Betrayal Trauma

Betrayal is a deeply painful experience that can leave you with deep emotional scars, impacting your trust, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Whether it’s a romantic partner, close friend, or family member, the sting of betrayal can be overwhelming and leave you feeling lost at sea.

However, healing is absolutely possible.

Hi, I’m Sandy Waite, a therapist at Syrona Counseling Retreats, and in this video, I’ll discuss 2 ways you can start healing after the trauma of betrayal.


Rebuild Trust, But Prioritize Caution


Rebuilding trust is a delicate and gradual process, especially after a significant betrayal. While you might desire immediate reconciliation, it’s important to prioritize self-care and ensure your own well-being before considering rebuilding trust with the person who betrayed you.

This may involve setting strong boundaries, limiting contact, or even choosing to end the relationship entirely.

Remember, rebuilding trust requires genuine remorse, consistent effort, and a willingness to take responsibility for their actions.

And it’s important to prioritize your own emotional safety throughout the process.


Consider Professional Support


Betrayal trauma causes you to feel your world has been turned upside down. Navigating the healing journey on your own can be overwhelming.

Seeking professional support from a therapist trained in trauma is critical.

Trauma-trained therapists not only provide a safe and confidential space to talk and share, but they also understand the mind and body impacts of betrayal.

They equip you with the tools to rebuild trust, set boundaries, and make informed decisions about your future, whether it involves repairing the relationship or moving on.

If you want additional support, consider scheduling a consultation with us today.



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