Heal & Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse

Heal & Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse

By Heal & Thrive After Narcissist
Welcome to the Heal & Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse podcast, where I discuss the steps of recovery following narcissistic abuse while sharing personal accounts from my own experience and healing journey.
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Overt/Somatic Narcissist; Caution When Dating Again
In this episode I discuss a recent experience in the hope that I can process it and it can serve as a cautionary tale for my listeners. Also, I touch upon the signs you are dealing with an overt (and somatic) narcissist — the charming, good looking opportunist.
47:51
July 27, 2019
Part II - overt vs covert narc abuse; boundaries, etc
Part II - overt vs covert narc abuse; boundaries, etc
37:06
May 11, 2019
NPD recovery resources; Creating Boundaries; Abuse by Overt Narcissists; Recap
In this episode I recap how to create and keep boundaries. I also provide references to specialists in the field. I discuss overt narcissism and what abuse sustained in that context may look like.
59:59
May 11, 2019
Part II - Navigating the Dating World
Describe recent dating experience with someone toxic and how to handle such situations as they arise and retrigger old wounds and insecurities
37:48
April 10, 2019
Part I — Navigating the Dating World
Describing recent experiences with potentially toxic dates and the triggering of some familiar wounds or dynamics
59:59
April 10, 2019
Setbacks in Recovery and How to Move Forward Again
Even when we survivors of narcissistic abuse feel we have regained our sense of self back and are thriving, we can experience what feel like setbacks months even years after the end of narcissistic abuse. In this episode, I discuss my recent struggles a little over a year after the end of the toxic relationship and what can be done to get us back to our center and thriving again.
40:11
March 6, 2019
Celebrating Your Recovery & Recognizing Red Flags
In this episode I discuss my own one year anniversary coming out of a toxic relationship with a covert, malignant narcissist and celebrating recovery from this narcissistic abuse. I discuss how you can celebrate and mark this triumphant moment in your life. Also, I discuss red flags to look for when dating again or entering into a new relationship
44:42
December 11, 2018
Recurring Nightmares
I discuss recurring nightmares and the feelings they trigger. I also discuss how we can heal from them in our waking hours. Through a personal experience of a different kind of loss, I discuss how other life experiences in recovery such as a death in the family or another traumatic event may affect survivors of abuse on a deeper level. Lastly I discuss the methods to continue healing and moving on in a positive direction.
39:57
September 17, 2018
Radical Self Care
I discuss the difference between co-dependency and being an empathic human being. I also discuss the importance of radical self care and what that looks like.
47:20
August 30, 2018
Setbacks in Recovery
Healing from trauma is not always a linear process. You may encounter setbacks as survivors of narcissistic abuse. But there are tools and ways to get back on track. In this episode we discuss those challenges, setbacks and methods through a personal example of what it was like for me and the steps I am taking now.
45:03
August 11, 2018
Thriving and Seeing Clearly
Recovery from narcissistic abuse is a process but you can and will get to a place where you see everything clearly, reconnect with your inner self, certain of your own truth and feeling great again about your life and life in general.
51:15
July 21, 2018
Coping During Recovery
In this episode we discuss the good and bad moments that arise, how we can cope while still processing our emotions and feelings during recovery from narcissistic abuse.
45:19
May 28, 2018
Post-Hoover
In this episode we discuss how it feels in the aftermath of a hoover and breaking no contact. We also discuss how to get back on track after breaking no contact.
29:33
May 22, 2018
The Hoover
In this episode, we discuss the narcissist’s hoover and how even an indirect seemingly innocuous hoover can retraumatize a survivor. A recent personal experience with this is discussed as an example of what it looks like and what can happen when the survivor is triggered into breaking no contact.
40:59
May 12, 2018
Apr 15, 2018
This episode takes us on a personal journey from toxicity to recovery following narcissistic abuse. We discuss the first 3 steps to take right after the breakup from a narcissist and how to engage in self-care in order to heal and thrive.
46:03
May 12, 2018
Apr 24, 2018
In this episode we go into a deeper discussion about gaslighting as a method of abuse that the narcissist utilized over the course of a toxic relationship thereby creating cognitive dissonance in their partner. Real life examples, from the milder to the more extreme, are also discussed. Lastly, we touch upon how we can begin to break free from the self doubt and confusion we are left with having come out of such an unhealthy experience.
52:21
May 12, 2018
Coping after the end of the toxic relationship
We briefly touch upon what if feels like for survivors after coming out of a toxic relationship with a narcissist. About the depression and feelings of isolation we may and often do experience. We also briefly discuss coping mechanisms and the time it will take to recover.
24:15
May 12, 2018
May 3, 2018
What is triangulation? We discuss general and personal examples. We also discuss coping mechanisms as past of the recovery process from this destructive emotional abuse by the narcissist.
41:39
May 12, 2018
May 5, 2018
In this episode, we discuss how the narcissist trivializes their partner and his or her accomplishments, and how this form of abuse is highly damaging and psychologically destructive. Personal examples are given to show how it can manifest. We also discuss the survivors’ need for justice and vindication and how we can cope with all of those feelings.
55:41
May 12, 2018
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