Replenish O.T. Living well with fatigue
Are you fatigued or just tired?
Do you feel constantly exhausted and struggle to manage daily tasks or find you are not coping at work? Do you go to bed worn out, but find you can’t sleep very well and wake up just as tired as the evening before? Perhaps your mind is racing with your long ‘to do’ list but you don’t have the energy to make a start. Or you always seem to be unwell with colds or viruses. If this is you, read on.
We all experience tiredness at times and this can be relieved by sleep and rest. Chronic fatigue is when the tiredness is overwhelming and isn’t relieved by sleep and rest. It will have a negative impact on how you manage your daily life and we can say it is ‘life affecting’ fatigue.
A number of health conditions are known to cause chronic fatigue. Long Covid-19 has become a very significant concern at the moment. Learning how to manage the fatigue will help you cope with everyday life as well as possible. Ongoing stress, major life events and life transitions, such as the menopause for women, can cause chronic fatigue too. The goal is to enable you to replenish energy and to ‘live well’ within your limitations and therefore gain an improvement in your energy levels. If you are willing to make changes towards your health and wellbeing my Fatigue Management approaches can help you.
Take a look at my Thoughts and Inspiration page for some guidance on managing fatigue.
Fatigue is a physical symptom. It’s not all in your mind!
Chronic fatigue can be managed and you can increase your energy by following Fatigue Management guidance and by developing an understanding of yourself.
I can help you find ways to manage your fatigue, improve your energy levels and live as best you can within your health limitations.
Alison Wright. DipCOT SROT
My name is Alison and I am an Occupational Therapist specialising in enabling those struggling with chronic fatigue and related conditions to find effective ways to improve their ability to manage their daily lives and develop a sense of wellbeing.
I have an extensive and varied career working within the NHS and Social Care in both physical health and mental health settings. I have therefore helped treat many patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Currently, I work within an NHS Specialist Team for people suffering from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I am a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC and a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and of the RCOT Specialist Section for Independent OT’s. I am also a member of BACME (The British Association for CFS/ME). I have been qualified for over 30 years.
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If you have a long-term health condition relaxing your body and mind is an essential skill to help you cope every day. These sessions will take you through body scan relaxation and meditation techniques for you to use yourself.
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