The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

The Betrayal Bond workshop is designed to help participants free themselves from, and recover from, exploitive relationships, processes, and situations.

The Betrayal Bond workshop is designed to help participants free themselves from, and recover from, exploitive relationships, processes, and situations.

Break The Cycle

“In 1992, I attended a week-long seminar with Dr. Patrick Carnes on trauma bonds. As a counselor for chemical dependency, I used Dr. Carnes handouts with those in treatment and serving time in the Indiana Department of Corrections until my retirement in 2008; but, his work also personally changed my life with my own childhood trauma. Today I still use his principles in my church with those who still suffer from the effects of unresolved trauma.”
– Michael C.

We tend to think of all bonds as being positive but, they are actually neutral. They can become positive, but they can also become negative. A betrayal bond is a type of negative bond that occurs when someone develops a strong and intense attachment to a person or an addictive process that is destructive to them.

The Meadows is excited to announce the addition of The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships to its workshop offerings. The workshop was developed under the guidance of Dr. Patrick Carnes, internationally known sex addiction expert and a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, and is based on his groundbreaking book of the same name.

The workshop addresses exploitation of all kinds: marital, familial, relational, professional, religious, litigious, child abuse, domestic violence, cults, and addictions.

The goals of this innovative, intensive workshop are to:

  • Help participants recognize, acknowledge and develop insights about situations, people and processes that are exploitive in nature.
  • Break through denial, identify signs that a betrayal bond exists, and grieve losses.
  • Explore the root causes of one’s involvement in relationships, situations and processes that are destructive to them.
  • Identify key elements that drive the cycle of abuse, betrayal of trust and power.
  • Teach participants about the psychodynamic and neurobiological concepts behind exploitive situations and relationships.

Details

Workshops run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is flexible, accommodating the group process.

This workshop is scheduled on the following dates in 2017:

February 27 - March 3 October 30 - November 3  

We Can Help

For more details, call 800-244-4949. Our Intake Coordinators are happy to assist you between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MST on weekdays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST on weekends.

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