Top Five Reasons 12-Step Can Be Helpful

Top Five Reasons 12-Step Can Be Helpful

The 12-step programs date back decades, with many people finding comfort, healing, and strength within the guiding principles. Here at Betrayal Trauma Recovery, we have highlighted and discussed some of the problematic principles with 12-step programs, but today, we are going to cover some of the helpful aspects to these programs and how they can provide hope and healing to someone who is suffering from betrayal trauma.  Anne speaks with Lindsey, one of our listeners, who shares her reasons that she has found 12-step programs helpful in her healing from betrayal trauma.

How Abusive Men Weaponize Codependency Language

How Abusive Men Weaponize Codependency Language

What is co-dependency? How is it dangerous and weaponized within an abusive relationship? Is co-dependency dangerous during abuse? Learn more about how the co-dependency model is used by abusers to further abuse. Join Anne as she speaks with Melinda about her experience where co-dependency language was weaponized and used to abuse her within her former relationship.

Can Meditation Help Heal The Harm From Narcissistic Abuse?

Can Meditation Help Heal The Harm From Narcissistic Abuse?

Join Anne as she speaks with Peggy, Betrayal Trauma Recovery Coach, about the healing power of guided meditation. Learn how meditation can help heal from narcissistic abuse. Meditation can have many benefits when experiencing abusive situations. Meditation is a powerful tool in focusing on self-care and implementing boundaries and healing.

Is Pornography A Feminist Issue?

Is Pornography A Feminist Issue?

With so much talk about the sex-positive movement, it is easy to become confused and question what position to stand on as feminists. Anne sits down with Jessica Skye Barr, from Culture Reframed, to discuss why pornography is a feminist issue.

The Truth About Abuse In Teen Dating

The Truth About Abuse In Teen Dating

Teens are driving, dating and having experiences that help them mature and grow. But what happens if they experience an abusive relationship? Anne interviews Sid, daughter of the founder of Educate and Empower Kids, a non-profit that provides education for parents to teach their kids great online habits and healthy ways of interacting with each other, as she shares her experience with dating abuse.

Joining Advocacy To End Sexual Exploitation

Joining Advocacy To End Sexual Exploitation

What can be done about the current climate of sexual exploitation? Are there organized efforts to end sexual exploitation? How can we be empowered to advocate for ending sexual exploitation? Anne speaks with Dawn, Executive Director of The National Center for Sexual Exploitation, to discuss ways that anyone can join the cause to end sexual exploitation.

Is Pornography Sexual Coercion?

Is Pornography Sexual Coercion?

Is non-consensual pornography use within a relationship a form a sexual coercion? What do both sides say about this issue? We unpack some important aspects of this topic! Karen, a victim of betrayal trauma and a therapist, states, “I discovered that my husband...
My Bishop Failed To Protect Me From Abuse

My Bishop Failed To Protect Me From Abuse

Many women do not realize the situation they are in is actually abusive. When they do realize it is an abusive cycle and they start setting boundaries, in some cases, the abuse by their husband or partner escalates. Their own trauma also increases because they understand what is happening.

What’s Wrong With The Codependency Model?

What’s Wrong With The Codependency Model?

The Codependency model has traditionally been used to treat wives of sexual addicts and porn users. But there has been a shift away from that model, as many see it as a form of victim blaming. Just what are the problems with codependency narratives? Are there parts that can be helpful to women? Anne speaks with survivors Kate and Michelle about their own personal journey beyond the codependency model and to the trauma model of treatment and acceptance.

The Secret To A Happy, Healthy Life

The Secret To A Happy, Healthy Life

Is there a secret to having a happy and healthy life? Is there a magic formula that works for everyone to bring peace and well-being? Anne speaks with Tyler, YouTuber and mindfulness hobbyist, about seven steps to achieving a healthy, happy life.

How To Recognize Victim Blaming

How To Recognize Victim Blaming

We hear about victim blaming, but what is it? Women who have been lied to, manipulated, and abused in their relationship are blamed for these things. Anne speaks with Jean, BTR Coach, about how to recognize and respond to victim blaming.

How Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group Saved My Life

How Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group Saved My Life

After betrayal trauma, many women still feel unsafe, traumatized, and misunderstood. Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group can help empower women to heal and find hope. Our amazing clients share their testimonials of Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group and the services BTR provides.

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