It is important to know the steps of what to expect after realising your parents are abusive. It is crucial to finally understand why and how you were & are affected by narcissistic abuse. Giving what you have been through a name, is the beginning of your healing journey. It allows for validation of your… Continue reading New youtube video-I have discovered my parents are narcissists.What now?
Somatic experiencing, helps restore the natural energy balance in our bodies. It helps with restoring the energy flow in our bodies, in places where it is stuck due to stress, injury or trauma. Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach… Continue reading Somatic experiencing-Trauma
In healthy parenting, the following things are needed to bring up a healthy & emotionally stable child. Love and affection. “You support and accept the child, are physically affectionate, and spend quality one-on-one time together.” Stress Management. “You take steps to reduce stress for yourself and your child, practice relaxation techniques, and promote positive interpretations… Continue reading What healthy parenting looks like versus narcissistic parenting
When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help you understand whether you have weak emotional boundaries, is by Charles… Continue reading Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries
The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and unfortunately this damage is sometimes irreversible. Abuse leaves behind scars unique… Continue reading Healing from abuse
Second-guessing myself always lingers in the background, when I don’t allow myself to PEOPLE PLEASE.. Feeling guilty for not people-pleasing is something that I just have to make friends with, although sometimes it just feels harder than others. Being authentic & true to myself is so much more important but breaking old habits is tough,… Continue reading Guilt & people pleasing
Today’s post and youtube video is about the more hidden type of narcissism known as covert narcissism. I know how destructive this type of narcissism can be from personal experience and I believe that more people need to be aware that covert narcissists sometimes hide behind a mask of generosity, fake empathy and self-sacrifice. They… Continue reading Covert narcissism-The hidden narcissist