What is advisable when teaching someone with fibromyalgia? Can fear-reactivity be addressed in the same manner as it would be with someone who isn't inflicted with this disease? I mean, as far as I understand from what I have read here and what I have heard from my chiro and from my mother, who has had this condition for about 10 years, fybromyalgia is an autoimmune disease effecting the fascia of a muscle, depleating a person's ability to move comfortably, as well as eventually leading to a state of depression because of this spiraling effect from discomfort to pain to distress over the pain etc and so. So, in turn it appears to be emotional/psychological and physical but what comes first? Could the emotions have led to this state or has the state led to these emotions? And either way how does one break what appears to be a greater armor of fear reactivity if the person is fearful of even doing the most modified/gentle exercise possible?
I realize there may not be one simple answer but I wonder how to even begin with someone as entrenched in fear as some women I have met are with this disease.