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.

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 or complete the form below. 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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