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Navigating the Mind Maze: Your Brain on Narcissistic Abuse

by Amy Lawson, MBA, CDFA®, RTT Practitioner®, C.Hyp

Let’s dive into a topic that’s not often chatted about but deserves our attention – the sneaky effects of narcissistic abuse on our brains. It’s like a silent storm brewing within, leaving traces that aren’t visible but can have a lasting impact.

Life With A Narcissist

So, here’s the deal: being in a relationship with a narcissist messes with your head, literally. Research suggests that the constant emotional rollercoaster can tweak the way our brain works. Stress hormones, like cortisol, go haywire, messing with the part of our brain responsible for memory and emotional control – the hippocampus.

But it’s not just a chemical jamboree; it messes with our sense of self too. The non-stop devaluation and manipulation make us doubt who we are. Imagine constantly being told you’re not good enough – that stuff sticks. It can lead to feeling anxious, depressed, and sometimes even grappling with PTSD.

Living on high alert becomes the norm too. The constant need to watch our backs and brace for the next emotional landmine makes our brains work overtime. Cognitive struggles, memory lapses, and difficulty focusing become our sidekicks.

Freedom Heals

But here’s the good news – breaking free is the first step to healing. Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) can help rewire our brains, rebuild our self-worth, and ease the scars left by narcissistic abuse. So, if you’re on this journey, know there is help. 

Wishing you peace & plenty of rapid relief!


About the Author

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Amy Lawson, MBA, CDFA®, RTT Practitioner®, C.Hyp

As a divorced baby boomer, Amy, an independent investment advisor since 2001, formally expanded her services in 2016 to help older women navigate the daunting financial minefield of divorce after meeting numerous smart, well-educated, divorced women who lacked the funds to secure their financial futures.  She understands that for older women facing divorce, achieving an equitable divorce settlement is the first step.

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