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OHC Live 25 – The story behind psychological subtypes

Alex explores the psychological subtypes (Anxiety, Achiever, Helper) that can play a part in remaining ill with ME CFS, and how noticing these patterns can help us put ourselves first and notice the thought behaviours that are unhelpful in our recovery. Beyond recovery from ME CFS, understanding psychological subtypes will help us to grow and […]

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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 […]

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 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 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 […]

OHC Live Ep 017 – Sofa Heroes

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses SOFA HEROES: Because you have to be a superhero to live with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. The Sofa Heroes fundraising campaign will raise money for our study with the University of Surrey on the effectiveness of The Optimum Health Clinic Method for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in […]

OHC Live Ep 014 – Being inspired for recovery

What we need when the going is challenging and difficult, is support, inspiration, and motivation – and there are few situations as challenging as living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. Alex discusses various ways of cultivating inspiration with the help of practitioners or self-inspired resources. Watch The Secrets to Recovery Movie at http://www.secretstorecovery.com/movie/ See the full […]

OHC Live Ep 013 – Recovery takes a team

On the verge of the release of the Secrets to Recovery film, Alex reflects on the process of recovery from the patients that have been interviewed, and also the process of making a film – in that these projects take teamwork and collaboration. ME/CFS can feel like a very lonely journey, but Alex encourages being […]

OHC Live Ep 012 – What if you’ve tried everything?

What if you’ve tried everything to recover from ME, CFS, or Fibromyalgia? When we’ve invested so much hope and energy into various methods in an effort to recovered, it can be challenging to try new approaches. The Optimum Health Clinic takes a look at all various stages of recovery and can help you develop a […]