Tag Archives: mecfs

The power of routine

Alex Howard works with patient Charlotte to establish a daily plan and routine to support stabilising her recovery from CFS.

Andy’s recovery

Alex speaks to patient Andy about his inspiring recovery from being bedbound to trekking in Nepal. Share your inspirational story or revelation on the recovery path with the community – email [email protected] with your experience (Through 2019). Everyday Alex is the daily vlog series from Alex Howard. Subscribe and hit the bell for notifications to […]

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 101 – Dealing with overwhelm

In this Facebook Live session, Alex addresses a common worry amongst patients – especially with the recent Fatigue Super Conference – that when starting a new program or course there can be a feeling of too much overwhelm. Alex offers some tips on how to tackle information overload and also shares his vision moving forward […]

OHC Live 98 – AMA Part 3

Alex continues his Ask Me Anything list of questions from participants on Facebook and the Facebook Community Group – this week covering issues around how to afford treatment and deal with HR and benefits from work, building up confidence in stage 3 of recovery, and what can cause relapse after a full recovery was made. […]

OHC Live 97 – AMA Part 2

In this Facebook live session, Alex answers questions directly from users on Facebook. He answers questions about the achiever type and the inner critic, how to address anger and resentment with ME CFS, and ways to work with trauma other than EFT. ┬áChronic illness can be tough to navigate on many levels, and Alex hopes […]

OHC Live 78 – Embrace the tortoise

In this week’s Facebook Live, founder of the Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard uses the fable of the tortoise and the hare as a metaphor for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. ‘Embrace the tortoise’ is an invitation to prioritise slow and steady in your healing process. See the full list of OHC Live Episodes […]

OHC Live 77 – The boatload of recovery

Just as multiple factors often are involved when one falls ill with ME/CFS (the overloaded boat), the process of recovery also includes multiple factors, methods, and variables to re-build health. The practitioners of The Optimum Health Clinic use an integrative approach to craft individualised programs to help patients during different stages or recovery with the […]

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 […]

OHC Live 74 – The body’s innate wisdom

Being chronically ill can mean all of our conscious attention is usually on the things that are not working. Alex gives the suggestion to also give mindful attention to the things in the body that are still working properly to cultivate gratitude for the body’s innate wisdom, and to develop a better relationship with the […]