Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care Alternative Treatments For Eating Disorders And Mental Illnesses

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Self-care can be tricky during eating disorder recovery. It can be hard to find an activity that is truly self-caring and helpful. Sometimes obvious things can be useful, other times more unusual self-care activities might be more appropriate. One idea to try is aromatherapy. As well as being pretty to smell, essential oils can be potent and significant in helping …

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The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

Why we need to be having the conversation about lack of sleep and eating disorder recovery. At some point in our life we have all experienced sleepless nights. We know what it’s like the next day. The inability to function as normal or the regret of not going to bed earlier aren’t good feelings. The odd night’s sleep deprivation doesn’t …

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Young Girl Standing Barefoot On Rock Feeling Free

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Prioritising yourself is not selfish. It is reassuring that you can go at your own pace and do not need to worry about how others are getting on. Whether in eating disorder treatment or not, we say we all need more of that!

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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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Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Today is Eat What You Want Day – a rather fitting day for an eating disorders clinic, don’t you think? The theme for today is all about letting go of restriction and allowing yourself to “indulge” in whatever you fancy. Whilst this is obviously a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things yummy, two thoughts immediately come to mind: Why only today? …

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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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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, …

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“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 …

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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Caring for yourself after purging

Caring for yourself after purging

Caring for yourself after purging

Marissa, our Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, shares how best to look after yourself after binging and purging… Purging – whether that is by vomiting or abusing laxatives or over exercising –  is physically and emotionally destructive. When someone starts purging, it’s common to feel elated and bursting with energy.  Yet, as time passes, the purging stops being the magic pill and …

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