Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

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Michele Engelke’s eBook “Prisioneiras do Espelho”

Liberty Counselling offers a complete healing programme especially designed for daughters of narcissistic mothers. Our Liberty Healing Programme has been developed by Michele Engelke, counsellor, cognitive behavioural therapist and writer of the eBook Priosioneiras do Espelho, Um Guia de Liberdade Pessoal para Filhas de Mães Narcsisitas (Prisoners of the Mirror, A Guide to Personal Freedom for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers).

If you believe to have been victim of narcissistic abuse, you know how hard it is to love and accept yourself. When you have grown under the shadow of a narcissist, it is difficult, if not a challenge, to develop a healthy self-esteem.

A life without maternal empathy takes its toll on the strongest of individuals. As opposed to children who have been raised by loving and caring mothers, daughters of narcissistic mothers struggle to find fulfilment in life, be it personally or professionally. Because they are conditioned to focus on the interests and feelings of their mothers, their own developmental process is neglected. Once the daughter of narcissistic mother reaches maturity and sees herself as a lost and confused adult, she realises the impact her narcissistic upbringing has had on her.

Daughters of narcissistic mothers commonly struggle with the following problems:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Excessive self-criticism
  • Guilt, shame and built-up anger
  • Dissociation
  • Perfectionism
  • Codependency
  • Lack of self-discipline
  • Procrastination
  • Self-sabotaging behaviours
  • Lack of boundaries
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Our Liberty Healing Programme is aimed at helping daughters of narcissistic mothers overcome their narcissistic legacy. As a CBT treatment programme, its ultimate focus is on modifying those negative core beliefs, such as ‘I am not good enough’ (‘I am incompetent and/or unloavable’), which are renowned for fuelling feelings of low self-esteem.

√ Heal the emotional scars of narcissistic abuse through empathic understanding
√ Deal productively with toxic feelings, such as guilt and shame
√ Regain self-confidence and a renewed sense of self and self-direction
√ Reconnect with feelings
√ Understand and rebuild personal boundaries
√ Introduce self-acceptance through learning how to challenge negative self-talk
√ Gain invaluable problem solving skills

Duration: from 10 to 15 sessions

The Liberty Healing Programme for daughters of narcissistic mothers is provided in person, online or over the phone.

To find out more about the programme, click here to book a 30-minute consultation with Michele Engelke, totally free of charge.