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Religious Trauma & Cult Recovery Blog

Here's all our best information on religious trauma, codependency, trauma responses and recovery. 

What is Trauma-Informed Coaching?

Trauma-informed coaching is a specific approach to coaching that takes into account the impact of trauma on your life and well-being. It involves understanding the ways in which trauma can affect your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, and adapting coaching strategies and techniques accordingly.

Gaslighting and Religious Trauma

We want religious organizations and communities to be safe, but when they are riddled with toxic emotional dynamics, those spaces become unsafe. One of the common unhealthy manipulation tactics that can be used in rigid and traumatizing religious communities is gaslighting.  


Cult Recovery: 4 Common Red Flags

We have been talking a lot lately about rigid religions and cult recovery here at Traumastery. While cults can seem completely different in their beliefs, practices, and tactics, they will all have the same glaring red flags that, once you know what to look for, can make them much easier to spot....

Deconstructing After Leaving Your Cult or Religion

What is deconstruction?

Deconstructing after religious trauma refers to the process of examining and reevaluating one's beliefs and experiences after experiencing trauma within a religious context. This process may involve questioning previously held beliefs, revisiting past experiences, and...

The Link Between Codependency and Self-Betrayal

Have you noticed in yourself a tendency to minimize your own needs? To not cause a fuss and keep the peace at all costs? These may be reflections of one of codependency’s main symptoms: self-betrayal

Signs you might be in a pattern of self-betrayal include:

  • Saying “yes”...

Where Does Codependency Start?

I get the common question: where does codependency start? Simply put: it begins when a child grows up in intense, unpredictable, or chaotic environments. 

The term was originally born in the substance abuse community to describe children of alcoholics or addicts. Because the environment...

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