Gaslighting. The Silent Treatment. Blame-Shifting. Push Pull. FOGging. Smear Campaign. Cognitive Dissonance....at long last, these terms are now common vernacular, thanks in part to DJT and his very public demonstration of how narcissistic abusers operate.
In my psychotherapy practice, I work with survivors of emotional abuse, specifically narcissistic abuse, in love, work, and family. I wrote an ebook, entitled Soul Vampires: Reclaiming Your LIfeBlood After Narcissistic Abuse (2015), which is available on all major online platforms. It can be purchased (I might add, for a very reasonable price) at BookBaby. What differentiates this concise and fact-filled book from others is that the author is a therapist and writes from a trauma-informed perspective, offering evidence-based tips for healing as well as several resources. An updated version of the book will be available in the next year (with additional resources), as well as a companion survivor workbook with additional evidence-based trauma-informed interventions.
It is important for survivors to receive compassionate, competent, and trauma-informed care from licensed mental health professionals who are trained in the clinical aspects narcissistic abuse recovery. With help, survivors heal and move into a place of thriving. There is hope for healing and reconfiguring a new life, free of emotional abuse.