Thursday, 4 February 2016

Silent Pain. How Stress and Trauma may lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thank you to Helen Germanos for sharing her inspirational story and her book 'Silent Pain. How Stress and Trauma may lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' that "provide readers with a deeper understanding of what is happening to them, as well as giving them the tools and insight to embark on their own personal journey of discovery, recovery and transformation." It is the next book on my 'to read' list!
"In 2012 I collapsed with CFS and lay immobilised in bed for over 9months. Then housebound pretty much a year after that. In brief in march 2013 I came across some neurophysiological research (the polyvagal theory) which I soon realised may hold the key to understanding how and why we develop this illness. To me it incorporated all the other theories bringing it all in to perspective. As a homeopath and Reiki practitioner I also needed to understand things from an esoteric perspective....I soon realised by gaining understanding I felt self empowered and very hopeful and managed to get my life back on track. My confidence is still lagging behind but my health has returned.
Though not an author I felt I had to put pen to paper and share this - what was going to be an article, then a blog, has turned in to a short book...
Though trained in psychology and homeopathy I lay there helpless and feeling hopeless like everyone else. I've never been so frightened or alone in my life.
My book is entitled Silent Pain.  How Stress and Trauma may lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 
If you would like to take a look at what i've done you can check out my site or the publishers site which has a google preview.
It is a book about hope and self empowerment with tips and resources on tools to help overcome this illness."
Read and excerpt about Reiki from Helen's book here.