Category: Narcissistic abuse

4 tips before going ‘No contact’ with a narcissistic parent

If you are currently considering ‘No contact’ with a narcissistic parent, then this video might be helpful. Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you would…

Shame

Shame is caused by negative messages. The shame I am highlighting in this video is caused by dysfunctional parents. Shame is insidious and can have detrimental effects on the way we view ourselves and others. This is something I am very familiar with as…

Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!

Intolerance to vulnerability is everywhere. Dysfunctional homes have this at their core.Children don’t feel safe to express emotions of sadness or pain..Children are taught that it is not ok to have sad or angry emotions..that they will be a burden if they dare to…

CPTSD= Courage Progress Tenacity Survival Determination

Healing from PTSD is tough! Healing from Complex PTSD is even tougher. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, I want to tell every single one of you survivors out there that you can look at your PTSD & CPTSD differently, just for…

Recovery from abuse- 3 basic stages & how to identify whether you have reached the acceptance stage of recovery

Happy Monday fellow bloggers. This is quite a late post, so I hope it reaches some of you. I have just done another video on YouTube, where I talk about the 3 main stages of recovery that someone goes through, in particular concerning the…

EMDR- Preparation & what happens in session

This is the 2nd of 2 informational videos about EMDR. In this video I explain a little more about finding an EMDR therapist and what to look for, what to expect during & after a session and I also give you an idea of…

Setting boundaries with toxic people

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Trauma bonding

Trauma bonding is the reason people choose abusive partners time and time again. Trauma bonding is also known as Stockholm syndrome, something that is mentioned a lot when someone has been abducted. Trauma bonding is something that starts in a person’s childhood, if they…

It is wrong to silence survivors of abuse

As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, and in honour of some of my followers who are also survivors of abuse, I want to do a short but very important post today about the unfortunate shaming & silencing that happens to survivors. It is absolutely…

5 tips on healing codependency & dysfunctional relationships

This video is the 2nd one of my codependent series on my Youtube channel. It is mostly informational in text, with the help of a few cute characters! Just the way I like it! ♥ Feel free to re-blog or share 🙂 I love…