Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care Alternative Treatments For Eating Disorders And Mental Illnesses

Self-care can be tricky during eating disorder recovery. It can be hard to find an activity that is truly self-caring and helpful. Sometimes obvious things can be useful, other times more unusual self-care activities might be more appropriate. One idea to try is aromatherapy. As well as being pretty to smell, essential oils can be … Read more Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

Why we need to be having the conversation about lack of sleep and eating disorder recovery.   At some point in our life we have all experienced sleepless nights. We know what it’s like the next day. The inability to function as normal or the regret of not going to bed earlier aren’t good feelings. … Read more The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Young Girl Standing Barefoot On Rock Feeling Free

Prioritising yourself is not selfish. It is reassuring that you can go at your own pace and do not need to worry about how others are getting on. Whether in eating disorder treatment or not, we say we all need more of that!

Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

BRAVERY – the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty. COURAGE – showing bravery under fire In recovering from an eating disorder, the above two qualities are the ones you want in your arsenal.  And yet, an eating disorder has the ability to make you feel powerless and stripped … Read more Bravery in Eating Disorder Recovery

Dealing with Exam Stress

Our Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, shares her tips for dealing with the exam season… It’s coming up to the end of semester and exam time and we have seen a lot of stress and anxiety within the clinic lately for those who are studying at school or University. Since it was Mental Health Awareness Week last week, here’s some … Read more Dealing with Exam Stress

Endings

Alex shares her thoughts in the run up to her graduation… As I write this blog post, I’m at a train station. I wanted to write it here because train stations have always fascinated me. I enjoy people-watching, especially at airports and stations where people are often saying goodbyes. They are places where endings are … Read more Endings

Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

[author title=”Anna Clutton” author_id=”Anna Clutton”] “Recovery” is a pretty scary word. Don’t get me wrong – it’s exciting, desperately hopeful, and ‘magical’ even, but it’s damn scary. When you start your journey it seems impossible, incoherent, totally unattainable – but slowly, very slowly, it opens up before you and becomes something you can touch (just … Read more Finding Meaning in Life Without an Eating Disorder

Cinderella, a Recovery Version

[author title=”Chrissy Kapartis” author_id=”Chrissy Kapartis”] Princess Isla wasn’t always the calm, free presence that she is now. Her subjects remarked everyday with awe at her gentleness and kindness in ruling her kingdom. Such a loving woman must’ve had a loving upbringing, they thought. But Isla’s life wasn’t always so happy and pure. You see, when … Read more Cinderella, a Recovery Version

What Is Recover All About?

[author title=”Lucy Bonner” author_id=”Lucy Bonner”] As the clinic assistant at The Recover Clinic, I’m frequently asked by friends and family not only what I actually do, but what The Recover Clinic is all about.   I decided to ask Emmy Gilmour, our founder and Clinical Director what had motivated her to establish such a fantastic community … Read more What Is Recover All About?

Today Is a Bad Day, But I’ll Call It An Anomaly

[author title=”Lily Morrison-Bell” author_id=”Lily Morrison-Bell”] I wanted to start this piece asking you how your day was.  Or with a metaphor. Like some crass-but-albeit-true metaphor about how life is a river, with twists and turns, depths and shallows, cliffs and riverbanks, yet all the while maintaining its river status. The river representing the soul on … Read more Today Is a Bad Day, But I’ll Call It An Anomaly

Spread your wings, it’s time to fly

[author title=”Lisa Marie” author_id=”Lisa Marie”] [custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] One of our talented clients did this incredible piece of Art Work for us. [/custom_headline]                   [custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] She accompanied it with this poem: [/custom_headline]   Spread your wings, it’s time to … Read more Spread your wings, it’s time to fly