We're Here. For You.

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.

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Schools and workplaces are repeatedly being encouraged to increase opportunities for exercise and movement throughout the day. But what is often forgotten is that these initiatives aren’t suitable for everyone. It’s important to bear in mind that the benefits of exercise are not guaranteed, they are conditional. Every person is unique, so could we be doing more harm than good? Are we setting people up for more challenges and unhealthy relationships with their body?

, , , , , , , , ,

2

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

Today we welcome mental health advocate, Charlotte Underwood to our blog, sharing her story of binge eating and body dysmorphia and her reminders to those who are also on their own eating disorder recovery journey.   I never understood what body dysmorphia was until I had passed my teen years. I was a thin child who was fed only nutritious …

, , , , , , , , ,

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Today our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa-Catherine Carrarini is exploring the effects of fluid restriction and sharing her top tips for drinking a variety of beverages as an eating disorder sufferer…   It’s summer. It’s hot and we are all thirsty. Whether we’re reaching for a refillable bottle (doing our bit for the planet), picking up something cold from the fridge in …

, , , , , , , , ,

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, …

1

“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 …

On Healing…

On Healing…

On Healing…

Our client, Kirstin, talks honestly about what it’s like to truly heal yourself… It’s tempting to portray the process of healing as smooth and enjoyable – a universally positive experience. But from my experience, the reality is pretty far from that. It kinda sucks. Of course there are beautiful, even magical moments. There are turning points, milestones and achievements. We …

, , ,

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 …

, , , ,

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 …

, , ,

The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

The point where eating disorder treatment goes wrong

By Ellie I read an interesting opinion piece in the Guardian recently titled: “We need to rethink how we classify mental illness”. Within the article, Tamara Kayali Browne argues that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) neglects the context of someone’s mental health disorder when listing diagnostic criteria. The DSM – the latest version being DSM-5 updated in …

, , ,