This thread has been split from here There is a thread elsewhere discussing my Radical Care Pathway for ME/CFS, (now only available via Positive Health e journal). Because in my work as a psychotherapist, I have used NLP, I have come under the suspicion which NLP seems to arouse generally. I would like to clarify this, and having written an article recently, attacking in the most courteous possible way the vile bilge that is the Lightning Process...the most abusive use possible of NLP, this seems a good place to post a link to my article. Hope this is OK. http://www.positivehealth.com/artic...nd-the-lightning-process-in-the-looking-glass And maybe these two further links to my most recent articles will clarify the matter further. (The biggest threat to us right now..two, actually...are Wessely’s creating the spurious classification ; Medically Unexplained Symptoms...and the fact that the NICE Guidelines Review ‘experts’ are three psychiatrists, two neurologists, a pediatrician and a patient. These have been anonymised for some reason but no prizes for assuming that the neurologists will be Jon Stone and Ben Carson, both fans of the ‘functional neurological disorder’ model, and that the pediatrician will be EC. So that is completely rigged...along with the predominance of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic ‘stakeholders’. The MUS thing damages everyone who comes within the ME/CFS remit of the Institute of Medicine Report, which stated that these, and related conditions are not psychogenic, and that the defining feature of ME/CFS is that ‘exertion of any type - physical, cognitive or emotional - may adversely affect many organ systems...’. In other words, psychiatrists should be nowhere near us, and treatment must be as Ramsay and Acheson insisted—based on maximising rest and minimising exertion. As I point out in my article on the financial fraud proposed in Wessely’s ‘Guidance for Joint Commissioners of Services for patients with medically unexplained symptoms, this harms us, amd it harms people who have genuine mental health problems, for whom the funding should be reserved. Yesterday, I saw an ad for Pulse CPD modules on women’s health - they are offering 25, to educate G.P.s about womens’ medical problems. The ad said ‘50% of women make an average of 19 visits to their GP before receiving a diagnosis.’ One of the ‘symptoms’ of ‘MUS’ is ‘frequent help-seeking’. It seems that this 50% of women with a medical problem are in danger of being diagnosed with MUS. Which in the case of cancer, would be a death sentence. http://www.positivehealth.com/artic...s-diverting-5-year-funding-from-mental-health And http://www.positivehealth.com/artic...-polio-connection-and-the-dangers-of-exercise Hope this clarifies who I am and what I am about.