Resources for Stress, Emotions, and Mindset

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About Stress, Emotions, and Mindset

When dealing with difficult-to-treat illnesses such as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), environmental sensitivities (ES), long COVID, and chronic pain, it's important to remember that you are not alone.

  • It's completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times, but there are many resources available to help you navigate through it.
  • Remember, adverse emotions are not inevitable, and maintaining a sense of calm and hopefulness is associated with better health outcomes.

  • Living with these conditions can evoke strong emotions, which can evolve into depression and anxiety.
  • Fortunately, there are standard treatments like psychotherapy and medications that work well.

  • It's unfortunate that many people with chronic, complex conditions have been misdiagnosed as having a mental disorder when they did not.
  • However, it's not that hard to distinguish between the two—the resources on this page will help.

  • If you find yourself struggling and losing hope, please don't hesitate to seek professional help and reach out for support.
  • Rates of suicide are higher in those with conditions like ME or CFS—up to six times higher, in fact. But with the right help and support, you can overcome these challenges.

Remember, getting the support you need can make a significant difference in your overall well-being. You're not alone on this journey, and there are resources available to help you navigate through it.

Online Courses

Self-Study Course:
Healing Through Neuroplasticity

Learn to reduce or eliminate pain and other symptoms by rewiring your brain. Neuroplasticity works!

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Live Online Mentorship:
Neuroplasticity In Action

Learn to individualize and optimize your neuroplasticity practice with the connection, validation and support of a mentor and group.

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Self-Study Course:
Pathways to Improvement

Learn to take charge of your health to help you feel and live better. Self-management works!

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Live Online Mentorship
Pathways In Action

Learn to individualize and optimize your self-management with the support of a mentor and group.

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Membership to Live Sessions
Live! with Dr. Stein

Evidence-based presentations and Q&A with Dr. Stein. Credible, science-based and cutting edge information about how to live longer and healthier. 

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Webinars (recordings)

Vagus Nerve

Dr. Navaz Habib teaches you about the most important nerve in the body that controls the rest-digest system, breathing, anti-inflammation, the gut-brain axis, and much more. This presentation demonstrates simple exercises to activate the vagus nerve to improve your health.

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Breathe Well, Be Well

Jessica DeMars, respiratory physiotherapist and breath specialist, reviews how many people with ME, CFS, and FM complain of air hunger, the feeling of not getting enough air into the lungs. She teaches relaxed effortless breathing to normalize your heart rate and optimize your health. This webinar is also effective for those with long COVID.

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Let Your Light Shine Through
In this manual, Dr. Stein shares the strategies that she has found to be the most successful for patients in her 35-year medical practice working with ME, CFS, FM, ES, chronic pain, and more recently long Covid. Readers are guided through a 260-page, 4-month program specific to these conditions. Let Your Light Shine Through is filled with practical, low to no-cost management suggestions, tools, and resources. 
Formats available: hardcover, coil-bound, digital download. 

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More Light

Building upon Let Your Let Shine Through, this book contains up-to-date, science-based information, clinical approaches, and affordable interventions that you can do on your own. Currently, only individual chapters are available at affordable prices. Choose the subjects tailored specifically to your health needs. Current topics are: Self-management, Diagnosis, Biology of Change, Sleep, and Energy and Activity.

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Recommended Free Videos 

Make Stress Your Ally

a webinar co-presented by
Dr. Stein and Simon Pimenta

Did you know that stress is essential to health?  We can’t get to or stay at optimal health without stress. 

If you are someone who fears and avoids stress, this presentation will rock your world. Learn how to shift your mindset about stress and discover simple strategies to benefit from it.


Free Resources

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Helpful Blogs

Access helpful articles about the specific needs of people with chronic, complex diseases.

Educational Videos

Choose from a library of
Dr. Stein’s free videos

Audio for Relaxation

Listen to or download meditations and
audio files for reducing stress

Publications and Presentations

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years of research, writing, and presentations.


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that Dr. Stein recommends.

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