episode 8: The Importance of Sitting in Circle with Audrey Bloom, LCSW

My guest today is extraordinary woman and gifted therapist, Audrey Bloom. Audrey is an excellent example of a person who lives her truths and who "puts her money where her mouth is." She is very dedicated to creating peace in her community and in helping people heal through psychotherapy. She also leads women's circles in order to develop more leaders in her community as well as creating collaboration and open communication within the members of the community. She is kind, funny, so loving, and so, so generous. I dearly love this woman and I am excited for you to listen to her wisdom that I have gained so much of myself through my years of knowing her. If you feel called to reach out to her for any reason including therapy or to be put on her mailing list for circles or one of her upcoming talks, please find her information on the show notes. Thank you for listening to our conversation today!

The Importance of Sitting in Circle with Audrey Bloom (click on link to listen or download)

Enjoy the conversation and thank you for listening! <3

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* Bio:

Audrey Bloom is a psychotherapist, Interfaith/Inter-spiritual Minister, Mindfulness teacher, and Circle facilitator.

Audrey is an avid Mindfulness meditation practitioner and teacher, who has been known to say, “My proverbial bumper sticker says, I’d rather be meditating”. Reverend Audrey currently works at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami. And has also functioned as a community minister offering original classes in personal and spiritual growth, life passage ceremonies and most significantly teachings in The Circle Way (a contemporary, yet ancient meeting format, where people can share their thoughts and ideas in an agreed upon, respectful manner). Most recently, Reverend Audrey has acquired a Coaching Certification in the “21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence”, a faith friendly, but faith neutral approach to inner work, and is working on a Certificate in Mindfulness and Loving Kindness.

Significantly, Reverend Audrey is a long standing psychotherapist in private practice in Palmetto Bay. A native New Yorker, she has made her home in Miami-Dade County for the last 39 years.

* Women and books mentioned in our conversation:

The Circle Way - Christina Baldwin and Anne Linnea 

Jalaja Bonheim- www.jalajabonheim.com

Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber

Pema recommends:

The Long Journey Home: Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time- by Christine Downing

Aphrodite's Daughters- by Christine Downing