How to Rebuild Trust (In Others)

Masterclass with Insights from Ellen J. Biros (Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, C-PD)

It’s common for people who’ve experienced narcissistic abuse to have a hard time trusting others.

This means believing that another person will act as expected, uphold commitments, be honest, and have your best interests at heart. 

Some common thoughts you might have if you’re experiencing this are:

  • “I can’t tell them about this; they might use it against me later.”
  • “Why are they being nice to me? What do they really want?”
  • “I bet they’re lying; everyone lies when it’s convenient.”
  • “They’ll just let me down. It’s better to do things myself.”
  • “People always leave or betray you in the end.”

If you can relate to those thoughts, this masterclass could be for you.

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  • Warning: This content discusses narcissism and narcissistic abuse. This subject may be triggering for some people. If you find yourself feeling triggered, please click here to watch our Trigger/Flashback Protocol.

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In this video, Ellen J. Biros references “How to Rebuild Self-Trust.” You can click here to visit that masterclass.

Ellen J. Biros’ Strategies

We recommend using If/When-Then Plans to implement Ellen J. Biros’ advice effectively. Please click here to learn more about this research-backed approach.

First Strategy: Distance Yourself from the Abuser

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We strongly recommend you visit [0:50] and rewatch Ellen J. Biros’ advice to get the information you need to implement this strategy effectively.

Deeper Dive

Ellen J. Biros highlighted the importance of setting boundaries while explaining this strategy. Here’s a course that will help you do this.

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Second Strategy: Find and Nurture Emotionally Safe Relationships

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Third Strategy: Start Slowly. Take Your Time.

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We strongly recommend you visit [14:35] and rewatch Ellen J. Biros’ advice to get the information you need to implement this strategy effectively.

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Fourth Strategy: Work Towards Becoming a Whole and Complete Person

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Fifth Strategy: Knowing Trust Is Earned

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We strongly recommend you visit [26:23] and rewatch Ellen J. Biros’ advice to get the information you need to implement this strategy effectively.

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