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Sexual Betrayal, Deception, and Lies

Presented by Sheri Keffer - 2 CE Hours

Workshop Description:
This workshop is about helping partners move through the symptoms caused by betrayal trauma. Clinicians look for resources aimed at restoring their clients’ brains, bodies and minds to health. Pornography, affairs, prostitutes and cyber-sex places couples where both partners are not in mutual sexual agreement in distress. Sexual betrayal leaves trauma-induced shame beliefs on people such as: "I am not good enough", "I'm not in control," "I can't trust anyone" or "I'm not sexy enough" just to name a few. What fires together, wires together and often leaves partners of betrayal trauma with a Diamond Plus pattern in their brain as seen by SPECT Scans. Anxiety, depression and rumination are all signs of trauma. Our bodies go into fight, flight, freeze or fold and clients need treatment for their post-traumatic stress.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this online workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the impact of betrayal and shame beliefs produced by sex addiction-induced trauma. (20 minutes)
2. Identify between something is “wrong with you” and “something wrong has happened to you.” (5 minutes)
3. Identify layers of complex trauma and be able to examine it’s impact on their clients brain, body, mind and spirit. (30 minutes)
4. Articulate the impact of Post-traumatic Stress through brain SPECT images. (30 minutes)
5. Describe the impact of betrayal trauma on the Autonomic Nervous System and evaluate treatment interventions.