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May 31, 2016

Mindfulness is especially effective for individuals suffering from childhood traumas that have followed them into their adult lives. Such individuals tend to disconnect from their bodies in an attempt to circumvent the pain they’ve endured. Reconnecting with their bodies through mindfulness practices - such as yoga and meditation - opens up new avenues for healing by allowing individuals to reconnect with their authentic self

Mindfulness Matters
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May 17, 2016

Our Utilization of The Trauma Egg, and Beyond...

For many years The Bridge to Recovery has incorporated "The Trauma Egg" into our program.  It has always resonated with our clients, and we feel that it is a necessary piece to the larger puzzle of our program at The Bridge.  Recently, our Clinical Director, Kim Iverson, & our Director of Clinical Services, Terra Holbrook, had the tremendous opportunity to participate in a training with the creator of "The Trauma Egg."  Terra...

May 3, 2016

The Importance of Healing Our Own Historical Trauma

Several years ago at The Bridge we had this idea that came about:  How can we take care of our own?  How can we care for the wounded healers?  How can we do something for those in our own industry who are in pain?

After a few test runs with shorter workshops, our Director of Clinical Services, Terra Holbrook, designed a 7-day Intensive that is for professionals in the Behavioral Health & Addictions industries.  She worked...

April 19, 2016

Take the chocolate-chip cookie test. Can you eat just one? No matter how much willpower some people believe they possess – no matter how much discipline they try to exert – they can’t refrain from getting caught with both hands in the cookie jar. One cookie becomes a box. A handful of M&Ms becomes an entire bag. A cup of soda becomes a bottle. Spring is all about new beginnings, so it’s an especially good time to assess the quality of food that is nourishing (or destroying) your body....

April 5, 2016

More and more research is pointing to the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in recovery. Mindfulness can serve us no matter what stage of recovery we find ourselves in – from learning we have an addiction that needs to be addressed to working the 12-steps of recovery.

Problems arise when we believe our happiness could be obliterated if only we had the right relationship, more money or power (or a host of other wants). We may believe happiness is out of reach for these reasons that...