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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.

Aug 29, 2019

We are to some degree prisoners of childhood. When we are very little we are small, helpless beings. We depend on or parental figures to sustain us physically, psychologically and emotionally. I find that individuals are incredibly ingenious in the toughest situations as little kids in their capacities to survive. It is wonder to me how some of you have made it through the hells of your childhoods, especially as a child of a narcissistic parent(s). 

There was no love attachment wit the narcissistic parent, no true feelings of warmth, compassion, understanding, empathy. 

Some children learn to protect and keep the precious core of themselves deeply hidden but intact. Growing up in a home with narcissistic parents and family members is no ease feat.

Some individuals marry narcissistic spouses and experience extreme psychological and emotional abuse for years, even decades. 

You come to a time of awakening. You now know that you must make a decision to leave and free yourself from the narcissist.

This is how you thrive:

Putting yourself first. Healing practices: rest, gentle yoga poses, sleep, eat well, rest. 

Creative practices - drawing, writing, journaling, painting, photography.

Develop your own spiritual practice as you define this.

Exercise that calms and strengthens. 

Have a couple of trusted friends who are evolved, who respect and you can trust of fine character.