Tag: emotional abuse

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma CBT can be used for all sorts of problems ranging from anxiety, depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. I found this brilliant summary of CBT and have copied it below: The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the 

Common Problems that lead to counselling

Common Problems that lead to counselling

There are many common problems that lead to counselling, and the reasons are as varied as the many predicaments and life circumstances that exist for all people. Everyone has something that is causing them some sort of distress. Relationships, a difficult boss, an inability to 

What Is Malignant Narcissism?

What Is Malignant Narcissism?

Malignant narcissists are by far the most damaging. Not only are they incredibly selfish and self-serving, as in: “What’s in it for me?”,  they also display some antisocial traits and even a sadistic streak as well as a poor sense of self and lack of 

The Drama Triangle – Rescuer, Victim and Persecutor

The Drama Triangle – Rescuer, Victim and Persecutor

The Victim-Rescuer-Persecutor Triangle The psychological drama triangle model is used to explain specific co-dependent, destructive inter-action patterns, which negatively impact our lives. Each position on this drama triangle has unique, readily identifiable characteristics. Whenever a person becomes entangled in any one of these positions, they 

Emotional abuse and how to spot it

Emotional abuse and how to spot it

I created this YouTube video on emotional abuse 11 years ago but the advice is still accurate and applicable today. Abusive partners try to manipulate you through gaslighting, lying and deflection. It’s never their fault and they lead you to believe that you must have 

Life with a narcissist

Life with a narcissist

The term Narcissist is commonly used these days and it seems like everyone can be called one at this point. We all have narcissistic tendencies but most of us have very mild tendencies. Someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder has severe symptoms – selfish, lacking empathy, need 

How to move away from codependency

How to move away from codependency

The root of codependency is the fear of abandonment. In order to move away from codependency, you need to believe in yourself and value yourself enough to know when to walk away, especially if the relationship is toxic. Individuals who fear abandonment often end up 

Do narcissists make good leaders?

Do narcissists make good leaders?

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Examples of emotional abuse in relationships

Examples of emotional abuse in relationships

  Emotional abuse isn’t physical abuse but it is a form of abuse against a person’s spirit and soul. Emotional abuse is far more subtle than physical abuse and causes added anxiety for the victim as there is room for self-doubt. There are many examples 

8 Powerful Books That Will Help You Overcome Emotional Abuse

8 Powerful Books That Will Help You Overcome Emotional Abuse

  Emotional abuse can leave marks that take a long time to fade. Even once an abusive relationship has been escaped, the psychic damage, including flashbacks and negative thought processes, often remain. But these scars can be healed. These eight books offer practical strategies and