Now that we’ve thoroughly investigated the nature of abuse and the tactics that an abuser uses to control their targets, we should shift our focus to the effects that abuse has on a person. The younger a person is when exposed to abuse, the more likely they are to develop long-lasting emotional problems because of…...
A toxic person can never provide any of the loving support we deserve and expect in a close relationship. To them, another person is simply an extension of themselves. This means that targets have different aspects of the toxic person’s identity projected upon them. Whether they are shaped to embody everything the toxic parent dislikes…...
In this next section, we’ll look at different methods abusers use to accomplish this. These strategies all play on the emotional and mental processes of the target. They’re all about entangling you, and keeping you trapped in the relationship. Let’s start at the very beginning when we’re pulled into the proverbial Venus Flytrap. Love-Bombing As…...
Abusers use various methods of control and manipulation. Understanding these tactics of abuse may help you understand what’s happened and how you can heal.
Sometimes we get so used to the abuse, that it becomes our normal. We don’t even realize what’s going on. Could balance and harmony be your new normal?
Now that I’d left, I couldn’t trust my decision-making ability because I’d clearly made such terrible ones while under my former abuser’s control.
I am joined my spiritual mentor and energy healer Jacqui McGinn. We talk about narcissistic abuse and focus especially on belief, disbelief, and mindset.
We have to remember that our sanity isn’t compromised when we get triggered. It’s quite literally a matter of biology and psychology—our brains on PTSD.
I want to reflect on some of the misinformation that floats around about PTSD. In this week’s pint-sized healing podcast I bust 3 myths about PTSD.
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.