Tag Archives: anxiety

David B’s recovery story

Filmed as part of Secrets to Recovery 2014 – Alex interviews David about his journey through Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. David got ill at university after a series of infections, stressors, viruses and challenging living conditions. After a while he started the 90 day programme with The Optimum Health clinic which over time […]

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 […]

OHC Live 54 – Deep rest II

When our primary symptom is fatigue, it’s clear that getting deep, effective rest is a crucial part of the recovery process. When the maladaptive stress response adds too much stress to be able to relax deeply, we can intend to rest without actually achieving deep rest. The OHC approach works to calm the nervous system […]

OHC Live 38 – What sort of psychology do you recommend?

Through his personal experience and extensive education in various psychological approaches, Alex offers his recommendations for what kind of psychology work might be right for you depending on where you are on your recovery journey.  There are many different tools to work with the past, the present, and the future – and the recovery path […]

OHC Live 87 – Paulie’s recovery story

Paulie from the Netherlands shares her story and recovery journey through ME/CFS. Beginning as a teenager, Paulie suffered from anxiety, IBS and severe fatigue, which fluctuated for a few years before steadily becoming worse. A friend had told her about The Optimum Health Clinic when Paulie could no longer stand unassisted, and she began her […]

Video Blog: CFS and ME Recovery – 3 types of anxiety

Welcome to this week’s video blog. For those of you in the UK we hope you’ve been enjoying the fantastic sun! We are really excited by our first video this week, as we believe it to be a really important insight on the psychology side of the clinic, presented by Alex and Sarah from our […]

Menopause and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and menopause overlap. Joint pain, headaches, lack of energy, depression and anxiety are present in both conditions. Menopause patients experience hot flushes, decreased libido and aging skin. The three stages of a women’s lifecycle are pre, peri and post menopause and all three of these stages can […]