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Alex Howard’s recovery story…

In this video Alex shares the story of his own recovery from ME/CFS and the story behind The Optimum Health Clinic.  Click on the video below.

Alex 26.5.16
Environmental tiredness in ME/CFS

In this video Alex explores “environmental tiredness,” what it is, and what we can do to change it.  If you find yourself feeling stale and flat in your environment, or that sometimes you can get an energy boost by changing what you are doing, this video will be particularly useful.  Click on the video below.   […]

Alex 21.4.16
Emotional pain as physical pain in ME/CFS

Physical pain can be a challenging symptom on the path to recovery from ME/CFS.  In this weeks video, Alex explores how sometimes physical pain can be related to emotional pain which needs attention and care to help process. Click on the video below to watch  

Alex 8.4.16
Captain the ship of your own recovery

As tempting as it can be on the recovery path to look to abdicate responsibility to the “experts,” a key ingredient of the OHC approach is the collaboration between practitioners and the patient, and ultimately the patient learning to be the captain of the ship of their own recovery.  In this weeks video newsletter, Alex […]

Alex 10.3.16
The Body Heals Itself

Battling with our body to find a way to make it heal from ME/CFS can be extremely frustrating, and it is easy to forget the remarkable capacity our body has for its own healing.  In the video below, Alex explores the potential within all of us for health and healing.

Tired and wired for blog
What Is Tired and Wired?

This video explores the concept of being ‘tired and wired’ and its relationship to CFS/ME. Alex explains what the difference is between “normal tiredness” vs the “wired” feeling experienced as part of ME/CFS. This is often referred to as being ‘tired and wired,’ and in this short video Alex explores the impact of being wired. Click on […]

The problem with miracle recovery stories

The video below explores the area of why ‘miracle’ recovery stories inspire but can also be a source of slowing ones progress down. Alex explains what the difference is between a ‘miracle’ recovery and a sustainable recovery.  Here at the OHC we take the view that recovery is a process made up of many smaller steps that go towards achieving […]

Alex Exercise
Exercise is a conversation not a lecture in ME/CFS recovery.

In this short video Alex talks about introducing exercise into your recovery path and when this might be appropriate. One of the key points that Alex makes to treat exercise as a dialogue with your body rather than something to push through regardless. Click on the video below to view more.