The (New Zealand) Bay of Plenty Complex Chronic Illness Support Towards Wellness course operates out of Tauranga and is endorsed and promoted by New Zealand's ME expert, Dr Ros Vallings. We've discussed it in passing a few times on the New Zealand thread. An S4ME member has been looking in to the course and has sent me some details. Kira Follas is one of the course organisers. On her counselling site, Kira Follas talks about her recovery from CFS. Some snippets; "Chronic fatigue, which can also be diagnosed as adrenal fatigue, burn out, or in more severe cases, a break-down, is experienced when the body has become physically, mentally and emotionally overloaded for too longer period of time. "With little information or direction medically to assist recovery, I was forced to find my own path through and out the other side of this crippling condition. "It is hard to believe when you are in such a chronically fatigued state, with very little information to assist your recovery, and often a culture that doesn't understand, that there actually is a way through and out into recovery. But have hope: there are things you can do now to improve your situation. "After recovering from 9 years of dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as M.E., and Fibromyalgia (a debilitating muscular condition) I am passionate to assist people to not fall down the same hole as I did. So, she is very clearly suggesting that she knows how to make people recover. https://www.counsellingtauranga.co.nz/chronic-fatigue---cfsmefm.html Kira Follas has a blog on that site that includes the following: "As we start to understand that our genes are engaged in this magical dance between what’s happening 'inside' of us and what’s happening 'outside' of us, we recognize that we have the power to talk to every cell in our body, determining the trajectory of our lives." "I know now that the way I had been leading my life prior to becoming chronically ill switched ON the cellular coding for the many complex chronic health conditions I suffered from for years. As I changed my life to accommodate the healing process, I was able to literally switch off this cellular coding and reclaim a quality, meaningful and joy-filled life slowly over time."