What people say about participating in Dr. Stein’s groups

“When I started charting my sleep patterns, pain, and fatigue, all of the sudden my life made more sense”

“This course is "life-changing self-management" based on evidence-based research that ME is an illness with a physical cause”

“When I first joined this group with Doctor Stein, I had no strategies put in place to live well with ME/CFS and FM Putting in practice some of the ways we learned with her to make life more enjoyable, saved me from burning out many times and above all, helped me to accept and respect my new limits so that life could once again be enjoyed not just by me, but by my family also!”

“One of the most helpful things I experienced through attending the group was the feeling of community it provided. What I learned is that many of us have difficulties being understood by “healthy” people because our illness is an invisible one”

“Dr. Stein’s kindness and compassion towards us created an atmosphere of safety and trust.”

“Learning about what is happening in my body, and how I can manage my symptoms more effectively, has brought me a sense of power and hope towards my illness. Being surrounded by others on a similar journey has increased my hope and allowed me to start dreaming again.”

“I was often frustrated and discouraged at the disbelief, lack of empathy, or skill of some health professionals. When I entered Dr. Stein’s group, I was pleasantly surprised. Dr Stein is extremely well-read, knowledgeable, skilled, and empathic. Both the group content and stories of other group members assisted me in gaining better influence over the things I could reasonably change.”

“When I joined the self-management group, I finally started to understand I was not crazy; I was just cognitively and emotionally overloaded.”

“I learned I do not have to stay bedridden/at home for the rest of my life.”

“Learning about things that can have an impact on my health and how I am able to stay within my energy envelope was greatly helpful. The charting helped to see patterns and how to make changes that would benefit me.”

“Knowing that I was not alone was of great help.”

”I have been able to improve my medical condition after closely monitoring what is important for me to do to avoid flare-ups.”

“The group was managed well by Dr. Stein. She is very knowledgeable about current research concerning FM and CFS.”

“The most important thing is that it gave me hope. How did it do this? By giving me an understanding of what was happening to me and explaining many possible methods to try to improve my condition.”

“I have had fibromyalgia for over thirty years and felt that I was well-informed on the subject but I was wrong. Dr. Stein has created a program that provides current medical and scientific research, broken down into easily manageable sessions, and explained clearly and consistently.”

“The atmosphere she creates during the sessions is professional, friendly, and comfortable with plenty of time for questions and discussion.”

“The manual she provides to accompany the sessions is invaluable and I found myself returning to it over and over again.”

“I have had chronic fatigue, major depression, and multiple chemical sensitivities for for 51 years. Thanks to Dr. Stein's programs - my MCS is probably 75% better (I can actually go places), I very rarely have migraines, I am sleeping so much better, I am much happier and I am managing my chronic fatigue better.”

“My experiences in Dr. Stein’s groups I have attended include the opportunity to encounter a non-judgmental, supportive, accepting, encouraging, community and body of knowledge.”

“It is just nice being with people who 'get it'.”

Eleanor (Ellie) Stein MD FRCP(C)

I am a psychiatrist with a small private practice in Calgary and am an assistant clinical professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary. Since 2000, I have worked with over 1000 patients, all with ME/CFS, FM and ES. My passion for this field comes from my own struggle with these diseases, my desire to improve my health and then pass on what I learn. My goal is for every patient in Canada to have access to respectful, effective health care within the publicly funded system. If you are looking for help and resources to help combat ME/CFS, FM, ES, Long COVID and Chronic Pain, see my guides and webinars.