How to Start Feeling Again After Narcissistic Abuse

How to Start Feeling Again After Narcissistic Abuse

Overcoming emotional numbness and dissociation after narcissistic abuse with mindfulness meditation and practices

When you’re working on healing from trauma bonding with someone with NPD, there are a lot of forces at work against you sometimes – often, your own mind after all of the narcissistic abuse you experienced in a toxic relationship.

You may feel emotionally numb and devastated, and you don’t even know how to FEEL anything anymore – the solution to this is mindfulness, and that’s what this video covers.

The way that you conduct yourself in your personal and professional life begins with how you use your mind. You can teach your mind to accept yourself and gain empowerment – or you can stay stuck in self-defeating behaviors.

You are what you think. When you want to introduce change into your life, you need to first accept and empower yourself before you begin altering anything. Your mind is the greatest tool that you have for living the best possible life that you can live.

Countless studies have shown that the brain is constantly working. Your brain can be wired to think or cause you to act in a certain way based on how you handle your mind’s ability to tap into your subconscious mind.

When you practice mindfulness, you can empower yourself and fine tune the subconscious abilities that you have. Using mindful strategies, you’ll be able to focus better, lower your stress and boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Once you learn to accept yourself, you’ll be able to have compassion for yourself, too. This will defeat any negative internal talk that you may have been practicing. Meditation is a strategy that you can use to achieve mindfulness in order to accept and empower yourself.

It helps users quiet the mind so that they can be fully in the present and accepting of the emotions and thoughts that they have. Choose a place where you’ll be comfortable so that you’ll be able to feel relaxed.

Some people choose to sit while meditating and others prefer to lie down. You can also practice mindful meditation while you’re walking outside or in your home. Relax and focus on what’s around you and how you’re inhaling and exhaling.

Be aware of the sensations you feel and the emotions that you’re experiencing. Another strategy that’s often used is deep breathing. You can start this the same way that you would with mindful meditation where you find a comfortable place and begin.

But you can also practice deep breathing while you’re active at home or at work. You focus on drawing in deep breaths and slowly releasing them. You can also use mindful replacement techniques.

These are strategies that call for you to be aware of the thoughts that you think about yourself rather than simply letting them pass through your mind. Whenever any negative self talk pops into your mind, you make a conscious choice to stop and correct the thought.

You correct it by replacing it with affirming words that help you accept yourself as you are. This helps you reprogram your thoughts to enable you to feel empowered rather than listening to words that hinder you and create self-doubt.

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Introducing the DUO Method of Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Introducing the DUO Method of Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

I’m so excited to announce the official release of my brand-new, three-step, deceptively simple method of healing from narcissistic abuse – it’s called THE DUO Method – and it’s how smart people change their lives. 

DUO: Self-help for smart people.
Discover the problem.
Understand the problem.
Overcome the problem.

In my lifetime, I have managed to fix a lot of broken stuff, from the after-effects of narcissistic abuse and PTSD to losing more than 100 pounds and keeping it off for more than five years so far.

And those are just the big things. I’ve also managed to leave the corporate world of working for other people to pursue my dreams and do what I love for a living. Plus, I’ve managed to build a pretty amazing family and generally feel pretty good about my life these days.

In general, while life is far from perfect, I’ve learned how to change my mind when times are tough, and I’ve learned how to deal with the emotions that go along with the tough times.

For me, it all started with first the discovery of each problem I had, and then with the understanding of that problem or issue. Once I understood it, I could learn how to overcome it in a logical, practical way.

As someone who identifies as an empath, I tend to be an emotionally driven person, but learning to handle and manage my emotions was one of the biggest changes I made in my life that allowed me to grow and become capable of the various evolutions I’ve experienced over the years.

These evolutions happened because of my study and understanding of both myself and human nature.

Somehow for me, the discovery and recognition of a problem lead me to naturally want to research and understand it.

And then the natural flow leads me to find a solution to that problem.

Sometimes these are big issues, like those I mentioned earlier, but other times they are small ones – like this morning. I discovered soap scum on my bathtub after my kids used it over the weekend.

Since I know that soap scum is part soap, part human dirt/oil and part skin cells, I knew that using a touch of shampoo on a wash cloth might do the trick. And it did – faster than even a toxic bleach-filled powder could.

This is how smart people everywhere can solve literally every problem in their lives.

Discover the problem.

Understand the problem.

Overcome the problem.

It’s the DUO method. Read more here, or learn which phase of healing you’re in now, right here. You might also want to try our Stages of Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Quiz, right here, to find out which stage best fits you at this exact moment.

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