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Working the Phases of Trauma Recovery After Narcissistic Abuse

We say the words, “DISCOVER, UNDERSTAND AND OVERCOME NARCISSISTIC ABUSE” often enough that many of you may be very familiar with that phrase. Let's look a bit at how working the phases of trauma recovery after narcissistic abuse might look.  Each of these phases can...

Narcissists Use Guilt and Pity Ploy

Have you experienced the narcissist in your life giving you a guilt trip or using the pity ploy to manipulate your feelings? The narcissist will use this to hoover, to get away with something, to deflect any blame and to play on your empathy to get their way....

Quarantined with a Narcissist? Quick & Dirty Tips to Help You Survive With Less Stress

Stuck at Home with a Narcissist During the CoVID19 Quarantine? Here's How to Deal and What to Expect Are you stuck at home with a narcissist during this difficult time? If you are, then you'll need tips on how to deal and what to expect. This video offers you the...

Self-Help Tips for Controlling Panic Attacks in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

How To Control Panic Attacks (For Toxic Relationship Survivors) - The AWARE Method for Overcoming Panic Attacks (Actionable Self-Help Tips) All of us experience anxiety from time to time but this is especially true for people who have been in toxic relationships with...

Why ‘Fake It Til Ya Make It’ Isn’t Always Great Advice

Faking Happiness? Why You Need to Stop It, Right Now! Want to Level Up Your Life? Quit Faking Happiness! YOU really can be happy and fulfilled after a toxic relationship with a narcissist. Quit Faking Happiness and Learn How to Live Authentically Many people are...

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Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After  Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Q&A Dating after a toxic relationship for most of us is very scary and so many questions can come up. The following video replies to direct questions survivors have asked about dating again, friendships, trusting others,...

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Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: "Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn't a Narcissist" (The Truth!)  - In this video, Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I respond to this article on Psychology Today. From the article: "It seems there is a great hunger for info on narcissistic personality...

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Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

The Secret To Self Motivation - It's Motivational Monday! Today we're talking about how to get stuff done when you're feeling stuck. So often, when we're dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, we find ourselves feeling stuck and like we just can't get...

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Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning (Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life) -Are you ready to take back your life after a toxic relationship? Learn how to challenge your conditioning so you can change your thoughts and change your life! Have a question you need me to answer?...

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance, Feeling Conflicted and Trauma Bonds    Cognitive Dissonance is the holding of two conflicting beliefs or values at the same time.You know the feeling of really not wanting to be with the narcissist ever again but then feeling the urge to...

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The Narcissist Was Wrong About You!

The Narcissist Was Wrong About You!

"You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that lights you up. Don't ever forget that." ~Coco Calla You deserve good things! You may think (or have previously thought) that you don't deserve "good things" in your life. And, chances are, you came to believe...

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How and Why Narcissists Hoover

How and Why Narcissists Hoover

Have you been Hoovered? What is a Hoover and why do the narcissists do this? Will they ever stop and what can you do about it to keep yourself away from the narcissist and heal trauma bonds? The Hoover is basically the narcissists attempt to suck you back in, to make...

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20 Signs of Covert Narcissism

20 Signs of Covert Narcissism

What are the signs of COVERT NARCISSISM? Some times survivors are confused by the abuse they faced because some of the things experienced do not line up with other stories they hear about narcissistic behaviors. Maybe things seem a bit "less bad" compared to what you...

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If No Contact Were a Drug (Commercial Parody)

If No Contact Were a Drug (Commercial Parody)

No Contact Rule: Narcissist Relationship Solution (Commercial Parody) Script: Are you in a relationship with someone who makes you feel miserable all the time? Do you find yourself hanging on, hoping against hope that this person will change? Have you become isolated...

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7 Ways Narcissists Argue to Confuse Conversations

7 Ways Narcissists Argue to Confuse Conversations

Understanding the arguing techniques used by toxic narcissists: 7 arguing tactics narcissists use to confuse conversations  Ever feel like you were losing your mind after having an argument with a toxic narcissist? If you have, you're not alone! The fact is that...

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Hoovering

Hoovering

When you end a toxic relationship with a narcissist, you might think that it's over - but very often, the narcissist has other ideas. in fact, more often than not, the narcissist will do something to suck you back into their drama - or even fully back into the...

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Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships

“Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don't question themselves. They don't ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.” ~Darlene Quimet Toxic relationships aren't always obviously toxic to the untrained eye. In fact,...

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‘Love’ with a Sociopath: The Cookie Illustration

‘Love’ with a Sociopath: The Cookie Illustration

~THE COOKIE ILLUSTRATION~ What is 'love' with a sociopath like? Well, imagine there's a vending machine in front of you with one big red button that says, 'FREE COOKIES'. At first, the cookies are so delicious.. so euphoric. But afterward, every time you press the...

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Trauma Bonding

Trauma Bonding

Trauma bonding is a common condition among narcissistic abuse survivors and their abusers. Thanks to an ongoing cycle of intermittent reinforcement, many survivors of toxic relationships go through this, much like kidnapping victims and hostages do. Trauma bonding is...

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Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. –Lucinda Basset To exceed beyond your wildest expectations you must begin with wild expectations. –Anonymous High expectations are the...

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

"Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible." ~ Mao Zedong Would you believe me if I told you that you have the power to change your world? What if I said that you could choose literally every aspect of your life, at least as far as you believe you could?...

Are you an empath?

Are you an empath?

Basic empathy is simply the ability to imagine yourself in another person's place and understand their feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. But being an empath is a little deeper. Here are the top 10 empath traits (watch the video for expansion on each point!): 1....

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Introducing...Motivation Mojo - Awakening The Limitless Drive Within ‘Motivation Mojo’ is your ultimate guide to take the full advantage of the ‘fire’ that drives you to be insanely successful - your inner motivation. What you are about to discover are the secrets to...

New Support Group for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

New Support Group for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

Introducing a brand new support group for people who are actively co-parenting with a narcissist. We KNOW how hard it is, and due to several requests, we have launched the SPANily Support for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist Support Group. If you’re co-parenting with a...

Thanksgiving Day Events for the SPANily

Thanksgiving Day Events for the SPANily

If you're alone on Thanksgiving this year because you've gone no contact with a gaslighting narcissist or someone with NPD, you don't have to spend the day by yourself. Get involved with your SPANily instead! You are never alone because you always have your SPANily....

How to Overcome Your Post-Narcissistic-Abuse Existential Crisis

How to Overcome Your Post-Narcissistic-Abuse Existential Crisis

Introducing a brand new program from Angie Atkinson and the Life Academy Team. Learn more about Manifest, right here. Dear Survivor, Ever feel like you're having an existential crisis? Do you feel like you're on the verge of huge personal change but you can't quite...

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