Before I did the Energy Excellence Course I was unable to work, and often unable to leave the house.
I had days where I couldn’t read or hold a conversation, I had got myself into a little routine that meant I forced myself out of bed every day, but sometimes that was all I did. I was in pain a lot of the time. Previously, I had been active and alert and healthy.
My ME/CFS started with the flu, I felt pathetic and frustrated and confused, I had no way of explaining the symptoms, but I knew they were real. I was constantly trying to justify my situation to myself and to others.
The Energy Excellence Course was a big light bulb moment for me. I realised that this illness had been a long time coming, but that I could not only recover, but be better than I was before I became ill.
The techniques I learned I am mindful of every day and this has not just allowed me to go back to work, have an active life and do all the things I was unable to do, but has also given me an understanding of what is important, of what I can and can’t control and an appreciation of things that make me happy.
Hard work and constant checking and use of the techniques enabled me to look at things in a very different light. I used to leave the house every day as if it was a fight. I have been symptom free since doing the Energy Excellence Course two years ago and I'm happier and healthier than I have ever been.
I think that for the course to work you have to be very honest with yourself, you have to want to put in the effort and make the changes necessary. The course was the first time anyone had given me an explanation that made sense to me, once I knew that I had control over my symptoms I was up and running.
I joined the course with my sceptical levels at maximum, I was also worried I wouldn’t be able to complete it. I am so glad I did the course, it has given me back my life and more. I am now grateful every day that my commitment to the changes I needed to make have paid off in spades. I am now 100% back to the normal, healthy, happy and active me.