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The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast provides a trauma-informed evidence based perspective on topics related to abusive power and control dynamics. Selected as one of Feedspot's Top 10 Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcasts of 21, 2022, and 2023. Host Manya Wakefield is a recovery coach, educator and author specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy and post-traumatic stress recovery. Download your FREE of the e-Book 'Are Your in An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?' https://bit.ly/2zfZeu3 For One-On-One Coaching visit https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/narcissistic-abuse-recovery-coaching/

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The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast provides a trauma-informed evidence based perspective on topics related to abusive power and control dynamics. Selected as one of Feedspot's Top 10 Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcasts of 21, 2022, and 2023. Host Manya Wakefield is a recovery coach, educator and author specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy and post-traumatic stress recovery. Download your FREE of the e-Book 'Are Your in An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?' https://bit.ly/2zfZeu3 For One-On-One Coaching visit https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/narcissistic-abuse-recovery-coaching/

    Julie Levine: A Coercive Control Advocate Battles A Rare Form Of Cancer

    Julie Levine: A Coercive Control Advocate Battles A Rare Form Of Cancer

    In Episode 21 of the Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast, we delve into the topic ‘Julie Levine: A Coercive Control Advocate Battles A Rare Form of Cancer,’ and the disturbing similarities between Julie and Catherine Kassenoff's experiences of coercive control, child custody in the Westchester Family Court, and adverse health outcomes.

    Like Catherine, Julie has allegedly suffered from years of cruel post-separation abuse from her ex-husband, Robert Levine, President of Food Direct, whose treatment of Julie was found to be "cruel and inhuman" by the court. After Julie's escape, she says Robert has withheld the financial judgement she won 20 years ago and made good on his promise that she would be forever estranged from her children, Jared and Jason.

    Julie has spent the last two decades advocating for survivors. However after decades of stress and heartache, she was diagnosed with MPN (Myeloproliferative neoplasms), a rare blood cancer. Please donate to help Julie today https://www.gofundme.com/f/julie-from-julies-bloomies-needs-our-help?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer



    EPISODE OVERVIEW

    - Julie Levine's story

    - Similarities to Catherine Kassenoff's story

    - Post-separation abuse

    - Parent-child estrangement

    - Financial abuse

    - Vexatious Litigation

    - The link between coercive control and cancer

    - The systemic abuse of coercive control survivors





    LINKS + RESOURCES

    - Julie's GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/f/julie-from-julies-bloomies-needs-our-help?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer⁠

    - Until You Say Uncle Again - ⁠https://untilyousayuncleagain.wordpress.com/

    - Wakefield, M (2023, February 18). ‘PTSD + Depression Comorbidity Increase Risk of Mortality In Women.’ ⁠https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/ptsd-and-depression/⁠

    - Levine, J. (2020) 'The Use of Isolation in Coercive Control.' Narcissistic Abuse Rehab. https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/the-use-of-isolation-in-coercive-control/

    - Reingle Gonzaleza, J.M., Jetelinaa, K.K., Olaguea, S., Olaguea, J.G. (2018) Violence against women increases cancer diagnoses: Results from a meta-T analytic review. Preventative Medicine. Pages 168-179.

    - Cumming, C. (2018) West Orange Resident Being Sued For 10 Million Dollars By Ex-Husband. Tap Into West Orange.

    - Cumming, C. (2023) Former West Orange Resident & Inspirational Volunteer Diagnosed with Rare Blood Cancer Needs Help. Tap Into West Orange.

    - Julie Levine v. Robert Levine, NY Slip Op 19284 [2 AD3d 498] December 8, 2003 Appellate Division, Second Department As corrected through Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. 

    - Heid, M. (2014) How stress affects cancer risk. University of Texas MD Cancer Center.



    DISCLAIMER

    Every effort has been made to present accurate and verifiable information. Listeners are encouraged to conduct their own research to further understand Julie's journey and the challenges she and other coercive control survivors faces in their battle against cancer. Narcissistic Abuse Rehab takes no responsibility for any actions or decisions made based on the information provided in this episode.

    • 9 min
    How Family Court Enabled The Coercive Control of Catherine Kassenoff featuring Amy Polacko

    How Family Court Enabled The Coercive Control of Catherine Kassenoff featuring Amy Polacko

    In Episode 20 of the Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast, we explore the topic ‘How Family Court Enabled The Coercive Control of Catherine Kassenoff,’  in an exclusive interview with renowned journalist and divorce coach, Amy Polacko.

    Catherine alleged that she suffered years of punishing post-separation abuse from her ex-spouse, Allan Kassenoff. We analyze how biases in the family court system allegedly allowed Allan to use a psychological theory that has been discredited and debunked by the American Bar Association, the American Psychology Association, and the UN to gain sole custody and wage an endless campaign of psychological terror that ended in tragedy. #IAmCatherineKassenoff





    EPISODE OVERVIEW

    - Catherine Kassenoff's story

    - Post-separation abuse

    - Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

    - The patholigization of women in the family court system

    - DARVO: Definition + Mechanics

    - Vexatious litigation

    - The Privilege of Rage

    - Case Studies: Tina Turner, Amber Heard, Angelina Jolie

    - The commodification of child custody disputes

    - Meta-patriarchal violence

    - Jennifer's Law

    - The link between PTSD and Depression Comorbidity and Female Mortality

    - Child mortality in child custody disputes

    - Coercive control + femicide

    - UN Special Rapporteur Reem Alsalem’s Statement





    LINKS + RESOURCES

    - Amy Polacko’s Official Website - https://www.freedomwarrior.info

    - Wakefield, M (2023, February 18). ‘PTSD + Depression Comorbidity Increase Risk of Mortality In Women.’ https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/ptsd-and-depression/

    - Statement by Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women + Girls, Its Causes, and Consequences, 53rd session of the Human Rights Council. June 22, 2023. https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/issues/women/sr/statements/2023-06-22-SR-VAWG-HRC53-statement.pdf

    -United Nations (2023, June 23) ‘Urgent reform needed to shield women and children from violence during custody battles. UN News. https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/06/1138057’

    - Polacko, A. (2021, December 14) ‘Empty Home for the Holidays: Mothers Who Can’t See Their Children Blame Broken Family Court System.’ Ms. https://msmagazine.com/2021/12/14/mothers-children-family-court-divorce-domestic-violence-child-abuse/

    - Polacko, A. (2023, June 5) ‘Remembering Catherine Kassenoff and Continuing the Fight for Fair U.S. Child Custody Outcomes.’ Ms. https://msmagazine.com/2023/06/05/catherine-kassenoff-death-child-custody-divorce-court/

    - Polacko, A. (2023, June 12) ‘Allan Kassenoff Resigns After Public Outcry Over Wife Catherine’s Apparent Suicide.’ Ms. Magazine. https://msmagazine.com/2023/06/12/allan-kassenoff-resigns/

    - Thomas R.M. and Richardson, J.T. (2015, July 1) 'Parental Alienation Syndrome: 30 Years On and Still Junk Science.' The American Bar Association.  https://www.americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/judges_journal/2015/summer/parental_alienation_syndrome_30_years_on_and_still_junk_science/

    - Wakefield, M. (2023, January 27) ‘Why Is Parental Alienation Syndrome So Controversial?’ https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/what-is-parental-alienation-syndrome/

    - Alltucker, K.(2023, July 17) ‘A child dies every 6 days amid custody fights, family court lapses. Advocates want change.’ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/07/17/child-deaths-during-custody-battles/70383774007/

    - Syal, Rajeev. (2022, June 2) ‘Why did the Depp-Heard libel outcomes differ in the US and the UK.’ The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/jun/02/johnny-depp-amber-heard-libel-outcomes-differ-us-uk





    DISCLAIMER

    Views expressed by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the podcast. Read our full disclaimer: https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/the-coercive-control-of-catherine-kassenoff/

    • 42 min
    Navigating Child Custody Challenges With A Highly Narcissistic Co-Parent

    Navigating Child Custody Challenges With A Highly Narcissistic Co-Parent

    'Navigating Child Custody Challenges With A Highly Narcissistic Co-Parent' is an exclusive interview with attorney Derek Jacques, Esq. an award winning attorney. He is renowned for his expertise in divorce and child custody cases, earning him recognition on Fox News and Michigan Lawyers Weekly for his impressive legal victories. 

    ⁠The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast⁠ is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast aims to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based perspective on this topic. In 2021, the series ranked among the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in the Mental Health genre in the USA. In January 2022, The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast was named one of ⁠Feedspot’s 10 Best Narcissistic Abuse Podcasts⁠.

    For more information visit ⁠narcissisticabuserehab.com⁠

    ONE-ON-ONE COACHING To book a consultation with recovery coach Manya Wakefield send an email to hello [at] narcissisticabuserehab [dot] com

    DOWNLOAD Access your free copy of ⁠'Are You In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?'⁠

    SOCIALS @narcabuserehab or @narcissisticabuserehab on ⁠Medium⁠, ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠YouTube⁠.

    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED 



    - Narcissistic Abuse Rehab on Patreon: http://patreon.com/narcissisticabuserehab

    - The Mitten Law Firm - https://www.mittenlaw.com

    - Pitchal, Erik S. (2023) Matter of Aisha R. (Ariel T.) Family Court, Kings County. New York State Law Reporting Bureau.



    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast expresses the content creator's thoughts and opinions. It provides general information only. Please seek the relevant professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the information in this video.

    • 17 min
    Why Normal Conflict Resolution Strategies Don’t Work With High Conflict People with special guest Samantha Drum, Esq.

    Why Normal Conflict Resolution Strategies Don’t Work With High Conflict People with special guest Samantha Drum, Esq.

    'WHY NORMAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION DOESN’T WORK WITH HIGH CONFLICT PERSONALITIES' is an exclusive interview with high conflict strategist Samantha Drum, Esq. In this episode we explore the definition and characteristics of high conflict people, boundary-setting techniques, and tips for creating positive outcomes. We talk about examples of high conflict dynamics in HBO's 'Succession,' and real world examples from legendary survivor Tina Turner to the litigious con artist 'Dirty John' Meehan. We also touch on the high conflict divorces of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as well as Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans.

    ⁠The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast⁠ is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast aims to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based perspective on this topic. In 2021, the series ranked among the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in the Mental Health genre in the USA. In January 2022, The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast was named one of ⁠Feedspot’s 10 Best Narcissistic Abuse Podcasts⁠.

    For more information visit ⁠narcissisticabuserehab.com⁠

    ONE-ON-ONE COACHING To book a consultation with recovery coach Manya Wakefield send an email to hello [at] narcissisticabuserehab [dot] com

    DOWNLOAD Access your free copy of ⁠'Are You In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?'⁠

    SOCIALS @narcabuserehab or @narcissisticabuserehab on ⁠Medium⁠, ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠YouTube⁠.

    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED 

    - ControlledConfrontation.com - The official website of Samantha Drum, Esq.

    - O’Neil, Lorena (2023, May 25) ‘Tina Turner Was Open About Her Abuse. Now, Her Legacy Is Saving Survivors.’ Rolling Stone.

    - Naftulin, Julia (2023, April 16) ‘Narcissism, Psychopathy, and More - Here’s What Therapists See In Each Key Player on “Succession.”’ Insider.

    - Hippensteel, Chris. (2023, June 3) ‘Ioan Gruffudd’s Daughter Files Restraining Order Against Him and Girlfriend.’ The Daily Beast.

    - Goffard, Christopher. (2017, October 1) ‘Dirty John.’ The Los Angeles Times.

    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast expresses the content creator's thoughts and opinions. It provides general information only. Please seek the relevant professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the information in this video.

    • 49 min
    Virginie Efira Advocates for Coercive Control Legislation in France

    Virginie Efira Advocates for Coercive Control Legislation in France

    Virginie Efira is currently starring in the psychological thriller Just The Two of Us (L’Amour et les Forêts) by Valérie Donzelli. While promoting the new movie at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival she highlighted the absence of coercive control legislation in France, where domestic violence is an epidemic, despite the criminalization of psychological abuse in 2010.

    The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast aims to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based perspective on this topic. In 2021, the series ranked among the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in the Mental Health genre in the USA. In January 2022, The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast was named one of Feedspot’s 10 Best Narcissistic Abuse Podcasts.

    For more information visit narcissisticabuserehab.com

    ONE-ON-ONE COACHING To book a consultation with recovery coach Manya Wakefield send an email to hello [at] narcissisticabuserehab [dot] com

    DOWNLOAD Access your free copy of 'Are You In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?'

    SOCIALS @narcabuserehab or @narcissisticabuserehab on Medium, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, (2009.) 'Emotional Neglect.' Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (Fourth Edition). Retrieved on January 16, 2023 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/psychology/emotional-neglect


    Erlanger, S. (2010) 'France Makes "Psychological Violence" a Crime.' The New York Times.
    Wakefield, M. (2023) 'Virginie Efira Advocates for Coercive Control Legislation in France.' Narcissistic Abuse Rehab.

    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast expresses the content creator's thoughts and opinions. It provides general information only. Please seek the relevant professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the information in this video.

    • 6 min
    Emotional Ghosting: 10 Signs of Emotional Abandonment

    Emotional Ghosting: 10 Signs of Emotional Abandonment

    'EMOTIONAL GHOSTING: 10 SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABANDONMENT' explores the definition and signs of emotional ghosting in interpersonal relationships as well as effective recovery tips. 

    The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast aims to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based perspective on this topic. In 2021, the series ranked among the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in the Mental Health genre in the USA. In January 2022, The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast was named one of Feedspot’s 10 Best Narcissistic Abuse Podcasts.

    For more information visit narcissisticabuserehab.com

    ONE-ON-ONE COACHING To book a consultation with recovery coach Manya Wakefield send an email to hello [at] narcissisticabuserehab [dot] com

    DOWNLOAD Access your free copy of 'Are You In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?'

    SOCIALS @narcabuserehab or @narcissisticabuserehab on Medium, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

    RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, (2009.) 'Emotional Neglect.' Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (Fourth Edition). Retrieved on January 16, 2023 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/psychology/emotional-neglect
    Wakefield, M., 'Emotional Ghosting: 10 Signs of Emotional Abandonment,' NarcissisticAbuseRehab.com. January 16, 2023. Retrieved on January 16, 2023 from https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/emotional-ghosting/

    DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast expresses the content creator's thoughts and opinions. It provides general information only. Please seek the relevant professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the information in this video.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

rachrae ,

Eight minutes minutes changed my life.

I am in my forties and have never been able to please my father. I have listened to one episode four times, finding something new each time. EVERYTHING MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. It was never my fault!

siena martha ,

Much needed

Helped me when I was trying to get past my trauma

PlatformDaddy ,

I’m learning now

It’s amazing how far they go. I never really mattered

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