This is a psycho-educational course designed for individuals who are seeking recovery and support due to the pain of experiencing a betrayal trauma. Betrayal traumas include but are not limited to the discovery of an affair, a secret life, and financial secrets and betrayals. If you are feeling alone and finding the wound of betrayal is not like other pain, then this 6 week course is appropriate for you. In this course we will address:
- Betrayal trauma and recovery is a unique wound. Trauma is a disruption and wound to the brain, body and interpersonal functioning of a person and relationship. What makes betrayal trauma even more devastating is that the wounds come at the hand of someone who was supposed to love and protect you. This makes healing even more complex.
- Establishing a sense of safety is key. In order for your brain, body and relational functioning to heal, the first step is getting you safe. This safety is with others but also an internal sense of calm and security. Once you begin to feel safe and supported, you can begin to explore the depths of the wound and heal it properly.
- Your ability to trust and grow is possible even after a betrayal. It is not uncommon for someone in your shoes to have developed a sour taste in their mouths for trusting an intimate partner. Many people feel a sense of shame for having chosen to be in a relationship with the person who betrayed them. They may also feel further shame if they want to repair and remain in the relationship. However, shame is part of the healing process in betrayal trauma recovery that needs to be a temporary experience, not a prolonged state. Hurting is an opportunity to explore difficult questions and grow into an even more intense state of awareness and vulnerability, within oneself and in relationships.
Who Is Teaching the Course?
This course will be lead by, licensed therapist and a certified sex addiction therapist, Carrie Kyger.
What Materials Will Be Utilized?
How Many Can Participate?
This group is limited to 10 participants. Given that this course is discussion format and only an hour long, keeping it smaller allows for better overall experience.
What Platform Will Be Used for Video Conferencing?
Zoom will be the video conference platform of choice. Prior to each individual class, you will be emailed a link to join in the discussion. This class will be discussion format; however, level of participation is completely up to you. You will have the option of whether or not you wish to turn your video and/or audio on. If you are NOT the “participating type” and would prefer a lecture, then please contact us for other options as spaces are limited.
What Can I Do to Prepare?
A small portion of our first meeting will be dedicated to introductions, course overview, and general questions. In effort to maximize the time dedicated to content, all participants are highly encouraged to purchase the recommend materials listed above and read through the syllabus prior to the start of the course.
How Much Does It Cost?
The full cost of this course is $195.00. This is our first time offer this course ONLINE, which is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you attend all 6 classes, this average out to $32.50 per class.
Is This Considered “Group Therapy?”
No, this course is psycho-educational ONLY! Since this is NOT a therapy group, you will NOT be considered an active client of Family Solutions Counseling.
How Do I Sign Up?
Click here to register for these course.
Next Course Begins:
Friday, September 4, 2020 from 12-1 pm CST
Friday, November 6, 2020 from 12-1 pm CST