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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.

Christina: My Recovery Story

Christina: My Recovery Story

Christina: My Recovery Story

It was October 2013, I lay in my single room of the maisonette I shared with one other girl in my final year at university surrounded by food wrappers. I pondered what my life had become. It is only upon reflection that I understand what a tiny world it is that I used to live. My thought process consisted of …

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

This poem and drawing was created by one of our clients in Brighton, as a gift to another client… If there was a crown for your being, I’d honour you the warrior, For you are the warrior of warriors; The victorious monarch of courage so glorious, Standing tall when all falls, With nothing but your body in tow, No castle …

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Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Jenna, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 When I tell people that I work with eating disorders, I’m often taken aback by their responses.  Chatty cab drivers make comments about ‘vanity”, friends ask about how I can ‘cure’ someone from their ‘obsession’ with being thin, even clients question whether they are ‘deserving of my time’, because they believe …

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

by our nutritional therapist in Brighton, Belle, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 Keeping inspired whilst recovering from an eating disorder is crucial. That little voice over your shoulder that whispers ‘you can do it’ needs to be constantly nourished with a drip feed of “lovely body positive” commentary. This phrase I’m using – Lovely Body Positive – is all the more …

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

How I Recovered By Learning to Love Myself – EDAW2017

by our lovely client, Chrissy, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week I wanted to write a blogpost for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and as my ending in treatment draws nearer, I felt it would be a great time to address both! I first started treatment at The Recover Clinic two years ago, in the December of 2014. I had developed my …

Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

Gearing up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

by Ellie, Clinical Treatment Advisor I started working for the clinic just over a year ago, on the 15th February 2016. I’ve never worked in such a compassionate environment, with such a dedicated and empowering workforce inspiring full recovery in our clients. This time of year is also a very special one for our particular community. It’s when we begin to reflect on the …