Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

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29. Understanding and Healing From Psychological Abuse

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Psychological abuse is a component of all abusive relationships, especially relationships with a narcissist. Julie Clockston, LCSW is the owner of Julie Clockston Counseling in Aurora, CO and specializes in working with women who are healing from psychological abuse. Julie discusses psychological abuse that we experience in relationships with narcissists, and how we can heal from the cycle of abuse. She offers tips and suggestions on how to recognize and overcome the abuse.

To connect with Julie Clockston, visit:

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or email: Juliej@gmail.com

Resources mentioned:

Codependent No More, By Melodie Beattie

Walking the Tiger, Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

Healing From Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery From Psychological Abuse, by Shannon Thomas

The Brain Fix, By Ralph Carson, Phd.

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, by Eleanor Payson

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Why Does He Do That, By Lundy Bancroft

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