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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.

Is Narcissism Psychological Viagra?

One of the most damaging psychological mechanisms an extreme narcissist will use in their tormented tool chest is SEX.

THE PROMISE OF IT
THE MECHANICAL ACTION OF IT
THE WITHHOLDING OF IT

We carefully use the word sex in relation to what happens because, to the narcissist, the beautiful act of making love is an impossibility. Sex is one of their most powerful weapons of your mass destruction. If you are a highly empathic person with an abundance of compassion, an intoxicating imagination, and issues around appropriate boundaries, you are the perfect meal for the emotional impotence of a narcissist.

On this episode of Mental Health News Radio author and counselor, Andrea Schneider, joins host Kristin Walker to discuss the relationship between narcissism and sex. In her book, Soul Vampires: Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse, Andrea takes readers on a journey through the phases of the romantic journey with a narcissist. She shares her expertise with us on the show and in co-writing the blog article to accompany this highly charged subject.

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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.

We Are Asking YOU to Wake Up About Consent with Joyce Short

Thank you to our friends, Michelle Mallon and Christine Louis de Canonville, for introducing MHNR Network to the work of Joyce Short. She sat down with our host, Kristin Sunanta Walker, for an hour to talk about consent. This is a discussion for everyone to hear, absorb, and awaken to regardless of gender, religion, politics, economics, or age. 

She is a recipient of the 2017 “Woman of Distinction” honor by the NY State Assembly. She wrote “Combating Romance Scams, Why Lying to Get Laid Is a Crime!” to outlaw romance scams across the US and beyond. Her 2013 publication, “Carnal Abuse by Deceit” is available on Amazon in paperback, and e-formats. The memoir chronicles a painful romance scam she endured and outlines the steps that enable victims to reclaim their dignity. She blogs at www.CombatingRomanceScams.com. She’s a staunch advocate for victims, and she’d love to hear from you at StopRomanceScams@yahoo.com if you need help to recover, secure justice, or pursue legislation in your area.

 

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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