Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Family Abuse

Charlie Tyrell about breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse

The intergenerational cycle of family abuse is a pattern of violence, abuse, and neglect that is passed down from one generation to the next. This cycle can occur within families, as well as between intimate partners. The cycle of abuse often begins with one person exerting power and control over another. This may be through … Read more

Learning how to Trust and Love after Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learning how to trust and love after adverse childhood experiences

When I was ten years old I met a little girl who was one year younger than I was. You know when they talk about love at first sight? Well, this was something similar. We looked at each other and recognized something in each other’s eyes. At that point in time we were both going … Read more

Narcissists in the Boardroom Create Toxic Corporate Cultures

Narcissists in the Boardroom Create Toxic Corporate Cultures

A year ago I walked out of a top C-Suite position with a global company because its culture was so toxic that it was impacting my mental health. Domineering narcissists in the boardroom had made debate impossible and I was constantly bullied into silence. My anxiety hit the roof and I was totally burnt out. … Read more

What Happens after a Narcissist Maliciously Destroys Our Self-Image?

Narcissists destroy our self-image

How do you see yourself in your mind’s eye? Do you think of yourself as kind and likeable, or generous and caring? Are you pretty, fat, thin, sporty or curvy? Do you like yourself? Are you easy to love? All these factors, and many more, are part of your self-image. This mental picture that we … Read more

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its Implications for Abuse Victims

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

The hierarchy of needs has been used in many fields to explain what motivates people. It is of particular interest in education, for teachers to understand how best to motivate their students.  It is also used by businesses to understand what drives their customers’ behaviour and how best to motivate them to buy their product or service.

Narcissists Mess With Your Mind

Narcissists mess with your mind and make you doubt your sanity.

One of the most debilitating aspects of narcissistic abuse is the fact that narcissists mess with your mind and make you doubt your own sanity. Victims of narcissistic abuse are constantly walking on eggshells but cannot quite put their finger on why. The constant gaslighting and all the lies and manipulation are draining and the … Read more