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Gaslighting Syndrome with Christine Louis de Canonville

What is gaslighting syndrome and how does the term “coercive control” play a part in it? Join your favorite podcast guest, Christine Louis de Canonville, as we discuss her newest book The Gaslighting Syndrome. In “The Gaslighting Syndrome” Christine Louis de Canonville (a mental health professional) demystifies the phenomenon of “Gaslighting”. Gaslighting is a dangerous form of psychological abuse and coercive control that is akin to “Intimate Terrorism”, and anybody can become a target.

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From the Archives: Christine Louis de Canonville on No Contact

Join us for a replay of one of our most downloaded guests, Christine Louis de Canonville, on what it means to go NO CONTACT with an emotional abuser.

Christine has worked in the area of mental health and trauma recovery for the last 28 years, providing psychotherapy to children and adults for a range of life issues, including Addictive Behaviours, Anxiety, Anger, and Relational Issues.
For 5 years, she worked in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital under the watchful eye of the eminent Professor Ivor Browne. In 1995 she set-up her own private clinical practice where she now specializes in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.

Her life as a “care-giver” started in earnest when she was 23, and it was both a painful and magnificent adventure through both Western and Eastern paradigm of thought. Her philosophy of life is that every great artist uses a palate of many colours to bring their canvas to life, and this is true of any effective therapist.

Her palate is made-up of many disciplines, from Psychology, Medical Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Theology, and more. All these disciplines are wonderfully compatible to the life of any Psychotherapist.

Christine works primarily as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, where she incorporates a Person Centred Approach, utilizing a range of modalities (Western & Eastern) where appropriate. She is also a qualified accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Master NLP Practitioner, Master of Clinical Hypnosis, Life, Business & Executive Coach, Spiritual Director, Shamanic Counselor, Curandera Practitioner, and Transpersonal Therapist.

Since qualifying, she has been a member of many accredited Boards and is a Member of the Irish Association of Counselors & Psychotherapists.

Christine is also a trained and accredited Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapist: Throughout the years, she was also going through personal spiritual development. True to form, her quest for “truth” was to take her to visit many places. She did her fieldwork study (for her Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology) with indigenous Shamans from Native American Sioux Indians, to Peruvian, Bolivian, European, Celtic, and Mexican shamans.

She also studied comparative religions, and to her surprise, she became a Theologian. For many years, she worked with Emaho, an American Indian from New Mexico, who challenged her to see life through “Life’s Eyes” rather than through the eyes of the personality. Her journey also saw her apprenticed to Eloxochitl, a Curandera Teacher in the Medicina Mexihka Tradition (Mexican Shaman). In 2006, Christine was honored as a Curandera and a Warrior Woman when she was given the Native American Indian name of “Cihuatequiani”, which means “Woman Who Works”.

It has been part of her life’s work to integrate these two ways of knowing (Western Behavioral Psychology with Eastern Consciousness Psychology) into an Integral Transpersonal Therapy. This is a seamless way of working with the whole person, not just on a mental, emotional, and physical level, but also at a spiritual/soul level of the self.

She grew up with an older psychopathic brother from childhood. Unfortunately, due to her early conditioning, she found herself re-experiencing victimization during her adult life by three other narcissists (2 females and 1 male). About 12 years ago, she began Criminology Studies, and she became very interested in Psychopathy, which is the study of The Dark Triad (the classical narcissist, malignant narcissist, and the psychopath). She completed her post-graduate diplomas in both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

Having done her own recovery work, Christine became the “Wounded Healer”. She decided to specialize in helping other people in their recovery from toxic relationships, especially those who had been victims of pathological narcissistic abuse. She became a published author of The Three Faces of Evil: Unmasking the full spectrum of narcissistic abuse, and has gone on to publish two more books on the subject of narcissistic abuse.

She appeared in the popular Television Documentary – Evil: A Would You Believe? Special – as a mental health expert (with other experts) speaking on the subject of Evil. Many of her articles have featured in major online magazines and professional Journals. She was a guest on various international radio shows (i.e. Ireland, America, Canada, England, and Sweden). She was the keynote speaker for the IACP at the first Professional Mental Health Conferences in Dublin, and she was a guest speaker on the 1st World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day Summit (WNAAD).

She started the “Roadshow for Therapists”, where she traveled throughout the Four Provence’s of Ireland with her training workshops for mental health professionals on narcissistic personality disorder, and the effects of narcissistic abuse on the victims.

She is the founder of narcissisticbehavior.net that has readership from all over the world. Part of her advocacy work is to provide a blog for furnishing information about the different facets of narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic victim abuse.

From the Archives: Christine Louis de Canonville on Narcissistic Women

Join Christine Louis de Canonville and Kristin Walker as they discuss narcissistic personality disorder in women.

Christine worked in the area of mental health and trauma recovery for the last 28 years, providing psychotherapy to children and adults for a range of life issues, including Addictive Behaviors, Anxiety, Anger, and Relational Issues.
For 5 years, she worked in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital under the watchful eye of the eminent Professor Ivor Browne. In 1995 she set-up her own private clinical practice where she now specializes in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.

Her life as a “care-giver” started in earnest when she was 23, and it was both a painful and magnificent adventure through both Western and Eastern paradigm of thought. Her philosophy of life is that every great artist uses a palate of many colours to bring their canvas to life, and this is true of any effective therapist.

Her palate is made-up of many disciplines, from Psychology, Medical Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Theology, and more. All these disciplines are wonderfully compatible to the life of any Psychotherapist.

Christine works primarily as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, where she incorporates a Person Centered Approach, utilizing a range of modalities (Western & Eastern) where appropriate. She is also a qualified accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Master NLP Practitioner, Master of Clinical Hypnosis, Life, Business & Executive Coach, Spiritual Director, Shamanic Counselor, Curandera Practitioner, and Transpersonal Therapist.

Since qualifying, she has been a member of many accredited Boards and is a Member of the Irish Association of Counselors & Psychotherapists.

Christine is also a trained and accredited Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapist: Throughout the years, she was also going through personal spiritual development. True to form, her quest for “truth” was to take her to visit many places. She did her fieldwork study (for her Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology) with indigenous Shamans from Native American Sioux Indians, to Peruvian, Bolivian, European, Celtic, and Mexican shamans.

She also studied comparative religions, and to her surprise, she became a Theologian. For many years, she worked with Emaho, an American Indian from New Mexico, who challenged her to see life through “Life’s Eyes” rather than through the eyes of the personality. Her journey also saw her apprenticed to Eloxochitl, a Curandera Teacher in the Medicina Mexihka Tradition (Mexican Shaman). In 2006, Christine was honoured as a Curandera and a Warrior Woman when she was given the Native American Indian name of “Cihuatequiani”, which means “Woman Who Works”.

It has been part of her life’s work to integrate these two ways of knowing (Western Behavioural Psychology with Eastern Consciousness Psychology) into an Integral Transpersonal Therapy. This is a seamless way of working with the whole person, not just on a mental, emotional, and physical level, but also at a spiritual/soul level of the self.

She grew up with an older psychopathic brother from childhood. Unfortunately, due to her early conditioning, she found herself re-experiencing victimisation during her adult life by three other narcissists (2 females and 1 male). About 12 years ago, she began Criminology Studies, and she became very interested in Psychopathy, which is the study of The Dark Triad (the classical narcissist, malignant narcissist, and the psychopath). She completed her post-graduate diplomas in both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

Having done her own recovery work, Christine became the “Wounded Healer”. She decided to specialize in helping other people in their recovery from toxic relationships, especially those who had been victims of pathological narcissistic abuse. She became a published author of The Three Faces of Evil: Unmasking the full spectrum of narcissistic abuse, and has gone on to publish two more books on the subject of narcissistic abuse.

She appeared in the popular Television Documentary – Evil: A Would You Believe? Special – as a mental health expert (with other experts) speaking on the subject of Evil. Many of her articles have featured in major online magazines and professional Journals. She was a guest on various international radio shows (i.e. Ireland, America, Canada, England, and Sweden). She was the keynote speaker for the IACP at the first Professional Mental Health Conferences in Dublin, and she was a guest speaker on the 1st World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day Summit (WNAAD).

She started the “Roadshow for Therapists”, where she travelled throughout the Four Provence’s of Ireland with her training workshops for mental health professionals on narcissistic personality disorder, and the effects of narcissistic abuse on the victims.

She is the founder of narcissisticbehavior.net that has readership from all over the world. Part of her advocacy work is to provide a blog for furnishing information about the different facets of narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic victim abuse.

Co-Narcissism with Christine Louis de Canonville

Right from the pages of her long anticipated book, When Shame Begets Shame, Christine Louis de Canonville joins us to discuss many things including co-narcissism. She is one of our most popular guests and it’s been a long time since she’s joined us for an interview.

About Christine Louis de Canonville
B.A. (Hons) Theology & Psychology, MIACP, MSIACP, CMH, CHyp, MPNLP.

www.narcissisticbehavior.net

Christine Louis de Canonville is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor living in Dublin, Ireland. She is also an author, a professional trainer, and international speaker, a lecturer, workshop facilitator and external examiner.

She has worked in the area of mental health and trauma recovery for the last 28 years, providing psychotherapy to children and adults for a range of life issues, including Addictive Behaviours, Anxiety, Anger, and Relational Issues.
For 5 years, she worked in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital under the watchful eye of the eminent Professor Ivor Browne. In 1995 she set-up her own private clinical practice where she now specialises in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.

Her life as a “care-giver” started in earnest when she was 23, and it was both a painful and magnificent adventure through both Western and Eastern paradigm of thought. Her philosophy of life is that every great artist uses a palate of many colours to bring their canvas to life, and this is true of any effective therapist.

Her palate is made-up of many disciplines, from Psychology, Medical Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Theology, and more. All these disciplines are wonderfully compatible to the life of any Psychotherapist.

Christine works primarily as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, where she incorporates a Person Centred Approach, utilizing a range of modalities (Western & Eastern) where appropriate. She is also a qualified accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Master NLP Practitioner, Master of Clinical Hypnosis, Life, Business & Executive Coach, Spiritual Director, Shamanic Counsellor, Curandera Practitioner, and Transpersonal Therapist.

Since qualifying, she has been a member of many accredited Boards and is a Member of the Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

Christine is also a trained and accredited Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapist: Throughout the years, she was also going through personal spiritual development. True to form, her quest for “truth” was to take her to visit many places. She did her fieldwork study (for her Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology) with indigenous Shamans from Native American Sioux Indians, to Peruvian, Bolivian, European, Celtic, and Mexican shamans.

She also studied comparative religions, and to her surprise, she became a Theologian. For many years, she worked with Emaho, an American Indian from New Mexico, who challenged her to see life through “Life’s Eyes” rather than through the eyes of the personality. Her journey also saw her apprenticed to Eloxochitl, a Curandera Teacher in the Medicina Mexihka Tradition (Mexican Shaman). In 2006, Christine was honoured as a Curandera and a Warrior Woman when she was given the Native American Indian name of “Cihuatequiani”, which means “Woman Who Works”.

It has been part of her life’s work to integrate these two ways of knowing (Western Behavioural Psychology with Eastern Consciousness Psychology) into an Integral Transpersonal Therapy. This is a seamless way of working with the whole person, not just on a mental, emotional, and physical level, but also at a spiritual/soul level of the self.

She grew up with an older psychopathic brother from childhood. Unfortunately, due to her early conditioning, she found herself re-experiencing victimisation during her adult life by three other narcissists (2 females and 1 male). About 12 years ago, she began Criminology Studies, and she became very interested in Psychopathy, which is the study of The Dark Triad (the classical narcissist, malignant narcissist, and the psychopath). She completed her post-graduate diplomas in both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

Having done her own recovery work, Christine became the “Wounded Healer”. She decided to specialise in helping other people in their recovery from toxic relationships, especially those who had been victims of pathological narcissistic abuse. She became a published author of The Three Faces of Evil: Unmasking the full spectrum of narcissistic abuse, and has gone on to publish two more books on the subject of narcissistic abuse.

She appeared in the popular Television Documentary – Evil: A Would You Believe? Special – as a mental health expert (with other experts) speaking on the subject of Evil. Many of her articles have featured in major online magazines and professional Journals. She was a guest on various international radio shows (i.e. Ireland, America, Canada, England, and Sweden). She was the keynote speaker for the IACP at the first Professional Mental Health Conferences in Dublin, and she was a guest speaker on the 1st World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day Summit (WNAAD).

She started the “Roadshow for Therapists”, where she travelled throughout the Four Provence’s of Ireland with her training workshops for mental health professionals on narcissistic personality disorder, and the effects of narcissistic abuse on the victims.

She is the founder of narcissisticbehavior.net that has readership from all over the world. Part of her advocacy work is to provide a blog for furnishing information about the different facets of narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic victim abuse.

From the Archives: Why Do Victims of Narcissistic Abuse Blame Themselves?

The show everyone has been waiting for. Join our frequent and most popular guest Christine Louis de Canonville, author of The Three Faces of Evil, Michelle Mallon, faculty at Ohio State University, and Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW.

Three leading educators about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. We discuss Christine’s book which is set to publish and be available on Amazon in May of 2015, the most common question asked by all survivors of this form of abuse, and what’s in store for the future regarding the pandemic: Narcissistic, Pychopathic, and Sociopathic abuse.

Editors note: On the show we state that Christine Louis de Canonville has a Masters in Medical Anthropology. This is incorrect. Please visit the blog article for the correction. We also mention that Michelle Mallon is a professor at Ohio State University. She is a teacher and on the faculty. Thank you and we regret the error.

Narcissistic Victim Syndrome: Why do victims blame themselves?

The show everyone has been waiting for: join our frequent and most popular guest Christine Louis de Canonville, author of The Three Faces of Evil, Michelle Mallon, Professor Ohio State University, and Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW. Three leading educators about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. We discuss Christine’s book which is set to publish and be available on Amazon in May of 2015, the most common question asked by all survivors of this form of abuse, and what’s in store for the future regarding the pandemic: Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sociopathic abuse.

To purchase Christine’s book please visit here.  To listen to all of our shows with Christine please visit here.

While we have guests from all over the world discussing all things mental health, our most popular shows are about narcissism and narcissistic abuse. This growing epidemic of the dark triad: Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism and the abuse those in contact with these personality-disordered individuals suffer.

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The 3 Faces of Evil – Unmasking The Full Spectrum of Narcissistic Abuse

An in-depth and candid discussion with Christine Louis de Canonville, B.A. Hons; MIACP; MTCI; MPNLP, CMH; CHyp. Christine has been a Psychotherapist and Supervisor of mental health professionals for over 20 years. She worked in the trauma unit of a Psychiatric hospital, and worked specifically with victims of narcissistic abuse in her private practice.

During my own research after a horrendous work experience with a disordered and malignant narcissist, I was referred to Christine as the expert to have on Mental Health News Radio Network. Christine joined me the day after Thanksgiving 2014 from Dublin, Ireland to discuss her book, her work with therapists and survivors, and her hopes to educate the public about these dangerous and toxic individuals. I am so honored to have her on the show.

This is such a hot topic that the seven days after we posted information on our social media outlets to pre-advertise the show, Christine had thousands of new downloads from the Americas for the first chapter of her book and 20,000 new visitors to her site www.narcissisticbehavior.net.

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Christine Louis de Canonville: What is No Contact with a Narcissistic Abuser?

Our most requested guest returns to discuss the term NO CONTACT in relation to Narcissistic Abuse. Author and therapist Christine Louis de Canonville is back to discuss No Contact and Low Contact with Cluster B personality types.

Christine’s shows are downloaded well into the thousands every month and she’s quickly become the go-to expert when it comes to educating anyone working in and with the field of behavioral health about the subject of narcissistic personality disorder. Before we air any show we take the temperature of our listeners to find out which questions come up repeatedly. Lately we’ve been inundated with requests around what it means to extricate yourself from a toxic relationship and how to do this safely (emotionally and physically). Sometimes it does involve some “trickery” on your part. Please enjoy our latest and, again, be prepared to take notes. Christine’s advice around this topic is invaluable.

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Post Traumatic Growth: Global Healing-Not Shaming & Calling Narcissism Out!

Thanks to Bree Bonchay, LCSW for calling June 1st the date of World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day. It was important for our host, Kristin Walker, to interview the friends that brought this awareness to Mental Health News Radio: Andrea Schneider and Christine Louis de Canonville. We’ve shared this walk for many years before we knew each other and then together the past 3 years. A whole lot of healing has gone on for each of us and for listeners of our shows. 

Please visit Christine’s website here for more information about her and her work.

Please visit Andrea’s website here for more information about her and her work. 

Join us as we talk about what this day means for us, our friendship, and the thousands of people that have reached out for help upon finding our writing, hearing a podcast, being a part of a training session, or bumping into us on the street!  

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