My Story of Recovery by Laura Yates

First of all I want to say a huge thanks to the Recover Clinic for allowing me to share my experience on their blog. I always found that speaking to people who had gone through the same experience as myself, or reading about recovery was of great benefit and still is. I hope that my … Read more My Story of Recovery by Laura Yates

Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The majority of us have experienced feeling self-conscious and body dissatisfied all too often.  It is these feelings that can cause people to underestimate Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and the severity of this illness. BDD is a type of mental illness relating to body image which is much more than feeling body insecure like many … Read more Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Supporting those in recovery

Women in today’s culture are under enormous pressure to be perfect.  To ignore the socially constructed ideas of beauty is difficult.  In a sense, it’s hardly surprising that the prominence of body dysmorphic disorders and eating disorders in one form or another is shockingly high and continuing to increase. It is most likely that you … Read more Supporting those in recovery

A Gift…from A

One of our patients shared this with me this afternoon: “Growing up, I was never asked, “Aren’t you finished grieving yet?” Rather, they would say, “Have you grieved enough? Have you cried enough?” For the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso in West Africa, we see that in life it is necessary to grieve those things … Read more A Gift…from A

Eating Disorders and desexualisation

 One of the main concerns of those suffering with eating disorders are the bodily curves brought about by pubertal changes. In the clinic we meet a lot of girls who tend to use their eating disorders as a way of desexualising themselves in an attempt to reject elements associated to their identity as a woman, … Read more Eating Disorders and desexualisation