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Register now for classes that begin on July 1, 2024. Registration closes on June 24, 2024. Cost: $20.00.





Course FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about our introductory self-management course for people with CFS and fibromyalgia.

When does class start?
  • The course is offered four times a year: January, April, July and October. For starting dates of upcoming classes, see the Schedule page.

When does it meet?
  • The course is a discussion group using a secure online classroom.  It does not meet at a specific time. Rather, you receive a lesson each week and respond at a time convenient to you.

How much time does it take?
  • You can spend as much or as little time as you want. The average is two or three hours a week.
Why should I take the course?
  • Studies of self-management classes like ours have shown that participants learn how to reduce their symptoms, mitigate the effects of negative emotions and feel more in control of their lives. Also, meeting others who share a similar condition can counteract isolation and provide inspiration and support.

Do I need special software or computer skills?
  • No. You will login to our secure online classroom.  There is no need to download any software, you will be provided with instructions and support, if necessary

Who created the course?
  • The course was developed by Bruce Campbell, Ph.D., a recovered ME/CFS patient who before becoming ill worked on self-help programs for chronic illness at the Stanford University Medical School. For more on his background, see his biography.

Who teaches the class?
  • Our course is taught by trained volunteer moderators, all of whom are course graduates and either ME/CFS or FM patients.

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What is the ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program?
  • We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We were founded in 1998 and have conducted over 650 self-management classes and our websites have had more than 9 million visits. For more, see About Us.