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Improve Complex, Chronic Conditions with
Pathways to Improvement Self-Study course.

Comprehensive self-management education for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, environmental sensitivities, and Long COVID.

Testimonials

From former students of the Pathways to Improvement course 

 

"It is not the end of it but a new beginning on my journey. I feel confident now to sit down and create a plan."

 

"The course introduced new skills and knowledge, all of which, gives me more confidence and hope in moving forward."

 

"I have more acceptance of my health. I have found a better balance between not losing hope but not wasting time chasing medical interventions."

 

"The course has given me a new beginning on my journey. I feel confident now to sit down and create a plan and new goals for my life."

What is the Pathways to Improvement Self-Study course?

Pathways to Improvement (PTI) has been offered for over 3 years and has helped hundreds of people suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, environmental sensitivities, and Long COVID improve their energy, sleep, thinking, and pain, to be more joyful, more resilient and to be able to enjoy more of the things they love. 

PTI is a science-based, self-management approach to help you improve your health and quality of life... WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS OR EXPENSIVE TREATMENTS.

Why take this course?

  1. You will learn which tools are most effective to manage YOUR symptoms and the science behind these tools.
  2. Using these tools, you may improve your health and vitality.
  3. Hundreds of other people like you have used this course to improve their health and quality of life.
  4. You may become more confident managing your health and communicating with your healthcare team.
  5. As you notice small improvements, hope and enthusiasm may return to your life.
  6. This course is based on methodologies developed over 20 years by a medical doctor who not only lived with ME/CFS and related conditions but is now living proof of the success you can have if you learn and practice self-management techniques.  

New Features...

  • Start when you are ready and work at your own relaxed pace.
  • Access the safe, moderated Pathways to Improvement Community discussion (included).
  • Use the easy to follow Workbook which contains links to all the resources and has space for you to make notes as you progress.
  • Assess your learning to ensure you have understood the most important concepts.
  • Use the App version on your mobile device for easy access.
  • Attend optional live sessions for added support and learning (these are sold separately). 

Dr. Stein is a medical specialist with 33+ years of personal and professional experience with these difficult-to-treat biomedical diseases. Her experience in working with more than 1,500 patients is that there is no simple recipe to recover from ME/CFS, FM, ES, and Long COVID. The people who make the most progress care for their whole person: body, mind, and emotions. The Pathways to Improvement program helps you identify the pieces of your individual health puzzle and directs you to the tools and strategies you can implement to heal.


If you have tried everything including drugs, injections, devices, manual treatments, CBT, exercise, and more, this course is for you.

 

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Testimonials

From former students of the Pathways to Imrprovement course

 

 "I wanted to thank you for your course and the materials you’ve painstakingly put together for us! You were so right when you said that everyone has something to gain from the materials, even old-timers who’ve been dealing with their illnesses for a long time. You have given me so much hope! I despaired that my downward trajectory in recent years was something I had little control over. You helped me to understand that I have much more control than I had thought. It’s daunting to think about how much self-experimentation we need to do to figure out what works best, but you’ve set us on a great path. I could go on and on about the little tricks that I’ve picked up that are helping me now. But really, I wanted to thank you for the overall package - and give you an additional data point that these things really work, and to give hope to the next crop of folks who sign up for your course.

Sincere thanks."

 

"I have a new acceptance of the self-management program."

 

"I feel less scattered and I am more aware of my limitations."

 

"I appreciated Dr. Stein’s depth of knowledge and scientific references. It was credible and it was reassuring to know that there is a body of work and evidence out there in the ME/CFS community."

 

"I am so impressed with your breadth of knowledge and how you can present a very complicated topic in such an easy-to-understand way."

 

 "It gave me an awareness of the strategies that I should keep, the ones I can implement more consistently and the new things to try like the sauna."

 

"This course provided me with so much important information, that will definitely assist me in my journey to better health. The information was shared in a very clear, precise fashion and questions were encouraged, if clarification was needed!"

Course Contents and What's Included

Pathways to Improvement includes 8 Pathways + 1 Bonus Pathway - each with short, easy to follow instructional videos.

  • Discover the biology of changing your brain and body using neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and the microbiome.
  • Learn how to use the brain to help heal the body.
  • Confidently confirm your diagnosis.
  • Develop regenerative sleep practices.
  • Manage energy and activity with pacing.
  • Learn the diet that feeds, not drains.
  • Implement the secrets to reversing persistent pain.
  • Overcome environmental sensitivities.
  • Successfully ride the waves of emotions and stress.

Also included:

  • A free app for your mobile phone or tablet that enables access anytime and anywhere
  • Membership in the Pathways to Improvement Community (also accessible from the mobile app)
  • A free download of the manuaLet Your Light Shine Through (normally sells for $20)
  • A free copy of the Introduction and Chapter 1: Self-Management from Dr. Stein’s bookMore Light

Register today - choose one of the two payment options below

One Payment Only

$297 CAD + 14.85 GST

  • 8 Pathways modules + 1 Bonus Pathway module - each with videos and downloadable workbooks. 
  • A free app for your mobile phone or tablet that enables access anytime and anywhere.
  • Membership in the Pathways to Improvement Community for ongoing learning and networking with other participants (also accessible from the mobile app).
  • A free download of the manuaLet Your Light Shine Through (normally sells for $20).
  • A free copy of the Introduction and Chapter 1: Self-Management from Dr. Stein’s bookMore Light.
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3 x Monthly Payments

$108.90 CAD + 5.45 GST

  • 8 Pathways modules + 1 Bonus Pathway module - each with videos and downloadable workbooks. 
  • A free app for your mobile phone or tablet that enables access anytime and anywhere.
  • Membership in the Pathways to Improvement Community for ongoing learning and networking with other participants (also accessible from the mobile app).
  • A free download of the manuaLet Your Light Shine Through (normally sells for $20).
  • A free copy of the Introduction and Chapter 1: Self-Management from Dr. Stein’s bookMore Light.
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Support from the Associated New Zealand ME Society:

An ANZMES executive committee member attended the May 2021 online course so that ANZMES has a first-hand experience with it. We do not recommend treatments however we believe Dr. Stein to be a reputable health professional. We believe this program may be ideal for the newly diagnosed, for those who have not previously come across symptom management techniques, or for those that have tried a few things and feel stuck and are seeking a fresh take. Dr. Stein has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked closely in group and 1-on-1 sessions with people with ME/CFS for over two decades, and teaching self-management strategies that worked for her. Dr. Stein’s empathy, insights, and expertise are invaluable.

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Endorsement from Hunter-Hopkins Center:

“For my U.S. friends who may not know Ellie Stein, she is a medical doctor who practices psychiatry in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has specialized in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for decades now. More recently she co-authored the excellent Canadian treatment guidelines known as TOP. Ellie has just released a top-notch online patient-oriented education program entitled “Pathways to Improvement,” which I highly recommend.

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