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How can one survive, thrive, and move forward in life after narcissism?
Careful planning, attention to detail, boundaries, self care, prioritize, positivity, unity, togetherness, and creating supporting structures.
As a survivor of a malignant narc the longer one was involved the more time required but it can be done and you can try to create a sense of balance and normalcy.
What I found comforting in this novel was the notion that narcs are like vultures who prey upon their unsuspecting targets.
If someone grew up feeling inadequate, without proper guidance, issues of anxiety, fear, shame; absent love/nurturing from a parent or both parents, someone who feels they are not worthy than they are open and vulnerable to this type of toxic individual who senses the boundaries are not built to withstand the storm coming their way.
You must ask yourself what's you want, need, or must have in moving forward.
Use your set backs as set ups for greatness.
Recognise why you feel the way you do, what may have played a role in that process, and how you can alter that cycle from re-occurring.
For those that were involved, the notion that you must address yourself and not the narc may feel like a free ticket to abuse but it's not . It's not selfish to take care of your needs.
The problem is when we lose a part of ourselves, exhausting ourselves, and focusing too much on the other person in our lives.
Let go of the need to justify the narcs actions as you can never make sense of it all nor do you have too.
Be blessed in knowing that you are alive, well, healthy, and on your way to bigger and brighter futures ahead.
Thank you to Dr. Sarah, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
by Donna H
Dr. Sarah Davies is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Trauma Therapist. She has worked in mental health since 2007. With a background in general mental health and training in a range of psychological therapies, she has specialised in treating Narcissistic Abuse, Codependency, Anxiety and Trauma since 2013.
Dr. Sarah is passionate about providing a holistic, practical and pragmatic approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing. She has a successful private practice based on Harley Street, London, England.
The author of Never Again... holds a practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City University in London, UK. Since then she has undertaken further training in trauma therapy including EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, She has a first class honours degree in Psychology as well as additional studies in CBT, DBT & mindfulness therapy. As part of her holistic approach to emotional wellbeing she is also a qualified yoga instructor having trained in the Sivananda tradition over a decade ago. More recently, Dr. Sarah has studied nutrition and advanced nutrient therapy in relation to mental health.
In writing Never Again... Dr. Sarah Davies draws from personal experience of Narcissistic Abuse and her own journey of recovery as well as from extensive clinical experience in the area of narcissistic abuse, codependency, echoism and related trauma. Her clinical background includes having worked for some of the worlds most exclusive rehabilitation centres, in educational settings, the NHS and charity sector.
You can find out more about Dr. Sarah Davies at her private practice site: www.drsarahdavies.com