Tag Archives: myalgic encephalomyelitis

ALEXHoward
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 82 – The importance of support

The isolation of chronic illness can change and reset many of our relationships. The people and activities that used to make sense for our life no longer fit the same way. Alex discusses the importance of making a conscious effort to build new relationships that fit the context of our life during and after the […]

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OHC Live 25 – The story behind psychological subtypes

Alex explores the psychological subtypes (Anxiety, Achiever, Helper) that can play a part in remaining ill with ME CFS, and how noticing these patterns can help us put ourselves first and notice the thought behaviours that are unhelpful in our recovery. Beyond recovery from ME CFS, understanding psychological subtypes will help us to grow and […]

Claire Jones
Secrets To Recovery – Concert Harpist Claire Jones

Claire Jones, Concert Harpist, discusses making her latest album once recovered from ME Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the emotional journey she went on whilst recording it. To watch the full movie, please click here For more information on Claire Jones new album please visit www.clairejones.co.uk

OHC Live 024 – Asking for help

Sometimes we need to ask for help from friends, family, and professionals – Alex discusses how to notice what our needs are and how to reach out for assistance or support.  Whether it’s talking about our experience or getting practical help with physical tasks, learning how to ask for help on the recovery path from […]

Marie recovery – I completely transformed everything I did

Marie discusses how profound the transformation was in her life during her recovery from MECFS, and how those changes have shifted where her life is going now. To Discover more about Psychology, please click here Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat […]

OHC Live Ep 081 – The C word and the S Word

Commitment and surrender are two keywords that are essential in the psychological approach to healing from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Both words can be a double-edged sword, and finding the balance in each is essential to being aware of achiever patterns and practising acceptance. Alex also addresses a question about the focus on psychological topics […]

OHC Live 023 – What is possible in recovery?

What is possible in recovery from ME, CFS, and Fibromyalgia? When we start making some progress on our journey, the recovery process can feel incredibly slow and we start to wonder what exactly is possible from recovery from ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia. Alex explains that you do not need to be perfect biologically or psychologically […]

Archive of Facebook Live Posts

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 make a full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia? OHC Live Ep 004 – Sleep and ME/CFS OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing […]