How do we define “kindness”?

By our Arts Therapist, Dafni Today is World Kindness Day, but how does one start looking at what kindness is – how do we define it or describe it? At dictionary.com it is defined as “The state or quality of being kind”. Personally, I don’t think this is very helpful. It leads me to wonder … Read more How do we define “kindness”?

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

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?

Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Jenna, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 When I tell people that I work with eating disorders, I’m often taken aback by their responses.  Chatty cab drivers make comments about ‘vanity”, friends ask about how I can ‘cure’ someone from their ‘obsession’ with being thin, even clients question whether they are ‘deserving of … Read more Addressing Stigma with Eating Disorders – EDAW 2017

A Letter from Jenna – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Jenna, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 To our clients, It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support: change, as you know, is uncomfortable.  It’s scary to even think about letting go of the comforts of what we know, and to allow ourselves to befriend the unknown.  The fact … Read more A Letter from Jenna – EDAW 2017

New Beginnings – EDAW 2017

by our therapist, Lucy, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 “And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart I’m drawn to this quotation because for me it encapsulates what The Recover Clinic offers in relation to new beginnings. This of course is a new beginning … Read more New Beginnings – EDAW 2017

Eating disorders, Dramatherapy and Susie Orbach

The percentage of men suffering from eating disorders is dramatically raising in the last years. Recent reports from the Royal College of Practitioners in 2010 indicated a 66% rise of male hospital admissions, and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in 2015 estimates around 11% of those affected by an eating disorder are males. However, … Read more Eating disorders, Dramatherapy and Susie Orbach

Bones and my Eating Disorder

Marissa, our Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, discusses the dangers of restrictive eating for your bones… Osteoporosis is a tragic and frightening side effect of restrictive eating. Osteoporosis is when bones become thin and brittle, and are far more easily able to break. In every bone, the bone tissue is broken down and built up again all … Read more Bones and my Eating Disorder