10 Essential Elements in Surviving a Crisis

Don't Lose Hope

There are a number of factors which contribute to being able to recover from betrayal trauma. These include the following 10 factors:

  1. Recognizing that you are in a state of crisis; admitting to yourself that you’ve been traumatized. This is a prerequisite for seeking help.
  2. Recognizing that recovery, essentially, lies in your hands. Others may sympathise, or even empathise. But at the end of the day it is up to you to get the kind of help that will enable deal with your traumatic responses, enable you to cope in the short- and long-term, and help you to recover and rebuild your life.
  3. “Building a fence”. By that, we mean being able to distinguish between what in your life is actually OK (for example, being able to identify “I have a lot about myself which is really great, is working just fine and doesn’t need to change … My career…

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