Many people who are impacted by domestic violence experience intrusive and negative thoughts. These thoughts are not grounded in truth and only serve to distort a persons sense of reality. This distortion of reality ultimately leads to destructive actions or a lack of action. A violent pattern of behavior is corrected by changing a persons beliefs about themselves, the world and their future. The process involves immersing yourself in reparative relationships and re-framing your traumatic experiences. With help, a person can break free from an abusive relationship or stop resorting to violence in relationships.
We can re-frame our experiences and views by: