Fibromyalgia Is Real.
FibroConsulting supports people with Fibromyalgia and their practitioners to implement a treatment paradigm that is comprehensive, holistic and effective.
Sara Halevi, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who both has and treats Fibromyalgia offers a full gamut of professional services and tools to advance the understanding and treatment of this painful and devastating condition.
Whether you are a person with Fibro or a healthcare practitioner, FibroConsulting has something to offer you. We offer one-on-one consultation, live and virtual training courses, books and other resources for physicians, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, functional and integrative medicine practitioners to help people with Fibromyalgia to live healthier, fuller, lives with less pain and more joy.
What is Fibromyalgia?
The World Health Organization estimates that 10 million Americans, and six percent of the world population suffer from either chronic or episodic Fibromyalgia. First recognized by the AMA in 1987, the specific collection of symptoms was not recognized as a syndrome for nearly 20 years, and is still not universally recognized by healthcare providers. In as much as the medical community has progressed in the diagnosis and assessment of Fibro, the management and treatment of this debilitating condition has made relatively little headway.
Every month or so it seems that another miracle treatment for Fibro is being advertised on the Internet. Practitioners should make no mistake; there are some treatments that help some people, and some of these experience phenomenal results. That is not the issue. The other side of that truth is that there is no one treatment that helps everyone.
While we live in a rapidly advancing society, our expectations often lead us to believe we are advancing in every realm. This is frustratingly untrue. As stressors increase, personal contact decreases and healthcare becomes diluted and overstretched, we are forced to consider the fact that we might not be doing quite enough to address chronic and invisible illness and support those suffering these painful conditions. We can do better. And we will.
Fibromyalgia Can Be Treated.
We train health care providers to treat Fibromyalgia, from diagnosis to management to medications, to ensure Fibro patients receive the best possible care available to them. Take an online course, book a consultation, search written materials, and invite us to give a training session near you.
Discover Coping Strategies for Yourself or a Family Member
Fibro can be treated, and people with Fibro can get better. If you or someone you love has Fibro, contact us for an initial assessment, check-out our self-paced online video course, or order a book or tracker.
Expand your Practice – Training and Resources for Health Professionals
Gain comprehensive skills for integrative treatment, learn new tools, become better equipped to treat people with Fibromyalgia, and become a Fibro-Friendly practitioner.
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What People Are Saying…
“Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose and to treat. This treatment guide for practitioners outlines and discusses, in a practical and concise volume, diagnostic challenges and solutions with recommendations. Central to treatment is the concept of a treatment team approach led by a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) who engages across a multi-faceted group of professionals. The CBT acts as a conduit, or case manager, for the team approach, moving away from the medical doctor and psychiatrist to bring in a host of providers. Many examples for treatment are given with several brief case studies as well as the author’s personal experiences.
Each chapter provides details and challenges important to development of an effective treatment plan that is individualized across the treatment professionals. This guide can be helpful to meeting the challenges of treating this difficult syndrome. Sara Halevi, author, shares her knowledge and breadth of experience in this valuable contribution to the field. By going from diagnosis challenges to description of the many faceted factors from pain management to a myriad of accompanying disorders that challenges effective treatment, the Fibro practitioner is helped in work with each individual to gain or regain as full functioning as possible. The key to effective treatment is the team approach that is well described and researched in this guide. This treatment guide is clear, concise and well written. I am confident that this book, as well as additional material under separate publication, will be a valuable resource for practitioners and the treatment team.”
Leon Hilfstein, MSW
“Sara’s book provides a succinct overview of the background and treatment for this complex illness. The suggested treatment protocol is clear and easy to follow. I would highly recommend the book as a resource for mental health practitioners who are treating Fibro patients.”
Ian Friedman, Clinical Psychologist
“It pulls together all the many different sites / journals / treatment options that I have read up in so many different places and put it together in one clear place. Certainly I think it provides a clear insight into what a fibro patient goes through emotionally and what a hard place it is for both the doctor and patient as it isn’t a clear cut and dry ‘disease’ to identify.”
Karen Barron, MA, Psychotherapist
“You have shed new light on the treatment of this highly complex disorder. I find your book empowering for clinicians such as myself who have felt lost to provide tangible help for these complex cases.”
Rochelle Shapiro, MA, LMFT
“I took Sara Halevi’s training course for therapists on working with clients with Fibromyalgia. She’s a great teacher and has an excellent command of the material. I learned a lot!”
Talya Roth, Clinical Psychologist, Jerusalem
“Amazing Therapist! She was amazing when I was ill. She is warm, fun and caring!! Absolutely magnificent and brilliant!”
“When my daughter was in her senior year of high school, she was stressed… Always a high achiever, she was taking a double course load. One day she got a sore throat, got into bed, and didn’t get out of bed for three months! Her family doctor said it was depression, and put her on antidepressants. My daughter insisted she wasn’t depressed, a view confirmed my a psychiatrist. She began seeing Sara for CBT. Within six weeks, she was out of bed, and soon back to herself. I can’t recommend Sara highly enough!”
As a lay-person with a strong interest in the workings of the human mind, integrative whole-person care, AND the value of clinical scientific rigor, I found this guide to be accessible, intelligent and readable. The model that Sarah Halevi offers has important implications for practitioners treating not only Fibromyalgia, but also any number of other highly individual constellations of chronic challenges to health, vitality and wellbeing. In her book and the model she proposes, Halevi strikes and sustains a “sweet spot” that honors the truth of individual experience, the clinical contributions of up-to-date research and understandings about pain, and the complexities of human behavior in patient and practitioner alike. She brings her professional and personal experience to bear in a way that is remarkably down-to-earth, compassionate, and open-minded. At the same time, this highly practical model reflects the author’s extraordinary knowledge base, rooted in clinical research and experience, all meticulously documented within. An immediately usable, valuable and forward-thinking contribution!
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