Quick note: I want to apologize for being MIA the past week. I’m in the midst of another flare-up of the herniated disc in my back and have been mostly sofa-bound for several days now. I had a new MRI late last week, which showed the herniation has grown in size since my last MRI in July. I met with a surgeon today and will be having a laminectomy plus microdiscectomy next month.
Now onto the reason for this post…
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Last week, my chronic illness friend Julie Holliday presented two free workshops on “Taking Back Control from Chronic Illness.” During the workshops, Julie shared 8 steps for living a happier, more peaceful and fulfilling life with chronic illness. I really enjoyed these workshops so I thought I would share the replays with you in case you missed them.
These links will only be active for a couple of days so I would encourage you to watch them now before they are taken down.
At the end of part 2, Julie briefly discusses her upcoming group coaching program. I enjoyed Julie’s free workshops so much that I decided to sign up for her coaching program, too. I’ve spent years trying to find the right treatments for chronic Lyme and fibromyalgia, but I have largely ignored the mental and emotional aspects of living with chronic illness.
But as Julie says in her workshops, in order to heal and thrive, your body needs to spend as much time as possible in the parasympathetic state. I’m hoping Julie’s program is going to teach me strategies to finally halt the “fight or flight or freeze” response that so many of us with Lyme and fibro live in every day.
In case you’re interested in joining me in the coaching program, here’s a rundown of what it entails:
- Six months of weekly online meetings, alternating between skills teaching sessions and coaching sessions.
- 12 workbooks with exercises to help master Julie’s 8 steps to taking back control from chronic illness for a more relaxed, balanced and fulfilling life.
- A 3-week meditation starter kit designed to help overcome the ‘chronic illness meditation disability’
- Various other downloadable guided relaxation, meditation and self-healing audios
- Membership to a private Facebook community with ongoing support from Julie and other participants of the program (past and present).
For those who want to delve deeper into the program, there are several optional extras:
- Fortnightly support group
- Monthly Q&A session
- Monthly workshops
Program participants can also request one individual coaching session with Julie each month for an additional $20.
When Julie was announcing her program, I expected it was going to be out of my price range. Organizing and presenting a six-month coaching program involves a lot of time and effort on Julie’s part, so I was surprised at the low cost of her program. That’s why I signed up so quickly!
The whole program costs about $250 US, but to make it even more affordable, Julie has given me a discount code for 33% off for six Fed Up with Fatigue readers. She’s made it easier by breaking the total cost up into six payments – one initial payment of around $106 US, then five monthly payments of about $36 US.
(I’m using the word “about” a lot because Julie is from the U.K. so these figures may change slightly based on exchange rates.)
You can register here. Be sure to use the code DGBFuwF33%OFF at checkout to get your 33% off discount*! This code will only be valid for the first six people who register. Registration will close within a couple of days.
*Discount applies to the first payment, but does not apply to the remaining 5 payments.