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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 the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

By Ellie To summarise the tone of this post, I’ll just say that the title was going to be: Calling out the articles that I’m sick of reading. Cue the angry rant… As the person responsible for running the social media accounts for The Recover Clinic, I’m always looking for news articles that relate to our work with eating disorders, …

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said Pooh to Me.) “I think …

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped of these strengths. The first …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for 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 …