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Trauma and Parts of Self: Understanding Narcissistic and Self-Sacrificing Managers in Ourselves
This post explores conceptualization of Narcissistic and Self-Sacrificing or Caregiving relationship styles through the lens of Internal Family Systems and managing parts-of-self.
Other-Directedness and Anxiety: Does Focusing on Others Help or Hurt?
This post explores the Other-Directedness domain schemas of Approval Seeking, Self-Sacrificing, and Subjugation and the impact that these schemas have on anxiety.
Change: A Million Little Things
This blog explores the many factors that contribute to growth and healing in the context of counseling and therapy.
Guilt and Projective Identification: Bait for Narcissists
This post explores Self-Sacrifice Schema and the impact of projective identification, particularly related to guilt and self-absorption, on ones tendency to be manipulated by others.
Combat Dread and Anxiety by Combatting Vulnerability to Harm Schema
This post explores Vulnerability to Harm schema, which often plays an integral role in provoking feelings of anxiety and dread in clients with chronic experiences of anxiety. This post provides techniques for retraining the amygdala and overcoming irrational thoughts that provoke and maintain chronic anxiety.
Narcissism, Caregiving, and Trauma: Facing Uncomfortable Feelings Results in Healing
This post explores the importance of feeling and understanding our emotions in combatting Mental Health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, and addiction. This post argues that in order for healing to take place or intimacy to occur, we must be able to feel our feelings and learn from them.
Running From Guilt and Shame Means Running Towards Narcissism and Caregiving
This post explores characteristics of individuals who have a tendency towards caregiving behaviors versus those who have a tendency towards narcissistic behaviors.
Option and Obligation: Boundaries Mean Letting Others Choose
This post explores the way that boundary problems can impact the way that we are in relationship with others. Often boundary problems cause us to attempt to read other people’s minds in attempt to help them or put them first. Rather than asking them for their thoughts or feelings we can fall into the trap…
Intimacy: When Your Strength Overshadows You
This post explores the impact of the Early Maladaptive Schemas Self-Sacrifice and Emotional Inhibition in caregiver and codependent type individuals, often leading them to attract Narcissistic individuals and one-sided relationships and to feel unseen and unvalued.
Reactivity Destroys Conversation: Success is in the Approach
This post explores the concept of Amygdala Hijacking, a physiological response to real or perceived threat, which results in loss of memory and impaired cognitive functioning. Amygdala Hijacking prevents productive conversation, impacting relationships negatively, as well is at the root of anxiety, panic disorders, and PTSD.
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Love your website. Timely blog article ♥️
Good article. I definitely need order. Everything else in my life runs smoothly and falls into place when there is order in the house. Not sure who makes all of these messes in my house.. Could be Luigi. haha
Eye opening, wow, thanks. I will be back reading and reading, allowing time to heal, praying and being grateful for all you are sharing WOW