Inner Integration Podcast

Inner Integration Podcast

This is the podcast for the Inner Integration channel on YouTube where you can learn the mindsets and tools to self-heal after narcissistic abuse. Your host is Meredith Miller, coach, creator of Inner Integration and author of THE JOURNEY: A Roadmap for Self-healing After Narcissistic Abuse. ... Show More

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In this episode we will explore the topic of what happens when we don’t get a secure attachment in childhood.

You’ll finally understand why it’s normal that you keep repeating the same story from childhood with different characters now as an adult.

You’ll find out about the importance of facing the truth about your life so you can heal and feel free from the past.

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September 19, 2019 24 min

In this episode we will explore the topic of reactive abuse where the abuser focuses on your reaction to the abuse instead of the abuse.

You’ll finally understand why it’s normal that you reacted the way you did.

You’ll find out about 5 steps to restore your integrity and power if you fell into this trap.

You’ll get the opportunity to figure out how to handle these situations in a more empowerin... Read more

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In this episode, we will explore the challenge of getting stuck during the recovery process and not knowing how to move forward. 

You’ll find out about why it’s normal that you could get stuck at certain common points along the way. Almost everyone goes through this!

You’ll get the opportunity to figure out in which of these points you are currently stuck and how to get unstuck. You can come back to this ep... Read more

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In this episode we will explore the challenge of recovering your integrity and self-worth after disappointing experiences in dating and relationships. 

You’ll find out about why it’s important to identify your values, then to set standards and boundaries around those in order to raise your self-worth and maintain it moving forward. 

You’ll get the opportunity to do exploration exercises to find out what mos... Read more

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August 8, 2019 21 min

In this episode we will explore the challenging and confusing topic of forgiving, or not, those who abused you.

You’ll find out about why spiritual bypassing is dangerous and how it’s used to force forgiveness.

You’ll get the opportunity to learn about codependent forgiveness and how it’s detrimental to your wellbeing.

You’ll also learn 8 steps that you can put into place to help yourself work ... Read more

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In this episode we will explore some questions from the audience about narcissistic abuse.

You’ll find out why the abuse cycle is expedited if you go back to the abuser. 

You’ll get some tips on how to escape an abuser or an abusive family when you’re financially dependent on them and feel like you have no way out. 

You’ll finally understand how to deal with your ex's emotional blackmail of y... Read more

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In this episode we will explore the tactic of responding instead of reacting to the narcissist or other manipulator.

You’ll find out about why this tactic is useful for when you have to deal with a manipulator in cases where you’re co-parenting and forced to have contact by law, or when you’re not able to leave a job yet, or when you would like to go No Contact but you’re just not ready.

You’ll finally und... Read more

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In this episode we will explore the similarities and differences between the cognitive dissonance and the trauma bond as well as how they’re connected. 

You’ll find out about some helpful strategies for dissolving the cognitive dissonance and breaking the trauma bond. 

You’ll finally understand why you had such a hard time leaving the abuser, why you might have gone back several times, and why you kept falling into m... Read more

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In this episode we will explore the parameters of trying to maintain a relationship with a narcissist or other manipulator.

You’ll find out about some helpful strategies for dealing with a narcissist if you can’t or aren’t ready to go No Contact.

You’ll finally understand why you feel exhausted and keep getting set back if you’re still in contact with an abuser.

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In this episode we will explore 3 common stereotypes about abuse and an updated perspective of abuse in today’s world.

You’ll find out about invisible abuse and covert abusers, two highly dangerous phenomena that are often overlooked.

You’ll finally understand how stereotypes blind us from seeing abuse taking place where we don’t expect it or where we don’t want to see it.

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In this episode we will explore some of the most common ways that we self-sabotage after abuse.

You’ll find out about some coping mechanisms that you learned in childhood to protect yourself from fear, uncertainty, pain and overwhelming anxiety so you can survive stressful, difficult or negative situations.

You’ll finally understand why you keep repeating the same dysfunctional patterns that you learned in ... Read more

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In this episode we will explore why people around the world are increasingly stressed, what this trend has to do with abuse, and what you can do about it.

You’ll find out about "junk values" and how these may be stealing your happiness as well as contributing to depression and anxiety.

You’ll finally understand why discovering a sense of meaning is so important to your survival and thriving in lif... Read more

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In this episode we will explore why it’s risky to tell the truth about abuse in families, offices, social groups or society.

You’ll find out about the 7 typical patterns of reaction when someone takes a stand for the truth in an abusive system.

You’ll finally understand why people are shamed and smeared for speaking the truth.

You’ll also get the opportunity to evaluate your own relationship with... Read more

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In this episode we will explore what could be going on when we keep hoping someone else will change.

You’ll find out about 5 common thought patterns that could be keeping you stuck in a relationship with someone who isn’t changing.

You’ll finally understand what’s going on underneath each of these schemas and how to shift out of them so you can free yourself and move forward.

You’ll also get to... Read more

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March 21, 2019 40 min

In this episode we will explore the line between accepting people as they are as long as that doesn’t imply destroying ourselves to make others happy.

You’ll find out about the 8 “affective styles” or negative relationship dynamics with people whose behavior and attitudes put our physical and mental health at risk.

You’ll also get to hear how these 8 styles of highly dangerous love drain the partners of t... Read more

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March 7, 2019 34 min

In this episode we will explore the important lessons from the series and podcast called "Dirty John," based on a true story.

You’ll find out about the dangers of online dating and how predators can use those sites to find their prey.

You’ll also get to hear an analysis of common predator behavior through the real life example of Dirty John and how he abused his victims.

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In this episode we will explore the topic of healing and rediscovering your true self after toxic relationships.

You’ll finally understand why going No Contact and discovering narcissism and psychopathy, although important steps in the process, don’t equate to healing the damage caused.

You’ll find out about the internal obstacles in your self-healing journey that you’ll need to overcome if you want things... Read more

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February 7, 2019 25 min

In this episode we will explore the Big Picture of the predictable patterns of the narcissistic abuse cycle. 

You’ll finally understand how you got addicted to the abuser and the abusive relationship. Hint: the addiction wasn’t about either one of those!

You’ll find out about the things you can work on in order to prevent yourself from falling into another abuse cycle.  

You’ll also find out about how codepende... Read more

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In this episode we will explore the common struggles with hoovering when abusers and manipulators try to suck you back in.

You’ll finally understand why why it’s so hard to stay out of the pull to read, answer or listen to any contact you receive from the abuser after you leave or are discarded.

You’ll find out about the typical hoovering traps and the most common form of hoovering.

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In this episode we will explore the Cognitive Dissonance that short-circuits your brain when you’ve been in an abusive relationship.

You’ll finally understand why you have disorienting confusion causing you to go back and forth between denial and lucidity.

You’ll find out about the 4 most important actions you can take to help yourself resolve the Cognitive Dissonance.

You’ll also find out abou... Read more

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