If you have survived or are currently living with a narcissistic parent, you are not alone. In this podcast Joanna shares her personal story of surviving a narcissistic parent. She shares both the struggles she's faced, as well as real life tools she has used to work through psychological trauma and CPTSD.
Spoken Word Poem: I Need You To Hold Me
The poem, I Need You To Hold Me, both written & read by Joanna describes the pain that neglect caused in her own life as she grew up. It is vivid & could potentially be a trigger for those who have struggled with self harm addiction.
Episode 14: Healing From Emotional Neglect
In this episode Joanna explains why emotional neglect isn't as widely understood as physical neglect and yet how debilitating it can be. She shares some of her own story as it pertains to being neglected as a child and speaks on 3 things that help to heal that wound.
Episode 13: Lets Talk about Cults
In this episode Joanna shares why she titled this podcast Child Of: Surviving a Narcissistic Cult. She shares pieces of her personal story as she grew up being pushed to conform and assimilate into exactly what her father thought she should be instead of being allowed to grow and learn naturally. She shares how her family put undo stock into a man who, at the end of the day, is just a man, not a god and how she has begun to heal the deep wounds of spiritual abuse.
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Episode 12: 5 Ways To Heal Codependency
In this episode Joanna gets very honest about her own journey with codependency. She explains how to tell if you are struggling with this specific expression of trauma and shares 5 simple ways to begin the healing process.
Episode 11: The Power of Your Story
In this Episode Joanna gets intimate about the fears she faced when deciding to start sharing her story more publicly. She also shares what she has learned so far from being authentic about her experiences and her upbringing.
Episode 10: The Narcissistic Parents Unspoken Relational Contract
In this episode Joanna discusses 18 things that are on the narcissistic parents unspoken relational contract. It may come across as satire, but that is only because the narcissists relational demands are high, extreme and often ridiculous. Each of these points show just how unhealthy, demanding and one-sided relationships are with a narcissistic parent.