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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 the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

Apr 8, 2022

As a young child you were a psychological captive to your narcissistic parent.(s). You grew up in a house where trauma reigned day and night. You never felt safe, cherished or wanted. Your mother was completely self absorbed; her world revolved around her "wants" and "needs." There was no psychological or emotional space for her children. Narcissistic dad was obsesed with his business pursuits and spent very little time at home. When he finally arrived, dad was distracted and moody. You knew he didn't want to be there. You wondered if you came from this family. You never truly belonged. 

Years later your married or partnered with a high level narcissist. After the preliminary months of optimism about the marriage, the narcissistic spouse showed his/her true nature. The demands, humiliations and projections by the high level narcissist come forth in huge volleys as this partner forces his/her control over you. Your stress levels increase and you are constantly in fight or flight mode, the sympathetic nervous system. You have chronic insomnia along with insomnia. After years of this psychological and emotional abuse you know that you can no longer remain in this non-relationship. You are being re-trumatized and the remnants of narcisistic abuse from childhood have arisen.

At a point of insight and awakening you make the decision to separate out and free yourself from the high level narcissist. You are listening to the voice of your intuition and research.  Practice self care: rest and sleep are a priority, nourishing food, good hydration, movement and exercise, spending time with Nature, working with your unique creativity, discovering a form of spiritual practice as you define this, honoring your individuality and the rediscovery of your true self, using your many unique creativity gifts. 

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