What eating disorder recovery means to me now

by Ellie There’s a rumour out there that full recovery from an eating disorder isn’t possible. And as much as I disagree, I can understand why some people come to that conclusion – in part because a lot of people in recovery haven’t received appropriate treatment, for an appropriate length of time. As a past … Read more What eating disorder recovery means to me now

Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,” says Pooh. “What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh. (“Twice what?” said … Read more Us Two by A.A. Milne – A poem for recovery

How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

We recently welcomed Arts Psychotherapist, Dafni, to the Recover Clinic family. Today, she shares this beautiful poem to inspire your recovery journey… How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird – Jacques Prévert First, paint a cage with an open door. Then, in the cage, paint something for the bird, something useful and beautiful, and … Read more How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

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…

A message to all of you… – Video

“This is a piece I wrote for my past self, for all the fabulous goddesses at The Recover Clinic who changed my life, and for every woman and man out there. You are all perfect just as you are. You are all goddesses. This is for all of you. And if past Chrissy is watching … Read more A message to all of you… – Video

To the Voice of an Eating Disorder…

A poem written by one of our amazing clients… I wish that I could talk to you and ask you to be kind You bullied me and screwed me up, before you took my mind   I want you now to stop this path, before the train derails There really must be more to life … Read more To the Voice of an Eating Disorder…

The Ultimate Warrior

This poem and drawing was created by one of our clients in Brighton, as a gift to another client… If there was a crown for your being, I’d honour you the warrior, For you are the warrior of warriors; The victorious monarch of courage so glorious, Standing tall when all falls, With nothing but your … Read more The Ultimate Warrior

Mille’s Poem – EDAW 2017

by our lovely client, Mille Oh to be just me, that is all, enough, so much already, where and why does my value get placed by me, in anyone or anyone else but me. It is not me, surely that knows and that can see all I have been and all I can be. Searching … Read more Mille’s Poem – EDAW 2017

Set Me Free – EDAW 2017

by one of our lovely clients, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week Trapped and confused in this cycle of despair I’m trying to reach you but there’s nobody there So I sink deeper and deeper into the mist Shattered cries for help so often dismissed I want to get out and to smile and be free … Read more Set Me Free – EDAW 2017

A Strong Woman vs. a Woman of Strength

Many, many years ago, my therapist sent this poem to me when I was in the very early stages of my recovery. Recently, whilst scanning through old emails, I found it again and it still filled me with a sense of empowerment and pride…   A strong woman works out every day to keep her … Read more A Strong Woman vs. a Woman of Strength

The day I started connecting again

Thank you to lovely Jen for sharing these beautiful words about her recovery… Red had never been so vibrant.  Blue so calm. How hadn’t I noticed the different shades of colour that I was surrounded by? Each particle so unique and beautiful in its own way. The lights hung by coloured string, danced into my eyes. … Read more The day I started connecting again

Every time you fall darling

Mille’s Poem Every time you fall my darling, remember the thousands of times you have fallen and risen, rising follows falling, so surely a fall is yet another door to new, to lessons, to understanding, it is yet another opportunity to witness your own strength and courage, and all of all faith, faith in the … Read more Every time you fall darling