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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.

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

By Anastasia Foulouli – Dance Movement Psychotherapist, London Do you ever feel lost and unseen in your personal relationships? Do you find that it is difficult to differentiate where you end and where other people begin? Are you unsure about who you really are and tend to please other people to avoid confrontation? Do you have a hard time saying …

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Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as long as I can remember …

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Holidays

Holidays

Holidays

Our lovely client, Frances, shares how for the first time in years she was able to freely enjoy her holiday… I have just returned from holiday in the French Alps and I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The sun shone, the pines were fragrant, and the croissants were crisp and flaky. There wasn’t much snow, malheureusement, but …

Every time you fall darling

Every time you fall darling

Every time you fall darling

Mille’s Poem Every time you fall my darling, remember the thousands of times you have fallen and risen, rising follows falling, so surely a fall is yet another door to new, to lessons, to understanding, it is yet another opportunity to witness your own strength and courage, and all of all faith, faith in the soul, in the body, in …

My Journey Through Movement

My Journey Through Movement

My Journey Through Movement

  Marlie shares her inspiring journey with Movement group… When I first joined the clinic in January I was totally consumed by my eating disorder and in a constant state of anger, fear, panic and paranoia. In fact my emotions were so intense during this time that I now hardly remember individual days or groups – it just seems a …

Words from Mille 2

Words from Mille 2

Words from Mille 2

If you can’t remember how it feels, You can’t find it in a box, or in the sky or the sea.   It’s always hear, deep inside of you and me. It’s not finding, it was never lost, but drowned out, by belief.   Sit, listen, feel, and allow it to come out, and fill you with warmth and coolness, …

Words from Mille

Words from Mille

Words from Mille

Mille has recently found expression through poetry. She kindly shares one of her first poems… This part, is the hardest part. To come face to face with the reality of my history. To begin to accept accepting it. To let go of holding on and to what has been. My experience. Trying to find, a voice inside, that’s kind. To …

What does success mean to you?

What does success mean to you?

What does success mean to you?

Recently I attended my friend’s monthly discussion evening where – after making our way through a myriad of topics over the course of a year – we landed on the topic of “success”. The discussion centered around how we’ve each come to understand success; how we perceive the concept, what things may be deemed “successful” to each of us, and …