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Claire Jack Ph.D.
Do you find yourself acting in ways that don’t feel like the right fit for you? How can you begin to live a life that feels more authentic?
Do you sometimes "feel like a child" no matter what age you are? If you were raised by a narcissistic mother, you may find yourself trapped in child-time.
Women with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulties with emotional regulation, including overwhelm, confusion, communication issues, and meltdowns.
Do you feel overwhelmed in supermarkets? Do you need to cut the tags off your clothes and avoid lipstick? These could be signs of autism.
ASD affects women in various ways, including socially. This checklist can help you determine whether or not ASD may be a fit.
Were you raised by an emotionally abusive parent? Perhaps you distanced yourself and want to reconnect in their final years. How might that play out?
Gaslighting is usually considered as a form of emotional abuse at the individual level. But the same techniques are used against entire sections of society.
Many people with ASD experience high levels of empathy, but they have trouble understanding why and how to express it.
Do you tell people they’re wrong, silence them during conversations, think that lying is OK, and gloss over arguments? You might be an unintentional gaslighter.
Narcissists are often accused of harmful behaviour toward others. However, they can be equally damaging to themselves.
Revealing vulnerability is an empowering experience but if you have been the victim of emotional abuse it can be very hard. How can you safely reveal your vulnerable self?
Do you and your ex have sex regularly? Whilst it's understandable, is it actually a good idea?
Vulnerable narcissism is a difficult condition for people to deal with. Could you inadvertently be raising your child to be a vulnerable narcissist?
Are you in the hands of a gaslighter? Over time, it can affect your very sense of what makes you "you."
Being gaslighted in my twenties left me with a time in my life that was so traumatic I couldn't piece together what really happened. When I did, it helped me let go of guilt.
Do you find yourself drawn to narcissistic partners again and again? Here's why that could be happening.
If you’ve had a diagnosis of ASD, whether formal or from a therapist, it can be hard to take in. Here are five common reactions and how to deal with them.
Family stories can be used to big up individuals and put others down, mask abusive behaviour and gaslight individuals. Never underestimate the power of the family narrative.
Do you find yourself caught up in the same old arguments and manipulative mind games every time you see your family? Just how toxic are they?
If you've noticed vulnerable narcissistic traits in yourself, how can you move towards a happier life? Here are five tips to help you begin.
Does your partner use emotionally abusive tactics to convince you that their version of events is right?
Are you on the receiving end of narcissistic abuse? Get the support you need to safely leave.
Do you find that your reality never matches up to your fantasy world? Find out how this can hold you back in life.
Are you hypersensitive to criticism, dependent on the approval of others, and resentful that other people don't recognise your specialness?
Do you find yourself biting your tongue, feeling emotionally drained and as if your needs are not being met?
Do you find your self in a cycle of fighting and make-up sex? It might feel great at the time, but is it having a damaging effect on your relationship?
Hypnotherapy could help with hot flashes and night sweats, and manage mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
Do you think you might be in a relationship with a narcissist—but you're not sure? Here are five signs that you're romantically involved with a narcissistic partner.
Do you have doubts that your mother ever really loved you? If you were raised by a narcissist, it's easy to understand why this question troubles you.
Do you find yourself fluctuating between feeling fine, bursting into tears, and flying into rage? Here are 10 reasons for those uncontrollable mood swings.
Claire Jack, Ph.D., is a hypnotherapist, life coach, researcher, and training provider who specialises in working with women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She was herself diagnosed with ASD in her forties.