Gaslighting, Cognitive Dissonance, and so many other terms can seem foreign, and downright intimidating when you first begin researching what narcissistic abuse is, and what it means to be in a relationship with a toxic person who has been manipulating you into embracing a reality you never imagined you would find yourself in.
Our guest on this episode of the podcast is well known in the narcissistic abuse recovery circles and has dedicated her life to exposing the tactics of narcissistic individuals and helping people break free from the grasp of a narcissist. I like to say that Kim Saeed is a narcissist’s worst nightmare, because she’s got the knowledge, skills, and lived experience to expose them for what they are trying to do in the lives of their victims.
Her website, KimSaeed.com is the hub of all of her books, coaching programs, videos, blog posts, and materials….”I created this collective space after visiting seven different therapists, which not only failed to offer relief from my symptoms of narcissistic abuse, I felt further invalidated and more confused than ever. Most of the modalities and self-help out there simply don’t provide the solution for lasting relief.
But now, my life is better than it’s ever been…even better than before my experience with narcissistic abuse. And yours can be, too.
Narcissistic abuse recovery can seem overwhelming, but you don’t need to figure it all out on your own. Together with my team, I help beautiful people like you through the stages of healing after narcissistic abuse. Our mission is to give you the clarity, courage, and tools you need to stop all the frenzy and start living life on your terms.”
During our chat on the podcast, we dive into some specific aspects of narcissistic abuse and the tactics that a narcissist will use, including Cognitive Dissonance, Gaslighting, and Brainwashing. Kim explains each of these terms and how a skilled narcissist uses these manipulations in such a way that you don’t even know something is happening until they’ve already got a grip on you.
We talk about how to recognize when you’re in an unsafe relationship and ways you can begin to pull yourself out of it when you’re ready to take that step. As Kim mentions, they won’t just go quietly into the night, they will step up their game to keep you in their grasp and believing their lies.
Kim talks about the importance of paying attention to patterns, not words, in order to see a narcissist for who they truly are rather than what they’ve led you to believe. In addition, you’ll learn how a narcissist can even use a therapy environment to their advantage, where you believe they are honestly trying to change, but in reality, their agenda is still the primary goal.
Be sure and check out Kim Saeed on her website, KimSaeed.com for information on her courses, The Essential Break Free Bootcamp, and Beyond No Contact. You definitely don’t want to miss her blog posts and her YouTube videos, all done in a way that is both educating and validating.
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