I have to say I had my reservations about starting meditation but clinical director here at Recover, Emmy Gilmour, swears by it, as does pretty much everyone else working at the clinic. So having worked here two months now, I thought it was time to give it a go. And I thought I’d share my experiences with you.
One hour of trying to be relaxed but alert is surprisingly challenging to say the least. Yet I came out of it feeling relaxed (somewhat drowsy) and feeling a little better in myself. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, what to feel or what to do but under direction I just went with it. I found it quite difficult to control my mind and to stop it drifting to other thoughts. I never quite realised how hard focusing actually is.
Our minds can have more control than we think and I can now see that learning to control our thoughts, especially when in recovery from an eating disorder, is key to a healthy lifestyle. So I’m going to continue with it, embracing every meditation opportunity, and see where it takes me.
By Charlotte Main