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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.

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation is stress – joy! But, before we crack on with this week’s blog post, here are a few questions to ask yourself: How are you doing? …wait, how are you really doing? How has your sleep been lately? In fact, how do you get yourself …

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of consciousness where one focuses on self-regulating their attention towards present moment in a non-judgemental, accepting way. Essentially, being mindful means that you allow your mind to focus and fully attend to what you’re doing and feeling, exactly where you are. In our busy lives filled with social media, long working hours and …

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

Our volunteer, Lucy, talks openly about her challenges and confusions around self-care and how she came to regard it as crucial to connection, and joy. I used to think that self-care was a kind of hobby; enjoyed by those who had the time and money for massages and manicures. I also considered it a tad frivolous! I had real work …

A poem for recovery…

A poem for recovery…

A poem for recovery…

Love After Love – Derek Walcott   The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, …

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 …

Learning a New Way of Being with The Alexander Technique

Learning a New Way of Being with The Alexander Technique

Learning a New Way of Being with The Alexander Technique

Ten years ago I stumbled upon the best kept secret of performing artists across the globe and something that was to change my life dramatically. I went along for my first Alexander Technique lesson out of curiosity not really knowing what to expect. The sessions are referred to as lessons because strictly speaking the technique is not a therapy but …

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

5 Poems To Inspire Recovery

We wanted to share the poems that empower and inspire us to be all we can be! Share your favourites in the comment section below… 1) “i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave i am sorry i made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re …

Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Psychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

Chrissy reflects on her powerful experience in Psychodrama group… I remember my first psychodrama session clearly. It was very small, consisting of only our therapist and two of us. I had binged the night before and I remember feeling so scared, lost and desperate- my eating disorder’s hateful thoughts about my body and the physical pain seemed impossible to escape …