Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said … Read more Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

A poem for recovery…

Love After Love – Derek Walcott   The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give … Read more A poem for recovery…

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using … Read more Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

My Quest to Find My Inner Woman

What does it mean to connect to your inner wild woman? This is the question to which I am always in search of, though drawing ever closer to, the answer. When I arrived at The Recover Clinic, in one of my very first groups (Core Group), we were asked to name 3 things we knew to … Read more My Quest to Find My Inner Woman

Photography in Recovery

After receiving a DSLR for Christmas when I was 16, I wondered what to do with it. I come from a family of keen photographers (hence the Christmas present), who take photos to be ‘pleasing to the eye’. Especially to the customer’s eye. They edit photos by softening skin tones, removing spots and using black and … Read more Photography in Recovery

How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true”] Starting at the Recover Clinic [/custom_headline]I started at the Recover Clinic in October 2013. I was lost, confused and didn’t know where to turn; I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to recover from my eating disorder, all I knew was I couldn’t live my life the way I had been … Read more How Creative Therapy has been a Major Part of my Recovery

Creative Therapy

[author title=”Ann Davis” author_id=”Ann Davis”] At the Recover Clinic, we view creativity as the antithesis of an eating disorder. Creative therapy helps you to connect with an authentic part of yourself, to express something unique to you and your experience in the world. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in imagery can offer distance and a … Read more Creative Therapy

Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy

When new clients find out that I’m an arts psychotherapist and that they are going to be starting therapy with me, a common reaction is one of fear because they imagine I’ll make them draw, paint or create and then stand in judgement of their efforts. So you think you can’t draw Somewhere along the … Read more Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy