BLOOM for five easy coping steps for better mental health. We have been taught for years to eat 5 fruit and vegetables a day for optimal physical health.
Now a top psychologist and therapy app are prescribing a new “Mental 5-a-day” practice to safeguard our mental health, especially under the stress that Covid-19 is placing on us.
Dr. Seth Gillihan is a clinical psychologist and Head of Therapy for Bloom, a top cognitive-behavioral-therapy (CBT) self-therapy app.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is also a mental health crisis and we urgently need effective ways to address it. So I’m recommending that we all start adopting a mental 5-a-day practice – consisting of five simple and practical things that we can all do each day to help nourish our mental health.”
Dr. Gillihan recommends using the acronym BLOOM for five easy steps designed to help us cope each day for better mental health:
B Breathe – Use your breath as the anchor to connect to the present moment
L Love – Connect with others, with love, friendship, kindness
O Observe your thoughts – And practice helpful ways of thinking
O Offer thanks – Practice gratitude
M Move – Exercise in ways you enjoy
A little more about Bloom:
Bloom is the first digital therapist in your pocket and top self-therapy app.
It allows users to train their minds with over 500+ exercises from cognitive-behavioral-therapy (CBT) to manage stress and anxiety, improve sleep, build better habits, foster stronger relationships and improve the quality of life.
Bloom uses the power of cognitive-behavioral-therapy (CBT) and combines interactive video classes with journaling and mindfulness exercises to help you improve your mental well-being, boost mood.