Relational Recovery Centre
Providing opportunities for healing and restoration from the devastation caused by sex addiction and betrayal trauma, by offering small group retreats and workshops for individuals and couples.
SEX ADDICTION AND BETRAYAL TRAUMA
Sex addiction is the compulsive use of sex in much the same way as an alcoholic uses alcohol or a drug addict uses drugs and is defined as any sexually related, compulsive behaviour that interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones and one’s work environment. It is a compulsive behaviour that dominates the addicts’ lives. Betrayal trauma is the term used to describe the impact of the discovery of sex addiction in one’s intimate partner and is a very common, multilayered and complex trauma experienced by partners of sex addicts.
We help individuals, couples, groups and families understand, process and grieve some of the trauma and losses they may be experiencing, and create opportunities for connection, healing and growth through small group retreats, workshops and intensives facilitated by some of Asia Pacific’s leading specialists in this area.
All our therapists work one on one with individual clients, and appointments are available either through the therapists websites, or by request with that therapist (contact details under ‘Our Therapists’ section).
Working with one of our therapists will offer the opportunity for many couples to begin to rebuild their relationships after sexual betrayal. Couples therapy provides a unique opportunity for safety and connection and those of our therapists who offer couples support are very experienced, highly skilled therapists with many years of experience working with those struggling to recovery from the devastation resulting from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma.
Participating in one of our small group workshops/retreats will provide the opportunity for you to take a deeper dive into your own healing and recovery. All our workshops are tailored to address a specific need, whether that is addiction, betrayal trauma or post-traumatic growth (for individuals and/or couples). Attending one of our workshops/retreats will help you move forward with more clarity and connection and a deeper understanding of yourself, your environment and the steps required to move into a better tomorrow.
“It was a meaningful and deeply connecting weekend. Thank you so much. The other participants helped provide a supportive and safe environment to learn from each other and be empowered together. Thank you Women’s Healing Sanctuary for providing a calming place that truly reflects its name.”
“Thank you for facilitating the workshop and holding space for us. Also for the warm-hearted hospitality and delicious food, and for the amazing women who I shared the experience with.
I am blessed and full of gratitude to have walked this seemingly small but significant part of the journey with them.
It was an amazing weekend.”
Frequently asked questions
What is partner betrayal trauma, and how does it impact mental health?
Partner betrayal trauma refers to the emotional and psychological distress that individuals experience when their trust is violated by a partner. It can have profound effects on mental health, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Is it possible to rebuild trust after partner betrayal?
Many individuals wonder if it’s feasible to repair a relationship after trust has been shattered. Discuss the steps involved in rebuilding trust, including open communication, transparency, and a commitment to change. It’s essential to mention that not all relationships can be salvaged, and it depends on the willingness of both partners to work on it.
What is Full Therapeutic Disclosure and should I do this?
What is the definition of sex addiction?
The World Health Organisation defines Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder as “a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in repetitive sexual behaviour”.
Someone experiencing these symptoms must work with a professional trained to work in this area to ensure that they get the best available help.
How do I know if I have betrayal trauma?
Betrayal trauma refers to a type of trauma that occurs when the person we know and love violates our sense of trust and security. Please read the attached article to learn more.