Become Your Own Self-Advocate

A safe, supportive space for women with chronic illness, pain, and fatigue to learn how to advocate for themselves at home, in the workplace, in relationships, and in the medical system.

Become a member today

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we show you where to start.

Relief from your symptoms is possible. Having the support of a community of like-minded women and coaches makes the journey fun and engaging!

Our members are women like yourself who are dealing with diagnoses like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, ulcerative colitis, adrenal insufficiency, and hypothyroidism.

Community is the key to coping with chronic illness.

Here there is a sense of belonging and profound relief to hear stories that are similar to yours. Each of our members is on their own path to healing form chronic stress, anxiety, fatigue, pain, and illness. You don’t have to feel like it’s “all in your head” anymore!

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?

If you’re like many of our members when they first arrive, you’re probably feeling a little beat up by the healthcare system and frustrated that you still haven’t found satisfying answers about your health.

We have years of success empowering women to take back responsibility for their own health. You don’t have to identify with your diagnosis – it’s only a small part of your story. We are here to help you get back to living a full life because the world needs more of what you have to offer – your creativity, intelligence, and passion.

Have you already thrown too much money down the drain?

We understand the feeling of desperation when you’re willing to try anything to feel better! And the sad fact is that there are many so-called experts willing to take your money in return for empty promises.

When you are ready to commit to transforming your health, you shouldn’t have to empty your wallet. We want to empower you to educate yourself with the support of a whole community and team of coaches.

Symptoms don’t need to impact your daily life, career, or relationships.

Better health is about more than just nutrition and exercise.

You need to get to the root of why you are sick to find the motivation to change. 

It IS possible to overcome your pain and fatigue. You can escape the cycle of worsening flare-ups. You don’t have to remain a victim of your diagnosis. You can learn to live each beautiful day of your life to the fullest!

Our core curriculum is designed
by board-certified Nurse Coaches.

We bring you the latest scientific research and teach you how to trust your body’s innate wisdom.

Our mission is to bridge the gaps between conventional medicine and holistic health. 

You deserve to be empowered to make healthcare choices that are in alignment with your personal values.

"We were given a lot of useful tools that we can continue to use on our own going forward."

I’m still working my way through the material,  but I appreciate the availability of the coaches during the program and the opportunities for support from the group.

"The CWC has been an incredible resource and community!"

I have gained so much insight into what I am facing with gut issues and feel very knowledgable on how to start approaching doctors, blood work, and all that comes with it. I also feel like I have a huge community to help support this journey.

“Having the group made such a positive impact."

When we all joined, everyone introduced themselves and shared their journey. Simply knowing that you aren’t alone in the things that you experience is empowering. Also, witnessing how incredible, accomplished, and positive all the women in the group were while living with various illnesses motivated and inspired me to think and dream bigger in my own life.

Here is what’s included for members:

Thriving peer

Check in with your peers and coaches between sessions. Make new friends around the world.

Interactive online

Study materials are self-paced for your convenience. Choose the new monthly topics that are most important to you.

Weekly group

Join our LIVE Zoom calls and watch the recorded replays at your convenience. We create a safe, supportive space.



Questions about becoming a member?

Check out the answers to some of our FAQs.

I can't afford to pay the membership fee.

Everyone’s financial circumstances are different.

We find that when members invest in themselves, they are committed to doing the work (and therefore experience better results). Generous donors help cover operating costs. Some members donate to cover the cost for those with limited incomes.

If this amount is not doable for you, we have a limited number of scholarships offered every year. When you fill out your application, you can request financial assistance here.

I'm not sure coaching is right for me.
Coaching is not the same as therapy.

In fact, it is likely different from anything you’ve tried before. It’s not about asking for (or receiving) advice. In the coaching relationship – YOU are the expert.

Our nurse coaches are trained to help you feel at ease. Gently pushing outside your comfort zone allows you to explore new perspectives. You can unlock your own potential to create better health.

Our recommendation if you are unsure is to give it a try for a month and see how far you can get with the right support and resources.

I don't like to be on video group calls.
You get to choose how you participate.

Many women feel the way you do. It’s normal to be hesitant to share your story with a group of relative strangers. Our coaches are expert facilitators. They are here to guide the conversation in a safe space.

Even our most shy members often report that once they get to know their group, they are eager to participate. For some, they are happy to jump on video, others just want to listen in by audio, and still more prefer the group chats online.

Whatever your preferred method of communication, there is an incredible sense of community that is formed by sharing with others who can relate to your experiences with chronic illness.


I'm busy and afraid I'll get behind in the program.
You set the pace in the comfort of your own home.

Our programs are cumulative. This means that we work through each step in a specific order to bring you the best results. There are no due dates and you will have access to the materials for as long as you are a member.

Some concepts may be new for you. They may require more time for you to explore. Others modules may be very familiar. You may be able to breeze right through them.

We try to allow for space and flexibility so that you can choose the pace and rhythm that works best for you. Group sessions are scheduled every two weeks and we recommend attending them regularly. Even if you have yet to complete the assignments, you will still benefit from joining the discussion.

I only want to work with a private coach.

We have a directory of private coaches available.

We are continuing to grow as a non-profit. At this point, are not able to offer private coaching hours for members. Instead, we invite you to check out our Coaching Registry here.

The best way to decide if our organization (and coaching in general) is the right fit for you is to work through our group program first. The tools and concepts we help you apply are proven to be effective for hundreds of women with chronic illness. Many women find that they make even faster progress when working with the support of a whole group of women.

Katherine Housh

of Nurse Coach Katherine
Executive Director

Interested in our programs?

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