Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue
288 pages, 6 x 9 1/4
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Release Date:15 Apr 2012
ISBN:9781848191013
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Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Many factors of twenty first century life are impacting negatively on our quality of sleep and self-restorative functions. The pressure for increased productivity, less than ideal diet, constant technological changes, environmental pollution and unrealistic self expectations mean that a growing number of people are suffering from debilitating and persistent fatigue.

This book explains the body-mind balance and how it can be destabilised resulting in fatigue. It combines practical ways to measure energy levels and identify stressors with concrete suggestions for how to modify habits, detoxify lifestyles and tackle daily challenges head on. The author employs her vast professional and personal experience of conquering Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to address the physiological and psychological factors affecting our energy levels, from diet and environment, to breathing and the internal workings of our bodies.

This detailed and comprehensive guide offer a fresh outlook for anyone who suffers from general fatigue, stress and conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Depression and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction as well as the professionals who work with them.

Lucie Montpetit is an occupational therapist with over 25 years' experience working in a variety of hospital and outpatient settings. She runs workshops on managing fatigue, stress and pain using the approach she has developed incorporating practical contemporary occupational therapy techniques and drawing upon principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Qi Gong exercises and neuro-functional reorganization principles (NFR). She has personally suffered from debilitating fatigue and restored her health through the methods she now teaches others. She lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

How to Use this Book.

 

1. What Is this Fatigue that Never Seems to End?

2. The Environment in the Twenty-first Century.

3. From Chaos to Energy Balance.

4. Physiological Energy.

5. Does Stress Come from Our Plates?

6. Energy: What Is It?

7. The Rhythms of Life.

8. Breaking Free by Rediscovering Your Body.

9. Breaking Free from Perceived Illusions.

10. Breaking Free by Taking Charge of Ourselves.

11. Breaking Free through Conscious Interconnectedness.

12. Therapies and Therapists.

13. Adrenal Glands.

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