Good Day Peers,
I found this very interesting. I am, currently, a non-practicing Social Worker/Therapist, so this interested me quite a bit. I am actually moving in the same direction with my work concept as these social workers have already; actually, I went to back to school for 10 years to find a way to integrate psychological, advocacy skills, to stop stigma and to create and implement programs for our invisible disability. From this article, I found that there are centers around the country that have created programs just to assist us.
I also read about the early thoughts, (I say early as items like exercise are just now becoming mainstream medical processes for us), stating that there were many factors needed in order to address us living Well. Most of these are now in vogue, although they do not help all of us. I know firsthand that assistance like exercising to build body strength and getting our endorphins going (the happy neurotransmitters) are not for everyone. We all experience our symptoms and capabilities differently. However, with that said I do agree that we should all try our best to practice all of these methods. We should not just rely on medications.
I hope you enjoy this article, it has keywords in it that can give you further help if you Google them as also.
Lucinda Tart, Fibromyalgia Peer Advocate/Life Skills Coach