“After reading some reviews about the programme, I was hopeful for a rapid improvement in my son Danny’s health, but I didn’t quite dare believe it! It is truly incredible, and I am so happy.
In fact, Danny’s improvement was so rapid and so significant it made me wonder if we had imagined his illness. For three months, he couldn’t walk further than 1km without resting, and when the doctor measured his pulse rate it was 70 lying down and rose to 110 on standing, which explained his severe dizziness on standing.
These were all very debilitating and seriously worrying symptoms, and all have gone after Steve’s course.
Danny has now gone back to school and he’s playing tennis again.
This programme is literally transforming people’s lives. Not only Danny’s life, but mine (I am now sleeping again), his father is so much happier, my daughter is so much happier, and all his grandparents are so much happier.
I recommend any parent with a child suffering from serious fatigue, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) or other similar chronic conditions, put their son or daughter on Steve’s course sooner rather than later.”
Marianne, mother of Danny who suffered from Post Viral Fatigue
14-year-old Sam had battled complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and extreme hypermobility syndrome for many years. His CRPS condition caused him to suffer persistent burning pain in his limbs, which forced him to leave school and study at home.
But after going on the programme, Sam got his life back. He returned to school and he could finally enjoy hugs with his family, which were previously too painful to bear.
His mum Emma said: “To be rid of the pain he felt every day after just a three-day training course is absolutely amazing. We walked the dog which is something we have not done for at least 18 months and he asked,’ “can I go for a run?” ‘I said “of course you can” with a big lump in my throat. He came back and said “something has really changed, I don’t feel like I have just run a marathon”.
Since his treatment, Sam has stopped taking daily painkillers and medication. His mum says it is just nice to see Sam confident again and that he is growing into the man he was always meant to be.
Sam is now looking forward to just living a ‘normal life’ with his family and friends. He said: “Everyone at school was really pleased to see me back. I just want to live life and be happy.”
25-year-old Charlotte had suffered with chronic fatigue syndrome since she was a teenager. Bed bound and unable to put on her socks or brush her teeth on most days, she didn’t believe anything could help her.
“When I was 13, I was badly bullied at school. I think the stress of it was the trigger for my chronic fatigue syndrome as afterwards I started to feel drained all the time, like I had no energy.
In those early years, I was referred to lots of different specialists including the school counsellor, a cognitive therapist and even a rehabilitation clinic for people with disabilities. That was a real low point and I thought ‘I can’t do anything with my life, there’s no way out’.
The CFS affected everything. My school attendance went down to 30% and even after I left full time education, I found it difficult to hold down a job.
My parents found Steve online and thought I should give the course a go. I felt revitalised after the first day. I couldn’t believe it. Steve explained what was going on with me and how to get out of it.
I discovered what my stress triggers are and now I have the techniques to cope with anything life throws at me.
It takes work and practice – it’s not an overnight fix – but it gets easier when you know how. I’ve gone from not being able to hold down a job and feeling like I had no prospects, to joining a gym, meeting a partner, moving into our own house together and getting a new job. I’ve completed a diploma course in sports injury massage during lockdown too.
I can live my life as normal without worrying about the consequences of doing too much. I’ve even started to make friends, something I have always struggled with in the past.
We talk about Steve a lot! He makes you feel like you are his only client and he’s always there when you need him.
I’d recommend Steve and the course to anyone. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. My doctors told me that I just had to live with CFS, but I didn’t have to. All you need is the right mental state and a belief that you can recover. What have you got to lose?”
23-year-old Tyler Woodstock was enjoying life as a student in Birmingham until he contracted glandular fever. After months of feeling unwell he was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and his whole life got put on hold.
“I’ve always lived my life to the full. I love to exercise, I enjoy studying and I love to party! So when I got glandular fever during my first year at uni, I thought it was just a cold or flu and that I would shake it off in a few days and be back to doing what I enjoyed.
But months later, I still wasn’t feeling any better. It wasn’t clear what was wrong, so doctors ran an antibody test and said I had the Epstein Bar Virus (which causes glandular fever), and that I had chronic fatigue syndrome.
I went home for the summer after my first year of uni finished and I didn’t do anything. I was exhausted. I thought perhaps I just needed to rest and recover, so I took a year off my course to get myself well.
I tried all kinds of things to get well from meditation and acupuncture to CBT and changes to my diet. I went to a fatigue clinic and they said I had anxiety, so I was given anti-depressants. Some things made me feel better, but nothing really fixed the problem.
Then my Dad found Steve’s website. I dismissed it at first, thinking that nothing would help me and I put off calling Steve for about a year. But then I finally had a conversation with him and he pulled back the curtain on the connection between the body and mind, and it made a lot of sense. I decided to do the two week intensive course (via zoom, thanks to covid).
It took a few sessions before I saw any difference but then it became very noticeable that I was better. I used to be on a three-week cycle of feeling better and then crashing, but then I felt better and… no crash?
I’m now back at University full time and I feel confident that I am capable of doing the course. I’m picking my hobbies up again, apart from really intensive exercise, and I am going out again with my friends, which is great. I’m not worried about the future and I’m making plans to travel next summer to South America.
I would – and have – recommended Steve and the programme. Think about it; it’s just two weeks and it’ll definitely do you some good. Steve is a really great guy, very empathetic. He wants to help you.”
“My daughter Elena had been ill with severe chronic fatigue syndrome for over a year. Then, in early April 2014, I witnessed her miraculous recovery from sick to well, because she was given a toolkit to make herself better.
There was no faith healing or voodoo involved, but there was an enlightened understanding of what causes chronic fatigue, and she was given the tools to intervene in her own physical-neurological self.
The training you get on this programme is practical and grounded. On the patient’s side, you have to be prepared to put in the work, and to hear a different take on why you might be ill. My daughter and the two other people on her course did that and I saw first-hand how they got their lives back.
I have no words to express my gratitude for my beautiful daughter’s return to health. It is utterly wonderful to have her back and see her running full pelt down the street laughing her head off with her sister!”
Liz, mother of Elena (aged 15)
“Before we started the programme, our daughter Emily was going to school for one hour, two or three times a week. She wouldn’t go to after school activities, or to any of her friend’s houses or parties.
The situation of not going in as she felt too unwell had been going on for over two years and we felt like it would never end. I was so desperate I didn’t think anything would help and with Emily being so young, I was scared the programme wouldn’t work.
But it has. It’s been amazing. Almost like a miracle.
Since doing the programme Emily goes to school every day. She goes for a minimum of one hour, but that is only occasionally. She generally goes in at 12, has lunch with friends in a crowded hall which she used to hate and plays outside (she used to stay in and read). She goes to friend’s houses, school discos and parties without me.
She is a different child. Emily has also stopped taking her pain medication as she says she doesn’t need it. She rarely cries and is always happy. We are hopeful she will steadily increase her time at school.
The techniques Emily and I have been taught changed her life and we will be forever grateful.
Gail, mother to Emily who was just 9 when she started the programme.”
“When I was twelve I had a virus which I thought to be nothing more than a normal fever. It wasn’t until two months later when I missed six weeks of schooling, that I realised something was really wrong. My fatigue was immense, and I had changed from being an energetic kid, to someone who had no energy to wash her own hair. I even found it a struggle to hold my knife and fork whilst eating dinner.
For eight months, we went back and forth to our doctor looking for an answer. I assumed there would be some form of medication – a “miracle pill”. But it wasn’t until my mother looked up my symptoms in a medical book, that she found chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. I had the fatigue, suffered from headaches/earaches, joint and muscle pain.
It was another year before I took part in the programme. The first two days were frustrating as it became apparent that it would be down to me to help myself. All I wanted was for someone to take the responsibility off me. It was the third day though where I saw a significant difference in myself.
I had woken at 8.30am and then didn’t go to bed until midnight without having to have a sleep during the day. I even went out food shopping with my mum. The packing alone would have tired me out in normal circumstances, but I was feeling so much better. I could hardly believe it.
Now, it is the most wonderful thing to be well again. I do feel I have missed out on so much time, but believe me I am going to make up for it! My parents can’t believe they have their daughter back. It was almost worse for them as they couldn’t do anything to help me. Now, I can help myself.
I recommend this programme to anyone who is suffering. You get your life back and sometimes I even think I have more energy than the rest of my friends and family which is fantastic! As long as you’re persistent and committed and believe in yourself, you’ll come out of the training feeling brilliant. I know I have.”
Helen (age 15)
“Prior to starting the programme, I had suffered with chronic fatigue syndrome for seven years. I was diagnosed at age 12 and struggled massively with its debilitating effects. It hugely impacted upon my education and social life, I was bed ridden for almost three years and had to put school and sporting aspirations on hold.
I tried every ‘cure’ under the sun – vitamins, osteopathy, a restrictive diet and so on. Over the years I experienced temporary pain relief and brief improvements to energy levels but nothing really helped.
After starting the programme last year, I decided to take some time to work, travel and get some real-world experience under my belt. I’m currently working on a few A-Levels in preparation for interviews I’ve secured with Oxford and Cambridge. My life has changed beyond recognition.”
Darragh (age 22)
Nine months after attending the course Hannah, now 15, is full of life and energy and her chronic fatigue syndrome is a thing of the past. She is at school full time, dances five hours a week and knows there is no limit to how much exercise she can do. I am so thankful for the course and how Steve has helped Hannah get back to full health after five years of illness.
“Hannah first became ill aged 10 and, after initially being diagnosed with post-viral fatigue, was eventually diagnosed with CFS. Her symptoms of nausea, headaches and exhaustion gradually improved however, after a couple of relapses and four years of CFS, Hannah was still not well enough to attend full-time school.
I spent a lot of time on the Internet trying to find answers. When I first came across the course, I was very sceptical however, I kept coming back to it because of the amazing testimonials of so many people who had recovered from CFS. I couldn’t help thinking that, if they were true, I would be crazy not to explore this further, but I couldn’t help wondering if they were fake! Eventually I took the plunge and after talking to Steve herself, Hannah agreed to attend the course.
I wasn’t sure if Hannah would manage 2 hours a day, but amazingly she did. Steve didn’t rush anything, we had a break, and he explained everything in a way Hannah could understand. Our understanding of CFS, the science of how our minds work, and the interaction of our minds and bodies increased exponentially during the course.
Attending the course gave both Hannah and I hope that she could be well again. She knew from day one it was the missing piece in the puzzle, but it took commitment and determination to put into practice what she learned in order to fully recover.
I can’t recommend this course highly enough for anyone who has chronic fatigue which seems incurable. It’s not incurable! I now have my daughter back after five years of illness, as a direct result of attending this course.”
Julia, mother to Hannah (age 14)
“Wilson has made great progress since completing the programme for his chronic fatigue. He’s back at school full time and even doing PE. He had a load of mates over for an all-night movie session on New Years’ Eve, even though he had suffered from a tummy bug a few days before (unthinkable before we came to see Steve). As I am typing this I can hear him doing a band practice with his little crew. The programme has given our lovely son and brother back to us.”
Greg, father to Wilson (age 15)