In this episode of the podcast, we discuss overcoming narcissistic abuse and codependency.
Today’s guest, Lisa Romano, is an expert in helping people overcome faulty childhood programming that narcissistic abuse and codependency creates. During this interview we got all up in emotions, mindset, how you think about yourself if you’ve had either of these experiences, gaslighting, and other struggles this kind of dysfunction contributes to. Even if you haven’t experienced either of these things, you may find this conversations useful as we also covered things that impact almost everyone at some point – attachment theory, developing a healthy sense of self, releasing unhealthy fears, how to communicate with narcissistic and codependent people in your life, and how other parenting dynamics impact children (especially before the age of seven!). This is one to listen to more than once and definitely share with loved ones who you know are working through these things as well. Thank you!
About Lisa Romano
Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in mentoring and coaching abused adult children from dysfunctional homes, who feel stuck in their lives and who are seeking to move beyond their painful pasts. Romano also coaches adults who find themselves feeling dissatisfied with their lives and who are finding it difficult to understand what beliefs or thought processes are preventing them from living a fulfilling life. She is also a bestselling author, popular Youtube Vlogger, radio show host, and speaker.
Notes from Episode 233 of the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto
- Mapping the brain
- How we “ice skate” over our pain and what happens when we do
- Smart parenting to not pass these things onto your kids
In episode 233, Elizabeth and Lisa discuss:
- [5:55] How Lisa discovered codependency and facing fears within letting go of unhealthy relationships
[18:42] Dynamics of narcissistic relationships and attachment theory
[25:15] The deprogramming process and how to heal
[32:30] On gas lighting and the spectrum of narcissism
[39:40] Navigating narcissism with a person you cannot remove from your life
[51:29] Being raised by a narcissistic parent
Resources for overcoming narcissistic abuse
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About the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto
Since 2013 I’ve been developing a body of work that helps women embody self-love, healing, and wholeness. We do this by focusing on the four levels of consciousness – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
In practical terms, this looks like exploring tools and practices to help you tune into the deep wisdom of the body and the knowing of the heart, which I believe are gateways to our souls. Then we cultivate a new relationship with our minds that allows the mind to serve this wisdom and knowledge and soul connection, rather than override it, which is what many of us were taught.
The show runs in seasons now and this season we’re focusing on my EMBODIED Self Love Framework.
We’ll be looking at Self Awareness, Self Knowledge, Self Acceptance, Self Trust, and Self Respect – with a bonus episode on Boundaries as well.
If you’ve been doing self-help or spiritual development work for a while, these are the types of foundational things that often people overlook in pursuit of fancier concepts that often aren’t practical or sustainable. Here, we will focus on building these strong foundations so you can honestly and thoroughly embody self-love. If you’re feeling it, subscribe to the show, and leave us a review wherever you listen from. You can also keep up with show updates and community discussions on Instagram here.