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Posts Tagged ‘supporting someone with FM’

Online Fibromyalgia Support Group

Please join us for our Fibromyalgia support group led by Liz Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who has experience with chronic illness, including having family members with ME/CFS. Support groups are free of charge and offered online. This group is facilitated via Zoom teleconferencing. We recommend attendees test this link to download the application, and…

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Monthly Education Series Video Release

Monthly Education Series

Our monthly Education Series shifted in the new year. Instead of a live-stream event we will release the video on the first Wednesday of every month on our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. Timothy Weymann, LCSW, will present, “The Psychology of Chronic Illness: Making It Normal,” for our March Education Series. Chronic illness can…

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Online Fibromyalgia Support Group

Please join us for our Fibromyalgia support group led by Liz Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who has experience with chronic illness, including having family members with ME/CFS. Support groups are free of charge and offered online. This group is facilitated via Zoom teleconferencing. We recommend attendees test this link to download the application, and…

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Online Fibromyalgia Support Group

Please join us for our Fibromyalgia support group led by Liz Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who has experience with chronic illness, including having family members with ME/CFS. Support groups are free of charge and offered online. This group is facilitated via Zoom teleconferencing. We recommend attendees test this link to download the application, and…

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Monthly Education Series Video Release

Monthly Education Series

Our monthly Education Series shifts in the new year; instead of a live-stream event we will release the video on the first Wednesday of every month on our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. Due to the New Year’s holiday, the video will be released on January 8, this month. Amy Fortoul leads a group…

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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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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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Public Awareness of ME/CFS : A Changing Story

Millions are missing. This tragically summarizes the status of research funding for ME/CFS and FM, the staggering financial blow to the economy as patients and caregivers decrease or withdraw their workforce involvement, and most importantly, the millions of people who are missing from communities all over the world due to these debilitating diseases. For decades,…

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Building Communities of Understanding and Hope

“Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, making it even more dangerous than obesity,” reports Douglas Nemecek, MD, Chief Medical Officer of behavioral health in a major new study on loneliness that outlines the prevalence and significance of loneliness and social isolation, as well as a handful of coping…

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Patient Voice – Being Heard

One of the most important things you can do for some one suffering from ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia is to be understanding, supportive and to listen. Just listening can be such a special gift to someone. Do you recall a time you really felt heard? Is there someone in your life who is a great support…

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