Narcissistic Abuse & the Trap of Self Blame

Getting unstuck from an insidious cycle of penance and self punishment

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
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7 min readMar 23, 2023

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“Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you” ~ Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey)

Many of the folks I see for complex trauma therapy are immersed in the arduous process of dismantling their bondage to a malignant narcissist (NPD). Although…

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
Invisible Illness

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box. Sheritherapist.com