After circling the drain for 50 plus years I heard about Braving Hope. I have attended 12 step meetings for years, and do not get me wrong, I love them. But they don't have the in-depth knowledge and experience you will receive from working the program with Michelle Mays. The weekly coaching call allows you to ask questions one on one with Michelle specific to yourself and the weekly exercises. This program has helped me to look at the very thing that has kept me stuck for 50 plus years. To acknowledge it, accept it, shake the shame of it and allow myself the courage to Brave Hope and to Brave Forward!
The Braving Hope coaching program was THE single most important tool I found for healing from what seemed like insurmountable pain from the betrayals by my sex-addicted ex-husband. Every week I felt Michelle was speaking directly about MY feelings and OUR situation. Her knowledge and style of compassionate honesty was so helpful. Her responses to the questions in the coaching calls were always individualized and incredibly supportive. I am grateful I found this program and am confident I will not only recover, but thrive in my future.
Michelle is truly gifted at walking partners through betrayal trauma. She equips partners with information, insight, tools and skills to successfully walk through pain and come out empowered and strong, Her direct yet compassionate and non-judgemental approach create a healing space of safety, authenticity, and connection, where powerful transformational takes place.
I can recommend this so highly. It is a game changer. The focus was always about not getting stuck and about moving forward with hope. I gained knowledge about sex addiction, but more importantly I learned tools of how to heal myself . This program is unlike anything else I have done in my healing path, it is reframing and empowering all at once. I will be applying what I learned in this course as I continue to heal and beyond.
The Braving Hope Program has given me courage to live a fulfilling life again. Through this program, I realized I was internalizing my partner's addictive behavior(s), thus causing me to be insecure and harbor negative feelings which all have drained me emotionally, mentally and physically. This is truly a great investment.
When I began the Braving Hope program I was not sure how I could make it to the other side of betrayal. Doubt, sadness, anger, pain and so many feelings ran through me daily. The program, under Michelle's guidance, asked me to look deeper and push myself further than I thought I could go. The material, organized so helpfully in manageable phases provided me with the knowledge and information to unpack all I was feeling and process it at a pace I could handle. And it gave me so much more to look at, old wounds to heal. I understand The Bigger Story of this journey and that is thanks to the teachings and resources offered in Braving Hope.
I feel that I have grown beyond the pain. I see a very bright future for myself. Through Braving Hope I have come to the stage that I am grateful for discovery. I am grateful that our entire world was broken open, and we are now looking at it honestly, learning from it. I have a chance to live authentically in a way I never would have if my partner and I had remained living the way we did before discovery, and if I had not had the chance to learn and grow through Braving Hope. My new understanding of myself, and the work I will keep doing to understand myself and to share who I am in all my relationships, will change my life moving forward in such a positive way – a way that requires work, honesty and sometimes pain and discomfort, but a way that will lead to strong connections and deeper understandings. The pain of betrayal is no longer is an open wound. It is healing and the growth was worth the pain. I may not know exactly which path I will take moving forward, but I know that I am able to look beneath the surface and work to understand my fears, face them and take a risk. I am finally able to see this experience of betrayal trauma as a doorway to live more fully in a way that I could not envision before. I am so thankful for Michelle and Braving Hope. I am not sure how I could have come to this kind of understanding without Braving Hope. Thank you!
I HIGHLY recommend the Braving Hope Program. I learned so many valuable lessons that wish I was able to learn a year ago. It has enabled me to come to the place that regardless of my current situation, I am going to be okay. It gave me tools that I didn't previously have and that I know I will keep going back to in order to deal with the overwhelm that betrayal produces. Ultimately, Braving Hope has helped to recall who I am innately and has given me more hope for my future well being. I can honestly say that I feel this course has helped understand that I was called into a Hero's Journey that I never wanted, but now see as an opportunity to become something better.
This program was everything I was searching for several months into betrayal. I had been doing counseling but this is what worked the best for me. Worth every penny. The program validated and made sense of what I was going through. It helped me feel safe and know I was not alone. I liked that I was able to do it at my own pace for the most part and could refer back to things since it is all a bit overwhelming. Would definitely suggest this program to anyone going through betrayal. Best online resource I found.
Words cannot express how thankful I am to Michelle Mays and the Braving Hope Program. This 12 week program gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to begin to recover and heal from the effects of years of Infidelity and Betrayal Trauma. I was able to connect and talk with people weekly who were struggling with the same issues I was. Michelle's weekly coaching meetings were invaluable. Her expertise and guidance through difficult issues helped get me through some of my most difficult days. If you are thinking about joining Braving Hope, I would highly recommend this course. Its put together in such a way that makes sense and carefully guides you through each phase with the utmost of care. Thank you Michelle and Braving Hope for helping me find myself again and enabling me to start living a life that is healthy, strong and empowered.
This program has been a game changer for me in my recovery because it explains why we are wired the way we are and behave the way we do when we experience betrayal trauma. I only wish I had found this program earlier to help in alleviating some of my pain and my reactions to my trauma.
This program gives knowledge and understanding to facilitate healing from betrayal that usually would take years to obtain. This is probably the fastest way to heal as the concepts presented are immediately applicable and are more thorough and go much deeper than most groups or materials that are available elsewhere. Michelle Mays is not only one of the leading Betrayal Trauma Specialists in the U.S., her knowledge and insight are above and beyond any other counselor in this field. Though this program is expensive, the investment is truly worth it.
I wasn’t sure the Braving Hope Program could add anything new to my healing journey. Michelle assured me it would and she was right! I have learned many new concepts, healing tools and have gained new insights. Michelle’s love for this work shines with her joyful, wise and compassionate presence in the live Q&A sessions, where she gently holds space for each partner. This really is a well put together, comprehensive, fresh and invaluable resource for betrayed partners! I highly recommend it!
I want to thank God for Michelle. She has created this program with so much love and care. It shows that she has gone through this whole healing process and that she has emerged victorious. The knowledge she has on the subject is AMAZING and she explains with such patience and care. The Braving Hope program is ideal for all those people who are going through betrayal.
Wow! For once in my life, I am able to find some peace and clarity. I have spent years in a fog, just barely getting by, allowing my world and my life to be consumed by betrayal and now I know by betrayal blindness. I allowed it to become a bad house guest in my mind and in my heart, constantly keeping me stuck in the hell of my past and self-destructing any hope of a brighter future. Thank you Michelle and your team for creating this very valuable program, for encouraging me to join the program for me, teaching me to put myself first, and to really take the time to work the program, deal with my issues and acknowledge and accept what my reality truly is and how to get unstuck and move forward.
I was feeling hopeless and stuck. I was desperate for recovery but didn’t know how to move forward. The Braving Hope program was exactly what I needed. I’m making progress, and I know my healing will take time, but I’m finally moving forward with Michelle showing me the way. I’m so grateful to have found this program.
This program has been completely life changing and I am forever grateful! I have gained invaluable knowledge from Michelle and the amazing women on this shared journey. I have been empowered to make informed choices and begin healing.
Without any reservation, I can recommend this course to any betrayed partner who has been reeling in the aftermath. Despite being post-discovery, post-disclosure (guided by CSAT therapists), I needed to reclaim my SELF, the person that I was before my husband’s sex addiction upended my life. While I had read reams of articles and books, listened to hours of podcasts, & spent hours with my CSAT, I still needed that guiding hand for where I was in the healing process. This course is exactly that. Michelle’s very approachable demeanor made me very comfortable and the course content was well organized. I can honestly say it is worth every penny!
Where do I begin? This program has been a Godsend for “such a time as this.” Michelle Mays has incredible wisdom in the area of complex betrayal trauma. She makes it easy to understand and has such compassion for us, the betrayed. I have learned more in the 6 weeks with her than I have in 2 years of counseling! I would recommend this program to all the betrayed out there. There is hope! You don’t have to live in fear, shame or as a victim. Michelle and this program will help you learn to stand in your truth and be free from the tangled web of betrayal!
Where do I begin? Michelle Mays is a treasure with a wealth of knowledge, insight, and brilliance. I only wish I had found this program a couple of years ago. I have learned and grown so much in the past few months. I have learned to set boundaries, use my powerful voice, and that everything I have felt in reaction to betrayal has been normal. This has truly been an enlightening experience and has helped me know that whatever the future holds for my marriage, I will be okay. I highly recommend this program for anyone navigating the confusing, painful road that is betrayal trauma.
I was shocked at how little I really understood the impact of my husband's sex addiction and betrayal had had on my emotional, physical and spiritual life. This is the first time I "got it" regarding the impact of the lies over the past 15 years and how clueless my husband was. The course opened my eyes to how I deserved better treatment and gave me real-life skills to begin my healing and make important decisions for myself.