Tag Archives: relationships

OHC Live 75 – You can’t fill up someone else’s emotional well

Energy depleting relationships tend to follow a pattern of having to constantly support or hold up another person in a co-dependent relationship. Helper types tend to use their energy attending to other people, to try and “fill up their well” before themselves. Alex discusses some ways to recognise if this pattern is taking place in […]

OHC Live 94 – Don’t forget the big stuff

Alex discusses the importance of taking a step back to look at the bigger habits or themes in our life that cause ongoing stress that need to be addressed. So many of the tools for recovery are small daily habits to help calm the nervous system and support the healing process – but larger problems […]

OHC Live 50 – Creating healthy boundaries

OHC practitioner Marie discusses creating healthy boundaries, especially in relation to helper subtypes. Being able to say no to people or to tasks when we need to prioritise our own healing process is an important lesson in creating healthier relationships and making sure we’re setting ourselves up for recovery. Sign up for a free information […]

OHC Live 45 – Saying Yes to you

In this Facebook Live recording CEO Alex Howard discusses saying YES to you on the recovery path from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. It can feel like we’re saying ‘no’ to just about everything when we’re on the recovery path – to people who want to socialise, or to foods we want to eat, or to […]

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 […]

OHC Live Ep 008 – Community

With an isolating illness like ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia, it’s important to find a way to stay connected to some sort of community. Alex gives some tips on how relationships may change and how to connect to new people on the recovery path. Listen to the audio version on our podcast (also available through iTunes, […]

OHC Live Ep 005 – Managing relationships with friends and family

A diagnosis with ME, CFS or Fibromyalgia can be confusing to explain to friends and family when the invisible illness is so misunderstood in society. Alex talks about different ways you can help the people around you understand your illness and how they can help you manage and recover. Mentioned in this video:  Jennifer Brea’s […]