Recognizing the Trauma Caused by Narcissists

In this fourth episode of a four-part series, Sandra Beck explains a bit about Post Narcissistic Stress Disorder. This is a recently recognized set of symptoms to help explain and understand your feelings, experiences and responses to having been in — and got out of — a relationship with a narcissist.

Empowerment is a theme that runs through all of Sandra Beck’s work. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million-dollar commission goal, training a stay-at-home mom to perform SEO on websites or speaking to a corporate group about personal and professional growth, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing. Sandra teaches all of her clients how to maximize their lives by using the power of the internet coupled with solid business practices along with the drive of their passions to create the lifestyle of their dreams.

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What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • The kinds of stories narcissists tell others about you and how to handle them
  • What the villain/victim/hero triangle is and how it pertains to you and the narcissist
  • Why it can be so hard to leave a narcissist
  • Why narcissists promise to change, and why that makes us stay with them
  • Why your self-esteem suffers when with a narcissist
  • Why you feel like two different people when in a relationship with a narcissist
  • What it means to have Post Narcissistic Stress Disorder and how to recognize it
  • Some causes of trauma that you might not have considered
  • How to handle emotions that bubble up even long after leaving a narcissist, and why it can take a while for them to emerge
  • Why it is important to forgive yourself before attempting to forgive the narcissist
  • How to begin taking steps toward having healthier relationships
  • What it means to have a “feeling-back” – like a flashback but in feelings rather than images
  • Some of the challenges you might experience in re-entering the dating world
  • Some good qualities to look for in relationships

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