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Episode 10 - How to recognise and recover from a narcissist with Caroline Strawson
What are the chances of becoming trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship? What are the chances we don’t know we are? One in four women will experience physical domestic abuse, the stats are probably higher for emotionally abusive and narcissistic relationships. This mum shares her own story of life with a narcissist, what narcissism really is and how to recognise it. Find out how Caroline’s own recovery from the long-term trauma caused by living with a narcissist has now led her to specialise in helping other victims and survivors of narcissist abuse and trauma.
What we cover
- Within the space of a year Caroline suffered the devastating sudden loss of her mother and then her husband walking out on her and their two children
- Her abusive marriage left her with severe PTSD which caused her to self harm and suffer from panic attacks.
- How masking the pain with a big smile left Caroline feeling lost and broken
- After having her home repossessed in 2013 Caroline decided only she could rescue herself.
- How after starting a very successful Network Marketing company led Caroline to realise her passion to help facilitate change
- How Caroline re-trained in various medical techniques to help people overcome and manage their traumatic pasts
Mentionned in the episode
Divorce Became My Superpower - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Divorce-Became-Superpower-Caroline-Strawson/dp/1726255549
More about Caroline
Caroline Strawson is a multi-award winning ICF Accredited Trauma Informed Coach and Therapist. She uses a unique integration of brain-body based therapies such as Brainspotting, EMDR and Rapid Transformational Therapy and positive psychology coaching to help clear past trauma to help people find meaning in their trauma and to live a more connected life because of their trauma whether that be childhood trauma or domestic abuse. Having been through an abusive marriage culminating in over £70,000 debt and having her home repossessed, Caroline was suffering with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and self-harm. She hit rock bottom and had truly dark days and it was only her two children that gave her meaning to continue living. She has since built 3 successful online six figure businesses and now is a multi-award-winning therapist and coach in her field and #1 bestselling author of Divorce Became My Superpower. She has appeared on national television, newspapers. Magazines and BBC Radio and supports thousands of women to create a life she knows they deserve both personally and professionally helping them move from trauma to transformation just as she has
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