Long Term Sobriety Struggles
April 10, 2024 | Uncategorized
Long Term Sobriety Struggles

While we have a page full of information on chronic relapse, here we discuss struggles that come with long term sobriety.  The two are not one in the same, but certainly related. What is long term sobriety? The 12 Step Program known as Alcoholics Anonymous is nearing a century in existence, and some records show early treatment programs for substance abuse

Intimacy & Sexual Struggles
April 10, 2024 | Uncategorized
Intimacy & Sexual Struggles

A recent study https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(19)32453-7/fulltext found that 50% of the female participants have sexual related personal distress, and 1 in 5 women experienced some sort of sexual dysfunction. (fertstert.org) Studies and research suggests that up to 10% of men struggle with Sex Addiction. Sexual Struggles in Our Society We have become sexually desensitized to sex, love, intimacy and everything that comes with it. 

Misery & Martyrdom
April 10, 2024 | Uncategorized
Misery & Martyrdom

Beyond feelings of chronic unhappiness is misery. “I’m Feeling Miserable!” We often say it.  When we feel sick or are suffering.  For our purposes, we discuss misery in terms of unresolved and underlying trauma. When we are stuck in our trauma, misery is a common symptomatic reaction. Here are some tendencies that are commonly seen in someone with unresolved trauma

Mental Health Treatment Centers in Bowling Green
March 28, 2024 | Uncategorized
Mental Health Treatment Centers in Bowling Green

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 1 in 5 American adults live with a mental illness. Left untreated, mental illness can significantly impact your health and well-being for the worse. From hurting your physical and mental well-being, to fracturing your relationships with others, mental illness can harm your quality of life. However, you don’t have to struggle

Finding Depression Treatment near Nashville
March 22, 2024 | Uncategorized
Finding Depression Treatment near Nashville

Millions of people struggle with depression. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 5% of adults suffer from depression around the world. Left untreated, depression can negatively impact virtually all areas of your life for the worse. Sometimes, finding depression treatment near Nashville that’s right for you can be difficult. Keep reading to learn the exact steps you can

Finding Anxiety Treatment in Nashville
February 26, 2024 | Uncategorized
Finding Anxiety Treatment in Nashville

Nashville, known as Music City, is a vibrant and bustling hub of creativity and culture. However, beneath the surface, many Nashvillians struggle with anxiety disorders, affecting their daily lives and mental health. In such a fast-paced and competitive city, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of seeking treatment for anxiety. What is Anxiety? Anxiety disorders are a group of mental

Art Therapy
February 8, 2024 | Uncategorized
Art Therapy

Healing with the Arts Our goal at The Bridge to Recovery is to create different avenues toward healing, as everyone responds uniquely and has their own process for doing so. Harnessing the creative process to do that has proven very effective. Benefits of Art Therapy Learning how to tap into our creativity is a wonderful coping skills tool for the

Body Movement
February 8, 2024 | Uncategorized
Body Movement

Body Movement Therapy is the use of movement to promote cognitive, emotional, social, and physical integration of the person. Body Movement Therapy at The Bridge to Recovery Dance therapy is most commonly associated with body movement therapies. However, for our purposes we have listed below the different types of body movement therapies we find most beneficial for our clients and

Yoga Therapy
February 8, 2024 | Uncategorized
Yoga Therapy

A review of studies published in Aging and Mental Health showed that of the techniques studied, yoga was one of the most effective against anxiety and depression, and was the longest lasting. Yoga for Every-body Yoga is a practice which includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific body postures. It has been proven to be beneficial to

Boundary Building Work
February 8, 2024 | Uncategorized
Boundary Building Work

bound·a·ry /bound(ə)rē/ noun a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line Understanding Boundaries  Life requires us to have personal boundaries, which are limits we set to protect our emotional and physical space. They can be very different from one person the next, and when healthy are designed to be impenetrable. Think of it like a glass