Living Centered after Betrayal Trauma

Our Co-Founder and Clinical Director, Dr. Kevin Skinner, sat down with Lindsey and Mickenzie from the Living Centered Podcast to discuss betrayal trauma, infidelity, and how to show up for ourselves and others after betrayal trauma.⁠⁠No matter your relationship to this topic, this candid conversation highlights the importance of showing up for yourself and doing […]

Common Betrayal Trauma Triggers to Look Out For

A woman crying due to betrayal trauma triggers.

“Triggered” has become a bit of a buzzword over the past few years, often used throughout social media to put down someone deemed too delicate and absurd. This cultural phenomenon even twisted a video of a peaceful discussion into a popular mocking meme.  Because society has distorted the meaning, admitting you are experiencing betrayal trauma […]

How Long Does Betrayal Trauma Last?

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It’s human nature to have an endpoint in mind. Generally, we thrive off deadlines, benchmarks, and cues that we’re on the right track. Research shows that we’re much more likely to achieve goals when we can measure our progress. So, it’s no surprise that “how long does betrayal trauma last?” is one of the most […]

Is Pornography Addiction Real?

In the last few years, the discussion around pornography and its effect on individuals and relationships has intensified. Groups such as Fight the New Drug have made it their sole mission to prove “porn kills love.” There are a growing number of therapists specializing in pornography addiction, the psychological consequences the addicted bears, and the […]

What Can I Expect from Betrayal Trauma Therapy?

Betrayal Trauma Therapy Session

Going to therapy can test resolve, break down walls, and be uncomfortable. Vulnerability and honesty in front of new people can disrupt standard coping mechanisms and be very triggering. Understanding what you’re going into beforehand can help prepare those that are unfamiliar or new to therapy. Below, we will cover what you can expect from […]

What Does Betrayal Trauma Feel Like?

Betrayal trauma is very different from other types of trauma. It involves a form of abuse, like many other forms of trauma, and the experience of being betrayed by a key relationship. Key relationships can be parents, friends, partners, or another person who is relied on for support and safety. Betrayal trauma will have several […]

What is Betrayal Trauma?

Most of us have heard of emotional trauma in response to significantly disturbing events such as natural disasters, accidents, or abuse. However, there is another form of trauma that is rarely discussed, yet is more widely experienced than initially realized – betrayal trauma. So then, what is betrayal trauma? In its simplest form, betrayal trauma […]

Understanding the Ways Betrayal Trauma Alters the Mind & Body

woman in distress showing the ways betrayal trauma alters the mind and body

If your trust has ever been broken by someone close to you, you’ve probably felt the ways betrayal trauma alters the mind and body. When somebody you depend on to protect and respect your well-being violates that trust, you may experience lingering betrayal trauma. If a psychologically intimate relationship (such as marriage) is at the […]

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