A New Self-Study Version
of Dr. Stein's Pathways Online Course
Comprehensive and proven self-management education for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Environmental Sensitivities and Long COVID.
Learn to live better and enjoy life again without drugs or expensive medical intervention.
Choose from the following two payment options:
(all prices shown in CAD)
Low Income Option
Participants with an income of less than 25,000/year in the denomination of your country are eligible for a 50% discount. This discount applies to all of Dr Stein's courses and webinars.
To qualify, email a copy of last year's income tax statement or disability statement providing evidence of your low income to [email protected]. We use the honor system so please only apply if you are on low income as defined above. Your information will be kept private and destroyed as soon as you register. Once approved, you can use the coupon code provided for all registrations for the rest of the calendar year.
What is the new Pathways to Improvement Self-Study Course?
Pathways to Improvement (PTI) has been offered for over 2 years as a hybrid (online self-study + live) program. It has successfully 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.
The new self-study version contains the same, rich, high quality, science-based and clinically proven self-management strategies to help you improve your health and quality of life .... WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS OR EXPENSIVE TREATMENTS.
Why take this course?
- You will learn which tools are most effective to manage YOUR symptoms and the science behind these tools.
- Using these tools, you will improve your health and vitality.
- Hundreds of other people like you have successfully completed this course and have significantly improved their health and quality of life.
- You will become more confident managing your health and communicating with your healthcare team.
- As you notice small improvements, hope and enthusiasm will creep back into your life.
- This course is based on methodologies developed over 20 years by a medical doctor who not only lived with ME/CFS but is now living proof of the success you can have if you learn and practice her self-management techniques.
AND there are 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 Workbooks which contain links to all the resources and space for you to make notes.
- 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 1,000 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.
Course Contents and What's Included
Pathways to Improvement includes 8 Pathways + 1 Bonus Pathway - each with videos and downloadable workbooks.
Bonus Pathway: Mind and Body
Pathway 1: Biology of Change
Pathway 2: Diagnosis
Pathway 3: Sleep
Pathway 4: Energy and Activity
Pathway 5: Diet
Pathway 6: Persistent Pain
Pathway 7: Environmental Exposures
Pathway 8: Emotions and Stress
- 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 manual Let Your Light Shine Through (normally sells for $20).
- A free copy of the introduction and Chapter 1: Self-Management from Dr. Stein’s book, More Light
All for $297 CAD + 14.85 GST tax
Register today - choose one of the two payment options below
Recorded Information Session September, 2023
In the video on this page titled Information Session, Dr. Stein describes what the Pathways to Improvement Self-Study course is all about. She shares with you why she developed it, who it is for and what is included. This is followed by a lengthy Q&A where people asked questions. The total length of the recording is 1 hr 32 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
Does self-management work?
How long does it take to see improvements in my health?
What if I can’t afford the course?
What if I am very ill and need someone to help me with the course?
How can I be sure this course is for me?
Is there a money-back guarantee?
Is there a way to meet and network with other students of the course?
What if I learn better with live help?
Endorsement 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.
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.
There are few programs that guide patients in day-to-day management of their ME/CFS and FM. Ellie Stein takes a fresh and innovative approach that every patient should explore.”
Charles W. Lapp, MD – Hunter-Hopkins Center
About Eleanor Stein MD, FRCP(C)
As a medical specialist in psychiatry, I have dedicated my practice to ME/CFS, FM and ES for the past 22 years (and more recently Long COVID). I got into this field after developing ME/CFS, FM and MCS in 1989. My health symptoms limited my ability to work and function every day for over 28 years.
After decades of trying everything imaginable, in 2017, many of the symptoms, including disabling fatigue, lifted. I think I finally "got it right" for my body. My life now is very full with work, connection and travel. It bears little resemblance to the careful, limited life I led for decades.
As I share what I have learned with my patients, many of them are getting better. So it's not just me - the tools work. And they may help you. By teaching you what I have learned, I hope your pathway to improvement will be faster than mine.
A testimonial from a former student of PTI
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 illness 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 that 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.
More testimonials from students of the live PTI classes:
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.
I have a new acceptance of 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 re-assuring 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 awareness of the strategies that I should keep, the ones I can implement more consistently and the new things to try like the sauna.
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.
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!
"I wanted you to know that the fibromyalgia I used to have in my thighs that would put me in bed sometimes is gone since I took that course. My sincerest thanks for helping me control my brain better."
"I want to thank you. I have been absolutely wowed with new and fascinating threads of knowledge to pursue. Your course jump-started me. I learned a lot that sent me down many, many rabbit holes. For the first time in years, I am finding professional training that is opening up entirely new domains of knowledge. I have ordered books on epigenetics and neuroplasticity, and am very excited to apply these principals. I have watched videos and read articles and read blogs from many sources that I discovered through your course. I have talked about your program with numerous clients, and referred those who suffer from fibromyalgia and ME/CFS to your next class." - Ann, PhD, licensed Psychologist
The Pathways to Improvement online education course provides education, not medical diagnosis or treatment. Please do not act on any of the information provided without doing your own research and consulting your health-care team.
NOTE: Requests to a medical or disability insurer for reimbursement of your registration fee may be denied as the Pathways course is not a medical service.
You are covered by my personal guarantee. All purchases of the Pathways To Improvement Self-Study course are fully refundable within 30 days of the purchase date of the course. If for any reason, you don't believe the purchase was worth the investment or if you decide that you will be unable to complete the course, simply send an email to [email protected] with the words 'Refund Request' in the subject line and as long as we receive the request within 30 days from the purchase date of the course, full payment will be refunded.