How Can I Protect and Heal My Children?

Coach Gaelyn

How Can I Protect & Heal My Children?

Recommended Four Individual Sessions with Coach Gaelyn

For most women reeling from the trauma of betrayal, one concern tends to rise above the rest: “How can I protect and heal my children from the impact of what’s happening?” The good news is, you’re not alone in your question. The better news is, we’ll help you find answers!

During your first session, Coach Gaelyn will invite you to share your story, safely and openly. She’ll ask you to identify your top concerns, and she’ll ask some thoughtful questions designed to increase your insight and confidence.

During your second and third sessions, Gaelyn will introduce the primary factors involved in protecting your children from the impact of pornography and other sexual acting out. She’ll share ready-to-use, age-appropriate tools for family conversations about healthy sexuality, developed in consultation with respected psychologist Dr. Jill Manning and CSAT/child mental health specialist Jessica Eidens. Gaelyn will address ways that parents can help children heal from the family impact of trauma, with resources developed in consultation with other APSATS colleagues.

  • What if my kids are exposed to porn while they’re with my husband or ex-husband? How can I prevent this from happening in the first place?
  • My children are misbehaving in ways they didn’t before discovering my husband’s addiction and abuse. Are those two things related? And if so, how do I deal with that?
  • Are my requests on this topic reasonable, or am I overreacting? Are my expectations realistic? What boundaries are appropriate under these circumstances?
  • Should my kids be in therapy? If so, how do I choose the right therapist?
  • I can’t afford specialized help for my family. Is any family counseling better than none at all?
  • My partner blames me for our separation and/or divorce—because I’m the one who finally said, “enough is enough.” Now, he’s telling the kids that I’m the reason our family isn’t together. How do I deal with that?
  • Though my husband is no longer acting out sexually, his attitudes toward me are still very abusive. How can I protect my children from internalizing his example?
  • I hate that my kids have been hurt by their father’s actions and my responses to it. How can help them heal from this family trauma?

During your fourth session, Gaelyn will help you identify your individual takeaways and goals for moving forward—action steps to implement the new information and awareness you’ve received through these sessions.

For more details, email Coach Gaelyn at gaelyn@btr.org

Not Sure How to Get Started?

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

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