“Mommie Dearest”


(3rd in a series of workshops for understanding narcissistic victim abuse)

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Revealing the Narcissistic Mother:

A mature mother with normal, healthy maternal nurturing instincts is a woman who is selfless, validates and loves her children unconditionally.                            She parents her children with empathy, and attunes into their inner emotional life as she prepares them for independent living when the time comes for them to leave the nest.

A narcissistic mother, on the other hand, is the antithesis of the mother I described above.  She is a mother who, instead of nurturing her children, is self-centred and mainly focused on herself. Rather than taking care of herself, the narcissistic mother expects to be taken care of by her children.  She neither trusts her children, nor believes in their basic goodness.  She is brittle, controlling, does not observe boundaries, never apologises or remembers her inappropriate behaviour, needs to be always right, will fly into rages, and project that anger onto her children.   She frightens her children, and discourages their independence.   She needs to be the centre of attention, and is jealous if the children get attention from others.      Her children are mere objects who represent her and show her in good light, but at the same time she is envious of their accomplishments, gifts and talents.  Her punishment is inconsistent and punitive, and she often uses the threat of abandonment to control them. All of this craziness serves to confuse her children and undermine their self esteem.  Of course, to the outside world everything is perfect, but behind closed doors the child is exposed to the horror of dealing with a mother with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). If you are the child of a narcissistic mother, or if you are a therapist working with the adult children of a narcissistic mother, then you need to understand that you are dealing with the behaviours of a mother who acts from a different set of criteria than the regular healthy loving mother.  As you can imagine, this disordered kind of parenting creates significant emotional damage to the child.

Benefit from my 25 years as a psychotherapist working with victims of narcissistic abuse

In this workshop you will learn about:-

• The “self-absorbed narcissistic mother”.

• Unmasking the different faces of maternal narcissism.

• The characteristics for identifying the narcissistic mother.

• The emotional damage of “Gaslighting Behaviour”.

• Triangulation by 1000 cuts.

• The Narcissist and her “Flying Monkeys”.

• The Psychological Impact of Infantilising.

• The Narcissist’s Crazy Projections.

• The tragedy of the Parentified Child.

• Plus much more....


• Each workshop comes with it's own manual.

• Certificate of CPD points awarded to therapists who attend.


  • Workshop date: Friday 26th February, 2016
  • Venue: Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Price: €110.00 (if paid by 19th February)   €130.00 Thereafter
  • Light lunch Included In Price.
  • Free Parking.

Facilitated By Christine Louis de Canonville                                                     (B.A. Hons; MIACP; MTCI; MPNLP, CMH; CHyp)

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Who is this workshop for...

This series of one day workshops have been designed for anyone dealing with the fallout of narcissistic abuse (i.e. counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, trainee counsellors, doctors, police, social workers, and victims, etc.). These workshops are suitable for anybody wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and narcissistic victim abuse.

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