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Articles

Except where otherwise noted, all articles are by Nancy Blake.

ME/CFS

  1. A Beginner's Guide to ME/CFS Part II: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by So Many Names

    So, as we who have ME know too well, just getting through the normal activities of daily living means we are functioning above our anaerobic threshold a lot of the time, which is w...

  2. A Beginner's Guide to ME/CFS: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by So Many Names - Part I

    A Beginner's Guide to ME/CFS is the title of a little book by myself which includes essential information and recommendations from Dr. Leslie O. Simpson, which will be available on...

  3. A Curious Thought - ME

    The author's column is usually headed 'Practical NLP'. She is also nearly fully recovered from ME, and is passionate about the often cruel treatment of people with ME and other chr...

  4. A Radical Care Pathway for ME/CFS

    Much maligned and misunderstood, ME gets a radical makeover in this exclusive editorial for nhsManagers.Network. But is this pathway really so radical? Perhaps only if you are a he...

  5. Lost in Translation - The ME-Polio Connection and the Dangers of Exercise

    'The syndrome which is currently known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the UK and Epidemic Neuromyasthenia in the USA leaves a chronic aftermath of debility in a large number of cas...

  6. ME-CFS: Redefining Rest and Learning to be a Psychopath

    At this moment, I am struggling with at least three themes: Getting 'rest' recognized as 'treatment', getting the influence of certain psychiatrists recognized as part of our societ...

  7. ME, CFS, Now SEID

    I was dreading the outcome of the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on ME/CFS. All of us who have this illness (or one of these illnesses) know from bitter experience that phy...

  8. ME/CFS: Ethical and Unethical Uses of NLP

    This article will not be welcomed by those who practice and believe in the use of NLP as an effective treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - ME/CFS.

  9. Never Mind ME - What About 'Blame-the-Patient' Syndrome?

    A group of psychiatrists led by Professor Simon Wesseley, have been able to establish the view that ME is a psychiatric condition which can be successfully treated by Cognitive Beh...

  10. The Importance of Blood Flow and Evening Primrose Oil in ME

    by Leslie Owen Simpson

    This article by a medical researcher in the field of haemorheology, provides a full technical explanation of how this can explain the specific pattern of ME symptoms, and how relat...

NLP

  1. Psychoneuroimmunology and NLP

    The author explains the required paradigm shift that is needed to bridge the divide between science/allopathic medicine and the holistic, mind-body approach to health, highlighting ...

  2. NLP: Cult or Cure? Neither, Actually

    This authoritative feature is a response to the definition of NLP on the online Wikipedia, which describes neurolinguistic programming as a cult.

  3. Joy - That's What It's About, Isn't It?

    This column on NLP touches on experiences of joy - the joy of the seasons - and pain, which is nature way of letting us know that something needs to be done to ensure our survival. ...

  4. Dealing with Harm

    This column focuses on how practitioners in health-enhancing professions can keep well, and use their skills to the best of their ability to help their clients without drowning in s...

  5. Learning Piano Joyfully with NLP

    The three concepts used here are leading by reward, using a moving toward strategy, and working to create positive internal dialogue. These all work hand in hand.

  6. Practical NLP: Separation and Separateness

    The author offers some keys to healthier relationships, particularly with our partners. She also explains the difference between separation and separateness, and how men and women...

  7. Practical NLP: Negotiating Being Fat

    The author gives an account of her personal history of having been told by her doctor to lose ten pounds, when she was fourteen, and weighed eight stone nine pounds. She did this su...

  8. A Curious Thought - ME

    This author column is usually headed Practical NLP. However, she is also nearly fully recovered from ME, and is passionate about the often cruel treatment of people with ME and othe...

  9. Never Mind ME - What About 'Blame-the-Patient' Syndrome?

    A group of psychiatrists led by Professor Simon Wesseley, have been able to establish the view that ME is a psychiatric condition which can be successfully treated by Cognitive Beha...

  10. Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Depression Part I

    As my theme is Practical NLP, I will explain how these basic concepts can be used in the treatment of depression.

  11. Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Depression Part II

    The article sets out ways in which working with submodalities can be very effective in helping people suffering from depression.

  12. On Togetherness and Being Separate, in the Week of the Royal Wedding

    Counselling couples in difficulty, I never discuss who said what to who, or whose fault anything is (too often, one or both members of the pair believes that things can only be reso...

  13. "I Was Too Ashamed......."

    The guilt of the victim can present a serious challenge to those trying to heal the damage done by any form of abuse. How can we understand it - how can we release it?

  14. When It's Not Going to Get Better - Redefining Success and 'Failure'

    The medical conference concerned the fate of a 'younger disabled' patient - a formerly healthy young woman who, for reasons no one could figure out, had deteriorated, over the years...

  15. A Beginner's Guide to ME/CFS: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by So Many Names - Part I

    A Beginner's Guide to ME/CFS is the title of a little book by myself which includes essential information and recommendations from Dr. Leslie O. Simpson, which will be available on...