Category Archives: Trauma Healing

Betrayal Trauma: Understanding Your Trauma Triggers

Trauma triggers are anything that serve as a reminder of painful events in your life. They can be people, places, things, or situations. Thoughts, feelings, and sensations may also be connected to trauma memories. It is important to begin to … Continue reading

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Partners of Sex Addicts & Infidelity Survivors: Are You Stuck in a Victim Stance?

The legacy of any trauma is a sense of victimhood. Whether from a car wreck, or a physical assault, or an unfaithful spouse or other betrayal that wasn’t discovered until long after the time of occurrence, in the moment of … Continue reading

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Surviving Betrayal Abandonment: Infidelity Survivors & Partners of Sex Addicts

 Abandonment feels like death. Or worse. In fact; for many of us, death sometimes sounds like a better alterna­tive than abandonment. When our partner betrays us or leaves us for someone else, that often feels like the most devastating abandonment … Continue reading

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Partner Trauma Training Moves from Dallas to Cincinnati

After a successful start in Dallas, professional training for Certified Clinical Partner Specialists moves to Cincinnati in October. This training is part of the certification process for therapists and coaches who want to specialize in helping partners of sex addicts … Continue reading

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The Gaslighting Pill in Infidelity & Sex Addiction: Separating Out the Kernel of Truth

  Gaslighting is an insidiously effective tool of manipulation, most often used by the betraying spouse to protect secrets or avoid consequences. Gaslighting involves getting the target to ingest a special blend of distortions, minimizations, and sometimes outright lies, all … Continue reading

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Registration Open for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists Professional Training in Cincinnati

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) professional training will move to the Midwest as a follow up to the inaugral training in Dallas. Our next training is set for October 16-19,  2013 in Cincinnati Ohio. Space is … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training Comes to Dallas!

Finally, Dallas and North Texas mental health professionals and the body worker community will have easy access to learning how use Somatic Experiencing to help clients heal from the impact of trauma. Somatic Experiencing is a form of mind-body psychotherapy … Continue reading

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Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists Preparing for Dallas Training

The first training to teach treatment professionals to use a relational trauma model when working with partners of sex addicts is less than three months away and the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) members are busy … Continue reading

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Empowerment Toolbox: Empower Yourself with the Wonder Woman Pose

Ever notice Wonder Woman’s confidence? How she conveys her sense of power? How you know her strength is about more than just her muscles? That she completely trusts that she can handle whatever comes at her? Take a look at … Continue reading

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Recovery Fortune Cookies: Sing Your Song

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou I invite you to share your fortune cookie. Dr. Janice Caudill is the founder and Clinical Director of McKinney Counseling & … Continue reading

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