Living with narcissistic abuse – resources for healing – response to a reader

If you or someone you care about is living with narcissistic abuse, the very best thing you can do is educate yourself. This video is a response to a reader who wrote: I have been living with a narcissistic person for 53 years . . . I just want to know how to live with … More Living with narcissistic abuse – resources for healing – response to a reader

A prayer for surrendering feelings of powerlessness, let them be replaced with love

Please pray with me. Thank you. Much love, Happy D 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 A prayer for surrendering feelings of powerlessness, let them be replaced with love

The harm of indifference and the healing power of love #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

If there was a simple healing formula for CPTSR, it would be an embodied experience of: awareness acceptance articulation allowing The body knows how to heal itself. So does the mind. They work in tandem, they are connected at all times. My hope is that by sharing these messages, you will be able to improve … More The harm of indifference and the healing power of love #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

Trauma – a personal note from me

Why would anybody – ever – in the history of humankind – put the brakes on their joy – if they hadn’t experienced some kind of trauma?They wouldn’t. Now, some people respond to trauma by repeating the behavior and traumatizing others. Because it’s familiar. Other people respond to trauma by repeating their experience, allowing themselves … More Trauma – a personal note from me

3 metaphors for healing cultural and personal trauma (CPTSD) (CPTSR)

You deserve to swim fast, fly free, run like Secretariat and enjoy your treasure every single day of your life! So many metaphors, so little time!  PENGUINS AND SEAGULLS When I first started the Joy-Based Living conversation and community, I saw us cleaning ourselves and each other of cultural wounds (shame, abandonment, betrayal) the way … More 3 metaphors for healing cultural and personal trauma (CPTSD) (CPTSR)

Brand New – BRING IT ON! Exchange Toxic Shame for Healthy Self-Connection

https://payhip.com/b/YKL2 BRING IT ON! Exchange Toxic Shame for Healthy Self-Connection This program is for anyone who is doing inner healing work and who understands that wounds get stored in our bodies; therefore, healing must happen in the body, not just the mind. If you DO WANT: to experience a day-to-day normal sense of contentment, ease, clarity … More Brand New – BRING IT ON! Exchange Toxic Shame for Healthy Self-Connection

The opposite of addiction is connection – tribal support, lizard lady, and why JBL

The intent of this article isn’t to define addiction, I’ll assume if you’re here reading this blog, you have a pretty good clue that pretty much all of us are addicted to something. Some see addiction as a disease or a disorder. Maybe that’s true, but I see it more as a “dee-fense” (like the … More The opposite of addiction is connection – tribal support, lizard lady, and why JBL

The one lie the nark needs you to buy (hint – Scar from Lion King) (Coach Notes)

One of the biggest challenges I face when coaching someone who continues to bump into the same roadblock is uncovering the false belief that is running their inner software. To do this, I always assume that there is a protector in them that’s gotten out of control and who is no longer serving the person. … More The one lie the nark needs you to buy (hint – Scar from Lion King) (Coach Notes)