Thrive After Abuse show

Thrive After Abuse

Summary: This podcast is a collection of the highlights from Dana Morningstar's YouTube channel, "Thrive After Abuse," where she discusses every facet of narcissistic abuse (and abuse in general), from what it is and the challenges people are facing, to how to undo the damaging effects of abuse and how to move forward into rebuilding a life you love. To ask a question for a later podcast (or YouTube) episode, send an email to deardana@thriveafterabuse.com.

Podcasts:

 Episode 48: What’s different about her and why is my ex treating her better? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:09

My narcissist up and left me recently for somebody else. I’m in a tremendous amount of pain and I can’t seem to wrap my mind around why her and not me? What’s different about her [...]

 Episode 47: How do I Handle my Guilt of Walking Away? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:41

There are 3 types of guilt. There’s appropriate guilt, inappropriate guilt, and survivor guilt. Guilt can also lead to shame. It can feel selfish to put ourselves first. If a person is causing you hurt, [...]

 Episode 46: What is Codependency? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:30

Codependency is one of those words and concepts that has continued to grow and change over time.  This episode covers some common definitions of codependency as well as my own take on it. Have a [...]

 Episode 45: Trauma Bonds, Stockholm Syndrome and How They Relate to Narcissistic Abuse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:31

Trauma bonding, a term developed by Patrick Carnes, is the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual feelings, and sexual physiology to entangle another person. Trauma bonds can prime a person to confuse intensity with sincerity. Bad [...]

 Episode 44: How do I Stop Feeling Like the Narcissist’s Behavior Was My Fault? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:56

It is common to blame ourselves when something doesn’t work out in life–especially if we are being continually told that we are the problem. However, a “relationship” (manipulationship) with a narcissist is like a trip [...]

 Episode 43: Live Stream June 28, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:24:17

Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to use a name that you feel comfortable with me putting on the [...]

 Episode 42: Book Club Discussion of “In Sheep’s Clothing” by George Simon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:40:06

In this episode, we discuss the book, “In Sheep’s Clothing” by George Simon. To find out more information about this book or about the book club in general, head on over to www.thriveafterabuse.com/bookclub Have a [...]

 Episode 40: What Does Healing Really Mean? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:48

In this episode I talk about what I originally thought healing meant, and what I’ve come to realize healing really means. …Healing isn’t just not feeling emotionally devastated.  And healing doesn’t mean that we will [...]

 Episode 41: I Don’t Want to Be “Okay With” or “Let Go of” What Happened | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:03

In this episode, I talk about the struggle of trying to somehow “let go” or “being okay with” what happened and how to heal after being abused, used, or exploited.  Have a question you’d like [...]

 Episode 39: Moving Towards Clarity and Understanding Your Emotional Scale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:40

In this episode I talk about how to interpret your feelings as a guide map. Move towards what brings you peace, clarity, and excitement, and move away from things that give you “confusion” or that [...]

 Episode 38: The Crazymaking Cycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:39

The cycle of narcissistic abuse is a cycle in crazymaking and pain. Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to [...]

 Episode 37: Working Through CPTSD and Learning to Trust Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:14

Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to use a name that you feel comfortable with me putting on the [...]

 Episode 36: A Relationship vs. a Manipulationship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:59

Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to use a name that you feel comfortable with me putting on the [...]

 Episode 35: Getting in Tune With Your Emotions is Key | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:41

Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to use a name that you feel comfortable with me putting on the [...]

 Episode 34: June 14, 2017 Live Stream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:47:17

Have a question you’d like answered in a future podcast episode or YouTube video? If so, send me an email me at: deardana@thriveafterabuse.com  (make sure to use a name that you feel comfortable with me putting on the [...]

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