Foundations Of Health Virtual Retreat




You have given me back my life and for that I will be eternally grateful.  My Children now have a mother and my husband, a wife and that is huge Julie-Anne

Former CFS Sufferer

Is Your Life Feeling Limited By A Chronic Health Condition?

Maybe you’ve been struggling with:

– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or M.E – Myalgic Encephelomyelitis)

– Fibromyalgia

– Chronic Lyme

– Chronic Pain,

– Anxiety and depression

– Migraines

This understanding means my search is over. The release of that alone has changed me so much. My relationship with my husband has been saved, and that with my children is flourishing. Out for a run, eating chocolate, a drive on the motorway, a meal out with friends, a walk to school, bubbles of joy and unexpected laughter.…gradually these things are coming about. There is no trying. Like I said, it’s simple. The Foundations of Health programme is a beautiful place to hang out and be led to the truth. To a place of quiet and calm. John and Karen are deeply knowledgeable and their immense support is strong and genuine. This has been a profoundly life-changing experience and I will never look back. Nicky H - CFS for 25 years

FOH March 2018 attendee

Are You Losing Hope That You’ll Ever Get Your Life Back?

“I no longer feel limited or hindered by my health in doing what I want to do.  Moreover, I have already told a number of close family and friends that I consider myself to be fully healed.  In such a short amount of time and after suffering with this illness for so many years.” C.B CFS Sufferer

Ready To Find Your Healing Zone?

The Foundations of Health programme offers a new foundation for exploring healing from chronic conditions like Anxiety, Depression, CFS/ME, Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Migraines & Chronic Pain.

Our highly experienced team includes John El-Mokadem a Master Transformative Coach with 14 years experience in the field of training and coaching and Karen DiMarco a nurse and Transformative Coach with 20 years of experience in medical and training functions.

Both Karen and John overcame their own challenges with CFS and the Foundations of Health programme was developed following their research work (in the process of submission for publication) and one to one work with other sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, chronic lyme and pain.

Our approach teaches clients about a new way of seeing illness and life that allows them to settle back down into a space where they are less stressed. According to a respected neurologist:

“…any treatment which reduces the stress response will improve chronic fatigue syndrome and many other conditions” (Professor Leslie J Findley, MD, MRCS, DRCOG, DCH, FRCP (Consultant Neurologist with Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust), speaking on BBC Radio 4 in 2007)

By helping clients settle into a deeper space of wellbeing it can help them to connect to a place where their nervous system enters a natural healing zone.

Our approach requires no tools and techniques, no diets and regimens to follow or supplements to buy. It is not designed to be a cure and it should be stressed that results vary client by client. It is also not a substitute for proper medical care. Clients are expected to maintain responsibility for their own wellbeing and should always ensure continued and proper contact and treatment with their doctors and licensed medical practitioners and adhere to their treatment protocols.
Thank you! I am so grateful I think it’s just hit me suddenly. I’ve done it. I’ve got my life back! Rebecca, CFS Sufferer

What will be covered?

Over the course of the retreat, we will be exploring a number of topics that will be supported by audio/video resources that can be referred to after the training. Although each group will bring different questions to explore, there are always a number of topics that form key parts of the learning.

– The link between the mind and body and how living in stressful thinking can create very real physical symptoms

– Being settled down – why we don’t need to eliminate symptoms to have wellbeing and why understanding that allows the body to settle down.

– Understanding tiredness and why trying too hard to get more sleep can actually be counter-productive and contribute to fatigue and energy depletion.

– Recalibrating what “normal” is for human beings, and remembering how natural healing really is.

– Why striving and struggling is optional in life, and why letting it go does not mean that we won’t be successful in life or in our healing journey.

And more…



There’s no amount of money that could repay John for what he’s done for me… Alison, CFS for 23 years



Is This A Cure?
Foundations Of Health is an educational program that is based on the research work that John and Karen have done with CFS/ME (chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis).  Many of the testimonials on this page are from people who attended the research study.  Foundations of Health involves no medication / supplementation, and aims to educate participants on the profound link between the mind and the body and how a deeper understanding of the mind can help someone settle into a zone of healing, where the body is better able to manage itself, it’s energy levels and it’s immune system more organically and naturally.  It will be up to you to decide what you do with the information on this program, and at all times you are responsible for your own medical care.  It’s important to emphasise that no guarantee of results is implied or offered, and that you are responsible for your health and wellbeing at all times.  The practitioners on this program are not doctors, so this program should not be seen as a substitute for proper medical care.  You must check all symptoms that are of concern with a doctor.
How does it work?
The retreat will be conducted electronically in a video conference.  If you have a good internet connection, computer and webcam, or a tablet device, then you have everything you need to take part.  The program has been designed to allow you to attend from the comfort of your own home.  This is particularly useful if you are not that mobile and/or struggling with physical symptoms.

Each day will be split into 2 segments with 2 break periods.  Each break will be around 30-45 minutes long to allow adequate time for comfort breaks or rests for those that need them.

Are payment plans available?
In certain cases, it may be possible to setup a payment plan.  Please contact us if this is required using the contact link below.


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Don’t just take it from us, let our clients do the talking!

“I’ve just booked a holiday for June with my boyfriend….I just sat here and had an OMG moment and burst into tears. We’re having a week in the South of France and i can’t believe I’ve just put the final piece into completing my list (of things that were not possible before the study)….I’m sat here crying so much because I’m overwhelmed. Thank You! … I am so grateful I think it’s just hit me suddenly…I’ve done it…I’ve got my life back” R.S, CFS Sufferer, UK

John is a warm, caring coach with a calm and grounded approach that has allowed me to explore some deep fears and worries in a completely safe space. He has remarkable insight and sees the innate health in his clients – his certainty allowed me to open up to experiencing that wellness for myself. I would recommend John to anyone suffering with a chronic health condition, or anyone wanting a better experience of life. Ali Scott, CFS Sufferer, UK.

John is a rare treasure in my book. Just being in his presence always makes a shift in my day. I find myself being myself and at ease around him. he is wonderful to work with. john is intuitive and wise and knows how to get the best out of people. i am forever grateful to have met him and worked with him and owe so much of my healing to him. Thank you John! Jamie Wozny, Lyme disease, USA