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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.

Dec 23, 2020

Presenting the extreme psychological deprivations and abuse sustained by children of narcissistic mothers.

Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist:

"The narcissistic mother's focus i s on acting out her primitive desires...  This callousness and extreme self involvement leave her children without any form of emotional and psychological sustenance. Mother is an empty lap with no arms for embracing, no warmth for protection, no emotional steadiness for security, no gesture of tenderness."

"Some narcissistic mothers fool many with their pseudo solicitousness about their children's needs."

I tell the true story of the great writer Rudyard Kipling and his sister who suffered from the horrible traumas of being abandoned for many years by their parents. This is based on a psychobiography by psychoanalyst Dr. Leonard Shengold. 

Focus on your self care: rest and sleep that you need and deserve, hydration and nourishing food, movement/exercise your way, your spiritual practice as you define this.