• Trauma Bonds


Workshop Quick Summary

Workshop:  Trauma Bonds

Category: Emotional Trauma

What: A workshop focused on identifying negative bonds and destructive attachments, recognizing denial, grieving losses, and beginning to heal

Who: Anyone interested in freeing themselves from or recovering from exploitative relationships, processes, and situations

Cost: $1250

Lodging:  For more information and dates please email Liz-counselor@outlook.com

What Are Trauma Bonds?

We tend to think of all bonds as being positive, but they are actually neutral and can become positive or negative. A trauma 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 Trauma Bond workshop is designed to help participants free themselves from, and recover from, exploitive relationships, processes, and situations.

This workshop was developed under the guidance of Dr. Patrick Carnes, internationally known sex addiction expert and Author. Based on his groundbreaking book , The Betrayal Bond addresses exploitation of all kinds: marital, familial, relational, professional, religious, litigious, child abuse, domestic violence, cults, and addictions.

Workshop Goals

The goals of the Trauma Bonds 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.
  • Learn about the psychodynamic and neurobiological concepts behind exploitive situations and relationships

Fine Print

  Workshops are designed to help you understand your own needs, desires, emotions, habits — everything that makes you who you are. The more you know about yourself, the better equipped you are to engage in healthy relationships and move through life with a positive, healthy sense of self. The group process is a springboard for growth by way of learning through others process. 

Due to the intensive nature of the work, the workshop is limited to 4-5 participants. Early registration is encouraged. Workshop groups run Friday through Sunday from approximately 8:30 am to 4 pm. The schedule is somewhat flexible to accommodate the size of the group and the group process.  This is strictly alcohol-and drug-free, cell phone, and smoking policy.

The workshop costs $1250 and is typically not billable to your insurance. The entire fee is due one week prior to the workshop. Your deposit of $400 holds your space in the workshop; once you fully pay your workshop tuition, it is non-refundable unless I can find another participant to fill your space in which case you will receive your tuition back, less a $100 administrative fee.
If you are interested in signing up for the workshop, please contact me for a brief assessment to see if this is the right workshop for you. After the assessment I will send the workshop forms that need to be filled out.

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