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Therapist's Guide to Surviving Betrayal: Finding Secure Attachment and Personal Transformation

August 04, 2023 Switch Research Season 1 Episode 70
Therapy Talks
Therapist's Guide to Surviving Betrayal: Finding Secure Attachment and Personal Transformation
Show Notes

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Join us as we embark on an exploration of trauma, attachment, and the intricate web of emotions that shape our lives.  We peel back the layers of betrayal trauma, a phenomenon that deeply affects secure attachments and self-regulation and uncover the very essence of trauma. Our guest, Jessica Lamar skillfully conceptualizes trauma as any experience that shatters our sense of nurture, leaving behind a trail of unsafe spaces within ourselves. With her unique perspective, she enlightens us on how trauma lodges itself in our bodies, often causing a confusing blend of emotions and behaviors.

Drawing from her deep knowledge of attachment theory, Jessica walks us through the dynamics of betrayal trauma and how it is intricately linked to ruptured attachments. She sheds light on the hidden impact of attachment issues in seemingly secure relationships, revealing the power of education and awareness in dismantling shame and fostering healing.

In This Episode:

  • Understand how trauma is conceptualized as experiences that create unsafe spaces within ourselves, impacting both emotions and behaviors.
  • Learn how trauma is often felt in the body, leading to confusion about emotions and behaviors.
  • Explore the challenges of regulating trauma responses in forensic settings and the importance of promoting regulation skills.
  • ETT's innovative approach using color and eye movement to neutralize trauma responses, realign emotions, and connect with the body.
  • Get tips on responsible decision-making post-betrayal, emphasizing self-regulation, avoiding impulsivity, and prioritizing safety.

Jessica Lamar is a dedicated and compassionate therapist with a profound commitment to guiding individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. With a genuine passion for facilitating healing and transformation, Jessica's therapeutic approach centers around empowering her clients to navigate their challenges and emotions with newfound clarity.

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