I was diagnosed with severe CFS at 18 years of age. For four and a half years, I suffered many debilitating symptoms associated with this condition. I was housebound, and entirely dependent on my family for support, as the severity of my fatigue left me unable to function. I saw many health professionals and tried a numerous array of alternative therapies-each without a great deal of success. I was then introduced to Mickel Therapy, and since commencing this treatment program sixteen months ago, my life has improved so much for the better.
I would like to share with you my experience of Mickel Therapy, and the positive ways in which it has impacted my life, in the hope that you too may find it helpful in your recovery.
My experience of Mickel Therapy has been an amazingly positive and uplifting one, and is something I will always be deeply grateful for. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my Mickel Therapist Saul Levitt. I have worked with Saul for the past sixteen months, and in that time my life has opened up in ways that I could not have imagined possible.
Saul has been an amazing source of guidance and strength to me. His patience, empathy, compassion and genuine care for his clients are remarkable qualities that he possesses, and which make him a truly insightful therapist. His support and wisdom have been invaluable, and have made this healing process so much easier to work through.
We conducted my sessions through Skype, and I loved the ease and flexibility of this arrangement. I have honestly found each and every session with Saul beneficial, as I always take away something helpful from the consultations that I can use. I have also enjoyed being able to communicate between consultations through email. I believe that this commitment on the part of the Mickel therapist, as well as using open and honest communication between the therapist and the client, is partly what makes Mickel therapy so effective and successful as a treatment program.
Mickel Therapy has given me so much insight into myself, and this new-found knowledge has helped me to gain control of my life again. Many of the CFS symptoms I was experiencing prior to commencing the therapy have either lessoned, or gone completely, and I am now able to enjoy my life once more. I have pursued some new hobbies including pastel work and singing, I am able to socialize more freely, and I have also taken up many community and volunteering opportunities. I have met some truly wonderful people and made many new friends, and I am excited to be commencing studies at university again next year.
As well as the improvement in my symptoms, Mickel Therapy has taught me many skills that I know I will use for life. I feel a new confidence in myself and in my ability to take care of myself. I have also learnt how to manage situations which I have previously found challenging. I also believe that through this process I have gained a greater inner strength, courage and an enormous personal growth.
I feel very fortunate that I found Mickel Therapy, as I know that I am now on my way back to true, sustainable health. It has certainly been a life-changing journey so far, and one that I am still on, as I look forward with hope to a full recovery. I would recommend the therapy to anyone who is looking to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Ruth Gador, Geelong, Australia. December 2013