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meMap (or 'me Map') is a suite of mobile Apps designed to help people create change, tackle illness or live the life they want to live more fully. meMap is modelled on techniques people have used with fantastic success to utilise clear thinking and creative flair to grasp hold of the best wellbeing life can offer them. Keep reading if you experience ME/CFS and wish to use 'ME'Map. Or click here to scroll down to meMap for those who do not have ME/CFS.

Most people with ME/CFS are surely right in believing that better biomedical research and multidisciplinary service provision are needed. While waiting or campaigning for that, many - either by choice or lack of OTHER choices - take on the task of planning recovery or often profound lifestyle adjustments. MEMap is carefully designed to optimise that process. It offers a format to capture and bring to life clear, imaginative thinking. And it allows users to adopt and adapt the kinds of pathways and tools 'ME recoverers' seem to utilise with some success.
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At its simplest MEMap is a format to grab hold of your best strategies, your grandest dreams, the untapped powers of your creative brain, and get them really working for you. Consider these questions:-

Across time you have no doubt assembled various good strategies and 'habits' which help - at least to some extent - tackle ME. How many days a month do your best strategies meaningfully make it into your day?

Today, will there be things which deplete your energies when clearer thinking, stronger boundaries or a bit more self love would have avoided that?

You almost certainly feel that your destiny in this life Is NOT to be living with ME. No doubt there ARE things that boost your mood or boost confidence in your resilience. And ARE aspirations which nourish your sense of who you are and what life could be. How often is this immune system-boosting, spirit-strengthening 'best stuff' near the front of your mind?

Is ME running your life - do days pass in a blur of illness and tiredness?

What we are trying to say is that even the good habits and tools which you know work to help you and protect you are most likely under-used and under-sharpened. Their full potential may simply get lost in the struggle and tiredness of ME.

Changing this dynamic matters because there is pretty strong evidence that ME recovery is probably not 'just going to happen', and a magic bullet or pill is probably not just around the corner. The observable trends seem to be that 'ME recoverers' frequently take ownership of the process of building better - making little steps and connections away from illness and towards health. MEMap aims to bottle what works for you and any antidotes you have for the things that are really not working in your life. The anecdotal evidence about ME does suggest that progress is found where people have an organised approach, consistent habits and engage imaginatively and creatively with what body and soul are telling them. Those who have made steps forward with ME often feel years could've been gained by committing to this approach sooner.

Change is tough - really tough when you are shattered. MEMap aims to make mapping the path away from illness towards wellness more attractive and enticing. It is designed to be engaging, enjoyable even, and social - supported by others making the kind of journey you want to make. If the recovery process can feel like a genuinely life-enhancing journey from ME to the 'me' you long to be, hopefully sticking with what helps may just feel doable. If your body and foggy brain are grounded, perhaps your spirit is the thing to float free a little and lead you forward.

MEMap exists because we spent years watching (open-mouthed) our friends with ME being asked to pay vast sums for treatment. We were told to make the MEMap project sustainable by charging a little. But if it needs to be free for you to use it, we're happy, just ask. There is also a limited opportunity to get us to help you set up an App which really connects with where you are at with your illness. Again just ask.
All the MEMap/meMap Apps can be used to communicate, create support networks or facilitate shared efforts to improve life or wellbeing. If you are a friend or family member of someone with ME/CFS you may want to use meMap to gain benefits for yourself while simultaneously offering support to your friend or family member who is using the ME/CFS 'ME'Map Apps.

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MEMap Original - the original recovery planning tool

MEMap Original helps you map a 'big picture' of wellness, from the peak spiritual wisdoms which make you YOU, to the healthy wellbeing you ultimately want, to the smaller skills and strategies which save your day. The App then helps you develop a clear sense - a complete map - of the illness and anything else which gets in the way of the wellness you've described. And offers a format, tools and a space to tackle symptoms and build strategies. Being explicit about what works for you and the areas where nothing much works is an invaluable way of offering yourself - and intuitively feeling your way towards - the kinds of inputs you may need. Support from others comes in two forms. Access to the reported wisdom of 'ME recoverers' allows you to personalise what seems to have been useful for other people. And MEMap has communication functionality so the recovery process can be shared - both in caring supportive ways and in positive, creative collaborations. Others who have energy than you can also remotely help create and develop a useful plan/App. Used in a certain way (see steps here), MEMap Original offers a full 'App-sized' protocol to plan a genuinely holistic recovery path. Its website is written blog style to allow you to really invest in the issues that surround ME. Though ways to keep things short and simple ARE highlighted.

MEMap Lighter Load

MEMap Lighter Load is a simpler tool than MEMap Original. It is designed to help you make the transition from difficult stuff towards easier, or even quite wonderful, wellbeing. This App aims to create a direction of travel FROM stressors, any load you carry and anything which depletes energy, TOWARDS lighter load lifestyles, more evenly balanced energy, genuinely relaxed healing states and better connections to things that inspire and energise. This ideal destination is much the same as MEMap Original's 'big picture' of wellness. MEMap Lighter Load sets out some fertile areas where it may be possible for stressors to be sidestepped, stress busted and load lightened. It provides a format to adopt and personalise these areas, and identify or express your own more individual stressors. Lighter Load then offers tools to build strategies and the habit of journeying from load to low load. The website does not meander around the issues which surround ME. It offers a quick chance to configure your App with a broad, personalised, big picture map of wellness and where you would like to be. And focusses very quickly on means to head in that direction - either by tackling the difficult barriers in your way, or attempting to sidestep them. Communication and sharing with other MEMap/meMap users is offered as an optional extra.

meMap 'Stress Stuff to Best Stuff'

meMap 'Stress Stuff to Best Stuff' is designed for people who do not have ME/CFS. It aims to help you build a direction of travel in in your life from days that involve too much stress or load - or are simply too average - to days more 'centred' on what you value, who you want to be and the fabulous peak perceptions about life you almost certainly have. Whether it's the small stuff that makes your day work or the big stuff that makes it a day you were born to live, you are encouraged to capture and bottle all the things that comprise the best living you can live. meMap 'Stress Stuff to Best Stuff' sets out some fertile areas where stress may be busted and load may be lightened. It provides a format to develop your own thinking in these areas, and identify or express your own more individual stressors and difficult issues. It offers tools to build strategies and the habit of journeying from anything involving too much stress or load, towards your best stuff. Communication and sharing with other MEMap/meMap users is offered as an optional extra.

meMap Pro

meMap Pro is designed for practitioners - or those offering a package of support - to remotely communicate with their clients, or make key concepts, goals or strategies accessible in an App/social media type format. One of the possibilities is for clients to use meMap to build a picture of the issues they face and what they want at an early stage of their relationship with the practitioner, so that relationship begins with rich 'sharing' in a format designed to evolve. Practitioners can remotely configure clients' Apps with the concepts they use or with food for thought. They can use a computer to build a library of the ideas they favour - reusing this information for multiple clients. For clients with ME, they can also utilise the categories developed for MEMap Original. Communication functionality comes with the App. Various additional services are available: for example, the ability to broadcast info to workshop attendees and online groups, or the design of a bespoke Configuration Journey or web resource where clients can populate their Apps by selecting from and responding to concepts provided by the practitioner.