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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.

What is normal eating when you’re in recovery from an eating disorder?

What is normal eating when you’re in recovery from an eating disorder?

What is normal eating when you’re in recovery from an eating disorder?

By our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa… During our Nutritional Therapy sessions at The Recover Clinic, we teach our clients that there is no precise practice, diet plan or fashion that can be called normal eating. No matter what glossy magazines or diet book or TV shows or parents or so-called-experts say, normal eating is not about fulfilling any particular criteria. In fact, normal eating …

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5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

By Ellie Make your bedroom a sanctuary Your bedroom is YOUR space. What can you do this weekend to make it feel extra safe and comfortable? Perhaps you could do with some more candles and cushions, or a small space for a mediation corner? The more you make your bedroom a sanctuary for comfortability and calm, the more you’ll associate …

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“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

By our client, Kirstin… I’m ill as I write this (no, not the eating disorder thing). The seasonal virus-fest is partying its way around town and exposure to too much shared public air has left my immune system desperately needing a holiday. Anyway as it is, I’m currently on my second day of being at home. Yesterday was spent in …

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The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

By Ellie I read an interesting opinion piece in the Guardian recently titled: “We need to rethink how we classify mental illness”. Within the article, Tamara Kayali Browne argues that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) neglects the context of someone’s mental health disorder when listing diagnostic criteria. The DSM – the latest version being DSM-5 updated in …

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3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

By Ellie Halloween is indisputably a huge annual celebration. So much so, it was estimated that us Brits spent £310 million on Halloween in 2016 alone. And yet it seems counterintuitive to celebrate the things us mere mortals fear the most. So why is it so much fun? And how on earth is this related to recovering from an eating …

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How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

By Ellie To summarise the tone of this post, I’ll just say that the title was going to be: Calling out the articles that I’m sick of reading. Cue the angry rant… As the person responsible for running the social media accounts for The Recover Clinic, I’m always looking for news articles that relate to our work with eating disorders, …

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A teaspoon of courage, a dollop of discovery

A teaspoon of courage, a dollop of discovery

A teaspoon of courage, a dollop of discovery

Written by our client, Emily Baking was very much a part of my childhood. It brings up many fond memories where I would shadow my granny, anticipating the moment I could lick the bowl – a right of passage for all children in my opinion. Having developed an eating disorder at an early age, my love of baking began to …

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What eating disorder recovery means to me now

What eating disorder recovery means to me now

What eating disorder recovery means to me now

by Ellie There’s a rumour out there that full recovery from an eating disorder isn’t possible. And as much as I disagree, I can understand why some people come to that conclusion – in part because a lot of people in recovery haven’t received appropriate treatment, for an appropriate length of time. As a past client of The Recover Clinic, …

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How do you recover from an eating disorder with a full-time job?

How do you recover from an eating disorder with a full-time job?

How do you recover from an eating disorder with a full-time job?

Today is World Mental Health Day, and – to the relief of those watching the clock right now – the theme is workplace wellbeing. ‘Workplace’ and ‘wellbeing’ aren’t two words typically seen together – some may even say it’s an oxymoron. And despite great efforts by HR to bring meditation and mindfulness into the office, ad-hoc workshops do little to …

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