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Posts Tagged ‘living with chronic illness’

Support Strategies for the Holidays

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Marybeth Raynes, a licensed marriage and family therapist spoke at our December Education meeting on supports for the holiday season. She demonstrated how people living with pain, exhaustion, and isolation can craft a meaningful inner-self holiday season with guided imagery and plan strategies for an outer-self holiday with others. Each of us are a collection…

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Monthly Education Meeting

Join us for December Education Series, Support Strategies for the Holidays featuring Marybeth Raynes, LCSW, LMFT. She will share tips and techniques for taking good care of yourself and loved ones, during the busy holiday season. Marybeth Raynes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has…

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Chronic Illness: Seeking Quality of Life, Panel Discussion

Linda Milne, Patient Advocate and former BHC Board Member

The Bateman Horne Center hosted a panel of four individuals to discuss: Seeking Quality of Life while Living with a Chronic Illness, in the BHC November Education Series. The panel was comprised of four women in different phases of life who experience various illnesses including ME/CFS and FM. Our volunteer panelists spoke about their views…

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Monthly Education Meeting

Linda Milne, Patient Advocate and former BHC Board Member

Linda Milne is a member of the BHC community who has navigated living a fulfilling life while living with chronic illness. During the November session, Linda will engage a panel in a robust discussion on living a life of quality, while living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. Linda Milne, with 20 years of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia is…

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Raising Awareness for ME/CFS in Petaluma, California

Dr. Bateman traveled to Petaluma, California for a ME/CFS benefit concert on October 5, 2019. This benefit concert featuring singer-songwriter, Marian Call, was designed to entertain, inform, and raise awareness for this debilitating disease. Marian Call’s sound is clever and unique, by turns humorous and heartbreaking; the perfect fit for an audience comprised of those…

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Overcoming Barriers to Access Care, Dr. Bateman

Lucinda Bateman, MD, Medical Director

In this month’s education meeting, Lucinda Bateman, MD, presented ways patients and medical providers can overcome barriers to compassionate care. There are four main barriers to compassionate care: ignorance, the nature of the illness, financial constraints, and difficulty visiting the doctor. Barrier One: Ignorance When it comes to helping people with ME/CFS, many medical providers…

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Understanding the Neuroscience of Pain, Dr. Nelson

Dr. Nelson, PT, DPT, TP

In our April education meeting we were pleased to host Matt Nelson, DPT, an educator, advocate, and expert in handling chronic and complex pain conditions. He described our current neurological understanding of pain, how pain may be decreased by education through physical therapy and, thus improve our ability to cope. What is Pain? When the…

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October Monthly Education Series with Dr. B

Lucinda Bateman, MD, Medical Director

Please join us Wednesday, October 2 @ 6pm MDT for our monthly education meeting. Individuals with ME/CFS and FM experience many barriers to access informed and compassionate care. Now is the time to push back on those barriers, especially the ones based on ignorance, bias, and inaccurate information. Dr. Bateman will suggest some tools to…

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Improving Quality of Life with Chronic Illness, Dr. Sherlock

Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD

In this month’s education meeting we were pleased to hear from Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who joined the Bateman Horne Center in 2018. She moderates support groups for patients and caregivers. Doctor Sherlock has a great deal of experience with ME/CFS. Her son had the illness for 20 years and died at the…

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Ongoing Developments at the Bateman Horne Center

Drs Bateman and Vernon Evolution of BHC

BHC as a ME/CFS Center of Excellence A Center of Excellence is a program assembled to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and resources in an area of medicine. The Fatigue Consultation Clinic and OFFER joined forces to establish the Bateman Horne Center, a ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Center of Excellence. The objective is to…

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