So, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it to you yet, but I recently added a new feature to my YouTube channel – a daily personal vlog. Anyway, on “VlogShow #2,” one of my amazing subscribers left me a question that I felt needed its own video.
“You’re very creative. Were you always that way, or did it develop or grow after you got toxic people out of your life? I’m just finding out my creativity was stunted by toxic people as a kid and feeling pretty devastated.”
I’m answering his question in this video, where I also share a bit of my own story and give him encouragement for his own personal growth.
Dysfunctional families, especially those with narcissists involved, are well-known for their talent-and-creativity-destroying ways – and I’ll fill you in on the whys, right here.
After you watch the video, take a moment and tell me what you think – have you experienced a stifling of creativity in response or as a direct result of narcissistic abuse? Share your thoughts and experiences with me in the comments below. Let’s discuss it.
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.