This cutting-edge book, WHEN SHAME BEGETS SHAME: How narcissists hurt and shame their victims, is a highly readable book for everybody, both victims and clinicians alike. It demonstrates how the narcissist’s toxic spiraling shame can be easily triggered, and how their shame gets projected onto their victims, resulting in highly negative consequences for the victim.
The information in these pages is grounded in Christine’s 28 years of clinical experience, and on her own lived experience as a survivor of pathological narcissistic abuse throughout her childhood, and again later in adulthood.
This book gives serious attention to understanding both narcissistic abuse and shame related issues. It is an in depth study of how shame occurs, develops, and takes hold of a person’s life mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Christine also reveals the wonderful defence mechanisms, the disowning of self, the addictions, and the behaviours that both victims and narcissists construct to deal with their chronic shame. The cost of bypassing shame has unforeseen consequences for the individual, therefore it needs to be addressed. This book starts that process.