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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.

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation is stress – joy! But, before we crack on with this week’s blog post, here are a few questions to ask yourself: How are you doing? …wait, how are you really doing? How has your sleep been lately? In fact, how do you get yourself …

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Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of consciousness where one focuses on self-regulating their attention towards present moment in a non-judgemental, accepting way. Essentially, being mindful means that you allow your mind to focus and fully attend to what you’re doing and feeling, exactly where you are. In our busy lives filled with social media, long working hours and …

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Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Could your anxiety be unprocessed fear?

Today is the second day of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018. Recover Clinic CEO, Emmy Brunner, discusses the relationship between anxiety and fear in recovery from an eating disorder… In my entire history as a clinician, I’m not certain that I’ve ever worked with a client who didn’t say that they were suffering from some level of anxiety. For many, …

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“It was chaos with a purpose…it was wild and free and how it should be”

“It was chaos with a purpose…it was wild and free and how it should be”

“It was chaos with a purpose…it was wild and free and how it should be”

This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Our client reflects on her journey rediscovering her passions and creativity… As a child, she was too busy pursuing her many passions to be aware of, or care about, feeling-self conscious. She spent hours absorbed in colouring books, late nights spent with siblings building elaborate cubbies, and whipping up vast storms in the …

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

Our volunteer, Lucy, talks openly about her challenges and confusions around self-care and how she came to regard it as crucial to connection, and joy. I used to think that self-care was a kind of hobby; enjoyed by those who had the time and money for massages and manicures. I also considered it a tad frivolous! I had real work …

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Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Keeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays

Our lovely client, Amber, shares her top tips for keeping your recovery on track over the festive period… Set boundaries You do not need to take part in everything and interact with everyone. Think about what you can do and what you can’t, and give yourself permission to say no to things you do not want to do. Practise daily self-care What …

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5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

5 things to do this weekend to keep your recovery on track

By Ellie Make your bedroom a sanctuary Your bedroom is YOUR space. What can you do this weekend to make it feel extra safe and comfortable? Perhaps you could do with some more candles and cushions, or a small space for a mediation corner? The more you make your bedroom a sanctuary for comfortability and calm, the more you’ll associate …

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“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

By our client, Kirstin… I’m ill as I write this (no, not the eating disorder thing). The seasonal virus-fest is partying its way around town and exposure to too much shared public air has left my immune system desperately needing a holiday. Anyway as it is, I’m currently on my second day of being at home. Yesterday was spent in …

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3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

By Ellie Halloween is indisputably a huge annual celebration. So much so, it was estimated that us Brits spent £310 million on Halloween in 2016 alone. And yet it seems counterintuitive to celebrate the things us mere mortals fear the most. So why is it so much fun? And how on earth is this related to recovering from an eating …

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