October 17, 2022 2:00 PM MDT
Description: Exploitive Relationships create betrayal bonds. These occur when a victim bonds with someone who is destructive to him or her.
We typically think of bonding as something good. However, adult survivors of abusive or dysfunctional families, abortion, and other traumatic events struggle with bonds that are rooted in their own betrayal experiences.
There is a wide range of symptoms: Reactivity, arousal, blocking, splitting, abstinence, shame, and repetition compulsion can all work in the service of traumatic bonding. As a result, these supercharged, traumatic relationships can have tremendous power.
This workshop integrates information from the science of trauma with the field of addictions to explore betrayal bonds in relationships.
We will provide a helpful diagnostic tool: The Trauma Stress Index that can be scored to help shed light on the particular ways that trauma might be manifesting itself in your client’s life, or maybe even your own.
- Learn how exploitive relationships create betrayal bonds.
- Integrate information from the science of trauma with the field of addictions to explore betrayal bonds in relationships.
- Discuss the Trauma Stress Index to shed light on the particular ways trauma may be manifesting in your clients’ lives, or even your own.