Exercise & Chronic Illness Recovery: My KOKO Philosophy

Please watch Margaret's vlog here, listen to the audio or enjoy the text below it.

For many years now I have done physical exercises every day: some yoga and some others for retraining muscles which had been injured and were stuck, causing pain.


I started 40 plus years ago to regain muscle strength after the birth of my first child. I continued because it worked, adding to my exercise program as more bits of me got injured and stuck in pain mode.


It made sense to me to Keep On Keeping On (KOKO) because I wanted to be able to continue walking, working and generally getting the most out of life.


But in the years leading up to 2000, the amygdala loop began to set in for reasons which I didn’t know then. It took over my life in November 2000.


Just over 10 years ago I started to retrain using the Gupta Program techniques, because my brain was stuck in an amygdala loop of fight, flight, freeze. With all sorts of symptoms.


I soon realised that this was working too so I KOKO-d again, this time with the Gupta techniques.

My amygdala stopped its cycle of repeatedly looping.
My brain-body became calm.
My symptoms lessened then went completely.
My body was able to heal itself.

Why did I KOKO with my GP brain training?

Because I saw it as the same as my muscle training. My body-brain continuum’s health depended on my doing both the yoga plus physical exercises and the brain exercises to keep everything functioning smoothly.

It works. My immune system now functions in the way it was meant to. I would like this to continue as long as I continue. So I KOKO.


Margaret Cory

Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)

10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.

Leave a Comment