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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.

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5 Years

5 Years

5 Years

It is always around October time, when I feel the first coldness in the air and the leaves starting to fall that, the clear sunny days that I remember. It is that change in season that takes me back and maybe always will do to a life changing experience that will always stay in my mind. It is now with …

How To Be Ill

How To Be Ill

How To Be Ill

In light of World Health Day on the 7th April, we wanted to discuss the concept of self-care, and provide advice on how best to look after yourself when illness strikes. The rush of our day-to-day lives has meant that self-care has taken a backseat. It has reached a point where the pressure of deadlines, and the environment of stressed …

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

Why is the emphasis for self improvement on losing weight?

  The festive period brings a time for us to indulge with friends and family and not worry about what we are eating or drinking. It is one of the busiest times of the year for most people and can therefore highlight unhealthy patterns around food. This can lead to people taking drastic measures once the festive period is over …

How to Love Yourself First

How to Love Yourself First

How to Love Yourself First

Something that sounds so obvious and easy, often isn’t.  Why do we struggle so much to define self care?  Perhaps with our busy, hectic lifestyles and the relentless pace of modern life we have actually not only forgotten to be able to define it, but also forgotten to do it.  In order to flourish as an individual and live a …

Learning To Nurture Yourself

Learning To Nurture Yourself

Learning To Nurture Yourself

To ‘nurture’ is to love, to care and to encourage. Nurturing the things and people we love most in this world can become second nature to many of us; friends, family members, pets, the list is endless.  Though in the midst of all this nurturing, many of us are guilty of forgetting to include ourselves on that never-ending list. Why …

A Letter to a Friend..

A Letter to a Friend..

A Letter to a Friend..

It’s pretty much two years to the day since you breezed into my life; a ray of sunshine breaking through the darkness of my life. Now as I embark on the final stages of my recovery journey, it feels like the perfect time to say thank you.   You came into my life just as the iron fisted grip of …

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

Why is the hardest thing in life to love – yourself?

I realised that it is so easy to love and accept others for all their attributes, faults and imperfections but it is not so easy to do for your own self. I also have learnt in my recovery that even friends, family, partners loving you for you, does not mean as much until you apply the same love to yourself. …

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

“No Man Is an Island…” (from John Donne, Meditation XVII) We are formed by the relationships we build in life, from the very first bond with our mothers and fathers and wider family, to friendships at school and university, our colleagues at work and those who teach us. We are social creatures; how we navigate our emotional lives depends on …

Supporting those in recovery

Supporting those in recovery

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 know a person who has …