Overcoming the Trauma of Infidelity
Infidelity is a deeply painful experience that can leave lasting emotional wounds. The journey to healing after betrayal is not easy, but it is possible. In this post, we will explore effective strategies and mindful practices to help you navigate the path to healing from infidelity trauma. Discover how self-care, mindfulness, and embracing the present moment can empower your recovery and pave the way to a brighter, more fulfilling future. Let's embark on this transformative journey together and find solace in the process of healing."
Set Healing Intentions
Healing infidelity trauma often gets messy and can become incredibly uncomfortable as we grieve the losses and the face painful facts and memories of being cheated on. Nightmares, triggers, and grieving can take over our lives after infidelity. Setting an intention to do the self-care work necessary for healing our trauma helps us heal. A healing intention focuses on why we are doing self-care and what we need to do.
Take a moment to consider why you want to heal and what you need to permit yourself as you create your healing intention. There are no wrong answers, and I encourage you to use a journal to support yourself in creating your healing intentions. Journaling is a self-care activity we can use to create clarity in our minds while calming and healing infidelity trauma. It can bring us into the present moment, which is the place we heal from.
Mindfulness Unlocks Inner Healing
A mindful body scan is another powerful way to unlock inner healing and infidelity trauma. It also brings us into the present moment by noticing our body parts and spending time observing our physical sensations. This type of mindful activity means we are not worrying about our future or dwelling on our past which often leads us to thinking about the infidelity. As a result, mindfulness brings us entirely present at the moment, our healing moment.
Being mindful is simple, it doesn't cost anything, and it doesn't require any special skills beyond breathing and focusing on your body. When we are not dwelling on the infidelity or worrying about what might happen next, we can move into our inner healing moment.
Become Absorbed in the Now
The audio below is an effective and beautiful way to practice mindfulness whenever you get triggered and need to calm yourself. You can facilitate healing from infidelity trauma whenever you carve out 20 minutes for yourself to be mindful. The more we practice being mindful, the better we get at staying in the present.
As young children, we were naturally mindful, focusing on the smallest details in the world around us. Perhaps it is time to return to that simple way of being, absorbed in the now, as often as possible to support healing our infidelity trauma.
Mindfulness Releases Infidelity Healing
Releasing stress is a vital part of healing infidelity trauma. Research shows that our minds naturally wander toward worry and regret. As betrayed, we struggle not to worry and feel regret over being cheated on. By guiding our minds to the present, we let go of these thought processes that cause us stress. Therefore, the process of mindfully engaging our senses can lessen infidelity trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, and stress.
We dive deeper into mindfulness and other self-care activities in our Self-care Courses, which practically supports us through healing infidelity trauma. As a result of doing self-care, the pain of being cheated on diminishes while we create a greater capacity to show up in our lives. Therefore, mindfulness releases us from the trauma infidelity caused.
Mindful Body Scan Audio
Find a safe place where you will not be disturbed and lay down with a pillow under your knees. After the audio finishes, please don't rush to get up. Take a moment to acknowledge how your body feels. Make an intention to listen to this body scan often to facilitate inner healing and overcoming infidelity trauma.
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To learn more ways to heal your infidelity trauma, please reach out and accept a free call with me. This site and the courses on it are dedicated to helping you recover from one of the more painful events you have to endure. Infidelity is traumatic!
Please don't put off your healing because life is just too short to remain in pain.
It takes courage to action change and heal after infidelity. Get the support you need now.
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Here is another site dedicated to mindful activities. The link will take you to a mindful watching exercise. This site has many useful activities to support you while you grieve the infidelity.