’s Get Tapping
NHS Statement‘There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia’           Source: NHS.co.uk
What We Can Do For You•   Teach you how to use EFT•   Reduce chronic pain•   Increase your energy•   Give you support•   H...
Who We Want To Work With•   Positive attitude•   An open mind•   Told they have no hope•   Who need support•   Willingness...
Find Out More
Find Out Morehttp://fusionsystemcounselling.com
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Presentation from our recent webinar on tools & techniques to tackle chronic illness, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. Find out more at http://fusionsystemcounselling.com/

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  1. 1. Running Away from Chronic Illness Ali Christensen and Mark BristowAuthors of ‘Running Away From ME’
  2. 2. Purpose Of This Webinar• Help you to regain control of your life• Stop you feeling isolated by the condition• Start you on the journey to feel better• Introduce you to EFT
  3. 3. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis• Chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS )• Extreme exhaustion• Muscle ache• Severe flu like symptoms• Digestive problems• Sleep disorder• Depression
  4. 4. Fibromyalgia• Wide spread pain• Extreme sensitivity• Severe stiffness• Headaches• Impaired cognitive functions ( fibro fog )• Exhaustion• Depression
  5. 5. Ali Christensen
  6. 6. Ali Christensen• Author• ME and fibromyalgia sufferer• Therapeutic counsellor• Fusion system counsellor
  7. 7. Ali’s story 2007• Worked full time• Single mother to five children• Getting on with life• Studying to be a therapeutic counsellor• Ran 2 marathons
  8. 8. This Morning Challenge
  9. 9. Pain Beneath The Smile
  10. 10. Ali’s story 2008• Eldest daughter diagnosed with Cancer• Emotional trauma• 10 hour round trip to visit her• 4 surgeries• ‘Miracle’ baby
  11. 11. Ali’s Story 2009• First noticed pain in legs• Found work exhausting• Prescribed painkillers• Diagnosed Polymyalgia Rheumatica• Steroids
  12. 12. Ali’s Story 2009/10• Adverse reaction to steroids• Hospitalised• Illness took hold• Had to give up work• Bedridden
  13. 13. Testing Period• 18 months of tests• Tested for numerous conditions• Emotionally traumatic• Financially challenging
  14. 14. Finally Diagnosed With ME and Fibromyalgia
  15. 15. Mark Bristow
  16. 16. Introduction to Mark• Average Joe• Neuro linguistic programming master practitioner• Quit job
  17. 17. Introduction to Mark• Met Karl Dawson• Emotional freedom technique trainer• Matrix reimprinting practitioner• Met Ali
  18. 18. Our PromiseWe are going to show you an easy pain relief technique that you can use anywhere
  19. 19. Please Read• Important Note: Whilst the techniques shown have yielded remarkable results for some, not all people will benefit.• The methods shown on this webinar are not intended to replace professional health care.• Mark Bristow is not a licensed health professional and offer these techniques as a personal performance coach. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of the techniques shown.• By reading this note, you understand that you agree to accept full responsibility
  20. 20. Emotional Freedom Technique• EFT for short• An emotional version of acupuncture without the need for needles• Known to many as that ‘tapping thing’
  21. 21. Determine The Level Of Pain• How much pain are you in?• On a scale of 0 to 10 10 = worst ever 0 = no longer a problem
  22. 22. Tips On Tapping• EFT very forgiving• Gentle tapping• 7 taps on each point• Use either hand, or both• If in too much pain, imagine tapping• Keep hydrated
  23. 23. Karate Chop Point• Use for start up• Tap on part of hand for Karate chop• Continue to tap through start up
  24. 24. Let’s Get Started Even though I have this grey stabbing pain in my shoulder, I completely love and accept myself
  25. 25. Tap Around The Points• Pick a short name for your issueExamples:• All this pain• This grey stabbing in my shoulder
  26. 26. The Tapping Points
  27. 27. The Tapping Points TH - top head EB - eye brow OE - outside eye UE - under eye UN - under nose UL - under lower lip CB - collarbone spot UA - under arm TH - thumb IF- index finger MF – middle RF – ring finger LF - little finger KC - side of hand
  28. 28. TH - top head EB - eye browThe Sequence OE - outside eye UE - under eye UN - under nose UL - under lower lip CB - collarbone spot The points go UA - under arm TH - thumb IF- index finger D MF – middle O RF – ring finger W LF - little finger N KC - side of hand the body
  29. 29. Let’s Get Tapping
  30. 30. NHS Statement‘There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia’ Source: NHS.co.uk
  31. 31. What We Can Do For You• Teach you how to use EFT• Reduce chronic pain• Increase your energy• Give you support• Help you get your life back• Regain your confidence
  32. 32. Who We Want To Work With• Positive attitude• An open mind• Told they have no hope• Who need support• Willingness to put the work in
  33. 33. Find Out More
  34. 34. Find Out Morehttp://fusionsystemcounselling.com
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