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

What is mindful eating?

A mindful approach to eating is something that can be learned and can be an invaluable tool for transforming someone’s relationship with food for the better… The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present … Read more What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

Author – Francesca Mastrojanni   A mindful approach to eating is something that can be learned and can be an invaluable tool for transforming someone’s relationship with food for the better.   The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular … Read more What is mindful eating?

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

What is Normal Eating?

[author title=”Marissa-Catherine Carrarini” author_id=”Marissa-Catherine Carrarini”] During the Nutritional sessions at Recover, we teach our clients that there is no precise practice, diet plan or fashion that can be called normal eating. No matter what glossy magazines or diet book or TV shows or parents or so-called-experts say, normal eating is not about fulfilling any particular criteria. … Read more What is Normal Eating?

Connecting with Nature

[author title=”Kate Sumner” author_id=”Kate Sumner”] [blockquote cite=”Henry David Thoreau” type=”left”]I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.[/blockquote] I have always had an affinity with nature. As a child I was at my happiest roaming free in the woods, walking the family dog along the river or camping as a … Read more Connecting with Nature

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?