OHC Live 73 – 5 stages of meeting our needs

Alex Howard discusses understanding our own needs, including emotional needs, and how we might look to get those needs met. Alex discusses the tendency for Helper types to put other people’s needs first and how we can start to prioritise our own. Once we recognise what we need, and learn how to ask for help […]

OHC Live 72 – The importance of practices

Following up on the importance of the basics, Alex discusses the importance of practices – the practical activities we need on a day to day basis to encourage the recovery process. He also emphasizes the importance of following different practices during the right time and stage of the recovery process.   Sign up for a […]

OHC Live 71 – The importance of the basics

Alex talks about the importance of the fundamental basics of recovery in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia – deep rest, staying in a healing state, and fundamental nutritional basics. After we start to recover with the fundamentals we can start to look at more complex and interesting reasons why we might struggle to reach full recovery. […]

James Sawyer’s recovery story

James S shares how he went from living an active successful life when a headache brought on a sudden onset of debilitating exhaustion. With the support of his wife, James then recovered over a year from CFS back to optimal health after attending the 90 Day Programme and the nutrition program at The Optimum Health […]

OHC Live 70 – Two types of pacing

Alex mentions a simplified view of two different kinds of pacing based on data and rational planning, versus the more intuitive body based way of pacing in the moment and what might be better for a certain stage of recovery. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up […]

OHC Live 95 – AMA Part 1

Alex takes questions from The Optimum Health Clinic community group about recovering from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia and updates about the work at the clinic. Alex answers a questions about the immune system response in ME CFS, the role of the maladaptive stress response, and gives an update on the research projects at the OHC. […]

OHC Live 69 – Change state, change perspective

After a holiday with his family, Alex talks about returning to London with a fresh perspective on some problems and situations – and how having a new state can help us develop new perceptions of our experiences. What can we do that helps change our state, and thus our perspective on the recovery path?   […]

OHC Live 68 – The 5 P’s

Alex expands on his 5 P’s in recovery: Practice, Patience, Persistence, Perserverence, Precision. These 5 P’s can be used to help patients between sessions with the clinic and working with techniques and changes.   Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat to […]

OHC Live 67 – Dealing with the inner critic and harsh thoughts

Marie from the Psychology Team talks about how to recognize our inner critic thoughts and how to be our own best coach and support system. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat to see how we can help you on your recovery […]

OHC Live 94 – Don’t forget the big stuff

Alex discusses the importance of taking a step back to look at the bigger habits or themes in our life that cause ongoing stress that need to be addressed. So many of the tools for recovery are small daily habits to help calm the nervous system and support the healing process – but larger problems […]