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Every day at The Recover Clinic brings new experiences, challenges and emotions in the battle to overcome eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Hear from our therapists, our clients, and others struggling with these illnesses as they share their stories and advice.

Friendships in eating disorder recovery

Friendships in eating disorder recovery

Friendships in eating disorder recovery

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” – Rupi Kaur Ponder this quote for a moment…what does loneliness mean to you? What role does it play in your life? It’s likely that at some point in your life you’ve felt lonely, or even more ominously, felt the fear of being lonely. It’s a burden us ‘social …

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Eating Disorder Habits vs Eating Disorder Behaviours

Eating Disorder Habits vs Eating Disorder Behaviours

Eating Disorder Habits vs Eating Disorder Behaviours

  by our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa Recovering from an eating disorder can seem like one long mountain climb after another. While this may be so, when it comes to your self-care and eating, sometimes it is the little, discreet (and yet often particularly toxic) things that can hold us back. Little things, such as: what cutlery you use, how you …

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Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Jenna, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 When I tell people that I work with eating disorders, I’m often taken aback by their responses.  Chatty cab drivers make comments about ‘vanity”, friends ask about how I can ‘cure’ someone from their ‘obsession’ with being thin, even clients question whether they are ‘deserving of my time’, because they believe …

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Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

by our nutritional therapist in Brighton, Belle, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 Keeping inspired whilst recovering from an eating disorder is crucial. That little voice over your shoulder that whispers ‘you can do it’ needs to be constantly nourished with a drip feed of “lovely body positive” commentary. This phrase I’m using – Lovely Body Positive – is all the more …

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A Letter from Jenna – EDAW 2017

A Letter from Jenna – EDAW 2017

A Letter from Jenna – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Jenna, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 To our clients, It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support: change, as you know, is uncomfortable.  It’s scary to even think about letting go of the comforts of what we know, and to allow ourselves to befriend the unknown.  The fact that you’ve accessed your courage …

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Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using miniature objects in the sandtray; …

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New Beginnings – EDAW 2017

New Beginnings – EDAW 2017

New Beginnings – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Lucy, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 “And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart I’m drawn to this quotation because for me it encapsulates what The Recover Clinic offers in relation to new beginnings. This of course is a new beginning for me too. I am …

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