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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 66 – Cultivating a positive mindset II

Alex expands on last week’s introduction to building a positive mindset in recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia – including the increased emphasis on building a brand new mindset that didn’t exist before getting ill. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat […]

OHC Live 65 – Cultivating a positive mindset

Inspired by the World Cup and the Thai cave rescues, Alex talks about cultivating a mindset through hardship that allows for a helpful interpretation of events and our prospects for the future. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat to see how […]

OHC Live 93 – The power of self awareness

In this Facebook Live session, Alex talks about the power of self awareness in recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia. Being able to understand our own issues, limitations, and challenges helps us find the best techniques to allow us to heal and grow.  Having a lighthearted approach to ourselves, our faults and our weaknesses can […]

OHC Live 64 – Facing fear

After the OHC fundraiser at the high ropes course, Alex talks about facing fear on the path to recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia.  What ways do you cultivate courage in your life?   Find out more about Fundraising with The Optimum Health Clinic  Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health […]

OHC Live 61 – Focusing on now

Alex discusses how focusing on the present moment allows us to get into a healing state, and how avoiding being present can snowball into catastrophic thinking that causes us more stress. The practice of meditation or mindfulness can help calm the nervous system and bring us back to now. Sign up for a free information […]

OHC Live 58 – Be a realist and an optimist

Alex explores finding a balance between a realistic view of where you are and how your feelings of positivity and negativity about the future might guide your decision making. He encourages an honesty about the present moment and a hopeful view for the future. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health […]

OHC Live 56 – Self-worth

Inspired by patient stories of being dismissed by doctors, Alex offers some advice on how to develop self-worth to demand respect for your experience with ME CFS and what you need to help you feel better or receive treatment. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for […]

OHC Live 55 – 4 types of anxiety

Understanding and being able to witness the kind of anxiety we’re expieriencing is the first step to addressing it and easing the symptom. Physical Anxiety types can be contributed to blood sugar issues, having a mitochondria crash, adrenal anxiety, or hormone issues. Anxiety triggered by emotional overwhelm can be caused by difficult life experiences, and […]