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…

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

By Anastasia Foulouli – Dance Movement Psychotherapist, London Do you ever feel lost and unseen in your personal relationships? Do you find that it is difficult to differentiate where you end and where other people begin? Are you unsure about who you really are and tend to please other people to avoid confrontation? Do you … Read more Establishing Healthy Boundaries

10 Tips to Inspire Life Fulfilment

[author title=”Lucy Bonner” author_id=”Lucy Bonner”] Happy New Year!  We hope that you’ve been able to stay safe this Christmas and have taken time to practice acts of kindness towards yourself.  As we look toward the New Year we consider what our ‘resolutions’ are going to be.  So many resolutions are focused on ‘stopping’ or ‘cutting … Read more 10 Tips to Inspire Life Fulfilment

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”]It is natural to be critical of ourselves every once in a while, and this can sometimes serve as a motivator for self-improvement. However too often, we let simple mistakes dominate our lives, leaving us with that crippling feeling of not being good enough. Even the smallest, most harmless mistakes can … Read more How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

  [author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Do you ever hesitate to accept compliments? [/custom_headline]Among women who struggle with poor body image and self-esteem, it can be especially difficult to accept a positive comment about your body. Individuals suffering from eating disorders in particular can find it extremely hard to believe that a … Read more How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

Relieving Shame and Cultivating Self-Compassion

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Shame and eating disorders [/custom_headline]Individuals who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma often become much more prone towards self-criticism. Therefore,  for those suffering with an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder, self-loathing and self-judgement are familiar rituals. There is often a great deal of shame surrounding eating … Read more Relieving Shame and Cultivating Self-Compassion

How I Grew up and Let Go: A Letter to my Inner Child

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Dear Inner Child,[/custom_headline] Come here. Everything is going to be okay. I can promise you through out it all there is a love and kindness that burns bright enough to glue you back together ,even when you can’t find the pieces from which you have broken. Fear is an integral part … Read more How I Grew up and Let Go: A Letter to my Inner Child

How do we Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships?

[author title=”Charlotte McLaughlin” author_id=”Charlotte McLaughlin”] This question often arises in the Sex and Relationships group I run at the Recover Clinic. More often than not our relationships are a reflection of our inner state. How we feel about ourselves can often be determined by the type of relationships we are choosing to invest our time … Read more How do we Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships?

Supporting those in recovery

Women in today’s culture are under enormous pressure to be perfect.  To ignore the socially constructed ideas of beauty is difficult.  In a sense, it’s hardly surprising that the prominence of body dysmorphic disorders and eating disorders in one form or another is shockingly high and continuing to increase. It is most likely that you … Read more Supporting those in recovery

My thoughts…Emmy Gilmour

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt. My journey of my acceptance of who I am and my body has shaped the way that I live my life today. Many of the people that I’ve worked with me have asked … Read more My thoughts…Emmy Gilmour