Healing After a Narcissistic Relationship

Healing after a narcissistic relationship requires tips like self-compassion, conscious eating, mindful sleeping, self-kindness, and intentional thoughts.

How do I heal after leaving a narcissistic relationship?

Relational trauma is an everyday practice mainly because it took each day to get you here. You are unlearning, and that is wonderful! Due to the impact of narcissistic dynamics on your nervous system, some past behaviors may be part of your current sensory and emotional expressions. This new state of your nervous system is somewhat overwhelming; believe it or not, you have been living with it for some time now. This is your opportunity to celebrate the power you have gained from the dynamic while nourishing and nurturing your nervous system back to health. With this being said, it’s time to stick to your self-work and heal. 

Healing After a Narcissistic Relationship
Framed Art Work by Sarafina Arthur-Williams: Healing After Narcissistic Relations

8 Tips to sustain your self-work and healing.

  1. Self-Compassion 
  2. Eat, Sleep, Cleanse
  3. Self-Kindness
  4. Creative and Cathartic Release
  5. Water and Nature
  6. Intentional Thoughts
  7. Do not doubt your knowledge 
  8. Daily Mindfulness 

At some point each day, you may need to step back into your past. When this happens, take a deep breath and heal the ‘ouch’. You can visit your history, but you aren’t there. Return to the present moment with your breath and action that softens the transition. Remember that the ‘you’ who experienced that harm requires your current compassion and love to heal. Practicing the resiliency gained while in a narcissistic relationship requires you to release self-judgment or self-doubt. Taking it easy is literally the goal. 

One step at a time, you will detach from the other person and draw closer to yourself. Unfortunately, this is one of the ways the universe teaches us to love ourselves. Go easy on your heart, soul, and body. Everyone’s situation is complex and different, so please consider your safety first! From my expertise, I encourage you to explore talk or creative therapies that focus on narcissistic dynamics.

If you are not sure where to start go ahead and schedule a free therapy consultation here. We will work together to discover your strengths and needs. In the meantime the self-work can begin now with the two resources I shared below. Stay safe and take care of yourself.

Check Out These Resources:

-Podcast: Adult Chair (episodes on narcissistic healing)

-YouTube: Dr. Ramini (narcissistic abuse and healing expert)

With Intention, Sarafina