Posted in Alienation, Psychological manipulation, Self Help

ADDRESSING MANIPULATION IN THERAPY

Treatment and therapy for manipulative behavior may depend largely on what underlying issues are causing the behavior. If, for instance, the manipulation is being caused by an underlying mental health issue, individual therapy may help that person understand why their behavior is unhealthy for themselves and those around them. A counselor may also be able to help the manipulative person learn skills for interacting with others while respecting their boundaries and address underlying insecurities that may be contributing to the behavior.

Certain mental health issues such as borderline personality may cause people to feel anxiety in relationships, causing them to act manipulatively in order to feel secure. In these instances, a therapist may help the person address their mental health issue, which in turn can reduce their anxiety and help them feel secure in their relationships.

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/manipulation

Posted in Alienation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NLP, Recovery, Self Help, therapy

Recovery Coach

Coaching people struggling with PA I specialise in recovery from narcissistic abuse and the effects of Parental Alienation

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Posted in Alienation, Linda Turner, therapy

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

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Posted in Alienated children, Alienation, Parental Alienation PA, Recovery, Self Help, therapy

Moving away from Toxicity and Fear

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EXCUSES PEOPLE GIVE TO AVOID GOING TO TALK THERAPY (AND WHY THEY SHOULD REALLY RETHINK THEM)

If you’ve been reading the Invisible Scar articles for some time, you know that we are proponents of therapy. We don’t espouse a specific psychological approach nor do we care whether you choose a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or counselor.

We do care about Invisible Scar readers, though, and so we repeat (often) the phrase please seek professional counseling.

Professional counseling is crucial for an adult survivor of emotional child abuse.

Yes, you can read books about emotional child abuse and healing (we highly recommend doing so), but you’re going to reach a point where you need to vent, to cry your heart out, to shout and rage in a safe environment, and to have someone there who can help you figure out how to navigate through the hurt and towards healing.

But you will find it almost impossible to do that solely on your own because you were raised by people who didn’t teach you those skills and who kept you in emotional captivity.

That is not your fault.

That is not your fault.

Once more: That is not your fault.

You didn’t choose to be abused as a child… but now, as an adult, you get to choose to get professional help and to learn new skills and behaviors needed for an emotionally healthy life.

REASONS, EXCUSES, AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT TALK THERAPY

Every day, we receive emails—some short as telegrams; others, sprawling tomes. Some readers seek very specific answers to their very specific questions, and we always urge those senders (and our readers) to seek professional help.

Judging by some of the responses to our recommendation of professional counseling, we thought to write a post tackling the different reasons/excuses/misconceptions people have regarding therapy. Continue reading “EXCUSES PEOPLE GIVE TO AVOID GOING TO TALK THERAPY (AND WHY THEY SHOULD REALLY RETHINK THEM)”

Posted in Alienated children, Alienation, NLP, Parental Alienation PA, Recovery, Self Help

Dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Wikipedia