Love letter to co-narcissists #healing #CPTSR #CPTSD #codependency

(note: a co-narcissist is someone who has been targeted by a narcissist and is dealing with the effects of complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD / CPTSR / codependency)) I believe Love is the greatest power in the Universe. I have seen it work miracles time and time again. Recently, I had the honor and privilege … More Love letter to co-narcissists #healing #CPTSR #CPTSD #codependency

Starving to Give is the most damaging flaw of a co-narcissist (Cinderella Part Deux) (healing after narcissistic abuse)

Starving to Give is an attempt at belonging that doesn’t lead to the satisfaction of true connection. Debbie Happy Cohen, Founder of Joy-Based Living programs and coaching community Quick definition of co-narcissist: A co-narcissist is the person who is (or was) targeted by a pathological narcissist, and now has a unique set of superpowers, wounds … More Starving to Give is the most damaging flaw of a co-narcissist (Cinderella Part Deux) (healing after narcissistic abuse)

Shamelessly reveal the truth about your self-worth (healing after narcissistic abuse) (co-narcissists, this one’s for you)

When Shame Begets Shame by Christine Louis de Canonville has become my favorite go-to resource and reference for those who are healing from the effects of narcissistic abuse (culturally and personally, but especially the latter, and even more so if you were shaped by a narcissistic parent or sibling). Chapters 1, 16 and 17 are very … More Shamelessly reveal the truth about your self-worth (healing after narcissistic abuse) (co-narcissists, this one’s for you)

Why I find narcissists so very compelling and why co-narcissists are the real heroes of the story (Batman)

I find narcissists so very compelling because, point blank: They have brought out the hero in me. And in many people I care about. Henry Boseley, in a great video essay, argues “Why Batman Is The Best Superhero” (https://youtu.be/b4lRkI2ScuA). I’m not sure if I agree with him about Batman, but I’ve always felt the Joker was … More Why I find narcissists so very compelling and why co-narcissists are the real heroes of the story (Batman)

Why I love co-narcissists and why you should too

(note: a co-narcissist is someone who has been targeted by a narcissist and is dealing with the effects of complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD / CPTSR / codependency)) I dislike labeling people. I dislike labels so much that I chose NOT to become a psychologist after achieving a Master’s Degree in family counseling. I thought … More Why I love co-narcissists and why you should too

Definition of co-narcissist (Cinderella)

More and more people are waking up to the devastating effects of narcissistic abuse, personally, professionally and as a society. This is AWESOME. And… there is a learning curve involved. Since I’ll be writing more about co-narcissists for the purposes of healing and thriving, I want to offer you a clear and thorough definition and … More Definition of co-narcissist (Cinderella)

Toxic Fumes (part 1 of 2) Healing from Narcissistic Abuse – core shame, co-dependence, co-narcissist

After reading Christine Canonville’s book Shame Begets Shame, my eyes are now wide open to the harm of co-dependency literature for people who are healing from narcissistic abuse (which could have happened through parents, a sibling, or even bullying at school). The co-dependency literature isn’t just outdated, it’s misplaced and dangerous, like being given the … More Toxic Fumes (part 1 of 2) Healing from Narcissistic Abuse – core shame, co-dependence, co-narcissist

Giving someone too many chances – Healing cptsr cptsd codependency

I recorded this on a gorgeous drive and forgot to mention in the video that the complete list of shared agreements is available in the 12 Practices e-book! For a free download of the emotional chart, visit joybasedliving.com and search “emotional rainbow” For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those … More Giving someone too many chances – Healing cptsr cptsd codependency

Reciprocity, Emotional Abandonment, and Healing CPTSR CPTSD codependency #emotionalrainbow #print

Hello Friends, Recording this video was hard because it required me to access and process some deeper pain. With that came the gifts of clarity and breakthroughs, in the form of self-compassion. So I’m grateful. But still… it was hard. I hope you find it helpful on your journey forward. #imperfectandawesome Emotional literacy is key … More Reciprocity, Emotional Abandonment, and Healing CPTSR CPTSD codependency #emotionalrainbow #print

90 seconds – heal cptsr, cptsd, codependency – trade flags for waves

Enjoy a free download of today’s graphic (click to enlarge): For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those terms in the search bar (in the website footer) at https://joybasedliving.com/ Debbie Happy Cohen is a master coach with a graduate degree in counseling. She’s the founder of Joy-Based Living, an online … More 90 seconds – heal cptsr, cptsd, codependency – trade flags for waves