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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.

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Look around you… Many of those struggling with eating disorders are plagued by negative thoughts drawing attention away from the positive aspects of their lives. It’s easy for an onlooker to say ‘think positive’ but achieving this may seem more difficult. Extending kindness and expressing gratitude should be part of our daily to-do list. Embodying an attitude of gratitude and …

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Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Our client, Emily, shares how she discovered self-care rituals that support her recovery journey… Living with an eating disorder is very repetitive, boring and exhausting. When I first started treatment with The Recover Clinic, the concept of self-care was a little confusing. Surely, that’s what I was striving for? I was so obsessed with self image that my weekends consisted of shopping and …

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Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Our client, Vanessa, shares her beautiful journey of discovering her voice through creativity and the arts… Putting pen to paper never seemed so easy, Exploding emotions and thoughts on a black space, Filling it with distress but also celebration, Talent shine through like the light from the above constellation.   Expressing through infant abc’s, Warmth in my soul from something …

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Today is World Milk Day!

Today is World Milk Day!

Today is World Milk Day!

For World Milk Day we’re sharing our Dietitian’s blog post on milk! You can find Rachel’s original blog post on her website here… …The main source of information I’ve drawn from is chapter 6 of ‘Milk and dairy products in human nutrition’ by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations written in 2013. A fully comprehensive, non-biased source …

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What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

A mindful approach to eating is something that can be learned and can be an invaluable tool for transforming someone’s relationship with food for the better… The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgementally”. So …

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Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on this topic, so this week we’re bringing back a blog post on the similarities between Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia… Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Anorexia appear to be on opposite ends of the eating disorder spectrum: BED is characterised by a compulsive relationship with food resulting in periods of uncontrollable eating/bingeing, whilst Anorexia …

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5 Tips to Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips to Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips to Positive Self-Talk

Social media can an inspiring platform for community and friendship, but it can also breed insecurity. With all the different personalities and filters, it’s very easy to lose yourself, and get caught “comparing your behind the scenes to someone else’s show reel”. If you’ve experienced a negative relationship with social media, and have found that critical voice rising up just to put …

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Dear Body

Dear Body

Dear Body

One of our lovely clients writes a letter to her body… #SOproud Wow what a journey we have been on. As we move into this next chapter together I feel I owe you an apology. I am so sorry for the way I have treated you. For forcing you to conform. To twist. To starve. To shrink. To conform to …

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