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Healing After Trauma – Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse

Healing After Trauma | Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse © 2016 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Cruelty, psychological games, and danger are never love. This is why the breakup period or aftermath with abusers will usually require a recovery process. Healing. It is not a matter of a broken… Read More »

Four Traits that Benefit Healing

Characteristics Beneficial to Healing Traits that are Helpful to Healing © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Education will feed the cognitive desire to understand and clarify the situation (satisfy the ‘thinking‘ needs). But recovery and healing requires more than education. It is difficult for education and awareness to address the emotional chaos, trauma, and… Read More »

Healing and Psychopath Abuse Recovery

Healing & Psychopath Abuse Recovery © 2013 NeuroInstincts | Rhonda Freeman, PhD All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Psychopath abuse recovery represents a challenging life ordeal. Coming out of these relationships, many look at the world differently and wonder how the heart of someone they loved could be filled with such… Read More »

Why ‘No Contact,’ Intentional Detachment, & Support Help the Trauma Bond

‘No Contact,’ Detachment, & Support © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD  | All Rights Reserved The combination of (non-professional) approaches I have found to be most helpful for survivors to implement in the aftermath of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse are No Contact Detachment Support Let’s look at why. Feeling deeply attached to a partner that has turned… Read More »

The Spellbinding Bond to Narcissists and Psychopaths – Neurobiology

The Spellbinding Bond to Narcissists and Psychopaths Neurobiological and Psychological Contributors © 2016 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Why did she stay? This question is at the forefront for many when they consider the actions of some abuse survivors. For the outsider, it looks like a… Read More »

Is Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Education the Same as Recovery

Is Psychopathy & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Education the Same as Recovery © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Education No, education on this topic is not equivalent to recovery and healing. Information is important to satisfy the natural cognitive desire to understand what happened and the need… Read More »

Nine Steps Toward the Road to Self Compassion After an Abusive Relationship

9 Steps Toward the Road to Self Compassion © 2015 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved After a relationship with an abuser, it’s important to be in your own corner. It will be worth it to gain a realistic appreciation of who you are – free from criticism. Work toward self compassion. Implementing self compassion is one… Read More »

Let’s do a bit of math: The inability to bond + lack of care-based morality + vacillating [extreme] moods + conflicting opinions/beliefs + narcissism + need for [new] stimulation + grandiosity + using others + aggression + poor insight + hypersensitivity to criticism + strong need for control | power + poor boundaries + social chameleon… Read More »

 A Survivor’s story ~ In love with a psychopath © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved __________ [Go to part I to read the background of Abrianna’s story.] Abrianna’s Story [Abrianna was not our patient. She provided permission to post her journal entries. All editing and content are her own.] I’m Abrianna. I was 34… Read More »

The Possible Mission

The Possible Mission © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved The learning gained in the aftermath of a narcissistic or psychopathic relationship will be more valuable to some than any degree or diploma. Psychopathy awareness, insight, and education has such a powerful impact on future safety, emotional health, choices, and decisions regarding relationships that one… Read More »

Using the Experience of Narcissist or Psychopathic Abuse to Grow

Using the Experience to Benefit Future Decisions © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form The learning gained in the aftermath of an abusive relationship will be more valuable to some than any degree or diploma. Psychopathy awareness, insight, and education has such a powerful impact on future… Read More »

Dating Again After Abuse | New Relationships

Dating Again | New Relationships © 2014 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Dating again can be a difficult area to approach after an abusive partner. It can be frightening to open up to someone new after emotional or physical violation from a person you trusted. After enduring the pain… Read More »

PTSD | Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse

PTSD ~ Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form You fall in love and want to build a future with someone that seems pretty special. But this person is not like your other partners. Suddenly you find yourself defending your thoughts and opinions to someone… Read More »

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