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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.

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day

That’s all we need from you. The time it takes to have a shower. Or drink a cup of tea. Or to check in with a friend and make sure they’re ok. Today is Time to Talk Day. Time to break the stigma around mental health. Time to tell the world that a mental health illness is just as valid …

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Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Coping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder

Christmas, with its focus on family, food and disruption of everyday routine can be a particularly stressful time of the year if you are suffering from an eating disorder. For example, you may be expected to eat meals with relatives or friends who are less aware of your struggles, leading to increased distress anxiety at meal times. Therefore, we have created 25 …

Bullying and Eating Disorders

Bullying and Eating Disorders

Bullying and Eating Disorders

This week (17th November -24th November) is Anti-Bullying Week, which aims to stop bullying by spreading awareness and educating those who support and work with children.   As many as 77% of children have admitted to being the victim of bullying at some point in their life. The effects of bullying include increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in …

Clinical Hypnosis as a Treatment

Clinical Hypnosis as a Treatment

Clinical Hypnosis as a Treatment

When I began my hypnotherapy training I really knew very little about what hypnosis actually was. Like many people my experiences of hypnosis had been restricted to stage hypnosis and hypnotists seemed to be powerful and mystical beings. What I came to learn was that hypnosis is not something that ‘happens’ to a person but a process within which they …

A Little Something from one of our Therapists..

A Little Something from one of our Therapists..

A Little Something from one of our Therapists..

I initially trained as a jewellery designer but I met personal struggles in my life and found that I did not have words to communicate my experience. This was both scary and isolating, but I discovered that I could express myself through art materials. Neither the product nor process readily made sense to me, but it enabled me to connect …

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Eating disorders & Autism

Eating disorders & Autism

Eating disorders & Autism

A recent study has revealed that women suffering with anorexia display similar traits to autism. The research, which has been lead by Simon Baron-Cohen Ph.D. at Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre, has shown that female sufferers of anorexia have an above-average interest in systems and order, and below-average scores in empathy. This is similar in traits of autism. I’m pleased …

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Binge eater’s thoughts aren’t so different to those of an anorexic

Binge eater’s thoughts aren’t so different to those of an anorexic

Binge eater’s thoughts aren’t so different to those of an anorexic

Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa appear to be on opposite ends of the eating disorder spectrum.  BED is characterised by a compulsive relationship with food resulting in periods of uncontrollable eating/bingeing whilst Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by obsessive thoughts about weight and appearance and compulsive behaviours around food leading to the restriction of food and a potential bingeing/purging pattern.  …