The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help website is offering courses for their self-help program and they are currently accepting sign ups for the class starting on January 14th. The course was created by Bruce Campbell, Ph.D., a recovered CFS patient who before becoming ill worked on self-help programs for chronic illness at the Stanford University Medical School.
The course is for six weeks and during that time, CFS and Fibromyalgia patients will learn practical skills to manage their illness. The course will also address issues such as relationships, work, stress, emotions and dealing with loss.
The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help website offers three courses: the introductory self-management course and two free advanced follow up courses. The courses take approximately 2 – 3 hours per week to complete.
Classes are conducted by email and they are led by trained volunteer moderators who are course graduates and CFS or Fibromyalgia patients.
The cost for the introductory course is $35 for those living in the U.S. and Canada, higher rates if you live elsewhere. Low income students can apply for a partial scholarship by December 20th.
To sign up for the course, please visit the CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help website.