Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of consciousness where one focuses on self-regulating their attention towards present moment in a non-judgemental, accepting way. Essentially, being mindful means that you allow your mind to focus and fully attend to what you’re doing and feeling, exactly where you are. In our busy lives filled with social … Read more Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

4 Worries and Affirmations for New Students

Ellie reflects on when she started university after being diagnosed with anorexia…   Looking back on the few days before I started university, I remember feeling incredibly excited but also being very aware of all the unknown. Also like some reading this, I was going to university shortly after being diagnosed with anorexia. So I know … Read more 4 Worries and Affirmations for New Students

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”]I found myself at rock bottom [/custom_headline] I had sunk to my bottommost point (several times over), but the strength of my eating disorder managed to drag me down further into a darker place than I knew to exist. I was helpless, hopeless and powerless. I had tried what felt like countless … Read more Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

My Love Affair with Meditation

[author title=”Kate Sumner” author_id=”Kate Sumner”] [blockquote cite=” type=”center”]I have a confession to make. I am in the throes of a love affair. With meditation.[/blockquote] I never thought those words would come out of my lips and it still makes me laugh when I admit it. I thought meditation was something far too hippie and made … Read more My Love Affair with Meditation

My First Experience of Meditation

I have to say I had my reservations about starting meditation but clinical director here at Recover, Emmy Gilmour, swears by it, as does pretty much everyone else working at the clinic.  So having worked here two months now, I thought it was time to give it a go.  And I thought I’d share my … Read more My First Experience of Meditation

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

“Meditation is a crucial part of recovery” The instant response from Emmy Gilmour, our clinical director here at The Recover Clinic when asked her views. When you are suffering from an eating disorder, your body and brain are in over-drive keeping up with the constant battle you are having with yourself.  Meditation allows you to … Read more Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?