Narcissistic Abuse Rehab

Narcissistic Abuse Rehab

The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast provides a trauma-informed evidence based perspective on topics related to abusive power and control dynamics. Selected as one of Feedspots Top 10 Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcasts of 2021. Host Manya Wakefield is a recovery coach, educator and author specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy and post-traumatic stress recovery. Download your FREE of the e-Book 'Are Your in An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?' For One-On-One Coaching visit Support this podcast:


May 26, 2023 6 mins

Virginie Efira is currently starring in the psychological thriller Just The Two of Us (L’Amour et les Forêts) by Valérie Donzelli. While promoting the new movie at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival she highlighted the absence of coercive control legislation in France, where domestic violence is an epidemic, despite the criminalization of psychological abuse in 2010.

The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is about the dynamics of abusive...

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'EMOTIONAL GHOSTING: 10 SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABANDONMENT' explores the definition and signs of emotional ghosting in interpersonal relationships as well as effective recovery tips. 

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. In 2021, the series ranked am...

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'A NEW SEASON OF THE NARCISSISTIC ABUSE REHAB PODCAST' discusses the upcoming season of the show. Listeners are invited to participate in selecting the topics we'll be discussing and to share their preferences for the updated design of our website. Click here to participate in our survey.

The Narcissistic Abuse Rehab Podcast is about the dynamics of abusive power and control. Created by recovery coach Manya Wakefield, the podcast a...

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February 28, 2022 10 mins

'WHY DO NARCISSISTS AVOID ACCOUNTABILITY?' answers a viewer question about why highly narcissistic people act out when being held to account for their behavior. Some of the topics discussed in this episode are narcissistic fragility and narcissistic rage. 

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...

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'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 conte...
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'How Narcissists Use DARVO To Escape Accountability' will help you understand:

  • What is DARVO?
  • Who Gets Targeted For DARVO?
  • What is the purpose of DARVO?
  • DARVO as a collective grooming tactic
  • Why Bystanders Participate in Collective Betrayal
  • The Longterm Effects of DARVO on Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

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CO-PARENTING WITH A NARCISSIST FEATURING MICHAEL KINSEY, PH.D. is a discussion about how to answer your child's questions about their narcissistic parent in a healthy, constructive way.


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'What Narcissistic Parents Scapegoat Their Children' is a response to a viewer question about adult children of narcissists (ACONs) who are targeted for scapegoating and punishment by narcissistic parent. 

This episode discusses narcissistic family roles using Bowen Family Systems theory in the context of a dysfunctional narcissistic family. It talks about why narcissistic parents: 

• Cast their children in the scapegoat ...

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CO-PARENTING WITH A NARCISSIST, PART I is a discussion with Dr. Michael Kinsey, Ph.D. about some of the unique challenges parents raising children with narcissistic partners face.  

Dr. Kinsey is an award-winning clinical psychologist and author of the children's book 'Dreams of Zugunruhe.' He received his doctorate at the New School for Social Research and is a therapist in private practice in New York City. He is also the fo...

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6 TIPS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY IN RECOVERY is a collection of recommendations for survivors of narcissistic abuse who are considering working with mental health professionals on YouTube. In this podcast, we talk about how to do due diligence before purchasing the services of licensed therapists, counselors or life coaches on YouTube. These are important considerations to ensure your psychological safety as you navigate recovery fr...

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'4 SUBTLE WAYS NARCISSISTIC PARENTS ABUSE THEIR CHILDREN' talks about the effects of exposure to pathological narcissism on children.  This video describes the emotional abuse children suffer within a narcissistic family system with a narcissistic mother or narcissistic father at the helm.

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December 10, 2019 8 mins

5 REASONS WHY A NARCISSIST WON'T CHANGE explains why asking a narcissist to change their harmful behavior is an exercise in futility. Narcissist Personality Disorder is notoriously treatment resistant. Highly narcissistic people are unable and unwilling to recognize the harm their behavior causes to others.  


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December 4, 2019 11 mins

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND THE NARCISSIST discusses some of the mental health consequences of the narcissist's thinking and way of life. 

Many survivors wonder how karma affects the narcissist. This message take a closer look at how karma (or cause and effect) can play out in the life of a narcissist.  

Often, it manifests as mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Narcissists often suffer from insomnia, as well. &nbs...

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October 19, 2019 7 mins

5 SIGNS OF A PSYCHOLOGICALLY SAFE PERSON discusses the concept of psychological safety coined by Amy Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Professor Edmondson defines psychological safety as “a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking.” 

This message applies her concept to personal relationships for survivors of narcissistic abuse and talks about som...

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COERCIVE CONTROL: THE NARCISSIST’S WEAPON OF CHOICE is a breakdown of Coercive Control, the subtle, insidious of psychological abuse favored by narcissist’s seeking to subjugate their targets.

“Coercion is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation,  and intimidation or other abuse that’s used to harm, punish or frighten the victim.”

“Controlling behavior is a range of acts designed to make a person subordina...

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October 13, 2019 5 mins

SCAPEGOATING IN NARCISSISTIC FAMILIES is about how children are assigned roles in dysfunctional families where one or both of the parents may have a personality disorder and how this can affect Adult Children of Narcissists.

In families where one or both of the parents have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it's common for a child who questions the worldview of the Narcissist to be scapegoated and targeted for emotional and someti...

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October 9, 2019 7 mins

In the inaugural episode of THE NARCISSISTIC ABUSE REHAB PODCAST, our host Manya Wakefield discusses THE CYCLE OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE. Manya is a recovery coach and the author of the books 'ARE YOU IN AN EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?' and 'RECOVERY JOURNAL: A HEALING TOOL FOR SURVIVORS OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE.' Learn more at



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October 9, 2019 19 mins

SEX AND THE FEMALE NARCISSIST is a discussion about how female Narcissists use their sexuality in the context of a relationship. Our special guest J.C. Dezmen of the YouTube channel ‘Love Over Narcissism’ shares his experience of some of the typical behaviors and tactics of a  female Narcissist partner. He also reveals his Top 3 Red Flags to help spot a female Narcissist.  

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