Hello. My name is James, I come from Holland. I was suffering from, for quite a while, from chronic fatigue syndrome. My main problems were insomnia, I wasn't sleeping at all. I had very deep, very intense anxiety and I had depression as well. I tried lots of things, acupuncture, I was on medication for a while and nothing was working and my whole life was basically coming apart.
Then in January 2018, I came across the, I heard about the Gupta Program and ordered the materials after some urging by a friend. Eventually, I started a program in February and it was relatively easy for me to start working on a program. Within three weeks I noticed there was a big shift. Suddenly I could sleep, I found I could sleep. I had no anxiety, I had very little depression, and I found that after three weeks I'd gotten a lot, lot better.
Since then, that's since March, April, up to May, I've just gotten better and better and better every week, I've had maybe a few ups and downs but as I implemented more and more parts of the program I just found that I became more and more confident, re-engaging with my life, feeling very joyful, not worrying about my sleep or my other symptoms. I've just gotten really happy about myself, my condition, and my life. The Gupta Program has been something that has really, really worked for me effectively quite quickly, and is still working and I've recovered. I'm just constantly getting, I'm getting better and better every day.
What are you able to do now that you weren't able to do before?
Simply ... The thing that's easiest is I sleep. I sleep at night, I sleep as well as anybody that I know. Once I wake up I'm really fully energized, I can do my work, I can do my daily activities and have a full day, and do interesting things I was doing before. I do a lot more writing now, I go out with friends. Basically, I can just live a very joyful and creative life like I used to before.
I talked with my family this weekend, I came to see my daughter. We spent some quality time together. I've seen my cousin here in London, we've had a really good time together. I've started cooking for myself every day and everything is just, I don't see the limits in terms of what I can do for myself.
How bad were your symptoms when you were in the middle of it?
Well, in the middle of it I would spend the whole night not sleeping, getting extremely anxious. With from being very, very anxious to the point that I would find my heart running, as if I was going to have a heart attack. Then, sometimes during the day feeling very depressed, unable to get out of bed, unable to get out of the house, unable to go to work. Then I'd have low points to which I felt suicidal depression during that period. I experienced periods of un-wellness that I didn't even imagine was possible.
I never heard of those kinds of sensations and those kinds of feelings at all so that was really very bad. I couldn't do anything. I had to be pushed around by my friends and family to try to urge me, sometimes for hours, to get to do anything, including just going to the bathroom.
Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogramme.com
Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.
He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv
He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv