Isolation is a serious risk factor when dealing with betrayal. Dr. Manning’s own research revealed that 68% of individuals experience moderate to severe isolation following the discovery of sexual betrayal in their relationship1. In contrast, connection with others is a vital component of healing. Group therapy provides an effective way to reduce isolation and achieve connection in a supportive and non-judgmental setting.
The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group and The Advanced Therapy Group for Betrayed Partners provide connection to a community of individuals who are experiencing similar challenges. Group therapy is also a cost-effective and confidential way to acquire education, support, direction, and skills while navigating betrayal trauma healing.
Dr. Manning’s therapy groups are highly structured, trauma-informed, and focus on the essential topics needed for successful healing from betrayal trauma. A blend of psychoeducation, skill building, and discussion is used in each session. Assigned readings and a workbook enhance the healing work in-between sessions.
Betrayed individuals who are seeking an emotionally safe setting wherein they may focus on their own healing will find these groups to be a unique haven. These groups do not discriminate according to gender, relationship status, or the recovery status of the betrayer — the focus is truly on the individual who has been betrayed.
If you believe a therapy group of this kind would benefit your healing process, please reach out to Dr. Manning directly to explore group fit or to commence the group intake process.
This 12-week group is offered twice a year. The fall session runs from September to December. The winter session runs from February to April. The group meets in person on Thursdays at Dr. Manning’s office from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This group is designed for individuals who have recently learned they have been betrayed or who are early in the healing process.
(The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group is a prerequisite.) This group is designed for betrayed individuals who are in the latter stages of recovery and who are post-disclosure. The group meets in person at Dr. Manning’s office on the second Thursday of each month (September to May) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The topics covered address long-term healing, moving forward, and reclaiming life.
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
— African proverb
1 Manning, J. C. & Watson, W. L. (2007). A Qualitative Study of the Supports Christian Women Find Most Beneficial When Dealing with a Spouse’s Sexually Addictive or Compulsive Behaviors,’ Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 14:4, 337 – 357.