Body Positivity Vs Body Neutrality

Body positivity is a wonderful thing if you are a woman who loves their body, but the reality in society is that many of us really struggle with this. As women, our bodies are changing all the time. Weight can fluctuate with what’s going on in your life: lifestyle changes, age, whether you are having … Read more Body Positivity Vs Body Neutrality

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Today is Eat What You Want Day – a rather fitting day for an eating disorders clinic, don’t you think? The theme for today is all about letting go of restriction and allowing yourself to “indulge” in whatever you fancy. Whilst this is obviously a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things yummy, two thoughts immediately come … Read more Eat What You Want (Every)Day

How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

By Ellie To summarise the tone of this post, I’ll just say that the title was going to be: Calling out the articles that I’m sick of reading. Cue the angry rant… As the person responsible for running the social media accounts for The Recover Clinic, I’m always looking for news articles that relate to … Read more How the media perpetuates an incorrect understanding of eating disorder recovery

A message to all of you… – Video

“This is a piece I wrote for my past self, for all the fabulous goddesses at The Recover Clinic who changed my life, and for every woman and man out there. You are all perfect just as you are. You are all goddesses. This is for all of you. And if past Chrissy is watching … Read more A message to all of you… – Video

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, discusses what body image means in terms of your eating disorder… This is a question that comes up regularly in our Body Image group.  If your eating disorder could answer, it would say that you can only love your body if you are a certain size or weight. And sure, you might … Read more What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

by our nutritional therapist in Brighton, Belle, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 Keeping inspired whilst recovering from an eating disorder is crucial. That little voice over your shoulder that whispers ‘you can do it’ needs to be constantly nourished with a drip feed of “lovely body positive” commentary. This phrase I’m using – Lovely Body Positive … Read more Lovely Body Positive – EDAW 2017

Learning to love my body

Our inspiring client, Tess, shares how she’s learning to love her body once more… So after recently having watched the documentary “Embrace” I finally feel ready to write a blog post. I wanted to talk about my journey so far on building a relationship with my body. I know that I wasn’t born disliking myself but for as … Read more Learning to love my body

Body Image Struggles at Summer Time

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”]For most of us, the arrival of summer brings with it barbecues, beach outings and holidays. For others however, it brings a whole host of body image struggles and insecurities. Particularly eating disorder sufferers can feel triggered by the constant exercise and dieting advertisements, aimed at encouraging you to achieve that … Read more Body Image Struggles at Summer Time

A Little Dabble about Womanhood

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”] What does being a woman mean to me? [/custom_headline] If I’m honest, I could list a whole bunch of things being a woman means to me, but I don’t think I have a single definition I could make. Being a woman is something so complex, but such complexity comes from also … Read more A Little Dabble about Womanhood

Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The majority of us have experienced feeling self-conscious and body dissatisfied all too often.  It is these feelings that can cause people to underestimate Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and the severity of this illness. BDD is a type of mental illness relating to body image which is much more than feeling body insecure like many … Read more Insight into Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Eating Disorders and desexualisation

 One of the main concerns of those suffering with eating disorders are the bodily curves brought about by pubertal changes. In the clinic we meet a lot of girls who tend to use their eating disorders as a way of desexualising themselves in an attempt to reject elements associated to their identity as a woman, … Read more Eating Disorders and desexualisation