Hi! We’re Jennifer and Karden, seasoned mindbody practitioners who have experienced chronic fatigue and pain.
Hi! I'm Jennifer,
Co-founder of CFS School.
I'm a certified mind-body practitioner with clinical training. I've worked in the health and wellness industry for ten years as a functional movement therapist, holistic body worker, Yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, and performance coach.
At the peak of my career, I became severely ill with chronic fatigue, severe anxiety, POTS, chronic back and hip pain, and many other "unexplained" symptoms, leaving me bedridden.
Everything I knew from my studies in Physiotherapy, Biomedical Sciences, and Functional Movement therapy became irrelevant.
I was told that I would be ill for a very long time and that I may never know life as I knew it before.
But I discovered that putting my nervous system (mind + body) at the core of my healing journey was the answer to my making a full recovery.
Now, I help people do the same here at CFS School, through coaching, and sharing on Instagram (123K followers and counting).Follow Jenn on Instagram
Hey there, I'm Karden!
Co-founder of CFS School.
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Our wonderful mentors are CFS School graduates who have healed and changed their lives by doing the program.
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I am a certified Breathwork coach, brought to this work from my own lived experience of healing from a decade of undiagnosed CFS/ME symptoms. I am now extremely passionate about supporting people on their own journeys, which I know can be an extremely lonely place. I want to be that support for people I felt I needed through my journey.
I became seriously ill at the beginning of 2021, spending a full year bed/house bound. A year later I found CFS school and started my healing journey, a journey that has changed my life.
I’m now fully healed from chronic fatigue and am back working full time and walking for hours without experiencing any PEM, something the Doctors told me would never be possible again.
After doing CFS school I spent 8 months training to be a breathwork coach, a tool that helped me so much through my recovery, and I’m continuing my training going deeper with my knowledge of how trauma affects the body with a Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate.
I love supporting students with the powerful combination of my knowledge of the breath and the CFS School tools.
Since healing chronic fatigue and other chronic-ills I’m now living in good health & enjoying my seaside lifestyle in Southsea, Portsmouth, UK. I’m active again… most days I enjoy a swim in the sea, cycling my bicycle around town and am a regular at my local yoga & pilates studios. I’ve even returned to sailing, windsurfing and been learning wing-foiling!
I joined the program in the 2nd ever cohort of group coaching (January 2022) after I’d been particularly unwell with chronic fatigue for a few years. My final blow was a Covid infection in November 2021 which left me mostly housebound and at my lowest point. I was done with ‘managing symptoms’ & feeling trapped in my own body.
The nervous system learning and healing the course guided me through was life changing. From the program I healed so much more than the fatigue - for example: chronic anxiety, chronic pain, dizziness, chronic sleepiness, low mood, & I could go on.
My passion for the Mindbody tools led me to join the CFS School team in July 2022. I have since committed to training as a Mindbody Practitioner. I am currently studying to become certified in NLP Coaching & Clinical Hypnosis, which I will complete early in 2024. Other studies for my development include somatic attachment and somatic trauma theories. I am also passionate about cold water complementing nervous system healing.
Healing from CFS/ME and Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia with CFS School in 2022 has led me to fulfilling my dream of working with fellow self healers with similar chronic illness. Now, I am training to be a certified Mind Body Practitioner and Holistic Life Coach and am passionate about empowering self healers to know the super powers they possess innately when they tap into the mind body connection.
My decades-long ill health began in my early teens when I got glandular fever (Epstein Barr virus) and was sick for months. Thereafter, a host of various symptoms ensued culminating in being bed bound and in chronic pain with no answers or support for recovery. However, I never stopped searching for a way out as I believed full recovery was possible. It was not until I turned my attention to the Nervous System and Trauma did I find CFS School which resonated deeply with me.
I am driven to share that healing is possible as I am my own living proof! Completing the CFS School Program was life-changing for me and so many others I’ve had the privilege of working with since.
I am a mum of two and appreciate that my healing ripples far beyond just myself. I swim in the cold Irish Sea year round for fun! I love to hike in the Wicklow mountains and I adore traveling abroad.