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Video: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend


Click to watch video: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend This video was forwarded to us by someone we are working with in our clinics (thank you – you know who you are!). During a conference talk, Kelly McGonigal talks to us about the stress response and challenges us to see the response as […]

Sue Luscombe – Specialist Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant


  Ahead of the Online Clinic on CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia, which is running from 14-20th August (click here for more info), we thought you might like to know a little more about Sue Luscombe, Vitality360’s Specialist Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant. Sue’s interest in food and cooking, combined with wanting to work in a caring […]

Online Clinic on CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia


From 14 – 20 August 2013 NHS Choices and talkhealth will team up with ME Association, Action for ME, AYME, CFS Research Foundation, FibroAction and Fibromyalgia Association UK to present an Online Clinic on CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia. A team of clinical experts, including Vitality360’s Jessica Bavinton and Sue Luscombe amongst others, will be available to […]

Tennis for Visually Impaired Players


I was invited to umpire a rather unusual and utterly inspiring tennis tournament last year, and this year I had the privilege of playing in it. This was the Metro national tennis tournament, organised for and by people with visual impairments (VI), also known as ‘VI tennis’. Much to my surprise, it is a fast and […]

Graded Exercise Therapy Training Course


We recently returned from a training course we provided to NHS employees in the North East of England. Over the course of 2 days, the course, led by Jessica Bavinton, provided NHS staff from across several different disciplines, including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology, the opportunity to gain an insight into the concept of Graded […]

Know thyself and feel better


Someone I am working with was talking about my recent blog about ‘What Can I do and How?” and told me that this was not her problem. Trying to get motivated to do something, or overcoming a fear was not her experience, but rather the opposite: she didn’t know when to stop, until it was […]

Nick’s Recovery Story


Nick Thomas has recorded an in-depth interview outlining the key aspects to his recovery from CFS/ME and has shared this online via Secrets to Recovery for other people to gain inspiration from his story. Please click here: Secrets to Recovery to hear story (52mins)  In this open and frank interview in which he explores many important recovery […]

Have you planned for Christmas?


I know everyone gets irritated by shops trying to flog us Christmas decorations in October, but if you have an illness that might be affected by Christmas, this is probably the right time to start planning. Christmas is very different for different people, but inevitably there is something special about it: either there is an […]