The Brain & Narcissistic Abuse Aftermath Course
Common reactions to abusers with pathological narcissism
(c) Rhonda Freeman, PhD
Narcissistic abuse can leave a person feeling devastated, insecure, and anxious.
To go from being cherished to despised without reason, is not only perplexing, it’s psychologically harmful. Unfortunately, this is merely one component of narcissistic abuse.
The aftermath of relationships with domestic abusers on the narcissism spectrum (i.e., narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, & psychopathy) are unique and unlike normal post breakups.
Quite often a period of healing and recovery is needed to move forward.
The emotional, psychological, and cognitive changes after these relationships are commonly referred to as “narcissistic abuse syndrome” by many survivors.
Mental health professionals (who work with survivors who loved partners on the pathological narcissism spectrum) will often recognize symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, and trauma related disorders (e.g., PTSD).
I created a course focused on the brain because I want survivors to hear what neuroscience research has to say about reactions to severe stressors, nurturing the brain, and ways to create the best conditions for healing.
This course will share information regarding how the brain responds to certain words, activities, experiences, and exposure.
You will learn which behaviors can potentially stall healing and progress, as well as strategies that can help push someone ahead.
We will dive into the neuroscience behind common aftermath symptoms, as well as look at approaches to care for the brain.
Wondering if neuroscience can be helpful? Decide for yourself.