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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.

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Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

I had sunk to my bottommost point (several times over), but the strength of my eating disorder managed to drag me down further into a darker place than I knew to exist. I was helpless, hopeless and powerless. I had tried what felt like countless ‘tricks’ in the Recover Clinic book, yet still my newly acquired insight and understanding of …

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

I have always had an affinity with nature. As a child I was at my happiest roaming free in the woods, walking the family dog along the river or camping as a Girl Guide. I spent hours staring up at the clouds, chasing squirrels and rabbits and making secret hideaways behind our garden. I found it freeing, peaceful and beautiful. …

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Holding hands

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

Reaching out… Prior to June 2014, I had contacted and been for an assessment at Recover to explore eating disorder treatment. I remember leaving the assessment and thinking that had been my only glimpse of Recover and I felt lucky just to have been given the time I had been, to be listened to. I remember walking down the road with …

Your Wild Woman

Your Wild Woman

Your Wild Woman

I run the ‘spiritual group’ at The Recover Clinic and one of my favourite themes for discussion is that of the ‘Wild Woman Within’.  When we initially introduce the concept of a ‘Wild Woman’ our clients are often suspicious about how useful this is likely to be.  The ‘Wild Woman’ is a concept that we’ve borrowed from the inspiring and …

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

As the gold dust falls, it settles onto the chair. Each piece of dust is as small as the grains of sand washed up on the shoreline. They glisten in the sunlight and glow in the moonlight.   The gold dust covers everything as if it is rain, soaking the objects in beauty and creating healing. The gold dust moments …