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Understanding & Managing Triggers

Understanding & Managing Triggers

Recommended 3-6 Individual Sessions

Without doubt, triggers are a universal experience for women who have been victims of abuse and betrayal.

Triggers can indicate there is danger, or they can occur after the danger has passed. Triggers often happen in unsuspected ways. When triggers occur, they are genuinely paralyzing, distressing and panic inducing. They are also unavoidable (for the most part). Having a strategy for dealing with triggers will help you navigate healing.

In these sessions, you will learn:

  • The science behind triggers, how and why they happen, and how to recognize them.
  • How increasing your awareness of your own personal triggers, and the impact they have on you is the first step to learning how to confidently recognize and face a trigger.
  • How tracking triggers can help you prepare for unavoidable triggers and anticipate triggering situations (and even prepare for them proactively).
  • Some of the simplest and most useable techniques for regaining your personal power over triggers.

There is no doubt that you will leave these sessions with a clearer understanding of why and how you are triggered, what you can do about it and with new tools in your toolbox to aid and enhance your healing.

Schedule a session today.


The BTR coaches helped me realize how important it is for me to let myself feel all the emotions associated with the grieving process, including RAGE. I have denied myself that emotion for too long, and during this group, I finally gave myself permission to feel angry about my divorce and process that anger in healthy ways.


BTR helped me to see a tunnel of light in my long journey toward healing after a heart-wrenching divorce. The grief tools she introduced are helping me to accept and process important emotions, including some I’ve needed to validate for a long time.


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BTR coaches bring compassion and love into a difficult environment, providing practical tips and tools that allow me to grow, heal and move forward.

Not Sure How to Get Started?

This video gives you the basics we recommend to get started with your betrayal trauma recovery.