All posts by Christine Hammond

How a Narcissist Treats a Chronically Ill Spouse

by on May 29, 2018

Kathy woke-up startled to hear her phone ring so at 5am. She was in her second semester of college and was busy with school and work. It was her narcissistic dad calling her, which he hadn’t done since she left home, so she was immediately on high alert. He skipped any niceties and immediately started… (more…)

How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids after a School Shooting

by on May 29, 2018

Sammy refused to go to school after hearing about the death of several students at a neighboring school. Even though he didn’t’ know the details of the event, he was adamant about not going to school. His mother tried everything, including bribing him. But the more she talked the more anxious he got until Sammy… (more…)

8 Steps to Take after a School Shooting

by on May 29, 2018

Sadly, the state our nation is such that school shootings have become a regular part of news reports. And while each tragedy is unique in the details, victims, environment, and perpetrators, the common dominator is a desire to return to normal as soon as possible. These catastrophes often unite friends, families, communities, and causes. The… (more…)

The Difference between Panic, Manic, and Psychotic Attacks

by on May 29, 2018

At first, everything seemed fine for Tess. She was driving back from visiting her parents a few hours away. Suddenly a flood of intense emotions, pounding heart rate, difficulty breathing, and erratic thoughts overwhelmed her. She pulled the car over hoping to catch her breath but things got worse. Life became a distorted kaleidoscope, with… (more…)

13 Tips When Dealing with Difficult People

by on May 29, 2018

  Kim wished she could live on an island away from the constant badgering of difficult people in her life. Her grandmother would call her daily to disseminate the latest gossip on her family. Her brother was constantly comparing her success to his even though they did not share the same profession. Her boss was… (more…)

12 Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia

by on May 29, 2018

Beth thought she was losing it. She had a hard time concentrating at work, struggling with memory recall, frequently moody, short tempered, slow to make decisions, craving sugar and caffeine, and got into a couple of minor car accidents within the last few months. Her bizarre symptoms didn’t seem to add up to anything at… (more…)

7 Signs You Might Be Married to a Narcissist

by on February 27, 2018

“Is that what this is!” William exclaimed upon learning from a therapist that his wife had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He came into the first therapy session with a written note from his wife to the therapist outlining all of his issues and the areas she wanted treatment for him. When the therapist redirected the conversation… (more…)

The Confusing Narcissistic Cycle of Abandonment and Return

by on February 27, 2018

“I never want to see you again,” Marie shouted to her husband as she slammed the door on the way out. Adam stood still wondering if she would immediately turn around as she had so many times before or if she would dramatically wait. Either way, he was no longer going to nervously run after… (more…)

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