Reverse Therapy for CFS/ME/FM

My experiences with Mickel Reverse Therapy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Week 15 - Trying...

Received David's replies over the weekend. He really is trying his very best to help me, and what he writes makes a lot of sense. However this email discussion makes progress in understanding what I need to do very s l o w. He is a busy person and it takes a while for him to write back to my mails. He did mention that he may be visiting my part of the country at some point so that may be on the cards to speed things up.

So, I'm still at my brick wall with regards to actions. I hope that the pending replies from my emails will throw some light onto this.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Blog email updates

For those of you that follow my blog I thought it might be good to have alerts via email when this blog gets updated, rather than you having to check every week or so. A Google search for this kind of thing came up with

If you would like to try it out, I've added a useful subscription box to the right hand side of this page underneath all the links. Just enter your email address and you'll get alerts when this page gets updated.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Week 13 - stuck again

With my new found knowledge of Mickel Reverse Therapy (MRT) I've been noticing the same old hindrances: That I can't find an action that will resolve the emotion, either because I draw a blank or because the 'ideal world' solution just wouldn't work because of my life situation (e.g. like getting a new job). So I'm feeling disheartened and upset. I really do believe in the theory but something seems to be amiss. I'm wondering if one possible problem is that I'm unable to dissolve my 'chemical memories'/'state dependent memories'. Perhaps they are deeper ingrained than previously thought. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place (I've got a fair amount of life 'stuff' that could be these kind of chemical memories which help trigger symptoms). In fact, I wonder whether its because I have a comprehensive list of these that I'm a 'difficult case' and MRT doesn't seem to be working for me.

I'm also wondering if the sporadic nature of my email conversation with David isn't helping the situation. I emailed him a couple of days ago with a 'hello?' email asking politely if I had been forgotten about or if he was too busy (I emailed him with queries about his comments two weeks ago). He emailed back within a day saying he was very busy at present but would get back to me at the end of the week. I just hope we can get moving somewhere.

On a slightly more positive note, a blog viewer recommended I read John Eaton's book on Reverse Therapy. I must say, John's book is very comprehensive and if you're at all confused about the theory of 'Reverse Therapy' then this is well worth a read.