Betrayal Trauma Recovery
Betrayal Trauma Recovery is a daily support group, with multiple sessions a day in multiple time zones. BTR also provides a free educational podcast for women needing immediate emotional refuge from the pain and chaos caused by their husband’s lying, gaslighting, manipulation, porn use, cheating, infidelity, emotional abuse, and narcissistic traits.
At BTR, we affirm that abuse is a human rights issue, affecting the lives of all people, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, religion, and any other differentiating characteristics. We acknowledge and hold pain for all people suffering from the effects of abuse. Because abuse is such a wide-spread issue, we have segmented a portion of the abuser-survivor populace to serve only women abused by men.
We understand that the pronouns that we use, as well as the subject matter that we cover may not be completely relevant to all victims. However, we invite all to read, listen, and find hope, healing, and safety in the free Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast and website.
All of our betrayal trauma coaches are trained, certified, and have personal experience.
What We Believe In
BTR aims to protect women from emotional abuse, psychological abuse, and sexual coercion.
BTR aims to build a world-wide army of healthy women empowered to create, set, and hold boundaries to stop abuse.
Anne Blythe, M.Ed., Executive Director
After years of attempting to stop her husband’s pornography use and “anger issues”, he was arrested in 2015. Anne educates women about how to safely and effectively navigate their husband’s (or ex’s) psychological abuse and sexual coercion and establish peace in their homes and families. Anne was APSATS trained and is the producer and host of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery Podcast. She is frequently a requested guest on other podcasts and webinars, such as the The PBT Institute and Educate & Empower Kids. She has been a presenter at conferences such as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Global Summit, Avaiya University Breaking Free From Abandonment & Betrayal Online Conference, and the largest anti-pornography conference in the world, Utah Coalition Against Pornography (UCAP).
Coach Joi, Clinical Director
Joi is the Clinical Director of BTR / Center For Peace. She has over 25 years experience with betrayal trauma recovery. She specializes in helping women recognize and establish safety around their husband’s abusive behaviors. Similarly, she helps women navigate relationships where the abuse seems to have stopped, ensuring women stay safe.
She also specializes in secondary trauma by helping women hold appropriate boundaries for safety with the porn user, family, friends, clergy, and congregation members. She empowers women to opt-out of the abuse while holding strong to their faith (if they so choose), helping women from any/all faith backgrounds make decisions based on their values.
Joi is a Marriage and Family Life Educator (BS), trained by BYU-I & Aspen Family Wellness (BCC), The American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (PRC), The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS CPC), Certified Symbis Marriage Facilitator (CSMF), and Liberty University with an emphasis on multiple behavioral addictions (MAAC-c).
Virginia, Digital Education Director
Kari, Anne's Assistant
Lesley, Content Editor
Wendy, Content Editor
BTR Forum Moderators
Our volunteer admins are or have been married to pornography users and are trained to maintain forum safety by mentoring women on safe sharing.
Volunteers & Interns
Volunteering is a great way to learn and practice marketable skills. We are currently looking for help in the following areas:
– Social Media
– Video Production
– Networking / Collaborations
Internships are available for women enrolled in related programs at the college level.
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