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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put t ...
 
Divorce provides a perfect opportunity to begin identifying and practicing new ways of thinking, being, and doing. Our Journey Beyond Divorce podcasts help you to navigate the shifting world that you currently inhabit, and utilize your struggles as stepping-stones that lead to inner strength, clarity, and confidence. If you are seeking personal one-on-one coaching visit www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.
 
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Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Children develop a sense of right and wrong from their parents. In the beginning, the young child idealizes his mother and father. As he becomes more separate psychologically from them, these idealized parental images are modified and become more realistic. A conscience devel…
 
I used to believe that high conflict divorce and mediation were mutually exclusive, that only amicable couples can mediate their divorce. I was wrong! Listen as Susan Guthrie, Esq. shares how mediation can and does work in high conflict situations. We talk about what you need to know, how to choose the right mediator, other professionals to add to …
 
High level narcissists are gifted at their false self roles: calming, warm, gracious, generous, kind. My book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life explains the workings of the narcissist's false self persona: "If the earth trembles in the presence of the narcissist, this isn't because of his authenticity or force of character. Rather, …
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Like water cascading down a falls, compliments and tributes must flow to the narcissist at all times. He expects and counts on this praise as a lifeline. He recounts endless stories of his triumphs and expects others to tell him "how wonderful he is." "Members of the golden c…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "A ...high level...narcissist doesn't waste time on those who cannot perform for him/her. By seduction or guile he draws to himself those who will feed his constant need for power and admiration. Narcissists use personal relationships as stepping-stones and way stations to suc…
 
Stephanie faced infidelity and broken trust during her marriage. As she began coaching, she realized her patterns and part in the disillusion of her marriage. Her work led her to healthier communication and behaviors in all her relationships. Listen as she shares her fears, struggles and the unexpected treasures found through coaching and leaning i…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The word ruth, which comes from Middle English means "pity," or "compassion." To be ruthless is to treat another person without mercy. Because of the narcissist's skillful use of seductive charm and refined social graces, it is difficult for most people to believe that a narc…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The future partner of the high level narcissist was often the child of an arrogant, demanding narcissistic parent. From his/her earliest days he was conditioned to respond to his parent's arbitrary rules and whims. The narcissistic mother or father conducted himself as a dict…
 
The decision to stay in your marriage or leave involves a host of complex thoughts and emotions that often leave you stuck and confused. Living in a high conflict marriage makes the decision even harder. While it may be obvious to your friends and family, that you should leave, it is significantly more complicated for you. Your spouse’s voice is lo…
 
In times of inner and outer stress, remember to return to yourself for wisdom and guidance. Reading from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life, we are reminded to keep it simple: "A person of integrity and insight leads his lfe with simplicity, seeing things as they really are, without distortion or delusion. In his interaction…
 
For the high level narcissist the world is his/her oyster; he/she commands his professional and personal domains like a medieval knight. Quoting from my book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life describes the high level narcissist's internal psychological state: "The narcissist is never at peace. Quiet and contentment evade him. .He le…
 
High level narcissists are obsessed and preoccupied with the impressions they are making. Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The narcissist is always preoccupied with the impression he/she is making...For some, everything in their environment--homes cars, personal possessions--must reflect a flawless self. Som…
 
Clint reached out for divorce coaching support early on. He could tell he was drowning in an emotional storm and needed help. At first, the conversations were about conflict with his STBX and what was upsetting about her behavior/ Over the course of a few months, Clint began to notice and take responsibility for his part in the difficulties in the …
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "Life with a narcissist is neither simple nor straightforward. It is a complex production that requires the right settings, plots and actors. The narcissist is encircled by a theatrical cast of supporting actors, bit players and extras. ..Good supporting actors are invaluable.…
 
Empaths are extraordinary individuals who experience reality on the deepest levels. They are misunderstood and labelled cruelly as weak, vulnerable, unsociable, uncommunicative, strange. Today's aggressive coarse society treats these individuals with disdain, dismissal and disrespect. Practice deep understanding and appreciation for your true natur…
 
Reading from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life provides a perspective on this process and how it affects you: "Those who live closely with a narcissist - wives, husbands, partners, children are required to be false to themselves. They learned in early childhood that it was unsafe to feel and express the full range of their …
 
Quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "On the surface, the empathy of the narcissist seems to be genuine. With a mastery of social graces and his/her quick study of human nature, the high level narcissistic personality appears to care about our thoughts and feelings... Behind the feigned attentiveness and apparent c…
 
Intuition is your greatest gift. Everyone has some capacity for intuition. Your intuition always tells you the truth. Intuition is a kind of vibration, faster than a blink or the speed of light. We discover our intuitions through Nature, our dreams, in the creativity of the unconscious. The more you use your intuition the more powerful it becomes. …
 
Quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: The narcissist draws a magical golden circle around himself/herself. He convinces his followers that this space is a secret garden or hidden glen. Rules and restrictions that operate in the rest of the world don't apply to those inside this chosen enclave...Those who sit at the …
 
It is challenging in the best of times, especially if you are an empath, to be calm and psychologically centered. In periods of chaos it is more difficult to maintain physical and psychological calm. It is understandable to become overwhelmed: frightened, anxious, depressed, angry, confused. When this is happening remember to be very kind to yourse…
 
To protect ourselves from the incredible charm of the high level narcissist is essential to understand the nature of his/her gifts of beguilement and persuasion. Quoting from my book Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life paints a clear picture:"The high-level narcissist is gifted at radiating immense charm when he/she chooses... Charm i…
 
Empaths are highly perceptive, exquisitely sensitive individuals. They are attuned to their external and internal environments. They feel deeply and are often misunderstood by spouses, family members and the world at large. Empaths who are married to or partnered with high level narcissists have a particularly difficult journey. In this situation e…
 
If you are married to or partnered with a high level narcissist you are possibly in a state of perpetual oxidative stress which includes insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, headaches, etc. To amplify the true nature of these exceedingly cruel individuals I quote from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The n…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life that sets the stage for the high level narcissist: "Like water cascading down a falls, compliments and tributes must flow to the narcissist at all times...Narcissists recount endless stories of his triumphs and expects others to tell him "how wonderful he is." There are "member…
 
Lying is a serious act of betrayal. When you have a relationship with someone whom you trust and they lie to you it has painful consequences to you. Everything about this relationship is now in question, especially if it is close and of length and meaning. The high level narcissist continuously lies. This is so convenient for them. Quote from my bo…
 
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