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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.

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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Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said Pooh to Me.) “I think …

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The messy picture of recovery: A Story about Ham

The messy picture of recovery: A Story about Ham

The messy picture of recovery: A Story about Ham

Back in June I was reminded that recovery is a process not a destination. I was was invited by an old friend to spend a week at her beautiful villa in France along with some of my greatest friends from school. Prior to the trip our host if there was anything I didn’t eat. Perhaps she asked the question to …

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How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

How Does Group Therapy Work? Alex Explains…

Alex, who graduated a few months ago, shares her experience of group therapy in her recovery…#inspired When I first started groups at Recover I didn’t really understand their point. I thought perhaps it was a way of lots of clients seeing a therapist at the same time, perhaps to save money. I got why people talked to the therapist in …

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Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped of these strengths. The first …

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How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

We recently welcomed Arts Psychotherapist, Dafni, to the Recover Clinic family. Today, she shares this beautiful poem to inspire your recovery journey… How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird – Jacques Prévert First, paint a cage with an open door. Then, in the cage, paint something for the bird, something useful and beautiful, and simple. Then take the picture …

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The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

The Power of Psychodrama

Lovely Tess shares her experience in our Psychodrama group… There are two things that I can remember from my first day in clinic. Firstly, the amount of love I was showered with. Secondly, this peculiar group called Psychodrama. Going into this group I was thinking to myself “I’ve done drama therapy before, so same thing right?”  I was totally unaware …

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