OHC Live 48 – Uncertainty and recovery

What allows us to feel calm, confident, and embodied is making peace with the sense of uncertainty, making peace with not knowing what’s going to happen. Alex talks about developing confidence and a sense of safety in the body versus trying to over-think and intellectualise solutions for potential challenges. Stress and worry use up energy […]

OHC Live 80 – Gemma’s recovery story

Gemma shares her recovery story with Alex, from starting to feel ill with a viral-like illness she couldn’t recover from to acknowledging and working with her achiever patterns in order to relax and recover. Gemma shares what tools worked for her and how her sustained practice over a few years helped her reach full recovery. […]

OHC Live 89 – The OHC approach to supplements

Alex talks to Helen Lynam, Director of Nutrition at The Optimum Health Clinic, about our approach to supplement, why we recommend what we do, how individualised each patient’s protocol is, and why we use the suppliers we do.  Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a […]

OHC Live 47 – Why is the mind / body connection so important in recovery?

Marie from our psychology team shares a little bit about her ME/CFS recovery story, and clarifies more about why the mind and body connection is so important in recovery from ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia (and generally all forms of stress and chronic illness). Limiting our approach to only aspects of the mind (or just on psychology) becomes […]

OHC Live 46 – Listening to your emotions calms your nervous system

Did you know that listening to your emotions actually calms your nervous system? Ignoring our wants and needs can lead our minds and bodies to continually get louder until we finally listen and pay attention to what is currently happening. Making space for and being mindful of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and symptoms can actually […]

OHC Live 45 – Saying Yes to you

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses saying YES to you on the recovery path from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. It can feel like we’re saying ‘no’ to just about everything when we’re on the recovery path – to people who want to socialise, or to foods we want to eat, or to […]

OHC Live 44 – The 4 fundamentals of recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses the 4 fundamentals of recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia from which to keep track of the recovery journey and build tools to move forward. 1. Do we have a baseline? (activity levels, pacing, a place from which to build) 2. Are we making progress over […]

OHC Live 88 – Use the carrot, not the stick

Motivation is usually stronger when we are moving towards things that we want, versus trying to avoid negative consequences. Finding inspiration to move towards a reward will help you feel a lot clearer about your actions than trying to achieve something simply to avoid pain. Are you waiting for something worse to happen before you […]

OHC Live 43 – Why don’t people believe in full recovery?

Why do people believe full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia is not possible? After discussing what is possible from recovery, and exploring things that may help someone recover from ME CFS, some people have a rejection or resistance to the idea that recovery is possible. It can be devastating to get your hopes up, […]

OHC Live 42 – New Year goals

From the New Year Facebook Live 2018, Alex offers some advice on how to set goals that make you feel like you’re winning – and how to avoid resolutions that cause worsening of symptoms. Recovery takes time, and the best goals to set on the recovery path are small, achievable goals that help us feel […]