Kindness To Yourself

Kindness is a word defined by the dictionary as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. The word kind is defined as “having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature.” Kindness can be directed to others easier than we can direct it to ourselves. We see it everyday, a random act of kindness,…

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Your Origin Story

I have always loved the origin stories of different superheroes. Batman’s grief over his parents death, Superman’s crash landing in Kansas, even Bilbo’s reluctance to join the band of dwarves all have powerful psychological and emotional roots and intense consequences. This is what it is like to do trauma work. We all have our own…

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Ever Tried to HALT?

I’m not sure where I first heard the acronym HALT, but when I did learned it I remember just saying to myself, “YES! So true and so simple!” HALT, I believe, come from the addiction recovery world and is a tool to help people prevent relapsing. I have found, however, that it is not just…

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NEW PODCAST!

Bloom Recovery is excited to announce it’s new podcast “The Root of it All” a podcast all about mental health. Here is a link to the first episode (just an introduction really) and I hope you all enjoy it! It is my hope that with this podcast I can help end the stigma of mental…

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Dreams

I love dreams. They are not only freaky fun, but they often give us a glimpse of what we need to be focusing or working on. Although it true that we do not fully know the purpose or value of dreams one theory is that it is our minds ways of processing, organizing, and storing…

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What is Therapy?

We all know the image of what therapy is; the cliché of a patient laying down on a couch and the therapist sitting behind them taking notes. This may be what some need in order to heal, but honestly, it’s a little outdated. Therapy is so much more than just coming and telling someone all…

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