Learning to recognize the hidden message is paramount when you are trying to free yourself from a toxic person’s influence so we created an Abuse Dictionary
Encountering a toxic person can be daunting. There are some strategies for coping…
What I did not yet realize is that sharing my story would have a profound effect on my own healing process. Or that it could positively influence so many other survivors’ lives as well.
Rick shared the life altering insight of State of Consciousness that helped me better understand myself and shape the consulting, training, coaching and mentoring I’ve done since
Anger is a very powerful emotion. One which society tends to feel is bad and self-indulgent. Yet it has the potential to benefit our relationships.
Parentification and infantalization are strategies to make the victim feel both responsible
Whether by denial, lying or being covertly abusive – phrasing what they say very carefully to intentionally hurt you – an abuser will use gaslighting as just one weapon in an arsenal of many. The tactic is used to alienate and isolate you from others, most especially your loved ones or co-workers.
The silent treatment is commonly used by narcissists and sociopaths. It is dished out as punishment, and means the victim ceases to exist in their world.
Realizing the true extend of the toxic family, and understanding that what happened was in fact abuse is a long and difficult journey. It is only the first step on our road to recovery, but it really is the most important one. That first step toward a better, more healthy life.
I declared Victory every morning as I woke up and every evening as I lay my head on the pillow.