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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.

A Letter to a Friend..

A Letter to a Friend..

A Letter to a Friend..

It’s pretty much two years to the day since you breezed into my life; a ray of sunshine breaking through the darkness of my life. Now as I embark on the final stages of my recovery journey, it feels like the perfect time to say thank you.   You came into my life just as the iron fisted grip of …

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

I realised that it is so easy to love and accept others for all their attributes, faults and imperfections but it is not so easy to do for your own self. I also have learnt in my recovery that even friends, family, partners loving you for you, does not mean as much until you apply the same love to yourself. …

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

“No Man Is an Island…” (from John Donne, Meditation XVII) We are formed by the relationships we build in life, from the very first bond with our mothers and fathers and wider family, to friendships at school and university, our colleagues at work and those who teach us. We are social creatures; how we navigate our emotional lives depends on …

Supporting those in recovery

Supporting those in recovery

Supporting those in recovery

Women in today’s culture are under enormous pressure to be perfect.  To ignore the socially constructed ideas of beauty is difficult.  In a sense, it’s hardly surprising that the prominence of body dysmorphic disorders and eating disorders in one form or another is shockingly high and continuing to increase. It is most likely that you know a person who has …