Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic Abuse: A Therapist's Guide to Identifying, Escaping and Healing from Toxic and Manipulative People

Paperback Published on: 29/10/2024
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Published 29/10/2024
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Synopsis

Licensed therapist and narcissism expert Vanessa Reiser offers a guide to identifying narcissistic abuse, especially in interpersonal relationships, sharing practical strategies for healing.

Gaslighting. Love bombing. Hoovering. Triangulating. These are all insidious weapons in the narcissist's toolkit.

Narcissism can be hard to diagnose, but it is one of the hallmarks of abusive relationships. As a therapist specializing in narcissism and domestic abuse, Vanessa Reiser has strategies to help victims to identify, understand and heal from abusive relationships. With a blend of information, education and stories, Reiser defines what narcissistic abuse is, breaks down how it's a form of domestic violence and how narcissists think and operate, uncovering their mindset and motivations, so readers can spot a narcissist more accurately, avoid toxic relationships, escape dangerous situations, and heal from mental, emotional and/or physical trauma.

Readers will learn how to:
- Identify dangerous behaviors and warning signs of narcissistic abuse
- Create an exit strategy to safely escape from an abuser
- Heal from the psychological damage and trauma

Explaining narcissistic personality disorder, clarifying common misconceptions about narcissism, and detailing how narcissism works on a spectrum of benign to malignant, Narcissistic Abuse gives readers a clear picture of what narcissistic abuse entails, using specific situations and examples to show how narcissistic traits translate into real-life behaviours.

Reiser describes the five stages of narcissistic abuse (luring, love bombing, mask slipping, discarding and the smear campaign) and lists common stages and emotions that come after the relationship with a narcissist has been severed (including devastation, confusion, sadness, anger, understanding and healing). With practical tools and a warm, empathetic tone, Narcissistic Abuse provides a clear path for readers to break the cycle and find a path back to themselves.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781035407675
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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