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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: The 6 Stages to Healing and Thriving

It's Time to Take Back Your Power and Show Narcissistic Abuse Who's Boss

Are you tired of feeling like a victim of narcissistic abuse? Well, it's time to take back your power and start your journey towards healing. And guess what? You're not alone! Recovery from narcissistic abuse is a journey that many have taken and have come out stronger and wiser. In this article, you'll find the 6 stages of healing after abuse and some quick tips you can adopt to further your healing journey along the path to stage 6: THRIVING!


So, what are the stages of healing after narcissistic abuse? Let's dive in and break it down for you. Click on a stage to jump ahead!

Stage 1: Acknowledgment and Acceptance

The first step towards healing is to acknowledge that you have been a victim of narcissistic abuse. It's not easy to admit that someone you loved and trusted has hurt you so deeply, but it's crucial for your healing process. Accept that you have been abused and that it wasn't your fault. It's time to let go of the guilt and shame that you may be carrying.


3 quick tips to kick the automatic negative thoughts taking over your mind:
  1. Millions of people have been victims of narcissistic abuse. So, don't beat yourself up for falling for it. The important thing now is to acknowledge what happened and start your healing journey.

  2. You may feel like you've lost a part of yourself, but guess what? You're still here, and you're stronger than ever. Accepting that you've been abused doesn't make you weak; it makes you brave. It's time to let go of the shame and guilt and start your journey towards healing.

  3. You deserve better, and it's time to acknowledge that. You may have been manipulated and controlled by a narcissist, but that doesn't define who you are. Accept that you have been abused and start focusing on your healing. You deserve a life filled with love, respect, and happiness.

Stage 2: Grieving

Once you've accepted what has happened to you, it's time to grieve. Allow yourself to feel the pain and sadness that comes with the loss of a relationship. It's okay to cry, scream, or even write down your feelings in a journal. Grieving is a natural part of the healing process and will help you release the emotional burden you've been carrying.


3 tips to allow yourself to grieve:
  1. It's time to let those tears flow! Grieving is a crucial part of the healing process. So, go ahead and cry, scream, or punch a pillow if you need to. Allow yourself to feel the pain and sadness that comes with the loss of a relationship. Trust me, you'll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders.

  2. Grieving may seem like a daunting task, but it's necessary for your healing journey. It's okay to feel angry, sad, or even confused about what happened to you. The important thing is to allow yourself to feel those emotions and let them go. So, grab a tissue, put on some sad music, and let it all out.

  3. Don't be afraid to let yourself feel. Grieving is a natural part of the healing process, and it's okay to feel sad, angry, or even numb. Take some time to journal your thoughts and feelings, or talk to a trusted friend or therapist. Remember, it's not about getting over it; it's about getting through it. You got this, Queen!

Stage 3: Self-Care

Now that you've acknowledged and grieved your pain, it's time to focus on yourself. Self-care is essential in your healing journey. It's time to prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental health. Take a bubble bath, read a book, or go for a walk in nature. Do things that bring you joy and help you feel good about yourself. Self-care is not selfish; it's necessary for your healing.


3 self-care practices to feel mmm-mm-good:
  1. Pamper yourself! Self-care is crucial in your healing journey. Go ahead and take that bubble bath, put on a face mask, and light some candles. Treat yourself like the Queen that you are!

  2. Self-care is not a luxury; it's a necessity. It's time to prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental health. Do things that make you feel good, like reading a book, going for a walk, or meditating. Remember, you deserve to feel happy and healthy.

  3. Show yourself some love. Self-care is essential in your healing journey, so take some time to prioritize your well-being. Whether it's taking a yoga class, getting a massage, or simply sitting in silence, do what feels good for you. Remember, you are worth the effort.

 

You don't have to take the journey alone. Let's dish the dirt! Book a call and let's Jumpstart your recovery!


 

Stage 4: Education and Empowerment

One of the most important stages of healing after narcissistic abuse is education and empowerment. It's time to learn about narcissistic abuse, its effects on you, and how to set healthy boundaries. Knowledge is power, and it will help you understand what you've been through and how to prevent it from happening again. Empower yourself by seeking professional help, joining support groups, and surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people.

  1. Who's the boss babe? YOU ARE!! Education and empowerment are crucial in your healing journey. Take some time to learn about narcissistic abuse, set healthy boundaries, and seek professional help. Knowledge is power, and it will help you become the strong and confident woman you were meant to be.

  2. Empowerment is the key to your healing journey, Queen! It's time to surround yourself with positive and supportive people, join support groups, and find your tribe.

  3. Take the reins! Set healthy boundaries to prevent it from happening again. Remember, you are in control of your life. You got this, girl!

Stage 5: Forgiveness and Letting Go

Forgiveness and letting go can be one of the most challenging stages of healing after narcissistic abuse. It's time to forgive yourself for any mistakes you may have made and to forgive the abuser. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone what they did, but it's a way to release the anger and resentment that may be holding you back. Letting go means that you're ready to move on and start a new chapter in your life.


3 ways to forgive (which does not mean forgetting!)
  1. Free yourself from the chains of resentment! Forgiveness and letting go are essential in your healing journey. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you may have made and forgive the abuser for what they did. Remember, forgiveness is not for them; it's for you. It's time to let go and start living your best life.

  2. Letting go is not a sign of weakness; it's a sign of strength. Forgiveness and letting go are the keys to your healing journey. It's time to release the anger and resentment that's been holding you back. Forgive yourself and the abuser, and let go of the past. Remember, you are in control of your life.

  3. Take your power back! Forgiveness and letting go are the final steps in your healing journey. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you may have made and forgive the abuser for what they did. Let go of the past and embrace the future. You deserve to be happy and free from the pain of the past. Remember who you were BEFORE any of this; celebrate the newfound strength and freedom you've found BECAUSE of it.

Stage 6: Thriving

Congratulations, you've made it to the last stage of healing after narcissistic abuse – thriving! You've taken the necessary steps to heal, and now it's time to thrive. You're no longer a victim; you're a survivor. It's time to focus on your goals and dreams and to live your life on your terms. You're stronger, wiser, and more resilient than ever before.


3 thrive-inducing mindsets:
  1. Celebrate! You've made it to the final stage of healing – thriving! You're no longer a victim of narcissistic abuse; you're a survivor. It's time to focus on your goals and dreams and live your life on your terms. Remember, you're stronger, wiser, and more resilient than ever before. The world is yours for the taking!

  2. You've got this! In this final stage, it's time to focus on yourself and your future. Embrace your strength, wisdom, and resilience, and let it propel you towards success. You're no longer a victim; you're a warrior. Remember, the sky's the limit!

  3. Thrive! You've overcome the challenges of narcissistic abuse, and now it's time to embrace your power and live your best life. Focus on your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Surround yourself with positivity and love, and let your strength, wisdom, and resilience lead the way. Remember, you're a survivor, and you deserve to thrive!

Recovery from narcissistic abuse is not easy, but it's possible. The stages of healing after narcissistic abuse are acknowledgment and acceptance, grieving, self-care, education and empowerment, forgiveness and letting go, and thriving. It's time to take back your power, focus on your healing, and start living the life you deserve. If I could do it, so can you. I did it alone; you don't have to. Save yourself the time and anguish it took me to keep falling and getting back up. Book a chat. It's on me.


Love and power,


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