Emmy Brunner

Emmy Brunner


Emmy Brunner is a Psychotherapist, Spiritual Recovery Coach, Speaker and Survivor with more than 15 year’s experience in trauma and mental illness. She empowers women to lead bigger, bolder lives and enables those fighting against themselves to find an inner peace that carries them through every life milestone. Emmy is the CEO of The Recover Clinic – the UK’s leading outpatient service providing tailored treatment for eating disorders, dysmorphia, trauma, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Her unique approach focuses on the individual behind the illness, not just the physical symptoms. Throughout her career, she has discovered remarkable patterns in the ways women are conditioned to respond to trauma and life-challenges. She has devoted her life to sharing her learning with sufferers and has created an approach to the treatment of mental illness that aims to empower individuals and help them strive for holistic balance.


  • What does being healthy mean to you - really?

    Healthy means that I’m in a place where I’m nurturing both my body and my mind. I’m extremely mindful of how I take care of my mental and physical health, and it forms a big part of how I choose to live. It’s worth the investment, because health is a resource that I have that allows me to live a fulfilled life.

  • One bit of advice you want to give to all Healthista readers?

    To make some space for themselves. Build time into your routine to get to know yourself, take time to reflect on the things that shaped you; by learning about yourself, you learn to trust yourself and understand your reactions. Check in with yourself regularly, and try to practice being more compassionate toward yourself.

  • One thing you do daily that you wouldn't be well without?

    I’ve been meditating daily for several years now, and this is very much at the core of how I maintain and nurture my wellbeing. When I first came to meditation I was suffering with anxiety and looking for a solution.

    Establishing a meditation practice was challenging at first, but with patience and persistence, things steadily got easier. Since then daily meditation has helped me not just manage the symptoms of anxiety, but alleviate them entirely.

  • What will you be bringing to the Healthista Collective?

    I will be sharing my knowledge and insight into mental health and wellness, built over 15 years treating a wide range of mental health conditions at my private outpatient clinic. I’ll be covering everything from unpicking negative behavioural patterns, through to tips on how to practice and achieve mindfulness.

  • Advice to your 20 year old self?

    I would tell myself to have faith and to trust that in time, things would get better.

Emmy Brunner - Recent Articles:

  • 7 signs of trauma and how to heal them - FEATURED
    Mood and Mind

    From feeling ugly to drinking too much…7 ways childhood trauma is affecting you today

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