Tag Archives: chronic fatigue

OHC Live 75 – You can’t fill up someone else’s emotional well

Energy depleting relationships tend to follow a pattern of having to constantly support or hold up another person in a co-dependent relationship. Helper types tend to use their energy attending to other people, to try and “fill up their well” before themselves. Alex discusses some ways to recognise if this pattern is taking place in […]

The Difference between Fear and Anxiety

An audio clip that focuses on fear and anxiety and how to tell the difference! To discover more about Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here

Helper Subtype

In this audio clip from Secrets to Recovery, Alex Howard focuses on the Helper, which can be quite a common psychological subtype in ME, CFS , Fibromyalgia and that group of illnesses. To discover more about Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here

Should I start with Psychology or Nutrition?

Alex discusses this popular topic and the various factors which can influence what is right for each individual.   To find out more about psychology and nutrition at The Optimum Health Clinic, please click here

Captain the ship of your own recovery

As tempting as it can be on the recovery path to look to abdicate responsibility to the “experts,” a key ingredient of the OHC approach is the collaboration between practitioners and the patient, and ultimately the patient learning to be the captain of the ship of their own recovery.  In this weeks video newsletter, Alex […]

Exercise is a conversation not a lecture in ME/CFS recovery.

In this short video Alex talks about introducing exercise into your recovery path and when this might be appropriate. One of the key points that Alex makes to treat exercise as a dialogue with your body rather than something to push through regardless. Click on the video below to view more.

Secrets to Recovery LIVE – Katherine M’s recovery story

On Secrets to Recovery Live in April 2014, Alex talked with Katherine Mountford, a former patient with The Optimum Health Clinic.  Katherine suffered with ME/CFS for 3 years which resulted in having to give up work and move back in with her parents.  Now fully recovered, Katherine works as a nutritionist and personal trainer and […]

Classical concert supporting OHC

Welcome to this week’s blog. This week we are very proud to announce that former OHC patient Claire Jones will be donating all proceeds from a concert in London on March 5th. Claire was the royal harpist for several years, including playing at the royal wedding, before developing ME/CFS. Having recently recovered, Claire has focused […]

Feeling stuck on the recovery path?

For this week’s blog, we have the last of the Q and A sessions recorded for Secrets to Recovery members, this time exploring “feeling stuck on the recovery path.” The video is free to view for the next month, so please do watch it below. [From 2014] Welcome to this week’s blog. Firstly, thank you […]

Reintegration phase

Welcome to this week’s blog. This week we are excited to be sharing the fourth in our series of Q and A sessions with Alex from Secrets to Recovery, this time exploring the Reintegration Phase of the recovery path and how to get that final 10-25%. The video is free to view below and will […]