2019 Salt Lake City UCAP Conference
Betrayal Trauma, Hope and Healing: How Do I Find My Way Out?
Sherie Adams Christensen
Note: Class is suitable for those experiencing, as well as those seeking to understand and support, Betrayal Trauma.
Will I ever feel happy again? Am I going crazy? Is it possible to stop obsessing, controlling, and feeling controlled by my spouse’s addiction? What do I do now? In this class you will learn about betrayal trauma and its connection to PTSD. Learn what PTSD symptoms are, and discover that you’re responding in a perfectly normal way to your circumstances. Come learn how to begin listening to your intuition again. Practice exercises to ground and center yourself, providing you with serenity at any time, regardless of your external circumstances. This gives you a greater capacity to make healthy decisions for yourself, and provides relief from pain and trauma. The class will also help you recognize common response patterns to betrayal trauma 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. Participants will also leave with a list of resources that will provide hope and support for continued healing.
Sherie Adams Christensen holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She has worked nationally and internationally for over 13 years with sex addicts, spouses of sex addicts, and in helping parents comfortably teach their children about age-appropriate healthy sexuality, extending into healthy teen talks. She has presented across the United States and internationally. Publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, and a book on teaching small children about healthy sexuality, available here today. She loves her work, family, triathlons, natural healing, clean eating, and being in nature. She can be found at www.sherieachristensen.com.