While filming patients for the latest Secrets to Recovery documentary, Alex is reminded of the perseverance and hope that patients and family members have on the journey to recovery. Watch the film at http://www.secretstorecovery.com/movie/ Watch the Secrets to Recovery Movie at www.secretstorecovery.com/movie Listen to the audio version on our podcast (also available through iTunes, GooglePlay […]
Identifying when we might be trying too hard to be the perfect patient will help us recognise the achiever pattern and how it might actually hinder our progress. Recovery from ME/CFS requires us to recognise when we’re trying to push instead of stay in a healing state and wait until we have genuine energy to […]
With an isolating illness like ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia, it’s important to find a way to stay connected to some sort of community. Alex gives some tips on how relationships may change and how to connect to new people on the recovery path. Listen to the audio version on our podcast (also available through iTunes, […]
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 […]
A diagnosis with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia can be confusing to explain to friends and family when the invisible illness is so misunderstood in society. Alex talks about different ways you can help the people around you understand your illness and how they can help you manage and recover. Mentioned in this video: Jennifer Brea’s […]
OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to make a full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses whether it’s possible to make a full recovery including the controversy and complexity of the group of illnesses under the umbrella of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. The Optimum Health […]
OHC Live Ep 002 Cultivating positive habits for ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses cultivating positive habits to help on the ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery path. Alex reviews the ideas of conscious incompetence, unconscious competence, developing helpful routines, understanding your limits, and finding your boundaries. Building […]
In this first Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia recovery goals for 2017. The new year can be a great time to set some new recovery goals, keeping in mind that we can often achieve less than we think in 6 months and more than we think we can in […]
Linda Hall explains how it can be useful to let go of expectations and goals for meditation and what you can achieve, as this only creates more stress on the body. By opening up to the immediate experience of meditation we can receive what’s available to us in the process itself.
Natasha Todd shares her recovery story from MECFS on Secrets to Recovery from 2014.