Tag Archives: recovery

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 […]

OHC Live Ep 011 – Sustainable recovery

Alex discusses sustainable recovery from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / CFS, and the danger of miracle recovery stories. Sustainable recovery is the ultimate goal for the patients of The Optimum Health Clinic. Alex discusses the problems with miracle recovery stories and treatments that offer an overnight recovery. He also discusses the problem with “positive thinking” as an […]

OHC Live Ep 006 – Why is Psychology important for recovery?

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 […]

OHC Live Ep 003 – Is it possible to make a full recovery?

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

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 […]