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Hold On To Your Hippocampus – The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on the Brain

A growing body of research now shows how long-term narcissistic abuse affects the hippocampus and the amygdala of the brain, areas that regulate memory and control emotion. And while someone may not be your classic, malicious or malignant narcissist (there are several sub-types of narcissism), even someone with narcissistic tendencies, traits, or “dustings” can do …

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Your Brain Doesn’t Have a Delete Button – A Thought is a Thought, a Feeling is a Feeling

What do you do with those pesky unwanted, irrational, and sometimes downright inappropriate or scary thoughts? Hint – trying to stop them, push them away, or change them can often make them even stronger. Tony shares the “numbers” metaphor from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which teaches that the brain works by addition, not subtraction, …

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Hold On to Your Hippocampus – The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse On The Brain

It’s true that the diagnosis of narcissism is being handed out a bit too liberally, but this toxic personality disorder definitely does exist, with some experts saying that it’s clearly becoming more prevalent with each generation. There is a growing body of research that now shows how long-term narcissistic abuse affects the hippocampus, and the …

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