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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.

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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3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween

By Ellie Halloween is indisputably a huge annual celebration. So much so, it was estimated that us Brits spent £310 million on Halloween in 2016 alone. And yet it seems counterintuitive to celebrate the things us mere mortals fear the most. So why is it so much fun? And how on earth is this related to recovering from an eating …

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Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

Our lovely client, Chrissy, discusses her journey from black and white to multicoloured thinking! Black and white thinking is something that’s haunted me for as long as I can remember before I went into treatment for my eating disorder. Of course, before I went into treatment I wasn’t aware of my black and white thinking- what it was or how it …

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Falling Awake…A Poem For Recovery

Falling Awake…A Poem For Recovery

Falling Awake…A Poem For Recovery

Thank you to Anna, who shared this poem with us at her graduation…   Falling Awake – Sarah Henderson Suddenly the world is wide open I find I’m no longer confined   To the tiny hell I had constructed The walls I’d been hiding behind   I’m moving into something unknown This is so unfamiliar, this light   Compared to …

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Recovering From Diabulimia – Part 2

Recovering From Diabulimia – Part 2

Recovering From Diabulimia – Part 2

Continued from Part 1… Practical changes Practically, one of the most important things I did was make my diabetes easier to manage. I bought a make up bag to keep all of my diabetes things in one place, which made a simple but huge difference. I got a calendar to write in all my healthcare appointments and dates when I’d …

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Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical abuse from both the community and Mental Health facilities.  Every individual, no matter whether they have a mental illness or not should have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, but unfortunately this is not the case.  We believe that dignity …

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How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

Did you know that a quarter of the population experience some form of mental health problem at some point during their life? More specifically, depression has one of the most prevalent mental illnesses, with 1 in 3 people experiencing depressive symptoms at some point during their lifetime. Sadly, despite this high prevalence, mental health is still widely misunderstood. It is …

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Why you Might be Self-Harming Without Knowing it

Why you Might be Self-Harming Without Knowing it

Why you Might be Self-Harming Without Knowing it

 Self-harm is a widely misunderstood issue and one that we feel needs to be discussed more openly in order to help sufferers.  Many of the clients that we treat at The Recover Clinic are sufferers of self harm and recently published data from England Health Behaviour in School Aged Children revealed that up to one in five 15-year-olds across the …

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

One in ten people in the UK will experience symptoms of an eating disorder at some point during their lifetime.   Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place 23rd February -1st March and this gives us an opportunity to talk about eating disorders to increase awareness and understanding.   This year we are using this opportunity to tackle the misconception that …