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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.

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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Returning to the barre…

Returning to the barre…

Returning to the barre…

Our client, Vanessa, reflects on her relationship with her body after joining our Movement Group… The connection between my body and my mind was one of the biggest things I lost in my years with an eating disorder. I started dancing when I was barely a toddler and got into the competitive world of dance very young. I would breathe …

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It’s picnic season…

It’s picnic season…

It’s picnic season…

Our Naturopathetic Nutritional Therapist, Marissa, shares her top tips for the picnic season… The weather is hot and the clouds are few: it’s picnic season! London parks are filled with people enjoying themselves and eating on a blanket, with (maybe!) a glass of Champagne or two. Picnics can be overwhelming if you are suffering from an eating disorder. It’s typical …

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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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