We're Here. For You.

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.

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 …

Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Dealing with Exam Stress

Our Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, shares her tips for dealing with the exam season… It’s coming up to the end of semester and exam time and we have seen a lot of stress and anxiety within the clinic lately for those who are studying at school or University. Since it was Mental Health Awareness Week last week, here’s some suggestions for how to maintain …

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

Princess Isla wasn’t always the calm, free presence that she is now. Her subjects remarked everyday with awe at her gentleness and kindness in ruling her kingdom. Such a loving woman must’ve had a loving upbringing, they thought. But Isla’s life wasn’t always so happy and pure. You see, when Isla was but a young girl her mother died. Her …

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

  The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgementally”.   So what does this mean in relation to eating? Eating is one of the most basic and fundamental things that people do, hopefully both out …

2

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

I had sunk to my bottommost point (several times over), but the strength of my eating disorder managed to drag me down further into a darker place than I knew to exist. I was helpless, hopeless and powerless. I had tried what felt like countless ‘tricks’ in the Recover Clinic book, yet still my newly acquired insight and understanding of …