Kim Bridi

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Kim is the founder of the Mission OM Foundation and served as a Clinical Yoga Therapist for the Department of the Army for more than two and a half years.

During her work there, she provided yoga therapy for service members in Chronic Pain with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more, and successfully incorporated yoga into the clinical hospital setting at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Ft. Gordon, Ga.

She has worked side-by-side and provided yoga-based training to traditional healthcare professionals as well as complementary and alternative providers, teaching asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and other yoga and Ayurvedic practices. She is also a Master Practitioner of Thai Yoga Therapy and Massage and somatic-based therapies.

The Quote

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?

Kim shares a personal story of struggling with an eating disorder and how her journey of healing lead her on a path to begin helping others heal.

A Crucial Early Mistake

Kim shares an example of a time when she didn’t have a sufficient support system in place and the ways that impacted her well-being.

Kim’s Why

Kim talks about the importance of the word Mudita (finding joy in another’s joy; a state of sympathetic joy) in her life, and then goes on to explain that, When someone realizes that they can heal, there’s a spark in them. And that’s what gets me excited about what I’m doing.

Kim’s advice

  • Remember each person has that innate ability to heal. Our work is to honor that light within each of them. And also remember that, as therapists, we have that capacity within us as well!
  • But, also remember that we have to do our own work in order to create that safety which facilitates the healing.
  • Find a supervisor or mentor or coach that can help and guide you.

Kim’s go-to books

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Interview Links

Let Go or Be Dragged: Guy Macpherson, PhD
Keith Myers, LPC

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