Betrayal Trauma Treatment

Betrayal trauma can occur within a relationship when the actions of another violate the trust on which the relationship was built. The experience of profound and unexpected betrayal can be deeply traumatic and cause emotional distress. We understand you are going through one of the most difficult times of your life after having experienced significant betrayal. Your trust and belief in the person closest to you has been shattered, this may have been within an abusive relationship, with an intimate partner or within a number of other relationships. We understand that you have been deceived and manipulated by someone you love which can leave a person feeling humiliated, experiencing lingering pain and deeply wounded. It is common to blame oneself and feel a tremendous amount of regret and shame. You are not alone in this trauma and healing is possible. 

Occasionally betrayal trauma spurs from a place of childhood trauma or emotional abuse that may have occurred throughout a person’s life. Trauma recovery and the healing process can leave one feeling alone, we are here to help each resident own healing in their own way. Not everyone will approach healing in the same way and we understand that. Our support network provides the emotional support and professional help necessary to help re-build healthy relationships while honing in on the well-being of the individual to heal and express the necessary feelings associated with the traumatic experience.

Why is Sabino Recovery Trauma Treatment Right for You?

The trauma of betrayal causes lasting changes in the areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotion, thought, and memory. When your brain has been altered in this way, emotional regulation becomes challenging, regardless of when the trauma occurred. Betrayal trauma recovery also covers  physical health and the symptoms associated with such like panic attacks.

Our brains however are resilient. Our treatment program at Sabino Recovery is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. 

Betrayal trauma is a condition that parallels PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). You may experience depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, grief, and fear. You may also turn to alcohol and drugs, or other maladaptive coping mechanisms in order to cope. If you are in recovery from addiction, a betrayal can easily trigger a relapse.

What are Betrayal Trauma Symptoms?

The trauma evoked by betrayal in a relationship can manifest in the following ways:

  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional volatility
  • Hypervigilance that can manifest in self-protective behaviors like doing “detective work” (checking bills, wallets, computer files, phone apps, browser histories, etc.)
  • Sleeplessness, nightmares, difficulty focusing
  • Obsessive and intrusive thoughts about the betrayal
  • Avoiding thinking about or discussing the betrayal
  • Isolation
  • Compulsive spending, eating, or exercise

The intimate nurturing environment at Sabino Recovery provides the safety and serenity those suffering from betrayal trauma need in order to feel validated and ultimately experience healing. To learn more about Sabino Recovery’s unique treatment program visit Our Approach.