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Methods to repair trust

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  • Written By: Anne K. Carlsen, PCSW
Methods to repair trust

“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.”

Trust is ingrained in all species. We begin our life as vulnerable and defenseless, but—with the help of those who keep us safe—we learn our first experiences with trust.

What happens when that trust is broken, though? How do we repair it? Some individuals trust easily, and give those who have broken their trust multiple chances to be in their lives. While others need distance, time and proof that those who have broken their trust can be trusted again. Below are a few methods to help you learn to trust again:

  1. Believe that you are OK, even if you are let down by others.
  2. Affirm the possibility by stating the following affirmation: “I am open to trusting my intuition. I am open to trusting my heart. I am open to trusting another person.”
  3. Understanding and knowing you do place trust in your life. You trust the sun is going to come up to greet us in the morning, remember the little acts of trust that are perform daily.
  4. Listen to your intuition.
  5. What you think about comes about. If your focus is on what you are wanting in life you will attract people who will not betray you.
  6. Believe that you deserve trusting relationships
  7. Meditate often on that fact you are not in control of another person’s actions.

Utilizing these methods within daily living can help you to begin your journey to trusting those who may have broken your trust. Remember, you attract what you believe, so believe in the possibility of trust within a relationship.

Anne K. Carlsen is a Provisional Clinical Social Worker (PCSW) in the Campbell County Medical Group Kid Clinic. The Kid Clinic is a school-based pediatric clinic offering medical care for Campbell County, Wyoming students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and their siblings’ ages 2 weeks and up; and counseling services for children 4 years to 21 years. It is located at 800 Butler Spaeth Rd., across from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyoming. The Kid Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. For more information, call 307-688-8700 or visit The Kid Clinic is a collaborative effort between Campbell County Health and Campbell County School District.

  • Category: Behavioral Health Services, Campbell County Medical Group Kid Clinic