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September 25 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

August 6 2020
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Do you ever feel like there are parts of you that are at war with each other? Like part of you feels one way and another part of you feels completely different? Like there’s an ongoing debate raging within your head? Struggling to understand and cope with behaviors, thoughts, or feelings is a normal thing. […]

July 31 2020
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We get a lot of questions about our coaching program. People want to know what it’s like, who the coaches are, and how it will help. Because of this, we’ve decided to record the following webinar about the program. In this webinar, Bloom coaching manager Andrea Rowley runs through the ins and outs of the […]

June 19 2020
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When there’s been betrayal in a relationship a formal disclosure can be one of the foundational building blocks for rebuilding trust. In fact, of those couples that go through the disclosure process, 90% report that they were glad they did. Even more interesting is that for couples that are committed to working things out, 86% […]

June 17 2020
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“Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out.” You repeat to yourself over and over. Your heart is racing so fast it feels like it may explode. You’ve become familiar with this feeling; you have been trauma triggered again. Stressful events like this can lead to an increased heart rate. According to Dr. John Gottman, […]

June 11 2020
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In this episode, we take a deep-dive into Dr. Skinner’s research on sexually based addictions and compulsive behavior. Specifically, we look into one of his key findings, the role that loneliness can play in addiction. We’ll discuss whether or not that loneliness is perceived or real and where it stems from, what loneliness looks like […]