Betrayal often hooks and reawakens past trauma. That's just one of the many reasons why it's important to connect with a therapist trained in betrayal trauma. A coach can then come alongside to provide additional support.
Connect with a trained therapist
So, what exactly is Betrayal Trauma anyway? Betrayal Trauma occurs when a spouse or intimate partner violates trust and is unfaithful. It can take on many forms- pornography, emotional affairs, sexual affairs, etc. The experience is intimately personal, deeply shattering, and emotionally overwhelming.
The person that should be looked to for safety and emotional support is now the source of unspeakable pain and trauma. The lies, deception, manipulation, and confusion can be as damaging as the actual acting out behavior itself.
This creates a “fog” of confusion, self-doubt, and a feeling of “going crazy"
Betrayal trauma is an unseen wound of the heart that causes us to bleed out internally. It affects us in every single area of our life, with over 70% experiencing PTSD symptoms that accompany the emotional and physical shock. That's why it's called "trauma". A few symptoms include:
Moving Forward is Possible
The beginning of your journey starts with sharing your story. Taking that first step can often be the most difficult and scary step of all. I understand. I’ve been there too. My desire is to be an extended hand of hope and courage. Partnering with another woman who's walked the path before you is a powerful example of how courage is contagious. You need a safe space to share your story. No judgement here. Your feelings will be heard, understood, and validated.
You were meant to be clothed in strength and dignity
With God's help you can take your God given dignity back and walk in His strength. You can find your voice and be empowered to once again experience hope, healing, and joy. Moving from victim to victor is a process that is not linear but often quite messy with many detours, U-turns, and road blocks. It’s hard work and not for the faint of heart, but there’s good news on the other side of your journey. With God's help you can move from PTSD to PTG , Post Traumatic Growth. And that’s my favorite part!
Post Traumatic GROWTH
I have tools to help you begin your journey, find your voice, and be empowered to make positive change. We will partner together to create a clear path forward where you will find support, accountability, and the strength you need to follow through.