Tag Archives: recovery

OHC Live 44 – The 4 fundamentals of recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses the 4 fundamentals of recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia from which to keep track of the recovery journey and build tools to move forward. 1. Do we have a baseline? (activity levels, pacing, a place from which to build) 2. Are we making progress over […]

OHC Live 43 – Why don’t people believe in full recovery?

Why do people believe full recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia is not possible? After discussing what is possible from recovery, and exploring things that may help someone recover from ME CFS, some people have a rejection or resistance to the idea that recovery is possible. It can be devastating to get your hopes up, […]

OHC Live 39 – Making recovery the most important thing in your life

In this short Facebook Live session, Alex explains the importance of making recovery the most important goal in your day to day life, especially in the early stages. If we have multiple goals or priorities it can put our health in a back seat when we should be making choices that are best for our […]

OHC Live 38 – What sort of psychology do you recommend?

Through his personal experience and extensive education in various psychological approaches, Alex offers his recommendations for what kind of psychology work might be right for you depending on where you are on your recovery journey.  There are many different tools to work with the past, the present, and the future – and the recovery path […]

OHC Live 30 – Joy and freedom

The recovery path can take so much discipline and organisation that we can sometimes forget that a balanced life includes play, fun, and joy. Alex talks about finding a balance between our Helper/Achiever/Perfection types and our childlike inclinations for enjoyment. Recovering from ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia can feel like serious business, and remembering to introduce playful […]

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OHC Live 84 – The boring middle way

Finding the balance between being sensible about our ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia recovery path and being very driven and disciplined with our tools can be a challenge. Navigating the healing journey requires a good awareness of our bodies and our needs in the moment and the ability to organise aspects of our lives that will keep […]

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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 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 […]

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 021 – Being methodical for recovery

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses being methodical in slowly starting new supplements, treatments, or movements in order to see what is helping on the road to recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute […]