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Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 1 of 2)

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

For the past 14 years, Baylissa Frederick has supported thousands of people affected by prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal both as a psychotherapist and through her books and online support website, “Bloom in Wellness”.

Join us today for part one of our two-part conversation with Baylissa and learn about her experience with benzos, commonalities she sees in her patients, her views on distraction and acceptance, and her personal relationship with Prof. Ashton.

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00:57 Introduction

13:00 FEATURE: Baylissa Frederick

50:57 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: Conversation with Baylissa Frederick


BIO - Baylissa Frederick

Baylissa Frederick is a psychotherapist, coach, and author with two decades of experience working with people from all over the world. She holds a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Counselling and is involved in helping people affected by antidepressant, tranquillizer, and opiate physical dependence and withdrawal. She delivers keynote speeches on the subject, has provided awareness presentations to organizations including the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and offers training workshops to psychotherapists and counselors. She has been interviewed and quoted by newspapers and journals including The London Times, The Independent and British Medical Association News.

Baylissa is the author of the internationally successful self-help book, Recovery and Renewal, the memoir, With Hope in My Heart, and two journals, Dearest Me and Dearest Friend.

She was prescribed the benzodiazepine, clonazepam, for a form of dystonia (involuntary movement disorder) and survived an intense withdrawal experience when coming off it. She is now fully recovered and derives her greatest pleasure from helping others through withdrawal.


The Podcast

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