The human body does an amazing job of recording experiences and attaching emotions to them. Some seemingly innocent and “not a big deal” experiences can actually log tremendously debilitating emotions in the body that show up at the most inconvenient times!. So it’s no wonder that an experience like relationship betrayal can trigger anxiety or depression.
Just two weeks ago today I experienced a betrayal in a relationship with a family member that immediately put me into fight or flight mode. I began to shake, it was difficult to breathe, the tears poured, and my left hand wouldn’t move. Thankfully I have dozens of tools and knew exactly what to do to dissect what was true and what was not; I immediately knew which tools to use to calm the fight or flight response happening in my body; within two hours I had employed 5 different tools to bring me to peace–something that cannot be duplicated by the adversary of mankind. They are the very tools I share as a life coach. To be able to move to a place of peace so quickly and then to actually feel compassion for the offender was evidence to me of the ability humans have to not become victims.
This article gives a great first step in validating that physical responses to betrayal are real. I invite you to take the next step and find someone who can help you learn the tools to not cope but actually remove the anxiety that surrounds events in your life that are holding you hostage..