Tag Archives: Psychology

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 76 – We are all messed up

Once we begin to do work on our own patterns and issues, we can feel like we’re more “messed up” than other people – Alex reminds us that everyody has issues, but not everyone is looking at them or working on them. In working on your practices be kind to yourself and remember that nobody […]

OHC Live 73 – 5 stages of meeting our needs

Alex Howard discusses understanding our own needs, including emotional needs, and how we might look to get those needs met. Alex discusses the tendency for Helper types to put other people’s needs first and how we can start to prioritise our own. Once we recognise what we need, and learn how to ask for help […]

OHC Live 95 – AMA Part 1

Alex takes questions from The Optimum Health Clinic community group about recovering from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia and updates about the work at the clinic. Alex answers a questions about the immune system response in ME CFS, the role of the maladaptive stress response, and gives an update on the research projects at the OHC. […]

OHC Live 67 – Dealing with the inner critic and harsh thoughts

Marie from the Psychology Team talks about how to recognize our inner critic thoughts and how to be our own best coach and support system. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat to see how we can help you on your recovery […]

OHC Live 66 – Cultivating a positive mindset II

Alex expands on last week’s introduction to building a positive mindset in recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia – including the increased emphasis on building a brand new mindset that didn’t exist before getting ill. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat […]

OHC Live 93 – The power of self awareness

In this Facebook Live session, Alex talks about the power of self awareness in recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia. Being able to understand our own issues, limitations, and challenges helps us find the best techniques to allow us to heal and grow. ┬áHaving a lighthearted approach to ourselves, our faults and our weaknesses can […]

OHC Live 61 – Focusing on now

Alex discusses how focusing on the present moment allows us to get into a healing state, and how avoiding being present can snowball into catastrophic thinking that causes us more stress. The practice of meditation or mindfulness can help calm the nervous system and bring us back to now. Sign up for a free information […]

OHC Live 55 – 4 types of anxiety

Understanding and being able to witness the kind of anxiety we’re expieriencing is the first step to addressing it and easing the symptom. Physical Anxiety types can be contributed to blood sugar issues, having a mitochondria crash, adrenal anxiety, or hormone issues. Anxiety triggered by emotional overwhelm can be caused by difficult life experiences, and […]