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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.

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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Cooking up some magic!

Cooking up some magic!

Cooking up some magic!

Our Dietician, Rachel, shares a recipe for overcoming fear… How does it make you feel when someone says ‘What shall we cook tonight?’ or ‘Do you fancy cooking tonight?’ For some, these questions might ignite a sense of excitement at the anticipation of a delicious meal. Others might feel bored at the thought of taking time to cook something. For those …

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What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Our Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, who also runs Body Image group, discusses what body image means in terms of your eating disorder… This is a question that comes up regularly in our Body Image group.  If your eating disorder could answer, it would say that you can only love your body if you are a certain size or weight. And sure, …

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Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

This week we’re sharing one of Emmy’s articles for the Huffington Post. Read the original here. …I wanted to share my ideas about how we can help people to recover from eating disorders and why our unique approach is so successful. At The Recover Clinic we offer what we call a Whole Body Approach that basically means that when we start people on their …

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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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