Former Bridge Guests Testimonials

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Mark 2016

"For me, it was all about the magic and power of community. Being in this enlightened community, where everyone’s primary concern was with the well being of one another helped lift my spirits, and returned back to me a sense of inclusiveness and belonging that had been missing in my life. I can’t praise more the competence and professionality of both the staff and the practitioners. This is a place that really cares and delivers.”
Mark - September 2016 Guest

Lauren

"The Bridge is an experience of a lifetime. Before going to the Bridge I suffered from anxiety and depression and wouldn't go a day without having a panic attack. Countless days were spent in bed, searching the internet for therapists, and constantly trying new medications. It came to a point where I gave up and was tired of looking for the answers I was trying to find. After finding the Bridge, I look back and I am so glad I made the decision to go. The staff was amazing and treated me like family. The Bridge was a turning point in my life and it gave me the confidence to face the world with a different outlook. Anxiety and Depression do not control my life anymore and I have not had one panic attack since coming home. It is such a relief to know that there is a solution. Before this experience I would constantly say that I was unhappy and now I can say I am the happiest I have ever been. "
Lauren - June, 2014 Guest

Keri

"The Bridge is an experience that words can't justify. The staff, as well as the providers, come together in a powerful way to create a place of wellness, safety, and life changes. You will come to the Bridge as a person you have become, but when you leave, with their guidance you will know who you really are. That someone is worth getting to know."
Keri - June, 2014 Guest

Roberta

"In July 2014 I felt defeated, anxious, frustrated, worried, and pretty scared. I was sent the website of The Bridge and had to stop reading it as I was crying too hard. After living with chronic pain for 31 years, I knew that finally help is out there and I couldn't stop crying because I saw HOPE! I was more than ready and willing to embrace anything that could help me and I knew how important that was and signing up was a no brainer.
For the first time, I was focused on me and promised myself that I would participate fully even if it was uncomfortable. I felt instant acceptance, genuine kindness and caring, and most important, understanding. The lectures were invaluable as was every discussion with the therapists.

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Roberta - June, 2014 Guest

Doug

"Having finished my work at the Bridge two days ago, I feel a strong desire to give back and spread the word. The skills and concepts that I learned are both groundbreaking and invaluable. I cant explain what it felt like to be cared for, truly cared for, for 20 days. The healing and growth that I experienced is a true blessing in my life and I cant imagine any other format or place on this earth that could get close to matching what I got from the Bridge. Daren is a true visionary and his team was clearly put together through inspiration. These people don't just go to work everyday; they truly care. Thank you Thank you Thank you. You will see me again soon when I come to give back. These things and "the Bridge" are now truly a part of my soul."
Doug - June, 2014 Guest

Aubrey

"In early 2009, I was in a bad car accident while at work. I was rear ended at a stop light by a young driver who was texting and never saw my car. The accident left me with a severe spinal sprain, bruising to my brain and ear drums, a bulging disk, broken ribs on my right side and extremely sore muscles all over. A year later, during the course of treatment, I was diagnosed with a 4 letter disease that would change my life: CRPS. A routine needle puncture that was meant to deliver steroids to my neck to make me feel better had done quite the opposite. My injuries immediately went from bad to nearly impossible to live with once the CRPS set in. I had all the same pains as well as a numb lower left arm and hand. I was ordered to see 20+ doctors over the course of 4 years and was only getting sicker over time. My CRPS spread from my neck, left arm and hand, to both legs and finally, to my right arm. Believing in multidisciplinary treatment based on the CRPS research I had read, I fought for it in court over a year before the judge agreed and the insurance company complied. I knew the prescriptions, injections and physical therapy my doctors at home were prescribing weren't cutting it, I needed treatment 24/7 to stop the progression and find a balance. Everything the workman's compensation insurance was ordered to do for me was one slow, painful step at a time. At that rate I wasn't making forward progress. Much of the therapy was hurting me even more. While searching for a program for my CRPS, I looked into nearly everything. I knew a specialized treatment program would be my only hope."

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Aubrey - June, 2014 Guest

Martie

"Before The Bridge, I was bedridden by depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. I had lost 30 pounds and was so weak I could hardly walk. When I would look in the mirror, I could see the light had gone out of my eyes. I wished constantly and prayed I would die. I was desperate, to say the least.
My wonderful husband found The Bridge on the Internet and we immediately set up an appointment to meet with The Bridge personnel for a tour of the campus. To tell the truth, I don't remember the drive down or back (four hours each way), nor meeting with some of The Bridge personnel. I barely remember the facilities. My brain had just shut down. Together, we decided The Bridge might be my answer."

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Martie - May, 2014 Guest

Amber

"Before the Bridge I had no hope: I lost my partner, job, school, leadership roles in my extra-curricular activities, and my family was walking on eggshells around me. The Bridge helped me to come off of medications I had been on for years that were no longer effective and gave me the tools to deal with the sources of the depression and PTSD. The program while short is very effective and if you are ready to let go of what is holding you back, whether it be past relationships, abuse, trauma, mood disorders, or negative self-talk, they will give the tools for you to take control of your life. It is not a comfortable process, and there will be moments when you want to quit, but if you push through and trust the amazing staff to help you heal then you will come home a totally different person. Good Luck on your Journey!"
Amber - April, 2014 Guest

Connie

"Having attended The Bridge Recovery Center this year in the Feb-March session, I can truly say that it was an experience like no other… I came here suffering from the many, many aspects of Fibromyalgia…Those of you who have Fibro can understand the vicious circle it causes in your life; Pain, depression, anxiety, loneliness, being anti-social, always crying, thinking you no longer want to be part of this world. So I'm speaking mainly to those people now, but down the line, I think I speak to all who have other things going on in their lives…
It was scary to come here from so far. I knew I wanted to come since a year before when I was going through tremendous pain. I researched several facilities and The Bridge stood out for many reasons… Thanks to the love and understanding of my family, this was the first choice when I was at that point again this year…I had never done anything like this…I had seen many, many doctors and specialists over the years as I know many of you have. I was tired of it all. You do come to a point in your life when you are just tired! I was tired of taking so much medication, drained of any energy. Tired of what doesn't work and tired of running around from doctor to doctor telling your story over and over and hoping you get a compassionate doctor, which many of you know is not an easy thing to do….Here was the answer for me…It was all in one place! It was worth a try."

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Connie - March, 2014 Guest

Lori

"Put simply, The Bridge changed my life. I had been ill and suffering for years with chronic lyme disease, and I was despondent and convinced that I would never by healthy again. Looking back on my intake form for The Bridge, I saw that I wrote: "I am in pain all the time, extreme pain when I sleep and extreme pain when I do day-to-day activities such as walking. I am extremely fatigued and have ‘brain fog'. I am also depressed and cry often." The Bridge providers brought me out of my deep unhealthy "funk", helped me surrender to my recovery and taught me incredibly useful and practical tools to help me regain my health and well-being.
The Bridge program is rigorous, comprehensive and effective. There are so many elements to the program – there is no one silver bullet – and it was the synergy of all the program elements that put me on the road to recovery. I learned a variety of tools that together helped me heal and regain my strength -- from reiki healing, acupuncture, psychotherapy and life coaching, to Chinese medical protocols, the mind-body connection, and Native American spirituality. It was overwhelming at times – like drinking from a fire hose – but the Bridge's caring providers truly helped me apply all the lessons while I was in the program and then helped me plan how to use them when I returned home.
There are two groups of people that make the Bridge special: the providers and the participants. The providers are incredibly caring and kind, and pushed me to get the most out of the program, always with empathy and compassion. The participants became my second family. I attended the program with 11 people, ages 21 to 70, each with their own personal struggles and challenges, each having something very special to offer the group in terms of experience, perspective and wisdom. What we all had in common was the desire to regain our health and happiness. We were all very supportive of each other, and we developed wonderful, lifelong friendships. We continue to support each other to this day through e-mails, text, Facebook and snail mail. My "Bridge family" will always be a part of my life and hold a special place in my heart.
I feel so fortunate to have participated in the Bridge program and will be forever grateful to the Bridge providers."
Lori - March, 2014 Guest

Ashley

"I'm only 22 years old, but for over 10 years, I struggled with gradually worsening health issues: chronic pelvic pain, severe digestive issues, and poor immune function, to name a few. I had tried dozens of medications, and surgery after surgery, but my doctors and specialists couldn't pinpoint any specific reason why I was so sick. A few months before I discovered the Bridge, I began dealing with some childhood traumas that I had, to that point, ignored and kept secret. When I found the Bridge, I felt prompted to go, but was wary; I thought it was probably too good to be true. Going to the Bridge was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It changed the course of my life. The providers and staff set me firmly on the path of emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. I won't lie, while cathartic, it was intensely difficult. I cried in my room many days. Things got worse before they got better, but after about a week and a half, my physical pain literally left my body as I finally addressed what was going on with me emotionally. The Bridge gave me the tools I needed to address pain and assume accountability for my own choices. Today, I am in school full-time. My health is no longer an obstacle to my happiness—and I am truly happy!! My motto, courtesy of Maya Angelou, is: "Do the best until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." The Bridge helped me "know better". Yes, I'm where I am today because of my own choices; but I wouldn't have known the choices available to me without the Bridge."
Ashley - January, 2014 Guest

Stephanie B.

"Before the Bridge, I was on multiple anxiety medications, unable to leave my house most days. I would sleep each day away. I was also suffering from PTSD from my childhood. The Bridge changed my life. The staff is beyond amazing and the program is wonderful. The staff really cares and is there every step of the way. I am now active, healthier, happier, and no longer dwelling on the past. I will never be able to thank them enough. I am now living life to its fullest thanks to the bridge."
Stephanie B. - 2014 Guest

Marli

"After suffering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks for over 20 years, I eventually developed fibromyalgia. I was in constant pain and experienced muscle spasms, tingling, numbness, along with other symptoms. Eventually, the anxiety and chronic pain became more than I could bare, both physically and emotionally. I was in a really dark place and giving up all hope. I had been to numerous doctors and specialists. I often felt discounted and unheard. I was often passed on to another doctor, told they couldn't help me, or prescribed yet another pill. Some of the medications only numbed some of the symptoms temporarily, while some of the other medications created even worse symptoms. I was done with doctors. It got so bad, that I eventually had to take a leave of absence from work. That's when it got really dark. Just when I thought there was no hope or help for me, I discovered The Bridge. As soon as I read about it, I knew it was exactly what I needed and couldn't get there fast enough. I hated to fly but was ready to jump on a plane to get help. I eventually did get on that plane and spent 19 days at The Bridge participating in every treatment modality and group they had to offer. The types of treatments, the providers, the speakers, the staff, and the facility itself was top notch. I put in the work and faced my demons. I was even able to get off the vast majority of my medications. I'm now home, back at work, and living life to its fullest with my family. I am no longer just existing and going through the motions each day. My anxiety is a thing of the past and the physical pain is minimal. The tingling and numbness is gone. Everyone says I am a different person when they see me or they can just hear the difference in my voice on the phone. I know I am different. I am new and improved and I owe everything to The Bridge. I attribute my success to the program, its founder, all of the treatment modalities, speakers, groups, activities, the amazing staff, etc. Yes, I worked hard too. I laughed and I cried for 19 days. I wish everybody that needed help for a chronic debilitating issue, whether physical, emotional, or both, could have the same opportunity that I did to attend The Bridge and to make it to the other side, where a much brighter future awaits you."
Marli - December, 2013 Guest

Jay

"We focus and spend so much time on our outwardly appearance and the rewards of the world. Which I feel comes from obtaining wealth, looks and being ok with ourselves, that we often forget to work on our heart, soul and mind.
I am a believer of fulfilling ones best self. With the knowledge of recognizing we all need to spend more time working on ourselves, there are definitely programs out there who offer to do such things. Having the opportunity to attend several other similar programs, I believe that the process the Bridge program has to offer is 100% from a space of love and compassion. I've learned traits I can use in everyday life to find a clear head, peace and happiness.
It's a process that I 110% have chosen to embrace in the comfort of Massages, Acupuncture, Reiki Therapy, Personal Trainer and pampered with the best of food and Education about the Value of taking care of your body with food and healing your heart, mind and soul.
With the freedom of choice I have experienced in the program, it creates a real choice for the participants and it allows us the freedom to create our own personal needs for ourselves."
Jay - December, 2013 Guest

Jeffrey

"The Bridge Recovery Center has put together a fantastic program to make healing accessible to nearly anyone. The intelligent and caring staff members are really the heart and soul of the Bridge. They almost certainly have experience helping someone who is going through whatever issues you are working on. The series of lectures are well thought out and contain exactly what people need to learn about finding happiness and cultivating resilience. The Bridge has compiled an extensive library, where readers can find books pertaining to their specific situations. There is sound scientific evidence for many of the modalities utilized to improve well-being. You will experience positive social immersion, massages, chiropractic care, counseling, personal training, a nourishing diet, and sunshine in wide uninhabited spaces. You will leave feeling far more confident about your ability to take control of your life."
Jeffrey - December, 2013 Guest

Tracey

"I was diagnosed over 15 years ago with fibromyalgia. At that time I had 4 small children and a husband with a demanding career. I really believed life would always be painful and I just had to figure out how best to manage the pain (physical and emotional). I visited Dr. after Dr., had multiple surgeries, tried all kinds of medication however, eventually it resulted in a very unhappy, hopeless state of being. The Bridge taught me that was NOT how life needed to be. The staff and providers taught me that I was in charge. Not my emotional state and not my pain! For the first time in a long time I have hope that my children, my husband, but most importantly I can live a happy healthy, hopeful life. I wish I could have found The Bridge years ago but whenever you go is always a good time for a new beginning. I changed my life!"
Tracey - December, 2013 Guest

Alison

"My name is Alison, I am 24 years young and I went to the September/October session at the Bridge for help with social anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and in general bad health. I had spent my whole life dealing with social anxiety and depression, trying many different medications, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. I had also tried a residential treatment center in TN before and got no help there (all they cared about was money). in 2011 my health started going downhill. Doctors couldn't find anything wrong with me but I had a bunch of different symptoms and was scared. I had suicidal thoughts many times in my life, but somehow I stayed hopeful that SOON something would change. It didn't change. over and over, same story, same pathetic life. by 2012 I couldn't take it anymore, there was no good ending for me, I would never be happy, I was sure of it and ready to take my life. This is when the bridge found me. I must have accidentally downloaded the brochure years ago when I was first looking into treatment centers. I was going through my downloaded documents and found it. I wasn't excited about it, but it looked different then the rest of the places I had seen and read about before. I just had a feeling this could be it. I didn't know how it could possibly help me… honestly it sounded weird to me, but since it was different I thought, why not give it a shot. Then if it doesn't work out... I'll know I tried everything."

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Alison - October, 2012 Guest

Suzanne B.

"I am a 35 year old mother of three beautiful children. I had been diagnosed several years ago as having depression and anxiety, and I lived for many years in pain. I did everything I could to feel happy including medicine, psychiatry, therapy, herbs, chiropractic, prayer, self-help books - you name it - I did it. In November of 2012, I reached the point where I felt stuck. I felt like I was at the bottom of a dark pit and didn't know how to climb out. I felt like everything in my life was good, so why was I feeling this way? Once I had reached what I considered "rock bottom" my husband and I decided I needed more help, and we were led to "The Bridge." From the website to the testimonials to talking to EmmaLeigh on the phone, we just knew this was the right place for me to be. I attended the Nov-Dec. 2012 session. Now, a couple of months later, it's hard to even recall who I used to be, because I honestly feel like a brand new person. I consider the whole experience nothing short of a miracle.
It is not one experience that I had at the Bridge that changed my life, but everything put together. The program is masterfully designed and once I put my trust in the process, it began to work for me. I learned so many truths that have become tools for me to use in my real life back at home. It takes a lot of courage to do this and a lot of faith, but I guarantee that if you are feeling like there is no hope, that you don't know what else to do, or that you will never be able to feel better - that will change if you attend this program and give it your all. Life isn't easy, but it can be joyful. I truly believe that now and live it every day. It is worth the money, the time, the sacrifice, and the work. It is a beautiful place run by kind and wonderful people and you will have absolutely life-changing experiences. You are worth it!"
Suzanne B. - November, 2012 Guest

Miles

July 2012 Guest
"It is an amazing thing, I have never felt quite so motivated as I have since attending The Bridge. And it has persisted... It has been now 8 weeks since The Bridge. I continue to eat healthy, exercise regularly, not smoke or drink, approach life's challenges mindfully. I am down to 225 pounds and have surpassed where I was strength-wise while in college.
I have an interesting story in terms of the eagerness and zeal towards life Daren presented, I sort of took the same approach to the job I found a few weeks past. The job is filthy, hazardous, and disgusting in many ways, it is also quite tedious, repetitive, and simple. Nevertheless, I have approached it with the utmost enthusiasm; I have done so almost to a ridiculous degree. I am sure I have been the butt of jokes at the shop, I see people watching me speed mopping, I can only imagine I look ridiculous. Here is the thing, I am working there 4 weeks and am informed that I am to be promoted and paid 3 times as much. I must keep this up. I think this is the secret to life, just be that dude who enjoys everything."
Oct 2012 Update
"I am achieving unprecedented levels of productivity in my life. I don't quite understand how it is that I was only a few short months ago so easily lazy and accepting of whatever perceived burden I thought was holding me back.
There are people all around who actually try to warn me about some situation I am entering into, about how boring or hopeless it may be. And while I sometimes feel a sense of apprehension, once within it I am swiftly on top of it all. No time is wasted, every moment can be an opportunity for self-improvement and thus a good thing. My newfound relentless optimism is making me stand out. I am intent upon maintaining at all times a state of continuous self-improvement, both physical and intellectual.
Now of course I do not intend to stay at this job, it is too easy. I have plans. I will blow away all my detractors. Every free moment is spent researching nearby firms and writing letters, exercising, studying, practicing everything I will need for those plans to be achieved. Not long ago all I cared to do was drink my life away..."
Miles - July, 2012 Guest

Carol H.

"I would more than highly recommend "The Bridge." I think everyone should have this experience! If I could, I would send all of my family and friends there because The Bridge is a life-changing, empowering experience. There is nothing else like it out there!
It really amazed me how they can cater to so many different needs, you do the work and they have the tools. They don't cover it up with medicine and send you home. You will find you are a different person when you leave.
The things that I think really made the difference are: they truly care (that is rare these days), the entire staff is Over the Top and amazing, and they teach you hands-on and through your own personal experiences. Then, they give you the tools and teach you how to make the changes you need in your own life. You will be a better person for yourself, your family, your friends, and the world when you leave The Bridge."
Carol H. - April, 2012 Guest

Katie H.

"Because of my experiences at The Bridge, I have gotten my life back! When I finally bit the bullet (at first, the price seemed very high to me) and decided to go, my life started changing immediately. I felt like, "OK, I am doing something very soon to claim back my SELF." That alone gave me some relief. Let me tell you, the price that you pay is not even close to the service that you get with the number of professionals, lectures, excursions, etc. that are provided. I could not believe how nice the amenities were, and how good the food was. If a person goes to The Bridge with an open mind and an open heart and a willingness to fight to get back to the happy person that he/she can be, the financial and time commitment will fall by the wayside. If you don't even try, you get a luxury vacation out of it. If you try though, you WILL conquer whatever is holding you back from being yourself.
When I got to Utah, I was in so much pain I could hardly turn my head to the right and left. By the time I left, I disposed of my pain pills. This was my idea. They will help you to get off of medication, IF YOU WANT. It made me feel very strong to make these decisions on my own rather than being coerced or forced to. Guests on sleeping meds, stay awake meds, anxiety meds, pain meds, and antidepressants are now totally drug free....and their pain and depression is LESS!!! Even if medications are not an issue to you, you can apply the process to any area of your life. If you are sad or living in terror, as I was, you will learn to deal with all of these things while you are there. And, you will put these things behind you. You are not your disease, or your depression. You are you, and you need to learn to love yourself again."

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Katie H. - April, 2012 Guest

Sandra D. (linguini)

"Not a day goes by that i don't think about my days at the Bridge. I think about the people that cared for us as if we were the first group and the last one too. Hard to imagined that a lot of people like me come and go out of their lives. God knows it took me so long to make the decision to go. Why is it that we think so much before spending money for us when we would not blink to do it for the health of a loved one?. I treasured every single day, every word and remember that everything they had in store for us, even the most simple fun activity had a very important message to learn. I can't forget to mention the impact that those big mountains had on me..The air, the silence and their magnificence helped in the process of putting a stop to the madness in my head. I learned a lot of things that I took with me. I still have lupus but the difference is that now lupus doesn't have me."
Sandra D. (linguini) - March 2012 Guest

Larry

Hi Bridge Staff,
"I'm assuming you haven't heard from Delaney in a while. She has been busy. Over the summer, we moved in part to effect some change in Delaney's life. The move has been good for all of us. While all of her days are not pain-free and high energy, some of them are and she manages the "bad" days pretty well. She has been completely medication-free since her return from Utah.
Last month she interviewed and was offered her dream-job as a nurse in their ER department. It's a high-pressure environment and she works three back-to-back 12 hour shifts- long days to be sure. But in a testament to how important WHAT she does for work is, she is doing really well. She absolutely loves the experience of helping people. She comes home tired but fulfilled
Best Regards,
Larry - March, 2012 Guest

Judy R.

"My experience at The Bridge will no doubt top my personal list of life-changing events. Any attempt to express the magnitude of what happened there seems futile, but I have to try so that others will be encouraged to take this leap of faith. I was at the end of myself. I had flailed about for a year and a half trying multiple remedies, philosophies and approaches to put out the flames of consuming anxiety mixed with a long history of depression. At fifty, after successfully raising a family alone through multiple obstacles, the internal tools that had always carried me suddenly failed. I was baffled and horrified to find myself unable to engage genuinely with others or handle stress of any kind. My 30 year nursing career, in which I had just completed a new degree, became a source of fear and feelings of inadequacy. Progressively, my days had become nothing but a constant vigil. 'How bad is the fear today? Will it wake me up tomorrow? How do I pretend I'm alright THIS time?' I finally yielded to pressure from others to start taking antidepressants and to increase the amount of what I was taking for anxiety, both powerful and scary drugs in my opinion."

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Judy R. - November, 2011 Guest

Teri C.

"I have suffered with lupus for 20 years. Six years ago, dermatomyositis set in and my legs were so weak that it was hard to leave the house. I was using a wheelchair and a cane. My active lifestyle was severely affected and I worried about my quality of life. I had seen plenty of medical doctors and rheumatologists, who prescribed all kinds of drugs, including steroids, methotrexate, and enbrel injections with limited and temporary success. I became so desperate to get help that I did a search on the Internet and found The Bridge Recovery Center. It was a scary and big commitment for me, but I decided to register for the program.
The Bridge helped me get my life back. When I arrived, I was on a cane and so weak that I needed assistance to get around. When I left, I was able to put down my cane and I felt a peace with my life that I haven't felt before. I am now exercising, hiking, living the life that I missed for so long. The Bridge also helped me to stop most of my medications, and I will soon be off steroids completely!
Thanks to The Bridge and all of the people there that helped in large measure to give me the ability to enjoy life with confidence and without the concerns that I had because of my illness."
Teri C. - October, 2011 Guest

Bob

"I had suffered with severe depression for about three years at the time I decided to go to the Bridge. I had pursued many avenues to address my depression and would have occasional respites from it, but nothing seemed to last. When my depression first hit, I pursued the medical route and ended up on a number of meds. I had been a very healthy individual up until the time I experienced depression and had never been on any meds. Anyhow, I started down a more natural route (diet, supplements) and improved some, but was still struggling mightily.
The Bridge was a real turning point in my healing. The people and experiences at The Bridge enabled me to get back in touch with who I really am and with the power I possess to control my thoughts and destiny. And even more important was the understanding that although depression had been a huge influence in my life for three years, it did not have to rule my future. Before I went to the Bridge, I committed to myself that I would engage in every aspect and consider every concept and principle presented, and I did that with all my heart and soul. As a result, I experienced a great deal of healing and reconnected with a sense of self and the sense of humor that had always characterized my life to this point. The Bridge experience isn't easy - it's not a spa - it's a lot of hard work, but it's worth it.The people who experience it, leave the program with a set of tools that help them take back control over their life and their thoughts.
I can highly recommend the Bridge. All the practitioners at the Bridge had had their own struggles and can relate to what you're going through. I really can't say enough about what is offered there."
Bob - July, 2011 Guest

Krista S.

"My name is Krista S. and I'm at stay home mom of three wonderful children, ages between 8-13. I have suffered from anxiety for 12 years and severe depression for 2 years. The last two years of my life all I did was go from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what was wrong with me and didn't get any relief. I was spending a lot of money that did me no good. I just got passed around from one doctor to another with different treatment plans that had no continuity. Nothing was helping...the counseling, all the different doctors, all the meds. It got to the point that I decided and believed deep down in my soul that my family was better off without me. My kids and husband deserved much better than what I was giving them. That's when I hit rock bottom. I couldn't live like this anymore and I needed help. I got on the internet and I found the most amazing place that changed my life and that is The Bridge.
The Bridge helped by giving me my life back. They taught and showed me how to be happy again. I didn't know who I was anymore and they found me. I lived for my family and not for myself. The idea of being away from my kids for 3 weeks scared me but I knew that I needed to leave my environment to get better. The money also scared me because of all our doctor bills. My husband looked at me in the face and said when did you decide to put a price tag on your life. If you had cancer would you say I can't afford to get better. He was correct. I was sick and we weren't going to put a price tag on me getting better so we found a way to make it work. It was hard but we did it.
I can't say enough amazing things about The Bridge but I do know this -every person at the Bridge found their calling in life. They are using the gift that GOD gave them and they are wonderful. I still stay in contact with them today. They have touched my in so many ways. I USED to suffer from anxiety and depression and now I don't. WOW ...I love them all so much and can't thank them enough for saving my life and giving my kids back their mom and my husband his wife. My kids did fine while I was gone. They say to me how happy they are that they have mommy back. I thought I did a pretty good job of faking it around them so they wouldn't know but kids are smart. The Bridge showed me how to live again and I did the work. I used to be scared of "the dance" and now I embrace it. It feels good to "JUST BE". Finally I'm free and it feels wonderful. Every person at the Bridge touched my soul and I will never forget them. I love you all!"
Krista S. - May, 2011 Guest


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