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

The Power of Psychodrama

Lovely Tess shares her experience in our Psychodrama group… There are two things that I can remember from my first day in clinic. Firstly, the amount of love I was showered with. Secondly, this peculiar group called Psychodrama. Going into this group I was thinking to myself “I’ve done drama therapy before, so same thing … Read more The Power of Psychodrama

Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

Our client, Emily, shares how she discovered self-care rituals that support her recovery journey… Living with an eating disorder is very repetitive, boring and exhausting. When I first started treatment with The Recover Clinic, the concept of self-care was a little confusing. Surely, that’s what I was striving for? I was so obsessed with self image that my … Read more Smart Swap: Switching negative behaviours to positive behaviours

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

Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on this topic, so this week we’re bringing back a blog post on the similarities between Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia… Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Anorexia appear to be on opposite ends of the eating disorder spectrum: BED is characterised by a compulsive relationship with food resulting in periods … Read more Binge Eating thoughts aren’t so different to those of an Anorexia sufferer

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

Social media can an inspiring platform for community and friendship, but it can also breed insecurity. With all the different personalities and filters, it’s very easy to lose yourself, and get caught “comparing your behind the scenes to someone else’s show reel”. If you’ve experienced a negative relationship with social media, and have found that critical voice … Read more 5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

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…

Cooking up some magic!

Our Dietician, Rachel, shares a recipe for overcoming fear… How does it make you feel when someone says ‘What shall we cook tonight?’ or ‘Do you fancy cooking tonight?’ For some, these questions might ignite a sense of excitement at the anticipation of a delicious meal. Others might feel bored at the thought of taking time … Read more Cooking up some magic!

What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Psychodynamic Therapist, Jenna, discusses what body image means in terms of your eating disorder… This is a question that comes up regularly in our Body Image group.  If your eating disorder could answer, it would say that you can only love your body if you are a certain size or weight. And sure, you might … Read more What does it mean to love your body, and is it even possible?

Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

This week we’re sharing one of Emmy’s articles for the Huffington Post. Read the original here. …I wanted to share my ideas about how we can help people to recover from eating disorders and why our unique approach is so successful. At The Recover Clinic we offer what we call a Whole Body Approach that basically means that when … Read more Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

Eating Disorder Habits vs Eating Disorder Behaviours

  by our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa Recovering from an eating disorder can seem like one long mountain climb after another. While this may be so, when it comes to your self-care and eating, sometimes it is the little, discreet (and yet often particularly toxic) things that can hold us back. Little things, such as: what … Read more Eating Disorder Habits vs Eating Disorder Behaviours