The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast aims to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based perspective on this topic. The first episode, The Cycle of Narcissistic Abuse, was published on October 9, 2019. In 2021, the series ranked among the Top 100 Apple Podcasts in the Mental Health genre in the USA. It was #36 in the UK and #15 in Sweden. In January 2022, The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast was named one of Feedspot’s 10 Best Narcissistic Abuse Podcasts.

What is narcissistic abuse?

Most people encounter the term narcissism in the context of interpersonal conflicts but narcissism is a trait we all possess to a greater or lesser degree. Like all traits, it exists on a continuum.  Extreme narcissism diminishes our ability to see ourselves and the world as it is. It can impair our ability to enjoy healthy relationships with ourselves and others, which can harm our well-being. In cases of extreme narcissism, narcissistic abuse can occur. 

Narcissistic abuse is a subtle kind of abusive power and control, distinguished by an underhanded pattern of aggression that includes acts of intentional degradation, sabotage, exploitation, and betrayal. These behaviors can cause serious psychological distress to anyone experiencing them. Perpetrators of this kind of aggression are commonly highly narcissistic while others may have full-blown narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). It is important to note that narcissistic personality disorder is a decidedly rare phenomenon and can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional.

Our Mission

The aim of The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is to help people recognize patterns of extreme narcissism so that they can better understand themselves and others. Knowledge is power and it is through awareness that we are able to make informed decision for our wellbeing.

Our content is created using current evidence from systemic research and a trauma-informed lens that realizes the impact of narcissistic abuse on the lives and health of people who experience it, while recognizing the reality that extreme narcissism is a post-traumatic stress adaptation.

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The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast aims to inform, enlighten and provide accurate general information. It is not a substitute for professional psychological or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific mental health advice. The ideas articulated in the podcast are the opinions of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of Narcissistic Abuse Rehab. Please be advised.

Ireland’s First Coercive Control Conviction Narcissistic Abuse Rehab

'Ireland’s First Coercive Control Conviction' talks about the landmark trial of Daniel Kane, the first person in Ireland convicted on the crime of coercive control. This episode will help you understand: The importance of active bystanders in ending domestic abuse. Moving from victim to survivor in safe spaces. The extreme, high level violence of coercive control. Sarah Benson (Women’s Aid) on domestic abuse in the context of coercive control. Catríona Gleeson (Safe Ireland) on the social impact of the legislation. Why Dr. Evan Stark defines coercive control as a gendered crime. Ireland as the only EU country with coercive control legislation. For a full transcript of this podcast and links to source material visit Host: Manya Wakefield SPONSORS For an exclusive 10% discount at use the code NARCREHAB Download 'Transcendent Parenting: A Workbook For Parents Sharing Children With Narcissists' by Michael Kinsey, Ph.D. FOLLOW NAR on TWITTER | MEDIUM | REDDIT | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM IN THE MEDIA Huffington Post (11 Little Ways To Make 2021 Feel Like A Fresh Start – Even If It's Not) | Cosmopolitan (Friendly PSA: Do Not Text Your Ex "Happy Birthday") | Elle (Promising Young Woman is a Devastating Portrait of Survivor's Remorse). DISCLAIMER: This podcast is published with the understanding that while the content creator aims to inform, enlighten, and provide accurate general information regarding the subject matter discussed, the content creator is not engaged in providing medical, psychological, financial, legal, or other professional services. If users need or want professional advice or assistance, the services of an appropriate professional should be sought. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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