Holidays

Our lovely client, Frances, shares how for the first time in years she was able to freely enjoy her holiday… I have just returned from holiday in the French Alps and I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The sun shone, the pines were fragrant, and the croissants were crisp and flaky. There … Read moreHolidays

Seeing the World in Black and White

Our lovely client, Chrissy, discusses her journey from black and white to multicoloured thinking! Black and white thinking is something that’s haunted me for as long as I can remember before I went into treatment for my eating disorder. Of course, before I went into treatment I wasn’t aware of my black and white thinking- what … Read moreSeeing the World in Black and White

Every time you fall darling

Mille’s Poem Every time you fall my darling, remember the thousands of times you have fallen and risen, rising follows falling, so surely a fall is yet another door to new, to lessons, to understanding, it is yet another opportunity to witness your own strength and courage, and all of all faith, faith in the … Read moreEvery time you fall darling

I was struggling to be “in my body”

Our client, Mille, reflects on her incredible journey with Movement and Psychodrama therapy groups… I have been at Recover for ten months now, and after recently joining Movement and Psychodrama group- a lot has shifted. I want to share my experience of them with you. I have always very much struggled to “be in my … Read moreI was struggling to be “in my body”

My Top Tip for Eating Disorder Recovery

“No eating disorder is made the same, so it’s time to stop treating them as if they were.” In light of our event in October where we’ll be sharing tips for holistic recovery, I wanted to share my personal recovery top tip that powered me on throughout treatment. It can be summed up in this … Read moreMy Top Tip for Eating Disorder Recovery

Making Peace with Food

Jemma reflects on her evolving relationship with food and eating since she started treatment with us… Suffering from an eating disorder led me to have a lot of serious issues with food. Whilst I now know these problems were a symptom of my illness and not the underlying cause, the majority of the time I was … Read moreMaking Peace with Food

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 … Read morePsychodrama & Struggling With Conflict

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 … Read moreMy Journey Through Movement

Chrissy’s Creative Experience

Chrissy shares her thoughts as she leaves creative group… I feel really sad to be leaving creative group. Art therapy has been a part of my journey since I first started treatment a year and a half ago and it has helped me in countless ways. I began my recovery journey doing only one creative … Read moreChrissy’s Creative Experience

The Conflicting Faces of Mental Illness

Jemma sheds light on how there can be more going on than meets the eye with mental illness… The pictures above show some of my many expressions I show on a regular basis and have done for my entire life. You may look at them and see a happy, carefree, fun loving person. I can tell … Read moreThe Conflicting Faces of Mental Illness

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 … Read moreWords from Mille 2

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 … Read moreWords from Mille