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June 4 2020
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Reconnecting intimately after sexual betrayal can be difficult and scary. When trust and safety have been broken it’s nearly impossible for intimacy to exist. However, there is a process of reestablishing trust and safety in a way that can create space for vulnerability and intimacy to be reintroduced. In this episode, therapist Karen Strange joins […]

May 29 2020
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In this episode, Jeni Gessel and Dr. Kevin Skinner have an insightful conversation about fear, shame, empathy, and relationships. You’ll learn the importance of giving fear a voice, how shame keeps us stuck, and the important role empathy can play in healing a relationship. Listen to the episode below, subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud.   […]

May 21 2020
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Fight, flight, or freeze. When we’re faced with a traumatic experience we respond in one of three ways. Responding to betrayal in our relationships isn’t any different. The question is why do we respond the way we do and is it possible to control our response in sudden traumatic situations? You’ll also learn which one […]

May 14 2020
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As our schedules have slowed down over the past couple of months a lot of us are finding we have more downtime and more time to think. Time to be alone with our thoughts without our normal “busy-day” distractions. Emotionally, this has been difficult. We might find ourselves feeling stuck. Sitting in pain, worry, or […]

May 7 2020
Bloom,

We’re in a difficult time. We’re trying to make sense of the new topsy-turvy world we’re living through during this pandemic. For a lot of us, we’re finding ourselves isolated with no escape and it’s taking a toll on our happiness and mental clarity. This is especially difficult when you’re already trying to navigate the […]

May 6 2020
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Can you rebuild trust with your spouse, if there has been betrayal? Infidelity seems to be a growing trend in our society, but why? In any relationship, maintaining trust requires effort. Likewise, honesty and communication are imperative for any relationship to be successful. Yet, after a betrayal occurs, hopelessness and heartache sets in and leaves […]

May 5 2020
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Therapist Jenna Riemersma will be joining us for a webinar on Thursday, May 14th at 12:00pm EST. Jenna will be joining Dr. Kevin Skinner to discuss her new book titled Altogether You. Jenna is an expert in using Internal Family Systems (IFS) to treat trauma and addiction. We’re excited to have Jenna with us and […]

April 13 2020
Bloom,

Let’s be honest, being a mother is hard work. It’s no secret; many believe motherhood is the most difficult job there is. Frequently, mothers are the ones who make the most considerable sacrifices within the family unit. What makes a good mother? It’s a question many men and women have pondered over the years. To […]

March 23 2020
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This is an introduction to our course Healing All Parts of You. You can enroll in the course for free 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 […]

March 18 2020
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Our Love Rice podcast is making a comeback! As we’ve been working on new episodes we thought we would pause to record something to support you during this time where many are having feelings of fear and uncertainty. Jeni Gessel and Dr. Kevin Skinner dive into how we can respond during times of uncertainty and […]