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Trauma & Narcissism Redefined is to help women thrive after the devastating effects from the trauma of narcissistic abuse. Hosted by Caroline Strawson, best-selling author, speaker and award-winning Trauma Therapist & Coach and founder of the #1 Trauma Informed Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme using a unique integration of tools such as Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Breath Work & Positive Psychology to help you move form Post Traumatic Stress To Post Traumatic Growth. The podcast is your safe space for support, education and awareness around gaslighting, trauma bonds, codependency, complex PTSD and surviving narcissistic abuse to thrive and flourish. This is your safe space where we understand anger, toxicity and the guilt you can feel from the narcissist and this podcast is designed to take you from trauma, struggle and pain to transformation, purpose & strength. You are not alone and we heal together.

Trauma & Narcissism Redefined Caroline Strawson

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Trauma & Narcissism Redefined is to help women thrive after the devastating effects from the trauma of narcissistic abuse. Hosted by Caroline Strawson, best-selling author, speaker and award-winning Trauma Therapist & Coach and founder of the #1 Trauma Informed Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme using a unique integration of tools such as Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Breath Work & Positive Psychology to help you move form Post Traumatic Stress To Post Traumatic Growth. The podcast is your safe space for support, education and awareness around gaslighting, trauma bonds, codependency, complex PTSD and surviving narcissistic abuse to thrive and flourish. This is your safe space where we understand anger, toxicity and the guilt you can feel from the narcissist and this podcast is designed to take you from trauma, struggle and pain to transformation, purpose & strength. You are not alone and we heal together.

    Sound Sensitivity, Trauma & Narcissistic Abuse

    Sound Sensitivity, Trauma & Narcissistic Abuse

    Join the waitlist for my Safe and Sound Protocol program: https://carolinestrawson.com/ssp-waitlist
     
    Do you ever find yourself unable to enjoy the music you once loved or find that your ears are particularly sensitive to loud noises? 
     
    You're not alone. This can be a common experience for those who have endured significant stress or trauma. In my case, I experienced this first-hand during my marriage to my ex-husband, who was a covert narcissist.
     
    Over time, I developed a heightened sensitivity to sound. If someone dropped something near me, I wouldn't just startle like most people; I would jump out of my skin. This extreme response is a common consequence of narcissistic abuse and trauma.
     
    In this episode, we will explore:
    What is a heightened startle response? How to manage and overcome it The biology behind heightened startle responses Why we tune out background noise and focus on human voices  
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/ Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 16 min
    Why is talking about Narcissistic Abuse frowned upon in society?

    Why is talking about Narcissistic Abuse frowned upon in society?

    Pre-order my new book here: http://carolinestrawson.com/pre-order
     
    Narcissism is a topic I’m really passionate about because I believe it’s widely misunderstood. The term "narcissistic" is often overused in our society, with many people being labelled as narcissists without truly exhibiting those traits.
     
    Misusing the word "narcissistic" diminishes the experiences of those who have genuinely suffered from narcissistic abuse, invalidating their trauma and making it harder for them to be heard and understood.
     
    In this episode, we will explore:
    The importance of breaking the taboo around narcissism and discussing it openly The need to share and acknowledge our experiences with abusive relationships without shame The fact that domestic abuse is not the only form of abuse and why recognising other forms is crucial  
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/ Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 18 min
    How to Parent with a Narcissist

    How to Parent with a Narcissist

    Join my FREE parenting masterclass: https://carolinestrawson.com/parenting-masterclass
     
    Parenting and narcissism are two words that should not be in any sentence. This abuse is not something you should have to deal with whilst trying to raise a family.
     
    In this episode, we'll delve into:
    Understanding the traits and actions of a narcissistic co-parent and how they impact both you and your children. Strategies to shield your kids from the emotional and psychological effects of having a narcissistic parent. Practical advice on how to co-parent effectively with a narcissist, including setting boundaries and maintaining clear communication.  
    When I split up from my ex my children were 3 and 6 years old, and it was tough. Had I not split up from my ex husband, I would’ve still been codependent and feeling a lack of self-worth, which would have rubbed off on my children.
     
    Now my kids are the kindest, most compassionate and self-confident young adults. They know that they are good enough for who they are and nobody else’s behaviour is ever a reflection of them. I am so incredibly fortunate to have them, and an important part of them becoming such brilliant young adults was my own healing journey. 
     
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/ Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 17 min
    How To Regain Your Mojo In Order To Live Healthier

    How To Regain Your Mojo In Order To Live Healthier

    Pre-order my new book here: http://carolinestrawson.com/pre-order
     
    Are you struggling to find the mojo to get out and exercise again after you’ve experienced trauma? Maybe you’ve broken out of an abusive relationship and want to lose weight, but you just keep struggling?
     
    Trauma, whether physical or emotional, can significantly impact your motivation and ability to engage in healthy behaviours. It’s perfectly normal to feel this way, and the journey to reclaiming your health and vitality can be challenging but incredibly rewarding. Understanding how trauma affects your mind and body is the first step towards recovery.
     
    In this episode, we'll delve into:
    The science behind how our brain, mind, and body collaborate Understanding the motivation to exercise and why struggling to find it doesn’t mean you’re lazy or weak Discovering your own exercise routine without feeling pressured to conform to others  
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/ Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 16 min
    How To Heal After Narcissistic Abuse: The Launch Of My Book

    How To Heal After Narcissistic Abuse: The Launch Of My Book

    Have you found yourself entangled with narcissistic individuals, struggling with a freeze response, or experiencing trauma bonding? If so, you're not alone.
    Join me in the launch of my latest book, "How To Heal After Narcissistic Abuse." This project is deeply personal, born from my own tumultuous journey through a challenging marriage with a covert narcissist. Back then, I didn't even understand what a narcissist truly was. It was a frightening experience, one shrouded in shame.
    Throughout that ordeal, I constantly blamed myself, unaware of the emotional, psychological, and financial abuse I was enduring. 
    Manipulated into believing I was at fault, I wish I had a guide like this to navigate my healing journey. But today, I'm grateful to be in a place where I can share this resource with you all. This book represents a collective step towards healing for each one of us.
    In this episode, we'll delve into:
    The significance of addressing narcissism in our society
    How my book provides a roadmap for healing from narcissistic relationships
    Exploring the various analogies used to understand narcissistic behaviour
    Pre-order my new book here:
    http://carolinestrawson.com/pre-order
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse
    Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse
    Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/
    Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson
    My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 15 min
    How Internal Family Systems Therapy Can Help You Heal from Trauma

    How Internal Family Systems Therapy Can Help You Heal from Trauma

    Have you struggled to heal from past trauma or difficult childhood experiences? Do you find yourself stuck in unhealthy patterns or coping mechanisms without fully understanding why? What if there was a therapeutic approach that could help you gain insight into your inner world and see yourself and others in a more compassionate light? 
    Internal Family Systems therapy has helped many people recover from trauma by bringing awareness to how our experiences from the past still influence us today. Tune in to this episode to learn how exploring your core wounds through IFS may provide the breakthrough you've been looking for in your personal growth and healing journey.
    In this episode, we dive into:
    Parts therapy: Neuroscience-based trauma healing.
    Exiles and protectors: Resolve underlying issues.
    Childhood impacts: Insight into present life.
    IFS principles: Better relationships, well-being.
     
    Podcast Resources:
    Join my FREE Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thriveafternarcissisticabuse
    Access my low cost Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme https://go.carolinestrawson.com/heal-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse
    Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinestrawson/
    Find me on TikTok!: https://www.tiktok.com/@carolinestrawson
    My website: https://www.carolinestrawson.com/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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457 Ratings

457 Ratings

Dms0530 ,

Episode 20….has really helped my thought process l

I’m so thankful to have found your podcast. I just finished episode 20…..it has really helped me. Definitely needed to hear this. Thank you Caroline.

awakeohsleeperandrise ,

Bait and switch

I think I’ll be leaving after this last episode titled “how to outsmart toxic bosses, strategies for surviving narcissistic leadership” it was a classic bait and switch as the episode was actually all about “Are all bosses narcissists?” ok.. who thinks all bosses are narcissists?? It was an insult to my intelligence, and I felt like the bait and switch ploy was manipulative.

Sandy PPP ,

Great podcast

This is an amazing podcast! Thank you so much for creating this. It has helped me get through my recovery.

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