Tag Archives: recovery

OHC Live 78 – Embrace the tortoise

In this week’s Facebook Live, founder of the Optimum Health Clinic Alex Howard uses the fable of the tortoise and the hare as a metaphor for recovery from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. ‘Embrace the tortoise’ is an invitation to prioritise slow and steady in your healing process. See the full list of OHC Live Episodes […]

OHC Live 64 – Facing fear

After the OHC fundraiser at the high ropes course, Alex talks about facing fear on the path to recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia.  What ways do you cultivate courage in your life?   Find out more about Fundraising with The Optimum Health Clinic  Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health […]

OHC Live 60 – The power of dreams

In this Facebook live session, Alex acknowledges the challenge of living day to day with pain and frustration, and offers some thoughts on how to remain hopeful and to continue to encourage your future dreams. Sign up for a free information pack from The Optimum Health Clinic or sign up for a free 15-minute chat […]

OHC Live 92 – Do we need to fix everything to be well?

In this Facebook Live session, Alex dispels the idea that we have to become perfect before we can heal. There are SOME issues that will need to be resolved, or at least attended to to remove some blocks to recovery, and to get you into a healing state. Sign up for a free information pack […]

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 […]