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Archive of Facebook Live Posts

The links below link to the original Facebook Live session. You can also view on our YouTube playlist, Click Here for YouTube 2017 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 […]

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 53 – People pleasing

Alex talks about people pleasing as a habit of the helper type that puts other peoples’ needs before our own. Becoming aware of the pattern and its impact is the beginning of changing the behavior. If you go to great lengths to avoid conflict or get your self-worth from doing things for other people, you […]

OHC Live 90 – It’s not what you do, it’s the way you do it

Alex talks about the difference between using the tools to feel better and focusing on the state of mind we are in while using them. Having an awareness of where we are emotionally can help us loosen the grip on the effort we are making and we can practice our tools from a better place […]

OHC Live 50 – Creating healthy boundaries

OHC practitioner Marie discusses creating healthy boundaries, especially in relation to helper subtypes. Being able to say no to people or to tasks when we need to prioritise our own healing process is an important lesson in creating healthier relationships and making sure we’re setting ourselves up for recovery. Sign up for a free information […]

OHC Live 49 – Offensive vs defensive

After developing a stable baseline, Alex elaborates on how to bounce the boundaries and increase the energy envelope. He uses the metaphor of being on the offensive (pushing the boundaries with activity/new foods/new supplements/new tools) versus being on the defensive (retreat, recovery, resting, stabilising). This is for a very particular stage of recovery (later stage […]

OHC Live 48 – Uncertainty and recovery

What allows us to feel calm, confident, and embodied is making peace with the sense of uncertainty, making peace with not knowing what’s going to happen. Alex talks about developing confidence and a sense of safety in the body versus trying to over-think and intellectualise solutions for potential challenges. Stress and worry use up energy […]

OHC Live 80 – Gemma’s recovery story

Gemma shares her recovery story with Alex, from starting to feel ill with a viral-like illness she couldn’t recover from to acknowledging and working with her achiever patterns in order to relax and recover. Gemma shares what tools worked for her and how her sustained practice over a few years helped her reach full recovery. […]

OHC Live 47 – Why is the mind / body connection so important in recovery?

Marie from our psychology team shares a little bit about her ME/CFS recovery story, and clarifies more about why the mind and body connection is so important in recovery from ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia (and generally all forms of stress and chronic illness). Limiting our approach to only aspects of the mind (or just on psychology) becomes […]

OHC Live 46 – Listening to your emotions calms your nervous system

Did you know that listening to your emotions actually calms your nervous system? Ignoring our wants and needs can lead our minds and bodies to continually get louder until we finally listen and pay attention to what is currently happening. Making space for and being mindful of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and symptoms can actually […]