eating disorder recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Exercise During Eating Disorder Recovery

Schools and workplaces are repeatedly being encouraged to increase opportunities for exercise and movement throughout the day. But what is often forgotten is that these initiatives aren’t suitable for everyone. It’s important to bear in mind that the benefits of exercise are not guaranteed, they are conditional. Every person is unique, so could we be doing more harm than good? Are we setting people up for more challenges and unhealthy relationships with their body?

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“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

Today we welcome mental health advocate, Charlotte Underwood to our blog, sharing her story of binge eating and body dysmorphia and her reminders to those who are also on their own eating disorder recovery journey.   I never understood what body dysmorphia was until I had passed my teen years. I was a thin child who was fed only nutritious …

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Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Today our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa-Catherine Carrarini is exploring the effects of fluid restriction and sharing her top tips for drinking a variety of beverages as an eating disorder sufferer…   It’s summer. It’s hot and we are all thirsty. Whether we’re reaching for a refillable bottle (doing our bit for the planet), picking up something cold from the fridge in …

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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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Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped of these strengths. The first …

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Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Our Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, shares her tips for dealing with the exam season… It’s coming up to the end of semester and exam time and we have seen a lot of stress and anxiety within the clinic lately for those who are studying at school or University. Since it was Mental Health Awareness Week last week, here’s some suggestions for how to maintain …

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Endings

Endings

Endings

Alex shares her thoughts in the run up to her graduation… As I write this blog post, I’m at a train station. I wanted to write it here because train stations have always fascinated me. I enjoy people-watching, especially at airports and stations where people are often saying goodbyes. They are places where endings are happening all around, and I …

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Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

“Recovery” is a pretty scary word. Don’t get me wrong – it’s exciting, desperately hopeful, and ‘magical’ even, but it’s damn scary. When you start your journey it seems impossible, incoherent, totally unattainable – but slowly, very slowly, it opens up before you and becomes something you can touch (just a little, only sometimes), then grab, then whole-heartedly embrace. And …

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