OHC Live Ep 081 – The C word and the S Word

Commitment and surrender are two keywords that are essential in the psychological approach to healing from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Both words can be a double-edged sword, and finding the balance in each is essential to being aware of achiever patterns and practising acceptance. Alex also addresses a question about the focus on psychological topics […]

OHC Live 023 – What is possible in recovery?

What is possible in recovery from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia? When we start making some progress on our journey, the recovery process can feel incredibly slow and we start to wonder what exactly is possible from recovery from ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. Alex explains that you do not need to be perfect biologically or psychologically […]

Archive of Facebook Live Posts

OHC Live Ep 001 – ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia recovery goals for 2017 OHC Live Ep 002 – Cultivating positive habits for recovery OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to make a full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep and ME/CFS OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing […]

OHC Live Ep 022 -Deep rest I

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses deep rest in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery. The maladaptive stress response in MECFS keeps the nervous system wired, and mindful rest can help us recover the parasympathetic nervous system.  Noticing our personality patterns can help us recognise when we aren’t allowing for deep rest when […]

I think the first thing I noticed was that I just slept better

James looks back on the difference between using his tools in a stress state versus learning to calm down, stop and use the tools in a more relaxed state. As a result James started noticing he was sleeping better and living life in a less adrenalized state, allowing his body to heal. Watch James’ full […]

Alice’s Recovery – I’m still aware of managing

Alice talks about how she continues to manage her energy while she is now symptom free, and how the lessons she’s learned along the recovery journey continue to evolve.  Pacing has become a natural part of her life in order to be mindful of her energy and health. Watch Alice’s full recovery story The Optimum […]

OHC Live Ep 021 – Being methodical for recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses being methodical in slowly starting new supplements, treatments, or movements in order to see what is helping on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute […]

OHC Live Ep 020 – For your body to heal, you have to be in it

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses how the maladaptive stress response can keep us in a state where we are unaware of what our body really needs. Being able to relax into your exhaustion can take practice, but deep rest is necessary for healing to take place. Sign up for a free […]

OHC Live Ep 019 – Helper patterns

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses Helper patterns in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. The Helper subtytpe in the Optimum Health Clinic model is one type of characteristic that can be looked at in terms of habits and beliefs that may contribute to becoming or staying ill with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. Exploring […]

OHC Live Ep 018 – Gratitude

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses gratitude and comparing ourselves to others. While being able to acknowledge our loss and difficulty is an important part of being in our body, it is also an extremely useful practice to be grateful for what we do have and the things that are working here […]