Mindbloom's Pathways Explained

Medically reviewed by 
Mindbloom Review Board
Published on 
November 30, 2020
Updated on 
July 22, 2022

Whether you’re just starting your Mindbloom program, or considering returning for another course of treatment, you may be wondering what your options are for the personalized programming you use.

Read on to learn more about our learning programs, called pathways.

Exploring Mindbloom Pathways

Everyone’s mental health challenges are unique. Your treatment options should be too. 

Mindbloom pathways help you select the content and experience that speak to your specific needs and growth opportunities at the moment. 

With pathways in topics like managing emotions, navigating grief, and building self love, you will be able to address the root causes of your anxiety and depression, not just the symptoms. To learn more about the specific themes that each pathway addresses and explores, keep reading.

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety with Mindbloom’s Lead Clinician Kristin Arden has a very direct aim —to help you manage, overcome, and work with your anxiety. 

You should choose this pathway if you want to manage the symptoms of anxiety now, while receiving a toolkit to turn obstacles into growth opportunities, allowing you to become the best version of yourself.

Beyond Depression

Beyond Depression is the second pathway with Lead Clinician Kristin Arden — and directly addresses, reframes, and provides a foundation to help you manage depressive symptoms and chart a course toward a life beyond depression.

You should choose this pathway if you want to manage the weight and experience of depression in the moment while laying a firm foundation by learning the skills for long-term growth and emotional resiliency.

Rewiring Habits

Rewiring Habits helps you realize that habits are the bedrock of your life. They can be forces that propel you toward your dreams, or take you away from them.

You should choose this pathway if you want to learn the mechanics of building good habits and removing bad ones while learning how to frame your growth as a gift for your future self. 

Navigating Grief

Navigating Grief helps you understand the various ways grief manifests in your emotions and physiology, how to avoid common pitfalls, and reconnect with vital parts of the grieving process: meaning and joy.

You should choose this pathway if you want the tools, frameworks, and opportunities to process and release your grief on your journey toward healing and wholeness. 

Learning to Love Yourself

Learning to Love Yourself with Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Guide Shannon Starr focuses on the relationship that you have with yourself.

You should choose this pathway if you want to take the time to cultivate a deep appreciation for who you are today while planting the seeds of growth and emotional wholeness for the person you are becoming.

Managing Emotions

Managing Emotions provides the applicable skills and guided practices that will teach you to manage overwhelming feelings in the moment. 

You should choose this pathway if you want to learn how to expand your emotional capacity, and improve your relationships with your emotions overall with specific skills, frameworks, and techniques.

Going Deeper

Going Deeper is an opportunity to dive deeper into ketamine therapy with Dr. Casey Paleos

You should choose this pathway if you want to get a more robust understanding of the neurobiology of ketamine and take a closer look at the T.L.O (Trust, Let Go, Be Open) framework as it relates to your life specifically.

Recovering from Rejection and Failure with Dr. Guy Winch

Overcoming Rejection and Failure has been designed with renowned psychologist and TED speaker Dr. Guy Winch to help you heal from emotional wounds like rejection, failure, overwhelm, and more.

It integrates Dr. Winch’s expert wisdom with Mindbloom’s signature ketamine therapy protocols.You should choose this pathway if you are struggling with the experiences of rejection or failure, such as: divorce, job loss, financial challenges, miscarriage, academic failure, and more.

Getting Unstuck with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Getting Unstuck with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo helps liberate those who feel stuck, trapped, and listless in their lives. It empowers those burdened by mental barriers like feelings of helplessness, perfectionism, and conditional self-worth to reignite their motivation, embrace their purpose, and find meaning and satisfaction in their lives.

You should choose this pathway if you are struggling with feeling stuck personally (self-doubt, creative blocks, lack of purpose), professionally (career plateau, desire to change fields) or interpersonally (bored, lack of engagement, dead-end relationships).

Questions? Next Steps?

If you have any questions about any of our pathways, our team is always available to discuss more at support@mindbloom.com

If you’d like to continue your treatment, just head to your Mindbloom dashboard and pick the Mindbloom program size that is best for you right now.

We’re honored to play a role in your healing journey. Thank you for choosing Mindbloom to be a part of your life’s most important work.

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This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at +1 (800) 273-8255, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Important FDA Safety Information

Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Learn more about off-label uses here.

Side effects of ketamine treatment may include: altered sense of time, anxiety, blurred vision, diminished ability to see/hear/feel, dry mouth, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure, excitability, loss of appetite, mental confusion, nausea/vomiting, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), restlessness, slurred speech, synesthesia (a mingling of the senses).

Do not proceed with ketamine treatment if any of the following apply to you:

  • Allergic to ketamine
  • Symptoms of psychosis or mania
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • CHF or other serious heart problem
  • Severe breathing problem
  • History of elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure
  • History of hyperthyroidism
  • Other serious medical illness
  • Pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant

Ketamine has been reported to produce issues including, but not limited to, those listed below. However, lasting adverse side-effects are rare when medical protocols are carefully followed.

While ketamine has not been shown to be physically addictive, it has been shown to cause moderate psychological dependency in some recreational users.

  • In rare cases, frequent, heavy users have reported increased frequency of urination, urinary incontinence, pain urinating, passing blood in the urine, or reduced bladder size
  • Ketamine may worsen problems in people with schizophrenia, severe personality disorders, or other serious mental disorders.
  • Users with a personal or family history of psychosis should be cautious using any psychoactive substance, including ketamine, and discuss potential risks with your MindBloom® clinician before proceeding with treatment.
  • The dissociative effects of ketamine may increase patient vulnerability and the risk of accidents.

To promote positive outcomes and ensure safety, follow these ketamine treatment guidelines:

  • Do not operate a vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, bicycle) or heavy machinery following treatment until you’ve had a full night of sleep
  • Refrain from taking benzodiazepines or stimulants for 24 hours prior to treatment
  • Continue to take antihypertensive medication as prescribed
  • Avoid hangovers or alcohol intake
  • Refrain from consuming solid foods within 3 hours prior to treatment and liquids within 1 hour prior to treatment
  • Ketamine treatment should never be conducted without a monitor present to ensure your safety

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