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Powerful strategies and effective skills to break free and move beyond narcissistic abuse. Hosted by Certified Life Strategist, Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Coach, Best Selling Author, and Advocate for Victims of Narcissistic Abuse - Carmen Sakurai.

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Choose You: Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse Carmen Sakurai, Certified Life Strategist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Powerful strategies and effective skills to break free and move beyond narcissistic abuse. Hosted by Certified Life Strategist, Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Coach, Best Selling Author, and Advocate for Victims of Narcissistic Abuse - Carmen Sakurai.

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    17. Surviving Quarantine With a Narcissist

    17. Surviving Quarantine With a Narcissist

    We Are Talking About:
    I'll give you some Coping strategies to help survive COVID 19 lockdown while living with a narcissist or other toxic people
     
    Downloads, Episode Resources & Discussion: Episode #17 Page
    Do you have questions? Need to vent to someone who's been there? Text me directly & privately. https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Articles, Courses, Free Guides & Checklists: https://npd.carmensakurai.com 
    Text Me Your Questions: https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Join My Support Group: https://carmensakurai.com/emailgroup
     
     


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    • 13 min
    16. Surviving Self Isolation During COVID-19

    16. Surviving Self Isolation During COVID-19

    We Are Talking About:
    Strategies to help survive the COVID 19 self isolation, while taking care of your mental and emotional health.
    Download All Episode Resources & Discussion: Episode #16 Page
    Do you have questions? Need to vent to someone who's been there? Text me directly & privately. https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Articles, Courses, Free Guides & Checklists: https://npd.carmensakurai.com 
    Text Me Your Questions: https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Join My Support Group: https://carmensakurai.com/emailgroup


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    • 11 min
    15. Should I Feel Sorry for the Narcissist?

    15. Should I Feel Sorry for the Narcissist?

    We’re Talking About: I’m frequently asked by survivors if instead of going no contact, they should try and understand the hows and whys the narcissist in their life became that way… and if they should stick around to give the narcissist the love, compassion, and patience they seem to lack in their lives.  
    Episode Resources & Discussion: Episode #15 Page
    Articles, Courses, Free Guides & Checklists: https://npd.carmensakurai.com 
    Text Me Your Questions: https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Join My Support Group: https://carmensakurai.com/emailgroup
     
     


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    • 4 min
    14. Victim Blaming, Re-Traumatization, and 4 False Victim Shaming Beliefs

    14. Victim Blaming, Re-Traumatization, and 4 False Victim Shaming Beliefs

    We’re Talking About: I will be addressing some important issues regarding victim shaming and victim blaming, and how those who are not familiar with NPD abuse inadvertently re-traumatize survivors. 4 False Victim Shaming Beliefs And more…  
    Episode Resources & Discussion: Episode #14 Page
    Articles, Courses, Free Guides & Checklists: https://npd.carmensakurai.com 
    Text Me Your Questions: https://carmensakurai.com/textcoach
    Join My Support Group: https://carmensakurai.com/emailgroup
     
     


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    • 9 min
    13. Symptoms of NPD Abuse and Common Characteristics of Abuse Victims

    13. Symptoms of NPD Abuse and Common Characteristics of Abuse Victims

    We're Talking About:

    Quick review of what Cognitive Dissonance is

    8 of the most common damages caused by narcissists

    12 common characteristics of NPD abuse victims

    ... and more

    Tools & Resources from This Episode:

    Grab Your Worksheet

    THIS WORKSHEET INCLUDES…

    Damages Caused by Narcissists

    Common Characteristics of Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

    A Printout to Remind You that YOU are the Source of Your Love, Strength, and Identity… not the narc.

    Carmen’s 20-Month Long Distance Relationship with a Narcissist

    If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the 24-hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or the 24-hr Crisis Text Line by texting “HELP” to 741-741. Or call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

    Q&A Tuesday Submissions:

    Do you have questions you want answered on an upcoming “Q & A Tuesdays” episode about NPD and recovering from narcissistic abuse? Send me a message at dearcarmen@carmensakurai.com.

    NPD Abuse Recovery Courses, Coaching, & Free Resources:

    After my last encounter with a narcissistic abuser, I threw all my knowledge, research, and first-hand experiences into my recovery to finally shatter the mask, release the toxic bond, and break free. Let me help you do the same. https://npd.carmensakurai.com/

    Was this Show Helpful?

    Please leave a quick review on iTunes. Sharing what you like about this podcast helps other survivors who are looking for validation, facts, solutions, & support find us... not to mention how much I appreciate reading your feedback. Thank you!

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    • 10 min
    12. Tips for Dealing with Narcissists in the Workplace

    12. Tips for Dealing with Narcissists in the Workplace

    We're Talking About:

    I'll be covering some strategies to help working with a narcissist more productive and tolerable

    What a narcissistic boss or coworker looks like

    10 tips to help make working with a narcissist more productive and tolerable

    When you should call it "quits"

    ... and more

    If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the 24-hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or the 24-hr Crisis Text Line by texting “HELP” to 741-741. Or call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

    Q&A Tuesday Submissions:

    Do you have questions you want answered on an upcoming “Q & A Tuesdays” episode about NPD and recovering from narcissistic abuse? Send me a message at dearcarmen@carmensakurai.com.

    NPD Abuse Recovery Courses, Coaching, & Free Resources:

    After my last encounter with a narcissistic abuser, I threw all my knowledge, research, and first-hand experiences into my recovery to finally shatter the mask, release the toxic bond, and break free. Let me help you do the same. https://npd.carmensakurai.com/

    Was this Show Helpful?

    Please leave a quick review on iTunes. Sharing what you like about this podcast helps other survivors who are looking for validation, facts, solutions, & support find us... not to mention how much I appreciate reading your feedback. Thank you!

    Get full access to Survivors' Pocket Coaching at chooseyou.substack.com/subscribe

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Elle Em Esse ,

Thank you so much!

This podcast has changed my life. Thank you so much!! I listened to every episode 2-3x. I listened to the whole pod in one night the first time. Awesome stuff. Helped me tremendously. Thanks again!!!!

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GOOD ADVICE!

If you have a narc ANYWHERE in you life, listen ASAP to every single one of these segments.

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