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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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Some days empaths don't get much done. They are criticized for not being productive. Empaths are unique in their high sensitivity and keen perceptions and intuitions. Empaths are considered very strange by most people. Empaths go through periods of insomnia and sometimes it's chronic. If you can't sleep, rest and be patient with yourself. Practice …
 
The most important difference is the control you have over your emotions. When we react, it is an emotional knee-jerk snap. It is usually as a result of someone ‘pushing our buttons’. We can go from 0 to 100 in seconds. It is sometimes as if we are being taken over by another force as we feel the uncontrollable need to immediately and vehemently at…
 
High level narcissists spend their days exploiting others. This is their style and their deep need to take advantage of every relationship: spouses, partners, ex-spouses, children. When you are partnered with a high level narcissist this individual interferes with the expression of your individuality and creativity. 1. You become part of the Image …
 
After making every effort to mend their marriage, Veronica decided to divorce her wife of almost two decades. Her intention was to navigate this transition with the utmost dignity enabling both her partner and their children to ease into this new reality. Veronica shares the fears and concerns she had, the strategies and tools she carefully crafted…
 
The word "desolation" is from the French going back hundreds of years. It means a state of emptiness or destruction. Growing up with a narcissistic parent(s) you suffered from the beginning. Some of you sensed there was something wrong and frightening about your family. Some children of narcissistic parents wonder if they were switched at birth. Of…
 
We’ve been highlighting the importance of healing before you can create your best next chapter. Today I chat with Clint, a divorced dad who sought support, through both therapy and coaching. We discuss some fears and resistance men have around seeking support as well and the gifts and growth that it provides. Our desire today is to encourage you, o…
 
The high level narcissist is a restless human being. He/she is always seeking narcissistic supplies--those psychological foods that he must have in order to keep his ego sense of self fully inflated.... Those who marry high level narcissists are unaware of their cunning and secrecy. You have been betrayed too many times and treated with disrespect-…
 
High level narcissists cause multiple psychological and emotional traumas in the lives of others, particularly their spouses, ex-spouses, children, in-laws. Always on the hunt for narcissistic supplies which includes a feverish search for people they can exploit, the high level can deleteriously affect a wide swath of people including close family …
 
We need boundaries to experience healthy loving relationships. Yet so many of us did not grow up in families that exhibited healthy boundaries. In fact, we may have experienced quite the opposite and not even understand what a boundary is. If your relationship is facing crisis, while the complexities are unique, you will almost always find an absen…
 
You cannot be the spouse of a high level narcissist and be free to be yourself. The narcissist takes space in certain crevices of your mind and heart that cannot be overlooked. High level narcissists nibble away at our hope, creativity and optimism. They pick at you here and there. For spouses who are more dependent and vulnerable, they can leave t…
 
Qualities of Individuality Independence of Mind- Respecting your thought processes but remaining flexible to changing your perceptions when research and insight individuates your movement to a new direction. Trusting your intuition - Flashes of wisdom that move taster than thought. Appreciate the forces that created you and how you survived and who…
 
The transition of divorce is ripe with surges of emotion and we often label the difficult ones as bad and to be avoided. Today's guest, Karla McLaren believes that emotions are possibly our greatest source of instinct, intelligence, and energy, that they are vital for thinking, healing, decision-making, learning, loving, and understanding others. L…
 
I hear from many partners of predatory narcissistic personalities who have struggled profoundly in their marriages to narcissistic personalities. Living with a narcissistic spouse saps your energy, increases anxiety and hypervigilance, blocks your creative juices, stunts your emotional expression and spontaneity, isolates you from family and friend…
 
We often hear from our clients that they feel like a failure when their relationship is ending - that their divorce is somehow evidence that there is something wrong with them when it comes to having a long-lasting co-commited love relationship. Here's another way to look at it. What if we took the focus off of you, or what you think is wrong with …
 
Andrea had been married 5 years and thought her marriage was as ideal as one could hope for. Suddenly everything fell apart as her husband's two time affair rocked her world and left her broken and grief stricken. Andrea shares what happened next as the 'scales fell from her eyes' and she saw her marriage in a truer light and began to come to terms…
 
Narcissists are constantly projecting their unconscious psychological venom on to others, especially spouses, children and other family members. Inside the privacy of the home, those who revere the image that the narcissist presents in the outside world have no inkling just how ugly the narcissist's personality can be. For those he/she is impressin…
 
High level narcissists are ravenous for new ideas and concepts. If they can't conjure up one themselves, they will steal yours. They become intrigued with you if you have talent. With their charm and believable facade they convince you that you are destined to become an integral part of their corporative team. They cascade you with compliments. The…
 
As you step into your life after divorce, how you think, feel and act will be based on the extent of the healing you have experienced. And your depth of healing will inform what you manifest in your new life chapter. Today we are invited into a uniquely powerful and special ‘secret sauce’ called ThetaHealing. ThetaHealing impacts you on 4 levels...…
 
Quote by Carl Jung "Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser itis. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions." Trapped in a marriage or partnership with a pernicious high level narcissist, an individual obsessed with self and public …
 
Has anyone ever told you that marriage isn't perfect and you should try to stick it out? How about that you are ruining your children's lives if you go forward with the divorce? Are you no longer invited to certain gatherings or social events now that you are about to be or are single? Deciding who to tell, how to tell and when to tell people when …
 
Charming, charismatic, gifted at luring you in and bringing you back when you have decided to leave them. Golden boy high level narcissists seek escape and pleasure to the extreme. When things get tough they run off, escape to their pleasure domes, go on buying sprees, have exciting affairs, spent lots of money on bling--jewelry, fine clothes, fanc…
 
A parasitic narcissist is a merciless taker, feeding off of your emotional and psychological attachment to them, your vulnerability and dependency. They steal your physical and psychological energy and exploit your creative gifts. The narcissist puts you in fight or flight mode, the sympathetic nervous system zone which causes oxidative stress. Whe…
 
Narcissistic mothers come in innumerable sizes, shapes, proclivities, temperaments, dispositions but they have traits in common with regard to the way they treat their children. Being the child of a narcissistic mother is one of the most difficult , complex and painful human roles, Narcissistic mothers: Focus ont hemselves whether they are overt or…
 
Welcome to the FIRST episode of Life After Divorce where we talk about LIFE BY DESIGN NOT DEFAULT. As you begin exploring who you are and who you want to be in this next chapter of life, we invite you to see this new chapter as an adventure, to get to know yourself, be kind and gentle with yourself and know that you part of the adventure will inclu…
 
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