If someone had told me this time last year, how much Mickel Therapy would change my life, I wouldn’t have believed them.
I was finally diagnosed with ME about 10 years ago after struggling to lead a “normal” life for years. I’d tried other alternative therapies in an attempt to manage my condition and, although they were good at the time, they had no lasting effect.
Earlier this year after yet another prolonged absence from the job that I love, I was at my wits end – my muscles were giving me so much bother that I was taking painkillers every two hours, I was having serious episodes of insomnia/hypersomnia and also sleep paralysis. I was physically and emotionally shattered and this wasn’t ideal with a 2 year old who deserved me to be able to enjoy life with her.
After being unable to offer any kind of treatment, my GP suggested trying Mickel Therapy. I wasn’t sure how a talking therapy could possibly help so I ordered Dr Mickel’s book from Amazon and emailed Derek for further information.
It turned out to be the best thing I ever did. The sessions with Derek have helped me feel human again and I no longer feel as though I’m living my life through a net curtain, watching others do all the things that I wanted so much to be able to do.
I’ve managed to take my wee one swimming and I’ve even survived soft play which was impossible before as the noise levels and physical activity involved in chasing a toddler were a nightmare! I also no longer feel guilty about having some “me time” or putting myself first every now and again. Even really simple things which would have caused me pain before, such as eating fruit, are no longer a problem. I really feel like my whole life has been transformed.
Derek was fantastic and I can’t thank him enough. His friendly, easy going, non judgemental, relaxed approach made me feel at ease really quickly and I would highly recommend Mickel Therapy to anyone suffering from ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.