Welcome to Bloom in Wellness! My name is Baylissa (Vynne) Frederick and I am a qualified, licensed therapist, coach and author. Based on my professional experience and as someone who has experienced and recovered from prescribed drug withdrawal (taken for a medical condition known as paroxysmal dystonia), I offer a perspective where the focus is on healing and on being as well as possible in mind, spirit and body, no matter what.

If you are experiencing prescribed drug withdrawal, you will find a wealth of resources in the Withdrawal Help section. If you are recovered from withdrawal or you live with a chronic illness like dystonia, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome etc., please visit the Wellness section. The Self-Care and Nurturing section is for everyone and offers techniques and self-care tools to make the healing journey lighter.

Membership of this website includes access to the Helpline (I personally take calls for 6 hours on a Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri), being a part of the private Positive Pastimes community on Facebook where we have a good time sharing healthy distractions, and you will also receive a daily message of encouragement from me straight to your email inbox first thing every morning. For members who want to discuss symptoms and how best to cope, you are invited to participate in our weekly live webinars and Q & A sessions via the Bloom in Wellness Bootcamp group and you can join our Together We Heal support group.

If you would like to learn more about my background, please visit the ‘About’ page.  

I hope you will enjoy this safe space and oasis of calm that has been created to give you hope while you heal and to help you live your best life, regardless of your challenges.

V. Baylissa Frederick, MA (Counselling) M.BACP

Information and resources for individuals and families affected by withdrawal from antidepressants, benzodiazepines, z-drugs and opioids

Self-Care approaches and coping tools for achieving and maintaining Wellness of Mind, Body and Spirit

Ideas and insights for moving on and living healthily after recovery from withdrawal and for taking care of yourself emotionally

Private and confidential telephone Helpline where additional support is provided

Webinars and Q and A sessions from Bootcamp can be viewed on the website

Join our members-only ‘Positive Pastimes’, ‘Wellness Bootcamp’ and ‘Together We Heal’ FaceBook groups

This is a secure space for you to spend time, find hope and care for yourself while you heal. Become a member and access responsibly dispensed, safe information and a wealth of other useful resources.

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This Bloom in Wellness website does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a replacement form of treatment by your doctor, for any physical, psychological or medical problems, either directly or indirectly. Nothing shared here is intended to be used as medical advice. Please consult your doctor regarding your condition and/or any health concerns you may have. The owner of this website does not have a medical background and the content shared here is for informational purposes only.