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 resource only, no fees are exchanged.
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Personalised Fatigue Coach, Pacing Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner
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 recovery 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 with her signature ‘deal and heal’ approach gives clients a full understanding of how to manage their energy, learn how to cope better, 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.
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.
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 M.E / 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:
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, she developed the step-by-step Relief & Transformation: Managing Long Covid and ME/CFS online program, which is what she wished she had so many years ago.
She has now been a coach for 20 years.
Lorrie is a best-selling co-author with Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer and a Healing Codes coach. Lorrie is also an RYT500 certified 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.
Lorrie recently hosted the Holistic Healing for Long-Covid and ME/CFS summit, which includes speakers like Dr. Sarah Myhill and Raelan Agle. The summit was free, but you can access the Zoom recordings and full transcripts for a small fee here.
This wonderful event 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 special needs teacher who mentors people with CFS in his part-time, after going through his own 4-year journey. He completed a marathon in March 2021 to raise awareness for CFS. 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.
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.
She is the founder of Create Your Brain State, LLC, a unique brain retraining transformation program that combines the latest neuroscience and somatic healing techniques to help others reclaim vibrant health. She offers courses, mentorships (with live and recorded options), and 1-2-1 coaching.
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 has a brain-retraining and nervous system regulation program for beginners called “Creating Calm.” Her most popular program, the “Primal Trust Mentorship,” is for people with brain retraining experience (who’ve done programs like DNRS, Gupta, or similar) who want liberation from their past limitations. In this 3 month series, she offers a transformation roadmap mixing neuroscience, somatics, personal experience, and polyvagal theory.
Dr. Cat’s next Primal Trust Mentorship starts April 20 (deadline passed for the live version, the recorded option is currently available).
For a full list of Dr. Cat’s courses and mentorships, you can visit her website: www.cathleenking.com.
Here is my recent video interview with Dr. Cathleen King:
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.
Natural Wellness Coach & Founder of From Chronic To Cured
Terese specializes in supporting women with ME/CFS and Thyroid Disease, by complementing their current western medicine treatment with natural methods to promote wholistic self healing, under her signature program called Sanctuary of Balanced Wellness.
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.
On April 14, 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 cannot recommend it more for anyone 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 this quality brand of supplements. (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 based on 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.
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.
Here is my YouTube interview with Jodie (it’s the first video interview I conducted):
Jodie has a helpful new video on Raelan Agle’s channel on recovery strategies for Long-Covid and CFS.
Astra Rebecca Lozano
Creator of Yay! Neuroplasticity Coaching
Astra Rebecca Lozano (they/them) 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 Astra’s refreshingly fun and inspired coaching.
Astra specializes in helping others recover from chronic illness, trauma, codependency, as well as rewire issues of gender, sexuality, identity, religious trauma and spirituality through play, laughter, and whimsy. Their greatest joy in life is witnessing radical transformation through connection, community, and fun!
Astra recovered from 27+ years of chronic illness (13 years bedridden) using solely the magical powers of neuroplasticity. During their own healing journey, they combined a variety of techniques from DNRS, The Gupta Program, the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, as well as developing many of their own techniques along the way.
Astra recovered from Lyme Disease, co-infections, CIRS, carbon monoxide poisoning, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, OCD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, insomnia, Bipolar 1 – which included suicidal depression, fibromyalgia, nystagmus, POTS, Tourette’s syndrome, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic attacks, dyslexia, schizophrenia, migraines, PTSD, low blood pressure, pernicious anemia, parasites, disordered eating, dissociation, nausea, gastroparesis, SIBO, leaky gut, noise/light/touch/emf/
Astra is now living life to the fullest! They are traveling the world pursuing one of their other great passions in life – scuba diving – and are currently on the island of Roatan, Honduras becoming a dive instructor (a 21 year old dream) while continuing to coach and guide others through the healing process.
They believe 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.
Here is my written interview with Astra and below is our video interview. Astra shares how hitting rock bottom after going broke trying 100s of treatments ultimately led to them finding their way out.
Astra offers a free 30-minute consultation and is now accepting new clients.
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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