From Hurt to Healing: A 3-Step Guide to Resilience After Betrayal

Grab a cozy blanket, a warm cup of coffee, and let’s chat. If you’re reading this, you might be going through a tough time, and I want you to know that you’re not alone. Today, let’s unfold a three-step process to help you heal after betrayal – and it will feel as easy as two friends sipping coffee and sharing stories.

Step 1: Reflect and Accept Emotions

First things first, love. It’s okay to feel. The hurt, the confusion, the anger – let it all wash over you. Take a moment to reflect on your emotions without judgment. It’s like we’re giving ourselves permission to be human, embracing the messy parts along with the beautiful ones. This step is all about self-compassion, allowing yourself the space to heal.

Step 2: Set Boundaries

Now, it’s time to be your own superhero. Setting boundaries is like putting on your cape and saying, “I choose me.” Create a safe space for yourself by establishing clear boundaries with those who’ve caused you pain. It’s not about shutting people out; it’s about protecting your heart and giving yourself the time and space you need to heal.  If you want more help knowing exactly how to set boundaries, check out this blog post: How to Set Boundaries that are Right for You.

Step 3: Invest in Self-Care

Picture this: a spa day for your soul. 

Invest time in activities that bring you joy, peace, and comfort. This does not have to be a bubble bath or painting your nails, although it can be if that speaks to your soul.  For many people, a walk in the park, writing in your journal or getting lost in a good book, is the kind of self-care that feels like a real love letter to yourself. Remember, you deserve to be pampered, cherished, and treated with kindness, and you can personally make sure it happens for you.

BONUS Step 4: Seek Professional Support

As we wrap up our imaginary coffee date, here’s a little bonus for you. Consider seeking professional support.  It can feel scary to spend money on your own healing, I totally get that.  There is magic that happens when you decide that your peace, and future are worth spending time, energy and healing on.  If you are ready to stop putting yourself last, and instead put yourself and your healing first, you’ll want to schedule a coaching session with Certified Life Coach Kendra Last. 

Having a guide on this journey can make all the difference. Kendra is a beacon of support, offering tailored advice and a compassionate ear.  She has walked this path of hurt and betrayal to healing and lasting joy in her own life, and has helped many clients do that same.  Schedule a session with her and let her wisdom and training be a guiding light on your path to healing.

So, my darling, take it one step at a time. Reflect on your emotions, set those boundaries, and indulge in self-care like it’s your secret weapon.  And when you are ready, schedule an appointment with Kendra.  You’re stronger than you know, and this healing journey is all about rediscovering the incredible person you are. 

I’m here cheering you on, always.  Kendra

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My name is Kendra Last

I’m a life coach and author of the book Journaling to Recovery: A Reference Guide to Healing from Betrayal Trauma. I have been working in the betrayal recovery world for almost a decade. I’ve been there, and I will help you let go of the pain of the past, help you recognize your own inner beauty and strength, and help you learn to celebrate yourself again.

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