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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.

The day I started connecting again

The day I started connecting again

The day I started connecting again

Thank you to lovely Jen for sharing these beautiful words about her recovery… Red had never been so vibrant.  Blue so calm. How hadn’t I noticed the different shades of colour that I was surrounded by? Each particle so unique and beautiful in its own way. The lights hung by coloured string, danced into my eyes. Hitting my core. Sparkle. Excitement. …

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Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

By Anastasia Foulouli – Dance Movement Psychotherapist, London Do you ever feel lost and unseen in your personal relationships? Do you find that it is difficult to differentiate where you end and where other people begin? Are you unsure about who you really are and tend to please other people to avoid confrontation? Do you have a hard time saying …

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See where the journey takes you…

See where the journey takes you…

See where the journey takes you…

Our lovely client, Vanessa, shares how she learned to express emotion through creativity… My art teacher when I was 15 said that we should “see where the creative journey takes us while creating a piece of art”, and I quite literally cringed in response. I hated metaphors or similes, I hated inspirational quotes, I hated anything that made me feel like my …

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Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as long as I can remember …

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Holidays

Holidays

Holidays

Our lovely client, Frances, shares how for the first time in years she was able to freely enjoy her holiday… I have just returned from holiday in the French Alps and I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The sun shone, the pines were fragrant, and the croissants were crisp and flaky. There wasn’t much snow, malheureusement, but …

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A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

As a nation, our love affair with New Years resolutions is a very on/off relationship. The usual stories include; “I’m not going to make a NY resolution because I never stick to it” or “this year I really am going to do X” or even more zealous “I’m going to commit to my resolution before the NY to get a …

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Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Our lovely client, Chrissy, discusses her journey from black and white to multicoloured thinking! Black and white thinking is something that’s haunted me for as long as I can remember before I went into treatment for my eating disorder. Of course, before I went into treatment I wasn’t aware of my black and white thinking- what it was or how it …

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But what if I really don’t feel hungry?

But what if I really don’t feel hungry?

But what if I really don’t feel hungry?

Rachel is one of our Nutritional Therapists in London. Below, she discusses why you might not feel hunger at mealtimes, and how you can work to overcome it… The journey to eating intuitively and giving full permission to eat in recovery from an eating disorder is often a long and complicated path. Reconnecting and learning to listen to hunger and fullness …

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