2020 Salt Lake City UCAP Conference

Healthy Connection After Betrayal

Healthy Connection After Betrayal

Sherie Adams Christensen

Now that I’m on the path to healing, how do I find spaces of personal thriving, and bringing healthy patterns into my relationships? This class will help you recognize societal messages about self and relationships that could keep you stuck in unhealthy spaces in marital and other relationships. It will help you recognize common response patterns within addiction/betrayal trauma relationships, and potentially flawed belief systems. You will learn ways to shift into healthier patterns to avoid pitfalls that inhibit healing. Learn concrete recovery skills, such as detaching with love, and setting boundaries, that can provide hope and support for healing. This class will teach about the manipulation-boundaries continuum and how to avoid common boundary-making mistakes. Participants will also leave with a list of resources that will provide hope and support for continued healing.

Sherie Adams Christensen holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She is a therapist at ADDO Recovery and Lakewood Family Therapy. She has worked nationally and internationally for over 14 years with sex addicts, spouses of sex addicts, and in helping parents teach their children age-appropriately about healthy sexuality. She has presented across the United States and internationally, teaches online courses, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles, and a book on teaching small children about healthy sexuality, available here today. In addition to her work, she loves her family, triathlons, natural healing, making music, clean eating, and nature. She can be found at www.sherieachristensen.com.

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