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Register now for classes that begin on January 19, 2015. Registration closes on January 12.



Introductory Course

A seven-week course taken by thousands of people since 1998, this online class teaches practical skills for managing CFS and fibromyalgia. 

Offered quarterly and conducted via email list server, the class is a structured discussion group. It is led by trained volunteer moderators, all of whom have CFS and/or FM. Class offers the opportunity to meet and share support with others who have CFS and FM.

Cost & Registration
The course fee is $30. This fee includes a copy of the book Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income students. Register online or by mail.

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Rest of World:
Already have the book? Take the class for $20.00


The course is offered four times a year: January, April, July, and September. For starting dates of this year's classes, see the Schedule page.

Topics include

  • Managing fatigue, pain, sleep and cognitive problems ("fog") 
  • Pacing
  • Achieving short-term goals
  • Managing stress
  • Managing feelings such as worry, frustration, depression and loss
  • Improving relationships and building support

Course details  

  • 7 weeks long
  • Groups of about 15 to 18 people each
  • Led by trained peer volunteers (people with CFS and/or fibromyalgia)
  • Taught via list server (email). All you need is an email address to participate
  • After course, can join alumni discussion group and/or take Living Your Plan course. 

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.