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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.

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, …

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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“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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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