Eight Years Later, Living with ME/CFS

by | Jan 11, 2016 | Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Patient Education

Thomas Harrison, living with mecfs

Tom Harrison, living with ME/CFS

Presented by Thomas G. Harrison, LCSW, MFT

Thomas Harrison has worked as a mental health professional with patients with chronic disease for 39 years and has lived with ME/CFS since 1989. On January 6th, 2016, he discussed the progress made in coping within healthy limits with chronic illness. He also addressed what changes have positively impacted the disease process in his own life and within other patients’ experience. This education meeting was an open conversation discussing general and specific symptom regulation aimed at helping patients living with ME/CFS.

Eight years ago Thomas G. Harrison, LCSW, MFT, presented at the OFFER Conference on how new strategies functionally impact ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. You can view his 2007 presentation on the Bateman Horne Center YouTube channel. In this discussion he talks about what he’s learned in the 8 years since that original presentation and advances the discussion on living with ME/CFS.

Thomas Harrison taught at the University of Utah from 1977 to 2007 at the Graduate school of social work, the Department of Child Psychiatry and the Department of Pediatrics. He also taught at BYU Law School in mediation and conflict resolution. He has authored four books and has written many professional articles and has been featured on local and national radio and television programs.


The Bateman Horne Center holds monthly education meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Patients in the Salt Lake City area are invited to attend in person, and the sessions are broadcast via YouTube live stream, making them available to all. After the education meeting takes place, all recordings are archived here on the BHC blog and on the BHC YouTube channel.

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