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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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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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Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

by Ellie, Clinical Treatment Advisor I started working for the clinic just over a year ago, on the 15th February 2016. I’ve never worked in such a compassionate environment, with such a dedicated and empowering workforce inspiring full recovery in our clients. This time of year is also a very special one for our particular community. It’s when we begin to reflect on the …

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Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as long as I can remember …

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A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

A New Way to do New Year Resolutions

As a nation, our love affair with New Years resolutions is a very on/off relationship. The usual stories include; “I’m not going to make a NY resolution because I never stick to it” or “this year I really am going to do X” or even more zealous “I’m going to commit to my resolution before the NY to get a …

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