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Lemon Moms Companion Workbook: Action Steps to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

Lemon Moms Companion Workbook: Action Steps to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

by Diane Metcalf
Lemon Moms Companion Workbook: Action Steps to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

Lemon Moms Companion Workbook: Action Steps to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

by Diane Metcalf

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Overview

The Lemon Moms Companion Workbook is your safe space for healing. Use it in place of a journal, or in addition to one, as you walk through the chaos and confusion of living with maternal narcissism. Thought-provoking questions and action-oriented steps help you to gain insight and perspective. Additionally, you'll learn how to decode the crazy-making behavior, heal the damage, and move forward to live your best life.

The Lemon Moms Companion Workbook contains additional and expanded end-of-chapter "Action Steps for Healing" than the book "Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism." These thought provoking questions help you to gain insight and clarity throughout your healing journey. Use the workbook in place of a journal, or in addition to one.

Learn how to:

  • remove the drama from interactions with your mother
  • set personal boundaries
  • identify and shut down manipulative attempts
  • identify gaslighting and begin healing cognitive dissonance
  • identify dissociation
  • identify Narcissism Awareness Grief
  • learn about the narcissist cycle-of-abuse
  • take control of your personal power
  • move forward in life and much more!

In dysfunctional families, there's an unspoken rule: don't talk, don't trust, don't feel. If you're done living by those rules and want healing and peace, this book is for you.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735287621
Publisher: Diane Metcalf
Publication date: 08/29/2020
Series: Lemon Moms , #2
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Diane Metcalf is an experienced advocate, speaker, and writer on the topics of domestic violence, abuse, and family dysfunction. Currently, she writes about toxic relationships and recovery tools on her blog, "The Toolbox" (http://toolbox.dianemetcalf.com/). Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and has worked in numerous fields, including domestic violence and abuse. As a result of growing up in a dysfunctional home, and with the help of professional therapists and continued personal growth, she has developed strong coping skills and healing strategies. She happily shares those insights with others who want to learn and recover. Currently, Diane lives in Nevada with her husband Kim, and her adorable pets, Abby and Simba.

Table of Contents

PREFACE: THE BEGINNING 5

Chapter One: WHAT IS NARCISSISM? 7

Book Chapter Review 7

Healing Steps 8

Chapter Two: CREATING A NARCISSIST 10

Book Chapter Review 10

Healing Steps 11

Chapter Three: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA 13

Book Chapter Review 13

Healing Steps 14

Chapter Four: TYPES OF NARCISSISM 17

Book Chapter Review 17

Healing Steps 18

Chapter Five: THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN 21

Book Chapter Review 21

Healing Steps 22

Chapter Six: LOOKING BACK: OUR PAST 25

Book Chapter Review 25

Healing Steps 26

Chapter Seven: NARCISSISM AWARENESS GRIEF 27

Book Chapter Review 27

Healing Steps 28

Chapter Eight: THE NARCISSISTIC MOTHER 32

Book Chapter Review 32

Healing Steps 33

Chapter Nine: THE NARCISSISTIC ABUSE CYCLE 35

Book Chapter Review 35

Healing Steps 36

Chapter Ten: NARCISSISTIC LYING 38

Book Chapter Review 38

Healing Steps 39

Chapter Eleven: THE SILENT TREATMENT 41

Book Chapter Review 41

Healing Steps 42

Chapter Twelve: SHAME 44

Book Chapter Review 44

Healing Steps 45

Chapter Thirteen: NARCISSISTIC SUPPLY 47

Book Chapter Review 47

Healing Steps 48

Chapter Fourteen: TRAUMA BONDING 50

Book Chapter Review 50

Healing Steps 51

Chapter Fifteen: SLAMMING AND BANGING 54

Book Chapter Review 54

Healing Steps 55

Chapter Sixteen: GASLIGHTING: THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CAUSE OF C-PTSD 57

Book Chapter Review 57

Healing Steps 59

Chapter Seventeen: CODEPENDENCY 62

Book Chapter Review 62

Healing Steps 63

Chapter Eighteen: TALKING WITH YOUR NARCISSISTIC MOTHER 69

Book Chapter Review 69

Healing Steps 70

Chapter Nineteen: ADDRESSING C-PTSD 77

Book Chapter Review 77

Healing Steps 78

Chapter Twenty: SETTING PERSONAL BOUNDARIES 81

Book Chapter Review 81

Healing Steps 82

Chapter Twenty-one: IDENTIFYING DANGEROUS PEOPLE 85

Book Chapter Review 85

Healing Steps 86

Chapter Twenty-two: YOU'VE GOTTA FEEL IT TO HEAL IT 88

Book Chapter Review 88

Healing Steps 89

Chapter Twenty-three: WHAT NOW? 92

Book Chapter Review 92

Healing Steps 93

Chapter Twenty-four: A NEW BEGINNING 95

Indicators Of Recovery: 95

About the Author 103

What's Next? 105

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