Health Recovery Coaches
Below is a list of amazing people to consider to support you along your healing journey
Please read first: This blog is independent from any coach and their methods (and visa versa). Nothing on this blog is medical advice nor meant to be prescriptive. Please consult with trusted medical professionals before making any health decisions.
Any approach should be customized for each individual. Any coach’s program should be done at a pace that is easy for you. No coach or program should replace seeking medical advice. I encourage you to make the best choices for you regarding hiring and working with any coach.
This is a free resource only, no fees are exchanged.
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Personalised Fatigue Coach, Pacing, and Neuroplasticity Coach
Pamela blends neuroscience with practical lifestyle advice to help clients heal. What I really love about Pamela is that she knows everyone’s life situation and experience of fatigue is different and tailors her framework for each client.
Pamela herself healed from ME/CFS after a 7-year journey, and now is a highly-sought-after ME/CFS pacing coach. She knows that extreme fatigue can rob you of the life you want to live and leave you feeling desperate because you’re unable to cope with even basic daily tasks.
She is an encouraging presence with many tools up her sleeve. Pamela’s ‘Life Rescue’ framework applies her signature ‘deal and heal’ approach.
Pamela Rose gives clients a full understanding of 1. How to manage their energy 2. learn how to cope better 3. learn how to effectively and efficiently communicate their needs 4. and feel like life is worth living again. Many people have told me Pamela’s pacing advice has been a game-changer.
Pamela offers 1-to-1 coaching via Zoom and at her office in Bristol during normal times, pacing workshops, and has a highly-rated 3-Week Rescue Course (it’s both live and recorded for those who want to do it in their own time).
Here is my written interview with Pamela:
Here is a news article featuring one of Pamela’s clients, Luke, with Long Covid in November 2020 on learning the importance of real rest and here is a more recent video of Luke’s (almost) recovery story. Update: As of November 2021, Luke considers himself fully recovered.
Note: Pamela currently has a 1-month waitlist for new UK/EU individual clients and 2 months for US clients, since her early evenings book up fast. You can contact Pamela to get on her waitlist for personal coaching and learn more about her other programs on her website.
Fatigue and Wellbeing Coach, Certified NLP Coach, Registered UK Adult Nurse
Jo offers personalised coaching that incorporates mindset, pacing, lifestyle, and health support.
She combines her NLP coaching tools with her knowledge gleaned from over 20 years nursing in the NHS, to deliver a holistic service. Jo understands that each client needs an individual approach, as we are all unique, as is our fatigue story.
Jo suffered with relentless fatigue herself, after becoming unwell with dysautonomia/ POTS in 2017. Jo found that medical management got her only so far in her recovery, but needed to coach herself in terms of mindset, pacing, and lifestyle changes, to get her life back on track. Jo has also witnessed in her role as a nurse, that the mind and body need supporting, to achieve great health outcomes. After experiencing burnout from nursing on the frontline during the Covid pandemic, Jo decided it was time to follow her passion and launch her own coaching business.
While her healthcare knowledge underpins her coaching framework and practice, Jo emphasizes that she is offering a coaching service, not nursing. Jo does still, however, work as an NHS Clinical Nurse Specialist, on an ad hoc basis.
Within Jo’s coaching framework, under lifestyle and health, these areas are explored: sleep, diet, movement, and social connections. Jo also understands that stress and anxiety can be present with POTS, ME, and other fatigue conditions, and supports her clients’ mental wellbeing.
Jo offers an online coaching service via video call.
My interview with Jo (audio interview and written transcript):
Clinical Nutritionist, Licensed Naturopath & NLP Practitioner
I have gotten multiple emails from Lauren’s clients about how helpful and amazing she is.
Lauren is a registered and licensed Nutritionist, Naturopath, and NLP practitioner. She operates from her clinic in London, as well as offering online consultations for those based elsewhere.
Having recovered from ME/CFS herself, Lauren has helped countless clients to recover and reclaim their health back. She is renowned for her multidisciplinary skillset, covering all of the key pillars that are essential for the recovery process. This includes targeted nutrition, functional testing, supplemental protocols, as well as the tools of NLP and mindset coaching to encompass a 360 degree approach to health rehabilitation.
As well as her Nutrition & Naturopathy 1:1 consultations, Lauren also offers a hugely popular 18-week online group mindset coaching program for people with M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Here is Lauren’s full recovery story on my friend Raelan Agle’s channel:
CFS Programs Navigator
Lindsay became ill with ME/CFS at the end of 2015 after handing in her Masters in Public Health thesis and later experienced a severe concussion. Along her 7 year path to recovery, Lindsay has used multiple online programs, and found success in healing progressively through focusing on her lifestyle, brain-retraining, somatic bodywork, and self-discovery work.
Lindsay is now a CFS Programs Navigator, helping people with ME/ CFS, Long Covid and other system sensitivity disorders determine the best program or path to recovery for them. Check out her services at lindsayvine.com and follow her on instagram @CFSPrograms_navigator. She offers a free discovery call.
Lindsay lives in Vancouver, Canada with her dog Winnie. She loves hiking, yoga, animal facts and connecting people to what they need to heal.
Somatic Embodiment Coach
In Amy’s own words:
I’m Amy, a certified and fully-insured Embodiment Coach, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator.
About me: I often refer to myself as a ‘recovering over-doer’. Living in my body, rather than my head is something that I have had to work on over the years. I began coaching people in my former management roles in media organisations. It was here, I first trained as a mental health first aider.
In 2018, I developed a pain and fatigue condition. As life as I knew it fell apart, I committed to healing and building an authentic life for myself. My experience was a real wake up call into what was and was not working for me in my ‘old life’. Already studying yoga, I became fascinated with learning about the nervous system, modern pain science, and the impact of chronic stress and trauma.
Once well enough, I took additional training to develop my repertoire of skills, so I could support people going through their own challenges.
What I do: I offer body-orientated coaching. This is also referred to as embodiment or somatic coaching. I help clients cultivate embodied resilience in navigating life’s many challenges, rather than constantly trying to force yourself to push through. We look at pacing or energy management, learning how to say “no” and really feeling good about it, building self worth, being kind to yourself, connecting to your true needs and desires, and more.
I work with a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds – from those bed-bound from pain, fatigue, illness or burnout to those with busy and active lifestyles. We work with the body, not just the mind, to explore a felt sense of new options in our ways of being and relating. We explore practices to help bring their nervous system into a state of healthy regulation. I also help my clients access and feel their feelings, rather than problem solving them.
Sessions involve talking along with some gentle explorations in posture, movement, and breath. The work is not athletic (no yoga mat or leggings are required) and can be tailored to however you are on the day (e.g. you can sit, stand, or lie down in bed). You are in full choice and can say yes or no to anything offered in the session. This work is gentle, helping you recognise and process emotions and allowing space for integration to ensure lasting change.
My coaching is offered over Zoom and charged at £75 per hour (~$92) or £37.50 per 30 mins.
Holistic Health Recovery Coach
I admire how Lorrie is doing so much to help the Long Covid and ME/CFS community.
After healing from severe ME/CFS that kept her housebound and bedbound for 8+ years in her 20s, Lorrie began helping others. She recognized there were some things to Do and things to Not do in order to recover and/or live a full life within one’s health journey.
Through her own experience and from working with hundreds of clients over the past 20 years, she developed the step-by-step 8 week Relief & Transformation: Managing Long Covid and ME/CFS online course. This course is what she herself wished she had so many years ago. Here is her resources page where you can learn more and join the waitlist for her course.
She now also offers a Membership Relief & Transformation Program for continued support for those who complete the course. It’s a slower pace, features a private online community, and meets once a month for group coaching (as opposed to once a week with the full 8 week course).
Lorrie is also a certified 500 hour yoga instructor and created the Yoga + Strength Training for Long Covid and ME/CFS online program, to help people very gently move their body without setbacks. She is also a best-selling co-author with Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.
Lorrie hosts the Holistic Healing for Long-Covid and ME/CFS summit (July 7 – 17, 2022). The speakers include leading medical and holistic professionals as well as those on the journey and people who have recovered. You can access last years’ Zoom recordings and full transcripts for a small fee here.
This wonderful summit covers so many aspects of healing for your consideration!
Here is Lorrie’s full recovery story on Raelan’s channel:
CFS/ME Recovery Mentor and Coach
Chris is a school teacher who also mentors people with CFS, after going through his own 4-year journey. He completed a marathon in March 2021 to raise awareness for CFS, and beat his previous time in 2022. He’s a salt-of-the-earth guy with a wealth of practical and insightful recovery knowledge. Chris in his own words:
One thing I remember when going through CFS/M.E for 4 years was the abundance of information (both positive and negative) and how it can all be quite confusing and complicated.
Working with me 1 on 1, I’m going to keep it simple and stick to four key pillars of CFS/M.E recovery/healing which involves:
- Focusing on mindset and mental health through daily meditation, observing your thoughts, and daily journaling.
- Following a diet that works well for your gut health and eating based on Ayurvedic principles for your body type (for informative purposes only)
- Creating optimal conditions for sleep
- Restorative movement
Coaching calls will be customized for your current health and progression.
After overcoming CFS, all I want to do, from the bottom of my heart, is to give back and help other sufferers be able to achieve their best life like I’ve been able to.
Learn more about Chris and book him to be Your coach on his new coaching website. He has many wonderful client testimonials. You can find him on Instagram @healingwithrocdoc38.
Dr. Cathleen King, DPT
Neuroplasticity and Somatic Healing Transformation Coach
I have heard multiple wonderful reviews from people who were mentored by Dr. Cat. She herself healed from severe CFS and Chronic Lyme, which she had for over a decade.
Dr. Cathleen King is a doctor of physical therapy, neuroscience educator, intuitive healer, and a busy mom. Her superpower is helping people with chronic health conditions see the patterns that have bound them, resolve their subconscious resistance, and create transformational life changes.
Cathleen found her own liberation from over a decade of debilitating chronic Lyme disease, mold illness, microbiome imbalance, chronic fatigue, PTSD and a host of other challenges through combining her medical background with her intuitive healing skills.
She is the founder of Primal Trust, a unique brain retraining transformation program that combines the latest neuroscience and somatic healing techniques to help others reclaim vibrant health.
She has a newly revamped, comprehensive nervous system regulation program called “Level 1: Regulate” (Level 1 was formerly called “Creating Calm,” and was more of a simple toolkit). It includes scientific explanations behind chronic illness. It includes both brain retraining and somatic bodywork.
Her advanced course, “Level 2: Primal Trust Mentorship – Integrate,” is for people who went through Level 1, who want liberation from their past limitations and are ready to go deeper. In this 5 month series, she offers a transformational roadmap to identify your values, live your values, and resolve subconscious resistance.
Dr. Cat’s offering costs $96/month, for access to all program levels and materials (note: you are directed to first go through Level 1). The portal includes 100 hours of supplemental video (including recordings of old classes.
You can join a peer led study group and attend live Q&A’s when the course is live (as of November 2022, Dr. Cat is teaching Level 1: Regulate, and will teach Level 2: Integrate in Spring 2023). Members have access to optional drop-in Zoom sessions from other practitioners and members throughout the week (a monthly grief circle, sound bath healing, boundaries class, Zoom dance parties).
Here is my video interview with Dr. Cathleen King:
Vanessa, Your Grateful Guide
Brain Retraining Coach, Guide, and Workshop creator
In Vanessa’s own words:
I’m Vanessa, Your Grateful Guide to hope and healing.
About me: I call myself an accidental expert on chronic illness because I lived it for over a decade of my life. I was diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses including POTS, CFS, Chronic Migraine, Vestibular Disorders, SFN, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Depression, PTSD, IBS, Long Covid, and the list goes on. After trying everything, and spending everything, to get better, I was still left with debilitating illnesses and limitations. I never thought I would live again, laugh again, work again or be the mom and wife my family needed.
Just when I thought all hope was lost, I found my faith and it pointed me into the direction of neuroplasticity. This is where I learned to harness the power of my God-given mind to change my brain and heal my body.
What I do: I offer a space of safety and co-regulation, where my clients feel seen and heard and receive support unique to their needs. I take a compassionate approach to this journey of nervous system regulation and use various tools and frameworks (Visualization, journaling, inner child work, belief work, EFT tapping, vagus nerve exercises, somatics, and more).
I work with brain retainers from all types of programs, and I help them stay focused, move through resistance, identify healing blocks, process grief, and arm them with transformative tools and knowledge. We know there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to healing, and that’s why I do my best to work with my clients on their specific needs, tying in their beliefs, values, characteristics and creating a daily practice that is unique and authentic to them. Healing happens here, and it starts with you.
- 1-1 Coaching: for all brain retrainers (DNRS, GUPTA, CFS School, Primal Trust, Vital Side, Curable, etc.)
- Consultations: For those looking to get into Nervous System Regulation/Brain Retraining, helping them find the right fit.
- Live Workshops (recordings available for purchase): Visualization Masterclass ($40). Coming soon: ‘Grieving While Healing’ workshop.
- Group Coaching for brain retainers: Coming soon!
You can connect with me through my website and find me on Instagram and YouTube.
My YouTube interview with Vanessa:
Energy-Healing Life Coach and Creator of Peace, Power, Profits®
Liz note: So many of us, after we start to improve health wise, are like “now what?” when we realize we don’t want to go back to our old career and ways of living, yet we lack the confidence to take the next step. Dr. Gwen’s own story about stepping into her true calling inspired me. My interview with her will be up in early 2023 on my YouTube channel. In Dr. Gwen’s own words:
I am Dr. Gwen, a life coach and energy healer. My current practice empowers me to help align you energetically to the goals you want to achieve and release the energies that are keeping you stuck, so you can step into your calling.
About me: I’m a natural born healer with an innate understanding of how energy works. Listing certifications are no longer important to me, but just in case you may wonder, I’m Business Success Coach certified, NLP certified, Hypnotist certified, have energy healing certifications in several areas, and have received rewards and recognition for my work over decades of service to humanity.
I’m an educator through and through, starting my practice as a high school engineering teacher, which led to me becoming a school principal, and later an executive leader in the school systems. I have been a professor and head of department at the university level where I coached other professors in areas of their practice.
I have been developing my coaching skills for more than 25 years, helping people from all walks of life, from all over the world, connect with their inner wisdom and change their lives for the better.
What I do: As a life coach, I know the importance of achieving goals. As a spiritualist, I know the importance of being on the path you’re meant to be on.
My group coaching program: Peace Power Profits® Method to Self-Confidence, is uniquely designed to help you find peace and fulfillment without continuously struggling with emotional baggage and traumas. The core components of the program are: Phase 1 – Awareness: Discover, Ignite, Prioritize; Phase 2 – Creation: Align, Empower, Visualize; Phase 3 – Transformation: Strategize, Implement, and Actualize (learn more).
Transformational Teacher & Creator of Brain Gardening
I love how Alina combines her artistic talents, neuroscience training, and powerful personal experience to help others heal and thrive.
Alina is a recovered chronic illness warrior and Brain Gardener™. She has personally healed over 50 chronic conditions in herself, including C-PTSD, POTS, CIRS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, anxiety, brain fog, countless chemical and sensory sensitivities, as well as Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome.
Alina developed limbic system impairment in childhood in the midst of adverse experiences and used art as a buffer until her life as an award-winning artist and information designer became eclipsed by declining health. Brain retraining was the missing piece to restore wholeness and wellness. Alina wanted to help others harvest physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness through neuroplasticity.
In 2020, she launched Brain Gardening™ after getting certified in Reiki and Integrative Sound & Music Healing and receiving training from world experts in epigenetics, the autonomic nervous system, and somatic healing, including Drs. Bruce Lipton, Stephen Porges, Deb Dana and more.
Alina’s clients include people actively doing a neuroplasticity program who seek additional coaching support for specific healing goals, people with childhood trauma, and people open to creative healing approaches.
Visit braingardening.com for a variety of artful and user-friendly free resources, to learn about individual coaching support, or to join the waitlist for online neuroplasticity program.
Holistic Fatigue Recovery Coach
Terese is a wealth of natural wellness and life wisdom who had her own 7-year journey with ME/CFS. I hope to join her for tea one day.
Terese specializes in supporting women with ME/CFS and Thyroid Disease, by complementing their current western medicine treatment with natural methods to promote holistic self healing.
Terese has one-on-one sessions both online and in Hobart, Tasmania where she is based. Her signature Sanctuary of Balanced Wellness program has 4-week and 3-month options.
Terese is currently accepting clients worldwide and you can book a free 20 minute consult with her on her website fromchronictocured.com.
You can now join the wait-list for Terese’s 8-week online group program: ‘Inflamed to Empowered’ (launching January 2022), aimed at those with a viral load or viral-triggered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: https://fromchronictocured.com/programs. (Note: Please consult trusted medical professionals before making any health decisions.)
Narcissist Abuse Recovery Coach, CFS Recovery Coach
Vera is one of the best people I have ever met. Her light is contagious and her wisdom is well beyond her years. Everyone needs a little Vera in their life!
After surviving 26 years of emotional and psychologic abuse that left her bed-bound with severe CFS/ME for 3 years, Vera has regained her full health and rediscovered her spirit.
Vera specializes in helping victims of psychological abuse and sufferers of chronic illness to reclaim their lives and become their own person.
Vera released her first online course: Become Your Own Person for only $39. It contains 40 short videos and a workbook of journal prompts. Vera teaches you how to trust your gut, how to create healthy boundaries (with scripts), and even how to create your own style (and much more). I recommend it to those seeking to connect with their true spirit – what I have observed is an important part of healing and thriving.
Vera also has many helpful resources and insights to share for clients interested in learning more about Ayurveda, India’s version of Chinese Medicine which focuses on digestion, for educational purposes. I encourage you to check out her amazing YouTube channel.
You can contact Vera about coaching and learn more at her website: verawilhelmsen.com
My written interview with Vera (I made toggles for each section!):
Here is Vera’s inspiring YouTube interview with my amazing friend Raelan:
Vera is based in Norway and is accepting new 1-2-1 clients worldwide.
Gut health enthusiast; Ambassador of Gut & Immune Support Supplements
Rorie is not a coach. She is an inspirational woman and helpful resource.
Rorie has a big “Why” for what she does and that’s her own health story. Rorie healed from her own health, energy, and various autoimmune skin conditions by reducing stress in her life and healing her gut. When Rorie’s gut was off-balance, she relied on medications to mask the symptoms and struggled to control her sugar cravings.
When she came across quality products to support her blood sugar stabilization, energy, and gut-health, she began to see results she hadn’t gotten with symptom-maskers or store-bought vitamins. Rorie then became a ambassador of the brand of supplements that helped her. (Disclaimer: supplements are not intended to cure any medical condition.)
Our soil just doesn’t have the same healthy nutrients it used to due to modern agriculture practices, including Magnesium. Rorie helped me upgrade a few supplements that support my amazing digestion. I no longer am reliant on a war-chest of supplements, but continue to take a couple good ones. I’ve noticed a difference when I’ve ran out.
Our bodies and biomes are unique, and I encourage you to consult a trusted professional before considering probiotics and supplements and also listen to your gut.
Rorie at age 50 says she feels in the best health of her life. She is an excellent resource and wonderful person. You can find her on Instagram @gutbustingtruths.
Brain Retraining Specialist and Health Recovery Coach
Jodie is a wonderful, encouraging coach. Many clients say working with her has been life-changing. She supports people with a wide range of conditions that are exacerbated by sympathetic nervous system over-activation.
Jodie had viral-onset CFS 15 years ago. For 3 years, she tried what seemed like every western and holistic healing modality under the sun without substantial change. Then she heard about the Lightning Process and started exploring how the science of the mind-body connection can be used to rebalance the nervous system and trigger positive physiological change.
She had already tried meditation and cognitive behavior therapy, but this was something different. The Lightning Process is a program inspired by neuroscience, specifically psychoneuroimmunology, the power of harnessing our mind to support our biochemistry to help switch back on the body’s natural ability to heal.
Jodie fully healed from CFS not long after taking the Lightning Process in January 2009. She went back to a thriving career in entertainment radio, ran the London Marathon, had two beautiful children, and moved to California. She shares in our interview what inspired her become a Master NLP, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Lightning Process practitioner herself years later.
The Lightning Process has inspired several other neuroplasticity programs. It costs more than video-based programs because it’s taught in a live seminar (either in person or via Zoom) and offers personalized coaching support before, during, and after the seminar.
You can learn more about Jodie, the Lightning Process, and client testimonials by visiting her website and Instagram.
Here is my YouTube interview with Jodie:
Jodie has a helpful new video on Raelan Agle’s channel on recovery strategies for Long-Covid and CFS.
[Liz note: My blog is not affiliated with the Lightning Process and I do not collect funds for anyone to be on my coaches page or YouTube. I encourage you to do your research to investigate if something is or is not a good fit for you.]
Brain Retraining Specialist
I empower people to become unstuck and finally overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome using a science based, self compassionate, mind-body approach to renewed wellness.
I was stuck in a stress response for over a decade and was pushing myself far too hard even before I got ill.
After 11 years of being mostly housebound with CFS and an array of debilitating symptoms, I fully healed in only 2 months. I went from walking 25 minutes a day on a good day with CFS to climbing mountains in 2 weeks and exploring the southern coast of Portugal.
Your mind is incredibly powerful, you just need to know how to make it work for you, instead of against you!
When you identify and deal with both the patterns that are keeping you stuck right now and the patterns that led to your illness in the first place, true long lasting health can happen.
Now 5 years after fully healing I am healthier and happier than ever, my full time career is helping people worldwide to overcome CFS restoring full wellness with my online brain retraining program which has proven very successful.
Here is Jason’s popular interview on Raelan Agle’s ME/CFS recovery YouTube channel.
Creator of Yay! Neuroplasticity Coaching
Lorelai Yarrow (she/they) is a queer neuroplasticity coach, healing hostess and playologist, and creator of Yay! Neuroplasticity Coaching. Multiple people of various ages have shared with me they really benefitted from her refreshingly fun and inspired coaching.
Lorelai specializes in helping others recover from chronic illness, trauma, and codependency through play, laughter, and whimsy. Lorelai believes that the most profound transformation and expansion happens when a person is able to (re)discover their childlike joy and wonder. Astra’s life purpose is to help guide others to find that place of whimsical freedom.
She recovered from 27+ years of chronic illness (13 years bedridden) using solely the magical powers of neuroplasticity. During her healing journey, she combined a variety of techniques from DNRS, The Gupta Program, the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, as well as developing many techniques of her own along the way.
Lorelai recovered from Lyme Disease, co-infections, CIRS, carbon monoxide poisoning, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), OCD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, insomnia, Bipolar 1 – which included suicidal depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety, POTS, migraines, PTSD, low blood pressure, parasites, disordered eating, dissociation, nausea, gastroparesis, SIBO, leaky gut, noise/light/touch/emf/
Lorelai is now living life to the fullest! She recently fulfilled her dream of traveling the world and work as a dive instructor. She continues to coach and guide others through the healing process.
I attended a casual, inspiring Zoom event Lorelai spoke at in late 2020 for people who were actively doing a neuroplasticity program. Lorelai told her recovery story. Lorelai was inundated by adults, some into their 70’s telling her “I forgot how to play” and “I don’t know how to create joy in my life. Can you teach me?”
Lorelai decided to answer the call to help people on their healing journey reconnect with joy.
Here is my written interview with Lorelai (formerly named Astra) and below is our video interview. She shares how hitting rock bottom after going broke trying hundreds of treatments ultimately led to them finding their way out.
If you are looking for inspiration to tap into joy for your neuroplasticity practice, Lorelai is highly recommended.
Lorelai offers a free 30-minute consultation and is now accepting new clients. You can reach her at yayneuroplasticity.com.
If you’re looking for a medical doctor:
If you are looking for a medical doctor, a thoughtful person named Erica Verillo (not associated with my blog in any way) put together a long list of ME/CFS medical doctors in the US and elsewhere.
This is not a full list of all ME/CFS doctors, nor meant to be a recommendation. It is for informative purposes only.
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