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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.

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

I have always had an affinity with nature. As a child I was at my happiest roaming free in the woods, walking the family dog along the river or camping as a Girl Guide. I spent hours staring up at the clouds, chasing squirrels and rabbits and making secret hideaways behind our garden. I found it freeing, peaceful and beautiful. …

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Holding hands

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

My First Experience of The Recover Clinic: Part 1

Reaching out… Prior to June 2014, I had contacted and been for an assessment at Recover to explore eating disorder treatment. I remember leaving the assessment and thinking that had been my only glimpse of Recover and I felt lucky just to have been given the time I had been, to be listened to. I remember walking down the road with …

Your Wild Woman

Your Wild Woman

Your Wild Woman

I run the ‘spiritual group’ at The Recover Clinic and one of my favourite themes for discussion is that of the ‘Wild Woman Within’.  When we initially introduce the concept of a ‘Wild Woman’ our clients are often suspicious about how useful this is likely to be.  The ‘Wild Woman’ is a concept that we’ve borrowed from the inspiring and …

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

As the gold dust falls, it settles onto the chair. Each piece of dust is as small as the grains of sand washed up on the shoreline. They glisten in the sunlight and glow in the moonlight.   The gold dust covers everything as if it is rain, soaking the objects in beauty and creating healing. The gold dust moments …

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

“Meditation is a crucial part of recovery” The instant response from Emmy Gilmour, our clinical director here at The Recover Clinic when asked her views. When you are suffering from an eating disorder, your body and brain are in over-drive keeping up with the constant battle you are having with yourself.  Meditation allows you to relax, step back and challenge …