Simple tips to Handle Betrayal and Hearing Voices
Betrayal harms us more than anything else in the world. It can go down till the deepest parts of us. Yet it is possible to reach those inner dark places which hide the darkest fears and desires. It is possible through gentle love and listening.
Whether it is a child suffering from sexual abuse or a partner dealing with domestic violence, the trauma is overwhelming since it involves someone with intimate relationship. Since you are dependent on the other person for food, shelter, emotional wellbeing, support, etc. the suffering received is also severe in the case of abuse.
In the cases of abuse and betrayal, many times people start hearing their names being called out from the back. When they turn around, there is no one. This hearing of voices if happens more than 2-3 times a week, is not normal and comes under the category of issue called hearing voices which has its roots in the betrayal and abuse you had suffered from deep inside.
When our experience of hearing voices goes beyond hearing names, then we tend to feel concerned. These in other words are also called auditory hallucinations which may not necessarily always be abnormal.
Differences in Voices origin
Different people hear voices from different places. Sometimes the voices appear to come through ears and sometimes, it is like coming from inside the head. There could be many voices or single voice coming from these places. These voices can be both encouraging or intimidating coming either from someone you know in your life or from someone you never heard of.
Betrayal trauma can lead to visual and auditory hallucinations such as victims hearing the voice of their abuser.
Advice for those hearing voices
The following advice can help you recover from the deep hurt from these voices:
Accepting your voices and stop battling with yourself to avoid them, will make you in better position to understand them.
There are different ways you can gain control over your voices. You can distract yourself from the voices by listening to music through headphones. You can also start a dialogue with the voices you hear. If the voices you hear are threatening, tell them that they have no power over you.