Tag Archives: healing state

Practical tips for getting into a healing state

Following up on the biological role of stress in Long COVID recovery, Kirsty speaks to Jess Thompson (Director of Psychology at The Optimum Health Clinic) about simple tools that can help steer the body towards a healing state and support recovery. Jess gives 3 simple tips for helping the body relax, including mindfulness, breathing exercises […]

Connection feeds connection: Patient Session

Therapeutic Tuesday – Everyday Alex 023 – Alex Howard supports patient Nicole to be more effective in calming her nervous system and introduces the idea that connection feeds connection.

OHC Live 71 – The importance of the basics

Alex talks about the importance of the fundamental basics of recovery in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia – deep rest, staying in a healing state, and fundamental nutritional basics. After we start to recover with the fundamentals we can start to look at more complex and interesting reasons why we might struggle to reach full recovery. […]

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 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 […]

I think the first thing I noticed was that I just slept better

James looks back on the difference between using his tools in a stress state versus learning to calm down, stop and use the tools in a more relaxed state. As a result James started noticing he was sleeping better and living life in a less adrenalized state, allowing his body to heal. Watch James’ full […]

Video Blog: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS: Healing State

Welcome to this week’s video blog. Our first video this week is with Alex and Anna (Director of Psychology) talking about the importance of being in a healing state for recovery from CFS, ME and fibromyalgia. This video is a great introduction to the work the psychology department does, as well explaining how you can […]