Our lovely client, Amber, shares her top tips for keeping your recovery on track over the festive period… Set boundaries You do not need to take part in everything and interact with everyone. Think about what you can do and what you can’t, and give yourself permission to say no to things you do not want to … Read moreKeeping your recovery & self-care on track during the holidays
By Ellie Halloween is indisputably a huge annual celebration. So much so, it was estimated that us Brits spent £310 million on Halloween in 2016 alone. And yet it seems counterintuitive to celebrate the things us mere mortals fear the most. So why is it so much fun? And how on earth is this related … Read more3 Eating Disorder Recovery Lessons We Can Learn at Halloween
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
As we look towards the new year so many of us start to think about our goals and ambitions for 2016…what would we like to do/achieve/stop? We often look to others for permission to ‘be’ and to feel good enough, this regularly results in us trying to force ourselves to behave, look or feel in … Read moreA New Year
[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] It’s that time of the year! The New Year can bring with it new beginnings, a sense of hope for the future and a welcoming of the blank canvas that lies ahead for 2015. If you are suffering from an eating disorder, New Years resolutions can be an opportunity to … Read moreNew Years Resolutions – Are yours helpful or harmful?
[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] This year at Recover we organised a Christmas gathering for our clients. It gave our clients the chance to socialise and come together in a safe environment to celebrate the festive season. One thing that particularly stood out to us was the friendships that have been developed here at Recover … Read moreCelebrating Christmas with your Spiritual Family
[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] Christmas, with its focus on family, food and disruption of everyday routine can be a particularly stressful time of the year if you are suffering from an eating disorder. For example, you may be expected to eat meals with relatives or friends who are less aware of your struggles, leading to increased … Read moreCoping with Christmas with an Eating Disorder
I was running a group this morning teaching the importance of acknowledging the core needs that as human beings, we all have. These are: attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection and allowing. Many of our patients were brought into treatment because they were in a place of emotional and often physical crisis. Our method is not … Read moreNew Year Thoughts…
Bulimia, EDNOS, anorexia or binge eating disorder; regardless of which type of eating disorder you’re struggling with or which stage of recovery you are at, Christmas can be a difficult time for you. Food, family and more food are recurrent themes at Christmas which can be very overwhelming for some. Throughout the holiday period, … Read moreGetting through the festive season
As summer draws to an end and autumn approaches everyone’s mood seems to change – along with the weather. Miserable weather does not need to bring about a miserable you. Living your life with a poor attitude will only attract more of the same to your life. Or so the law of attraction says. … Read moreChange of season brings change of mood?