Blind to Betrayal

Blind to Betrayal One of the world s top experts on betrayal looks at why we often can t see it right in front of our facesIf the cover up is worse than the crime blindness to betrayal can be worse than the betrayal i

  • Title: Blind to Betrayal
  • Author: Jennifer J. Freyd Pamela Birrell
  • ISBN: 9780470604403
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the world s top experts on betrayal looks at why we often can t see it right in front of our facesIf the cover up is worse than the crime, blindness to betrayal can be worse than the betrayal itself Whether the betrayer is an unfaithful spouse, an abusive authority figure, an unfair boss, or a corrupt institution, we often refuse to see the truth order to protect oOne of the world s top experts on betrayal looks at why we often can t see it right in front of our facesIf the cover up is worse than the crime, blindness to betrayal can be worse than the betrayal itself Whether the betrayer is an unfaithful spouse, an abusive authority figure, an unfair boss, or a corrupt institution, we often refuse to see the truth order to protect ourselves This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of how and why we ignore or deny betrayal, and what we can gain by transforming betrayal blindness into insight.Explains the psychological phenomenon of betrayal blindness , in which we implicitly choose unawareness in order to avoid the risk of seeing treachery or injusticeBased on the authors substantial original research and clinical experience carried out over the last decade as well as their own story of confronting betrayalFilled with fascinating case studies involving unfaithful spouses, abusive authority figures and corrupt institutions, to name a fewIn a remarkable collaboration of science and clinical perspectives, Jennifer Freyd, one of the world s top experts on betrayal and child abuse, teams up with Pamela Birrell, a psychotherapist and educator with 25 years of experience.

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    1. I had the good fortune to read this book in manuscript form, and to have begun to integrate the authors' ideas into my work already. If you've ever been betrayed, if you've ever ignored yourself being betrayed, then reading this book will illuminate those experiences for you, and empower you to stop betraying yourself. The authors, one a research psychologist, the other an experienced clinician, both of them expert in the field of trauma, make their ideas accessible to the general reader while c [...]

    2. I'm keep this short and sweet. It's a great book for anyone to read. It's written so that even readers that are not in the psychology field can understand it's message. I feel that it can bring to the surface many of our own behaviors as well as bring to awareness how we may treat people in ways that may continue to effect them. If you interact with people you should read this book. If you think you are the most open minded person you know, you should read this book. If you think that you don't [...]

    3. Important, eye-opening book, about the dynamics of power, betrayal, denial, and self-protection that go on in important relationships; how we learn to adapt to avoid pain; and how we can re-learn to trust our truth and identify betrayal for what it is. I highly recommend it.

    4. Amazing bookis book should be a required read for clinicians, students, survivors. It delves into the very core of why and how traumas affect each and every one of us and how we can heal. There is a great mixture of scientific research and stories from real people.

    5. Whew! This is a heavy read but an important one to understand betrayal blindness which can take many forms from spousal betrayal to betrayal children experience to being betrayed in a racial setting, natural disasters, etc. Very broad, deep subject matter, but expanded my mind to understand this very real phenomenon. My empathy and understanding really grew. This is an important book but not for the faint of heart.

    6. 背叛往往会促使新意识的产生:这个世界已与往日不同了。曾经信任过的人如今成了不安全的隐患。一旦意识到背叛,必不可少的一个反应就是对昔日之事的观念进行重新整顿——重写自身的往昔经历。因此,背叛深深地影响着个人对现实的认知观念。有一名女子曾经受到丈夫的背叛,她告诉我们:“背叛与人们想的大不一样,它会让整个人心神不安,生活失去重心。就像是 [...]

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