Answers to Your Toughest Questions about Betrayal with Dr. Debi Silber


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Experiencing betrayal is one of the most complex interpersonal, personal, psychological, and emotional experiences we can undergo. My special guest, Dr. Debi Silber, describes how her personal experience with the trauma of betrayal became the starting point for her personal growth and professional expertise in the area of betrayal.

In this jam-packed episode, you will hear how Dr. Silber’s research into the stresses and symptoms suffered by people who have been betrayed showed her how betrayal is distinctly different, and more shattering an experience than other types of stressful events. Dr. Silber describes both the symptoms of Post-Betrayal Syndrome and the 5 predictable phases of Post-Betrayal Transformation in clear and interesting detail; she also shares her own story of reconciliation after betrayal.
Dr. Debi Silber is the CEO and Founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute and is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset, and personal development expert, the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence, and Happiness, and her forthcoming book From Hardened to Healed: The Effortless Path to Release Resistance, Get Unstuck, and Create a Life You Love. Her recent Ph.D. study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that change how long it takes to heal. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx, and more, she's an award-winning speaker, coach, and author dedicated to helping people move past any blocks preventing them from the health, work, relationships, confidence, and happiness they want most.

  • [3:41] The start of Dr. Silber’s experiences with trauma and betrayal
  • [6:32] The reason why betrayal is so traumatizing
  • [10:43] The stunning results of Dr. Silber’s research on the symptoms of betrayal
  • [16:20] The 5 stages of Post-Betrayal Transformation
  • [25:46] Dr. Silber answers the question, “Can trust be repaired?”


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