February 19

Behavior & Mindset, Podcast


 The Betrayer and the Betrayed – Can Change Happen?

In this thought-provoking episode, we dive deep into the complexities of betrayal and the possibility of change for both the betrayer and the betrayed. The discussion sheds light on common questions surrounding betrayal, its aftermath, and the path toward healing and transformation.

Key Points Discussed:

  • The Possibility of Change: It’s explored whether a betrayer can change. The answer is yes, highlighting that change is based on the betrayer’s genuine desire for transformation and not on the expectations or desires of the betrayed.
  • Types of Betrayers: Two distinct types of betrayers are identified: those who show no remorse, regret, or empathy, and those who, when they realize the impact of their actions, are awakened to the pain they’ve caused and show potential for change.
  • The Path to Transformation: Insights are provided into the transformation process for betrayers, emphasizing the absence of shame and blame but highlighting the importance of accountability and deep work through coaching and specific programs designed to facilitate change.
  • Healing for the Betrayed: The healing timeline for the betrayed can vary based on lots of factors, and the importance of their own healing journey, separate from the betrayer’s transformation, is important.
  • Communication and Acknowledgment: Strategies for effective communication are shared, advising betrayers on how to acknowledge their past actions and demonstrate their commitment to change, which rebuilds trust.
  • The Role of Fear, Anger, and Vulnerability: The episode discusses how behind anger often lies deeper emotions such as fear and sadness, and how addressing these underlying feelings can help in the healing process.
  • The Importance of Self-Transformation: The betrayed and the betrayer need to do their own healing work. When they do, they emerge healthier and more self-aware.
  • Rebuilding Trust and Safety: Tips are offered on rebuilding trust and creating a sense of safety within the relationship, emphasizing the betrayer’s role in consistently demonstrating trustworthiness and empathy.
  • The Impact of Betrayal on Physical and Emotional Health: The physical and emotional toll of betrayal is discussed, including the symptoms of Post Betrayal Syndrome™ and the importance of addressing these symptoms for holistic healing.
  • Stages of Healing from Betrayal: The episode outlines the Five Stages from Betrayal to Breakthrough, encouraging listeners to move through these stages to achieve healing and transformation.

Final Thoughts:

This episode offers a comprehensive look at the process of dealing with betrayal, the potential for change in betrayers, and the path toward healing for the betrayed. It provides valuable insights, practical advice, and hope for anyone navigating the difficult journey of rebuilding trust and finding forgiveness after betrayal.

Whether you’re the betrayer looking to make amends and transform yourself, or the betrayed seeking to heal and move forward, this episode is a must-listen, offering guidance, support, and the assurance that change and healing are indeed possible.


The PBT Institute: https://thepbtinstitute.com

Reclaim (for the betrayed): https://thepbtinstitute.com/reclaim/

Rebuild (for the betrayer): https://thepbtinstitute.com/rebuild-program/

The Post Betrayal Syndrome™  Quiz: https://thepbtinstitute.com/pbs-quiz/


About the author 

Dr. Debi

A Trusted Resource in an Untrusting Niche

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute https://thepbtinstitute.com is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert who’s created a proven multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from the trauma of betrayal.

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