The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

Our volunteer, Lucy, talks openly about her challenges and confusions around self-care and how she came to regard it as crucial to connection, and joy. I used to think that self-care was a kind of hobby; enjoyed by those who had the time and money for massages and manicures. I also considered it a tad … Read more The Self-Care Conundrum: why those who feel they don’t deserve it are the ones who need it most.

Caring for yourself after purging

Marissa, our Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, shares how best to look after yourself after binging and purging… Purging – whether that is by vomiting or abusing laxatives or over exercising –  is physically and emotionally destructive. When someone starts purging, it’s common to feel elated and bursting with energy.  Yet, as time passes, the purging stops … Read more Caring for yourself after purging

“Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

By our client, Kirstin… I’m ill as I write this (no, not the eating disorder thing). The seasonal virus-fest is partying its way around town and exposure to too much shared public air has left my immune system desperately needing a holiday. Anyway as it is, I’m currently on my second day of being at … Read more “Recovery is about challenging the belief that it’s wrong to be kind to ourselves”

Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

Look around you… Many of those struggling with eating disorders are plagued by negative thoughts drawing attention away from the positive aspects of their lives. It’s easy for an onlooker to say ‘think positive’ but achieving this may seem more difficult. Extending kindness and expressing gratitude should be part of our daily to-do list. Embodying … Read more Extending Kindness & Expressing Gratitude

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

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

How To Be Ill

In light of World Health Day on the 7th April, we wanted to discuss the concept of self-care, and provide advice on how best to look after yourself when illness strikes. The rush of our day-to-day lives has meant that self-care has taken a backseat. It has reached a point where the pressure of deadlines, … Read more How To Be Ill

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

I’m sitting in Holland Park on a beautiful, sunny, rare-for-London March day reflecting on my recovery journey so far. Often we don’t take the time to have a moment of looking back on our achievements and congratulating ourselves on how far we’ve come. For eating disorders sufferers- and just most people- it can be considered … Read more Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

How to Love Yourself First

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] What is Self Care? [/custom_headline] Something that sounds so obvious and easy, often isn’t.  Why do we struggle so much to define self care?  Perhaps with our busy, hectic lifestyles and the relentless pace of modern life we have actually not only forgotten to be able to define it, but also … Read more How to Love Yourself First

Learning To Nurture Yourself

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”][custom_headline type=”left,” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] The Importance of Self-Nurture [/custom_headline] [pullquote cite=”” type=”left, right”]In order to heal you must nurture and be kind to yourself.[/pullquote]To ‘nurture’ is to love, to care and to encourage. Nurturing the things and people we love most in this world can become second nature to many of … Read more Learning To Nurture Yourself

Gratitude For the Life You Already Have

[author title=”Emmy Gilmour” author_id=”Emmy Gilmour”]If you want to change your circumstances then first you must change your thinking.  I believe that our lives are products of what we think and feel.  Some of what we believe has come from our upbringings and some has come from what we have experienced, either way I know that if you … Read more Gratitude For the Life You Already Have

How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem

  [author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Do you ever hesitate to accept compliments? [/custom_headline]Among women who struggle with poor body image and self-esteem, it can be especially difficult to accept a positive comment about your body. Individuals suffering from eating disorders in particular can find it extremely hard to believe that a … Read more How to Accept Compliments and Build Self-Esteem