"The cornerstone of maternal narcissism is lack of empathy and the inability to tune in to the emotional world of others, particularly the children. A narcissistic mother is more concerned with how you reflect on her rather than how you feel. You are in her good graces if you are doing what she thinks you should do, rather than develop your own sense of self."
Bessel van der Kolk shows that the terror and isolation at the core of traums. Traumatized people experience anxiety and numbing and intolerable rage, and affects their capacity to concentrate, to remember and to form trusting relationships. They believe that they are damaged beyond repair.
"Our aim is to help you reconnect to your inner wolf – that wild and fierce source of wisdom, clarity, and strength within you that will help guide your steps as you walk this perilous path. We are deeply drawn to exploring and exposing both the light and shadow side of human nature and spirituality."
Susan Forward, PhD
Susan is one of the nation's leading psychotherapists. Through her books, Susan's groundbreaking work has opened up exciting new worlds of confidence, inner strength and emotional independence for countless women and men.
"To this day, Emotional Neglect has been overlooked because it’s invisible, unmemorable, and the absence of something (emotional validation),
My goal is to shine a light on this powerful but invisible force and offer an explanation to the scores of people who are suffering in silence, wondering what is wrong with them."
"Recovery involves reconnecting to, honoring, and expressing our “Self,” meaning your true, real self that likely has been hidden. You begin to align your behavior and life in integrity with your Self, strengthening your soul. Change requires awareness, courage, and action. You will gain insight and be supported to take productive risks as you’re ready to do so."