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Helping Couples Heal Podcast

Welcome to the Helping Couples Heal podcast. If you have lost hope around healing your relationship due to infidelity, relational or betrayal trauma you have come to the right place. Helping Couples Heal is an ongoing podcast designed to help couples recover and heal from the impact of betrayal trauma on their relationships. We cumulatively bring over two decades of experience and expertise in the field of betrayal. Throughout this podcast series, we will offer resources and support and teach you the tools and skills necessary to heal your relationship. You will also hear from recovered addicts, partners, and couples who will share their stories, as well as from experts in the field of betrayal. With compassion, love and fierce commitment, we will guide you and walk beside you as you navigate this journey of recovery, hope, and healing. Thank you for inviting us into your world; we are honored to support you.

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07: Interview with Dr. Omar Minwalla

In this episode, we interview Dr. Omar Minwalla, Clinical Sexologist, licensed psychologist and founder of The Institute for Sexual Health about his compulsive-abusive-sexual relational disorder model.  Dr. Minwalla explains how his model significantly changes the treatment of betrayal and relational trauma.   You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

44mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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04: Survival Responses

In this episode, we discuss the two causes of trauma in a betrayed partners experience;  the initial trauma or "discovery" and trauma-induced survival responses and how these responses can cause further trauma to a betrayed partner.     You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

21mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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03: Pathologizing the Partner vs. Partner Trauma Model

In this episode, we discuss the two approaches to the treatment of betrayal trauma; the traditional codependency/co-sex addiction model and the partner trauma model.  We explain why the traditional approach lacks the necessary relational component and why we use this approach to treat partner and betrayal trauma. You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

23mins

23 May 2019

Rank #3

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05: The Sex Addict: Integrating the Partner Trauma Model Part 1

In this episode, we discuss why it’s so crucial to integrate the partner trauma model into the addict or the offending partner's treatment right from the start; abstinence alone is not enough to heal a relationship. You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/

36mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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08: John & Jane's Recovery Story

In this episode, we talk with John & Jane (not their real names) about their recovery journey through betrayal and relational healing and how the trauma model changed the trajectory of their healing.  This episode is filled with hope for those who are still suffering.   You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

51mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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06: The Sex Addict: Integrating the Partner Trauma Model Part 2

In this episode, we continue to discuss why it’s so crucial to integrate the partner trauma model into the addict/offending partner's treatment right from the start; abstinence alone is not enough to heal a relationship.  You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

25mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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11: Evolution of Partner Trauma Treatment with Stefanie Carnes

In this episode, Marnie and Duane speak with Stefanie Carnes about the evolution of the partner trauma model and the necessary shift from the codependency model in treating betrayal trauma. You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

45mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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09: Discovery: Managing the Crisis

In this episode, we discuss universal partner trauma responses and explore how the discovery of betrayal creates a crisis for the entire family system.   You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

35mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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10: A Partner Sensitive Recovery Plan

In this episode, Duane and Marnie will introduce and explain the fourth (other) circle and explore how it changes the treatment for both partners and promotes relational healing for couples impacted by betrayal trauma. The Three Circle Plan originated from Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) and has been effective for years in helping sex addicts achieve and maintain sobriety. However, in a field that continues to evolve and move from a traditional addiction/codependent model to a partner trauma model, the absence of a fourth circle fails to acknowledge the others impacted by the addict's recovery plan. Introducing a fourth "other" circle invites the others impacted by an addict's sobriety into his recovery plan and treatment from the very beginning. You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Heal 2-Day Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

18mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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18: Understanding Betrayal with Dr. Omar Minwalla Part Three

In the final episode of a 3-part interview with Dr. Omar Minwalla, Marnie and Duane continue the conversation about integrity abuse disorders and gender pathology in the context of betrayal trauma. You can find out more about Duane and Marnie at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/ Learn More About Our Helping Couples Online Workshop at http://www.helpingcouplesheal.com/workshop/

1hr 8mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #10