Tag Archives: maladaptive stress response

OHC Live 31 – Why should nutrition patients do psychology?

Are you a patient with our nutrition team and wondering whether or not to also join in with some work with the psychology team? In this 10 minute Facebook Live Alex discusses how our patients can benefit from complimenting functional medicine with stress management and psychology work. The OHC does not in any way promote […]

OHC Live 26 – Willpower and recovery

We now know that approaching healing from ME CFS from a “pushing” motivation can make everything worse, so willpower for recovery in ME CFS and Fibromyalgia needs a new meaning.  Pushing to work harder and do more will not work for recovering from these illnesses, but we may need determination in other ways to find […]

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 […]

OHC Live Ep 020 – For your body to heal, you have to be in it

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses how the maladaptive stress response can keep us in a state where we are unaware of what our body really needs. Being able to relax into your exhaustion can take practice, but deep rest is necessary for healing to take place. Sign up for a free […]

OHC Live Ep 016 – The problem with psychology approaches

Alex discusses the limitations of psychological approaches and miracle recovery stories from psychological therapies for ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Through the Optimum Health Clinic, the patient gets both psychological support to encourage healing, and also functional medicine to look at various biological systems that may be out of balance.  Exploring the Lightning Process and Mickel […]

OHC Live Ep 012 – What if you’ve tried everything?

What if you’ve tried everything to recover from ME, CFS, or Fibromyalgia? When we’ve invested so much hope and energy into various methods in an effort to recovered, it can be challenging to try new approaches. The Optimum Health Clinic takes a look at all various stages of recovery and can help you develop a […]

OHC Live Ep 006 – Why is Psychology important for recovery?

Why is Psychology important for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? Alex discusses The Optimum Health Clinic’s approach to psychology and the philosophy behind the benefits of certain psychological aspects on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Alex also addresses the controversial ideas around treating ME/CFS with psychology, discusses some specific methods […]

Fundamentals of Psychology at the OHC

Alex Howard and Anna Duschinsky from The Optimum Health Clinic outline the fundamentals of how psychology relates to ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia and cover some of the core principals that are the foundation of the work the Psychology department does with patients. From chronic life stress, to developing the maladaptive stress response, to looking at […]

Reactions to supplements video 2

Welcome to this week’s video blog!  Thank you for the positive feedback on last week’s first video in our series on some of the reasons why we find people react to supplements.  This week we have the second in the series which is looking at the role of the maladaptive stress response and adrenal fatigue […]