A Recovery Book on Overcoming Trauma Bonding as a Result of Narcissistic Abuse and Complex PTSD by Kim Popovich
The main goal of this book is to identify and define the characteristics of Trauma Bonding as a result of Narcissistic Abuse and Complex PTSD. Many survivors of abuse feel hopeless and trapped in their situation, not knowing that there is a way out. Survivors of this abuse usually get stuck in the repetitive patterns and don't recognize how to escape an unhealthy situation. Many survivors of abuse were never role modeled as to what a healthy relationship looks like, and therefore don't actually identify that their relationship is tragically unhealthy. This is quite common with sufferers of Complex PTSD.
This is a recovery book to provide knowledge and guidance to individuals who are trauma bonded and in a relationship that is unhealthy, but don't have the guidance, support and means to escape.
The book will define Narcissism and Complex PTSD. It will outline the characteristics and behavior patterns of both. It will also provide various tactics that the narcissist will use in order to manipulate and control their victim. The book will also help the reader to understand the dynamics behind the Trauma Bond, so that the abuse can be identified and dealt with. The trauma bond is so powerful that the victim will experience an attachment to their abuser that is quite often characterized by: feelings of loyalty, affection, and even love towards the abuser. The trauma bond actually keeps the victim and abuser in the code pendant relationship as a form of addiction. They become addicted to each other and the patterns of Love/Hate. The relationship actually becomes the addiction. Because of the Complex PTSD and Narcissistic abuse, the victim will quite often mistake Love for Abuse. The victim might feel isolated and cut off from the world as a result of recoiling from the abuse.
This book will provide survivors with a comprehensive understanding of the symptoms of a Trauma Bond along with several methods of healing to empower the victim and break the patterns of abuse. As a solution, the 12 Step Recovery Program will be described and discussed, along with several other modalities of healing. The recovery program stresses a format that allows survivors to Feel, Deal, and Heal. This encourages the victims of abuse to allow a spiritual program of recovery into their lives and to build a support system of friends, counselors, and advisors who will guide the survivors on their path to recovery. Once on the path to recovery, the victims of abuse can reclaim their personal power and lead a more healthy, balance life. Recovery is the journey, not the destination.
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