Client Stories

We’ve found that one of the best ways for you to learn about what we do…is from our clients themselves. Here you will find plenty of information about our client’s experiences of group therapy, the recovery journey and much more.

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

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

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 media, long working hours and …

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

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 moment, and non judgementally”. So …

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

What is mindful eating?

  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 moment, and non judgementally”.   So what does this mean in relation to eating? Eating is one of the most basic and fundamental things that people do, hopefully both out …

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Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

Finding my Spirituality: A Power Greater than Myself

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 ‘tricks’ in the Recover Clinic book, yet still my newly acquired insight and understanding of …

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What is Normal Eating?

What is Normal Eating?

What is Normal Eating?

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.   In fact, normal eating is about responding to your body; …

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

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 Girl Guide. I spent hours staring up at the clouds, chasing squirrels and rabbits and making secret hideaways behind our garden. I found it freeing, peaceful and beautiful. …

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

Does Meditation Play a Vital Part in ED recovery?

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 relax, step back and challenge …