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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.,, LMFT, specializing in the narcissistic personality, She offers in-depth information about the origins and psychodynamics of the narcissistic personality and strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally abused by narcissistic personalities through her global podcasts (The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast) her books:: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narci ...
 
Divorce provides a perfect opportunity to begin identifying and practicing new ways of thinking, being, and doing. Our Journey Beyond Divorce podcasts help you to navigate the shifting world that you currently inhabit, and utilize your struggles as stepping-stones that lead to inner strength, clarity, and confidence. If you are seeking personal one-on-one coaching visit www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.
 
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You have been a primary resource of ego supply to the high level narcissist: adulation, praise, loyalty, creative collaboration. Beneath the extreme confidence, self entitlement and charm, the high level narcissist is an individual who is constantly in need of keeping his ego fully inflated. High level narcissists create a golden circle of follower…
 
Today we are discussing the practice of Mindfulness as a path to reducing stress and living a more present life. The impact of stress can be exhausting or even debilitating over the course of years or decades of a difficult marriage, the uncertainty of divorce and the unfamiliarity of life after divorce. There are many ways of dealing with such str…
 
In a culture rife with hyper-narcissism, the high level narcissist stands out as an individual who gets away with multiple forms of narcissistic abuse visited by spouses, ex-spouses, children, business associate. The false selves of the narcissist are gifted at presenting themselves in the most irresistible way. They are charming, charismatic, tune…
 
Designing a Parenting Plan can feel daunting and overwhelming. The thought of it can trigger anxiety, confusion, and sadness at realizing you will no longer be spending time with your child or children every day. All of this is normal. When possible, it is best for parents to craft a Parenting Plan together. After all, you know your children and yo…
 
After 25 years of marriage, with three adult children, this was supposed to be our time. Yet we had married in our early 20's and over the decades grew apart until there was more contention than ease and no amount of couples counseling seemed to help. John shares his journey through conflict, self doubt and his deep desire to be amicable and protec…
 
Growing up as the child of a narcissistic parent is one of the most difficult and complex life histories a child can experience. The psychopathology of the narcissist is deep and daunting. As a baby and young child you were subjected to the full force of the narcissistic personality. Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist…
 
If you were traumatized as a child, growing up in a narcissistic family, you were often in a state of distress, hypervigilance, chronic anxiety. Your sympathetic nervous system, the fight or flight mode was over-worked. You could not let down and become relaxed. Growing up you were constantly on edge. You were raised by narcissists who could not be…
 
Welcome to today’s episode of “Mastering the Practices of Curiosity and Surrender” with my special guest Adina Tovell. As you enter and settle into your life after divorce, Adina invites you to consider where your thoughts take you each day...do you live in fear and judgement or do you slip into curiosity and inquiry? We examine the limits of one a…
 
If you feel like you are losing your mind as you enter divorce, I want you to know that it’s totally normal. Today I share what happens when you begin the journey through divorce and how your mental and emotional overload show up in your life. I discuss the changes you begin to see in yourself and why things like brain fog, ADD tendencies, short tr…
 
Today we are surrounded by narcissistic personalities, some of them high level: those individuals who are financially and socially successful. Many are exceedingly charming and easily psychologically magnetize people to them. Their identities are defined by their obsession with climbing to the top professionally, monetarily and socially. Nothing el…
 
In today’s episode, You have the power to live your best life. It's time to use it” we invite you to consciously choose how you want to be in your new life. Today’s guest challenges you to notice the difference from your human experience and reactions and your spiritual ones. She states unequivocally that we each have all the power, all the abundan…
 
You made a secret deal with yourself. If you keep giving the high level narcissist a pass on his/her lying by omission and commission he will stay with you---you will not be abandoned! It is very difficult reveal to ourselves that we have been so desperate to have gone against our own well being. The fear of abandonment is overwhelming for many ind…
 
You watch them make their entrances at prestigious private events---their overall "look" is impeccable. There are no flaws anywhere that you would discover even with an illumination device. You ask yourself: "How could anyone be that perfect?" Attention to detail is over the top. Like a perfect film set there is nothing out of place ever. Everythin…
 
Divorce is a situation that brings lots of problems to solve. Big and small, we wrestle with them, trying to figure out solutions that will work to get the results we want. The way we approach these problems can make all the difference between a successful solution and one that creates more problems to deal with. In this podcast, Karen and Carrie e…
 
Many of them go unnoticed at social events, appearing to be self effacing with a low grade ego. Meet the covert narcissist---that individual who is a narcissistic personality without the elaborate persona. They fool a lot of people with their practiced pseudo empathy and fake humility. Covert narcissists are highly competitive, manipulative, intens…
 
Quoting from my book: Freeing Yourself From the Narcissist in Your Life: "The narcissist lives in a world of his making, dominated by inflated illusions of self-importance. His version of reality bears no resemblance to the truth...the narcissist believes that everything flows from him. High level narcissists who have achieved greatly through their…
 
After 30 years of being together, Fiona decided to walk away. After decades of trying, dealing with broken trust, and becoming super angry, she decided enough was enough. Fiona shares her journey through rage, deceit, and financial issues as she learned how to calm her storm, come out in peace, and learn to trust her own decision making. Request a …
 
As much as you have studied, analyzed and experienced the high level narcissist, the unbounded heights of their grand delusions of self are astounding. Watching them perform is both riveting and appalling. The high level narcissist builds his/her delusions over time, starting with the earliest years, particularly if he is the golden child. If you a…
 
For many of us once our divorce is finally complete, we move on to our next big challenges of co parenting with our ex, navigating our new finances and generally figuring out this new and unfamiliar chapter of life. Today's show highlights critical business that is often left undone, causing further struggle and frustration down the road. Our guest…
 
Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist: "In the parasympathetic some individuals hear words of healing insight. Others see rich beautiful colors...As you experience the parasympathetic consistently you internalize this experience as part of your real self." (Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist -Linda Martinez-Lewi…
 
Today's topic is part four of our four part series on triggers. We're talking about after the trigger and what to do when everyone is calm. Sometimes the triggers are anger and frustration. Sometimes the triggers are guilt and shame and fear and all those other things. And those are things that get in our way and get us stuck and make it hard to mo…
 
Whether you are facing debt as a result of your divorce or as an extention of other events that lead to your divorce, it is often drenched in guilt and shame. As a result, we often avoid or delay the inevitable which involves finding our way back to living debt free. We discuss the causes of and solutions to all types of debt with Leslie Tayne, who…
 
Married to and partnered with a high level narcissist, you are constantly trapped in their psychological quicksand. Like gravity you are drawn back to them In the beginning they stood out as charming, delightful, desirable. You were attracted to the high level's extraordinary self confidence. You felt the power of this force of magnetic personality…
 
The small child inside the empath needs and is entitled to special attention. Here are some of the ways that you activate kindness, appreciation and understanding. You become calmer, stronger and increase your physical, mental and psychological stamina as well as moving into the restorative parasympathetic body/mind systems. Get comfortable when yo…
 
As a child you were the peacemaker, child servant, invisible child, the quiet one in your family. As a child you didn't fit in with your family. They had an image of themselves that was developed and highly polished, especially if you had a narcissistic parent or narcissistic mother and father. Everything had to be perfect at all times including th…
 
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