Tag Archives: fibromyalgia

OHC Live 63 – Listening to your body

Alex discusses the benefits of learning the language of your body – being able to tune in to the head, the heart, and the body becomes essential to listening to your body needs in each moment. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute […]

OHC Live 62 – Emma Donohoe – ME and me

Alex interviews Emma Donohoe – presenter of the BBC documentary M.E. and me. Emma discusses her recovery including the part the Optimum Health Clinic played in her journey.   Watch ME and me on BBC Newsbeat  Click here to watch in the UK Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic […]

OHC Live 59 – The power of giving up

In this Facebook Live video Alex talks about the value in the feeling of giving up, and how to work with this feeling on the path of recovery. Having a plan for recovery is essential, but you can also give yourself a break when you feel overwhelmed or don’t know what to do next by […]

OHC Live 92 – Do we need to fix everything to be well?

In this Facebook Live session, Alex dispels the idea that we have to become perfect before we can heal. There are SOME issues that will need to be resolved, or at least attended to to remove some blocks to recovery, and to get you into a healing state. Sign up for a free information pack […]

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 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 51 – Cultivating enjoyment during the recovery process

Psychology Practitioner Marie Fleming talks about how to bring in a sense of enjoyment to your day during the recovery process, even though illness can be so challenging and uncomfortable. Being able to create a moment of enjoyment can relieve a little bit of suffering, without just trying to pretend to be happier. Sign up […]

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 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 […]