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December 14 2020
Bloom,

For many, the holiday season is a time of year that comes with many mixed emotions. While the traditions of the holidays can bring happiness and excitement, stress and grief can also accompany them. So, if you find yourself feeling too overwhelmed to enjoy the season, meditation may be the solution.

December 4 2020
Bloom,

When we experience deceit and betrayal we can become flooded with difficult emotions. For some, those emotions can cause them to question life. They become stuck and unsure if they can move forward. Surrounded by shame questioning their worth and purpose. In fact, of those suffering from betrayal trauma, roughly 30% report that they’re worried […]

October 30 2020
Bloom,

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss relapse and recovery from compulsive sexual behavior and addiction. What is to be expected and how do we manage the process when we have a spouse or partner that relapses during recovery? Listen to the episode below or subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Spotify Love Rice · Relapse […]

October 15 2020
Bloom,

Many times with betrayal trauma we also experience a sense of rejection. A common response is feelings of “I’m not good enough” or “what’s wrong with me?” In this episode of the podcast, we discuss dealing with the rejection of betrayal trauma. We flip the perspective as we explore the rejection response. Listen to the […]

October 9 2020
Bloom,

Feeling shame about our body is a sensitive topic. It’s also a topic that we routinely receive questions about. In this podcast episode, we discuss body shaming in our relationships. When we are betrayed in our relationship we’re quick blame ourselves. Because of the nature of sexual betrayal we often turn our attention to our […]

September 25 2020
Bloom,

The anger resulting from betrayal trauma can be intense. This is a common and natural response. However, for many women trying to navigate their way through their emotions, they are taken aback by the intensity of their anger. In this episode, we work to shed some light on the anger response. What does the anger […]

September 3 2020
Bloom,

In this episode, Jeni Gessel and Dr. Skinner take a look back at a conversation from a previous episode. Specifically, discussing the concept of “how we got here.” They will work to unpack that statement adding context and clarification. If you’ve been betrayed in your relationship it’s important to understand that it’s not your fault. […]

August 28 2020
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When working on relationship repair how do we balance things like reassurance, independence, and connection? How do we begin to navigate the needs and responsibilities of ourselves and our partner when trust has been broken? In this episode, Jeni Gessel and Dr. Kevin Skinner will discuss the balancing act of relationship repair. They will look […]

August 21 2020
Bloom,

During this episode, we highlight a trauma recovery process referred to as guided imagery. Therapist Michael Blair joins Dr. Kevin Skinner and Jeni Gessel to discuss guided imagery. Guided imagery is a mind-body technique that consists of healing words and hypnotic images. This can be an effective way to manage trauma symptoms. It’s an approach […]

August 14 2020
Bloom,

We get a lot of couples coming to us looking for help. They feel stuck and they’re not sure how to move forward. They’re desperate to repair their relationship. However, navigating the process comes with challenges. There are some crucial steps to take before couples are ready to work on their relationship. In this podcast […]