On October 25th RedBloom had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new location in St. Louis, MI. There was a fantastic turnout with many member of the Gratiot County Chamber of Commerce in attendance.
The Cookie Deeler once again blew it out of the park with our RedBloom Themed Sugar Cookies. We want to thank everyone who came out to support us!
Trick or Treating in Downtown St. Louis
On October 26th RedBloom participated in the St. Louis Downtown Halloween Festival. Shana handed out candy with Jamie from Health Central.
Re-Bloom Wellness Retreat Coming in June 2024
In June 2024, RedBloom will be hosting a Wellness Retreat. Join us for a fun and relaxing weekend in Northern Michigan. This lake-front property in gorgeous Wolverine, Michigan is the perfect place to rejuvenate, regroup, and re-bloom.
Spend time connecting with your fellow yogis as we live the weekend communal style in this gorgeous lake-front chalet from Thursday, June 6-Sunday, June 10, 2024.
MASSAGE: We will have a licensed massage therapist on site offering 30 min massage bookings included in your cost.
ACUPUNTURE DETOXIFICATION SPECIALIST: Jamie from Health Central will be on site to sets of Ear Seeds, included in your cost.
The retreat will include both morning and evening yoga classes, an opening and closing yoga session, plenty of free time, breakfast, lunch and dinner, outdoor activities each day as well as dedicated time/activities for reflection. Final schedule subject to change and will be emailed to attendees 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
PRICING: Pricing is per person and includes lodging, yoga, meals, reiki, ear seeds, and all other activities. Schedule is subject to change. Please be advised we will be sharing rooms with other yogis. Men and Women will be separated.
Find Out More Details: Here
If you've been on our Facebook page recently, you might have realized that we have a new logo AND a new name. RedBloom Yoga will now be known as RedBloom Center for Community Wellness. While we will still feature Yoga, we realized that RedBloom Center for Community Wellness better encompasses our goal of promoting the Seven Dimensions of Wellness: spiritual, physical, emotional, career, intellectual, environmental, and social.
We're so excited for you to see all the amazing things we have planned in the year ahead. Stay tuned for future events!
Ear Seeds: Your Pathway to Wellness!
Imagine a world where relaxation, tranquility, and balance are just a gentle touch away. Welcome to the captivating realm of Ear Seeds! These extraordinary beads, delicately placed on your ear, hold the power to stimulate pressure points that harmonize your body and mind. But what exactly are these enchanting seeds, and why should you embrace them?
Gone are the days of acupuncture-induced trepidation, as Ear Seeds bring you the wonders of auriculotherapy without a single puncture mark. That's right! You can enjoy the same incredible benefits as acupuncture, without the daunting needles. It's time to delve into the captivating realm of Ear Seeds and discover the wonders they hold.
Let's talk about the extraordinary benefits that Ear Seeds can bring into your life. First and foremost, stress reduction becomes an enchanting reality. Picture those tense moments melting away as specific points on your ear unlock a gateway to relaxation. These mystical points are believed to be intricately connected to areas in your brain that regulate stress—a truly transformative experience.
Ear Seeds Can Help With Anxiety and Mood
But that's not all! Are you searching for respite from anxiety's relentless grip? Look no further, as Ear Seeds have been known to aid countless individuals in managing anxiety symptoms. Unlock the body's energy flow, restore balance, and revel in the serene calmness that ensues—a journey towards tranquility awaits.
Feeling down in the dumps? Ear Seeds have a marvelous gift in store for you—mood enhancement! As certain points on your ear are gently stimulated, the release of endorphins and the production of serotonin, the "feel-good" chemicals, surge within you. The result? An uplifted mood and an overall sense of well-being that will leave you glowing from within.
Ear Seeds Can Help Treat Insomnia
Ah, the sweet embrace of sleep. Many have attested to the transformative power of Ear Seeds in the realm of slumber. These ingenious seeds target specific points that regulate sleep patterns, making insomnia a distant memory. Allow yourself to drift into a world of restful dreams and wake up revitalized with Ear Seeds as your nocturnal allies.
Now, imagine a moment of pure bliss and self-care. With Ear Seeds, you can achieve just that! Applying these enchanting beads becomes an act of relaxation and mindfulness—a delightful rendezvous with tranquility. Take a well-deserved break, indulge in a moment of serenity, and let the world fade away as you embrace the beauty of Ear Seeds.
Ear Seeds Can Improve Focus
Are you seeking heightened focus and concentration? Ear Seeds have a remarkable talent for improving mental clarity and cognitive function. By targeting specific ear points, they unleash your untapped potential, allowing you to channel your energy into tasks and activities with unparalleled precision and focus. Say hello to productivity like never before!
A Great Compliment to Other Therapeutic Remedies.
But the wonders of Ear Seeds do not stop there. These magical beads are often used as complementary therapy in addiction treatment. Although not a standalone treatment, they work harmoniously alongside other interventions to manage cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms, and support your journey towards recovery—a beacon of hope in times of struggle.
For those seeking solace from past traumas, Ear Seeds offer a pathway to healing. Practitioners employing a trauma-informed approach utilize these seeds to stimulate specific ear points, facilitating the release of emotional blockages. Embrace the transformative power of Ear Seeds and embark on a journey of profound healing and self-discovery.
Allow us to address some frequently asked questions.
Worried about needles?
Fear not! With Ear Seeds, there are no needles involved. These captivating beads are gently secured to pressure points using adhesive tape, ensuring a painless and invigorating experience that will leave you spellbound.
Concerned about the practicalities of daily life? Fear not, for Ear Seeds are steadfast companions. You can shower, exercise, and even swim with them securely in place. Embrace life's adventures without hesitation as your Ear Seeds gracefully accompany you on every endeavor.
Now, you may be wondering how often you should indulge in the wonders of Ear Seeds.
Experts recommend wearing them for 12 weeks, with each session's seeds lasting a week. For optimal results, we recommend approximately 12 sessions. However, rest assured that the benefits of Ear Seeds can be felt immediately, with many individuals experiencing transformative effects after their very first session.
But there's more to Ear Seeds than just their magical properties. These little gems are chic and effortlessly blend into your personal style. With a plethora of options adorned with Swarovski crystals, courtesy of the visionary Jamie, you can effortlessly integrate Ear Seeds into your fashion statement. Allow your inner beauty to shine as your style aligns harmoniously with these captivating beads.
Remember, while Ear Seeds offer astounding benefits, it's vital to approach them as complementary therapy. For any mental health concerns or conditions, seek professional guidance to navigate your wellness journey effectively.
So, are you ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure of wellness and self-discovery? Unlock the captivating world of Ear Seeds and embrace a life where balance, tranquility, and rejuvenation are only a touch away. Step into the realm of Ear Seeds, and let the magic unfold.
Imagine your brain is like a snowy sledding hill with your thoughts being the sleds going down the hill. As you sled down, grooves and tracks start to develop. Eventually, no matter where you start on the hill, you will end up in one of those tracks and ultimately in one of the same few spots at the bottom of the hill. Deviating from one of those well worn tracks takes strength and effort that often only results in short term change. Psychedelics are like a fresh snowfall that fills in the grooves and gives you a fresh set of possibilities to pursue. At that point, you can take the sled and develop a whole new perspective ending in a spot you’ve never been able to quite reach before.
As we grow, it is necessary for our brains to develop systems through which we understand and interpret the world around us. Many of those systems allow us to engage in daily functioning; some allow us to survive traumatic experiences; and some help us cope with the stressors that we encounter as we interact with the world around us at any given time. However, life is not stagnant and we are always moving forward and so the systems that may have served us well at one point are no longer effective in a different phase of life. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is an intensive therapeutic model that allows for the brain to loosen its rigid systems that are no longer serving you and be open to new insights and understanding. Once this rigidity is softened, an inner healing process can begin. Humans are born with a proclivity towards growth and healing which can quickly get clouded and lost in the chaos of life. However, when we allow ourselves to cultivate an environment of curiosity, love and support for ourselves then we often find that we have the innate wisdom to know what we need after all.
Ketamine is a substance that has pain-relieving and psychedelic effects. It has been used in the medical field as an anesthetic for decades. Ketamine’s calming effects, combined with psychotherapy allows clients to engage with difficult topics with less distress, formulate new insights, and choose the direction they want to go next. Ketamine is not a miracle substance that fixes everything instantly. But, for those who feel stuck and unable to break through into the healing they desire, KAP may be a modality that can allow for deeper connectedness to oneself and ability to access underutilized strengths and motivations for growth.
KAP Logistics Breakdown
Timeline: The experience of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) at Redbloom is tailored for each individual and is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. If you are interested in KAP, you will first need to meet with the KAP therapist a few times to establish the relationship, understand the process, and rule out psychiatric or medical contraindications. Once it is determined that KAP is a good fit for you, the therapist will refer you to an outside medical provider who will conduct his own medical and psychiatric assessment. If he determines you to be an appropriate candidate then he will provide you with a prescription of sublingual (under the tongue) ketamine called troches. Before each medicine journey, you will meet with the therapist to develop intentions and an open acceptance for the medicine journey. You will then undergo a medicine journey with the support of the therapist in the office space. These experiences can vary in time and intensity and two hours are allotted to this session. At times people are ready and able to process what they experienced during the medicine session immediately afterwards and other people need a day or two to reflect. It is common to remember and understand the meaning of the medicine journey in the moment but also equally common to remember very little of the imagery and experience. In fact, the experience is typically less about the ‘trip’ or medicine experience and more about the neuroplasticity that ketamine initiates. The integration process after each medicine session is usually equal to or more profound than the medicine session itself. This is where those new pathways and thought processes start to shine and the client can gain new insight into their experiences and lives. Ketamine is often described as “having a long tail” which means that the ability to create new connections, meaning, and pathways can linger for weeks after the medicine session. The time between journeys can vary from 2-8 weeks and is influenced by the individual needs of each client. Clients usually undertake an average of 6 medicine journeys.
Cost: There are some aspects of KAP that can be billed to insurance and others that cannot. All of the talk therapy, preparation, and integration sessions can be billed to insurance and covered in typical talk therapy format with the client being responsible for their portion. The services not covered by insurance are the evaluation with the outside medical prescriber, the ketamine prescription, and the medicine sessions. At Redbloom, the cost of the medical evaluation with the outside provider is $300 and the ketamine prescription is either $100 or $165 depending on the dosage and quantity of troches prescribed which is enough for the entire sequence of medicine journeys. The 2 hour medicine sessions are $350 each.
Medicine Session: An important part of the therapist’s role is to create a safe and supportive container for each journey which is referred to as “set and setting”. The setting aspect is one that is calm, comfortable, and nurturing. It is important that you feel safe to embark on this journey fully. Curated music, eye shades, comfortable reclining, and sensory needs (like blankets of various weights and warmth and scents/incense) will be provided to facilitate the inner journey. “Set” refers to the intentions, beliefs, and preparation going into the experience. Having an intentional and open mindset influences the trajectory of the journey but it is also important to hold those intentions loosely as the medicine might take you somewhere you did not know you needed. The therapist is present and in tune for the entirety of the session and participates in holding the energy of the space.
Ketamine, with its pain-relieving and psychedelic effects, offers a unique therapeutic opportunity. It has been utilized in the medical field for decades as an anesthetic, and its properties have been increasingly explored in the context of mental health. When combined with psychotherapy, ketamine provides a profound and transformative experience. Its calming effects enable clients to engage with difficult topics and emotions with reduced distress, facilitating the formulation of new insights and perspectives.
However, it is crucial to acknowledge that ketamine is not a magical substance that can instantly fix all of our problems. It is a tool that, when utilized in the context of a therapeutic relationship and supported by intentional integration, can facilitate profound personal growth and healing. For individuals who feel stuck and unable to break through into the healing they desire, KAP may be a therapeutic modality that fosters deeper connectedness to oneself and the ability to access underutilized strengths and motivations for growth.
In conclusion, envision your brain as an ever-changing snowy landscape. The sleds of your thoughts carve tracks in the snow as you journey through life. Psychedelics like ketamine act as a fresh layer of snow, offering new possibilities and perspectives. Through Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, the rigidity of outdated systems can be softened, initiating an inner healing process and facilitating personal growth. By creating an environment of curiosity, self-love, and support, we can tap into our innate wisdom and find the healing we seek. Ketamine, when used in conjunction with therapy, provides a powerful opportunity for transformative change and a deeper connection with oneself.
Now, more than ever, people are more aware about the importance of their mental health than ever before. Many factors such as the pandemic, changing attitudes toward mental health and therapy, and emerging young adults being more open about their struggles have helped changed the narrative around mental illness and wellbeing. We're also more aware than ever before about the effects certain activities have on our wellbeing. These 10 habits have been scientifically proven to help your mental wellbeing leaving you happier and healthier.
Exercise isn't just good for your body but good for your mind! Studies show that people who exercise regularly have better mental and emotional wellbeing. There's many reasons for that. Exercise changes the happy chemicals in your brain such as serotonin, endorphin, and stress hormones. Exercise also helps you sleep better and increase your energy levels which have important effects on your mental and emotional health. You can sign up for our classes here.
Go To Therapy
Therapy is valuable resource when dealing with mental health struggles. Therapy helps individuals with a challenging life event or situations and treats mental health conditions. Therapy allows promotes well-being and reduce stress by the development of coping skills and strategies. People who attend therapy often see improvements in their quality of life and report better sleep and improved relationships. We have two licensed therapists. You can sign up here.
Have a Self-Care Day
We've all heard about self-care, but it's not just a buzz-word! Self-care has been shown to promote well-being and reduce stress levels. When you do self care activities, such as, getting a massage or getting a pedicure it helps you maintain a healthy relationship with yourself and reminds you that your time is valuable. Taking time to do something for yourself allows you to live your life fully and effectively. RedBloom has a ton of services for your self-care day such as Massage Therapy, Reiki and Ear Seeds.
There are a ton of benefits to meditation that can positively affect your mental health. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and promote emotional health. Taking some time to look inward and focus your thoughts on the presence enhances your self-awareness and improves sleep. Take about 20 minutes to meditate. There are a ton of guided meditations you can find on Youtube.
Get Outside with Nature
Getting outside with nature has a ton of benefits for your mental health. Studies show that people visiting and noticing nature reported better wellbeing, improved sleep, and reduced stress. But not all nature is the same. Aim to spend time in area where there is more greenery and where you can observe animals in their natural habitat.
Unplug for a Few Hours
Smart Phones and public wifi everywhere we go has great benefits for our productivity, but wreak havoc on our mental health at times. It's easy to feel like you have to always be on when you have a mini computer in your back pocket at all-times. But unplugging, turning off your phone and stepping away from your computer, allows you recover from stress and be present. Try to step away from your phone/computer for a few hours a week. Unplugging before bed has been linked to better sleep.
Take a Nap
Getting enough sleep is crucial when it comes to your mental and emotional health. Lack of sleep has links to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more. Both Non-REM and REM sleep plays an important role in your brain health which contribute to your mental health. REM sleep specifically facilitates the brain's processing of emotional information. Taking just a 20 minute nap can help your mental health exponentially!
Call a Friend
When we get sad or anxious many people tend to isolate, but that's doing more harm than good. Having social connections is proven to be good for your wellbeing. People with social connections are proven to have lower rates of anxiety and depression while having higher self-esteem. There are three kinds of connections that you can have with people:
Journaling is having a moment right now, but with good reason. Journaling has a ton of benefits for your mental health. A regular journaling practice helps you organize your thoughts and allows you to identify negative though patterns and behaviors. Individuals who journal on a regular basis have reported less stress and better overall feelings of wellbeing. If you're new to journaling, journal prompts might be an easy way for you to get started.
Eat Your Favorite Nutritionally Dense Meal
What you put into your body also affects your mind. One reason for this because the amount of good bacteria in your gut affects the production of happy chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. When you're eating nutritionally dense meals promotes this good bacteria. Nutrient rich foods are also less likely to spike your blood sugar leading to fewer mood swings and an improved ability to focus.
These ten activities can help you live a happier and healthier life. Taking the time to take care of yourself mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally will greatly benefit your quality of life. Not only will these activities help you when you're struggling with your mental and emotional wellbeing, but will help prevent future struggles as well.
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Redbloom is a charming wellness center located in Downtown St. Louis . Redbloom is an inclusive studio that welcomes individuals of any age, shape, gender, or experience.
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219 North Mill Street. St. Louis, MI 48880