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Mother Mayhem: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery for Daughters

27 EpisodesProduced by Heather Gray, LICSWWebsite

Welcome to Mother Mayhem: A Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcast for Daughters. Join me, Heather Gray, a licensed therapist and expert in narcissistic abuse recovery, as I help you heal from childhood trauma. Listen to the first 8 episodes in order. They provide a paced framework for your healing. Us… read more

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26. From Struggle to Strength: Building Your Life After Narcissistic Trauma

November 22nd, 2023


Here are the first building blocks you need to start building your life after healing.

We’ll discuss the things you should be journaling about and …

25. Behind Closed Doors: Mastering Narcissistic Mothers' Gatekeeping Tactics

November 15th, 2023


In today's episode, we’re tackling the covert world of narcissistic mothers' gatekeeping tactics. We’re confronting the closed doors and I’m offering …

24. Responding with Resilience: How to Handle Narcissistic Attacks

November 8th, 2023


In this episode of Mother Mayhem: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcast for Daughters, we’re talking about what to say in the moment of a narcissistic attack. Trauma brain wires you for fight, flight, or freeze.

We want …

23. Mayhem and Mistletoe: Navigating Holidays with Narcissistic Mothers

November 1st, 2023


Welcome back to Mother Mayhem: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcast for Daughters! In this holiday episode, we’re tackling the challenges you …

22. Dear Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

October 25th, 2023


I know who needs to hear this today. You do.

Love, Heather

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21. Finding Your Voice: How to Stop Second-Guessing Yourself After Narcissistic Trauma

October 18th, 2023


Today’s conversation on Mother Mayhem: The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcast for Daughters is a  dive deep into strategies you can use to stop second-guessing yourselves and regain your confidence. 

Learn practical …

20. Daughters, Dollars, and Narcissistic Mothers: Untangling the Purse Strings

October 11th, 2023


In this episode, we dive into the intricate web of financial entanglement between daughters and their narcissistic mothers. Join us as we explore the complexities of how narcissistic mothers use money, financial …

19. Her Health, Her Narcissism, & You: A Daughter's Guide to Caregiving Boundaries

October 4th, 2023


In this episode, we’re tackling the messy middle that comes when you’re managing your mom’s narcissism and her ailing health.  We already know that boundaries will be crucial but how do you set them when they may go up …

18. When No Contact Can't Keep Narcissists Away: Dealing with Narcissistic Persistence

September 27th, 2023


In this week’s Ask Me Anything episode, we’re tackling what to do when your mom breaks your No Contact boundary, Learn: 

  • Strategies for maintaining …

17. From Chaos to Clarity: Tackling Clutter After Narcissistic Abuse

September 20th, 2023


Today’s we’re tackling a critical aspect aspect of healing from narcissistic maternal abuse that often gets ignored or minimized: organizing your living space.

Join me and my co-host, Heather Clark, a decluttering …

16. No More Solace Sipping: Overcoming Alcohol Dependence in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

September 13th, 2023


Today we’re tackling a common obstacle to narcissistic abuse recovery: alcohol dependency. 

Listen in for a quick conversation as to why trauma and …

15. Enabling Father: An Additional Trauma for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

September 6th, 2023


In today’s AMA, I am helping three listeners whose fathers enable their narcissistic mothers. 

I’ll explain how this dynamic can perpetuate the trauma experienced by these daughters, impacting their emotional well-being …

14. Loving Limits for a Narcissistic Mom: Maintaining the Relationship with Boundaries (AMA)

August 30th, 2023


On today’s Mother Mayhem, we look into how you can have a relationship with your mom given her limitations. We get clear on the importance of boundaries and how they help you love yourself and help you have a …

13. Mom's Narcissistic Meltdown: Do I Have to Go No Contact? (AMA)

August 23rd, 2023


Your mom melted down. What happens next? 

In this episode of Mother Mayhem, we look at what happens after the narcissistic storm and we look at …

12. When Your ‘Own Mother Couldn't Love You’: Healing from Narcissistic Abuse (AMA)

August 16th, 2023


In this AMA episode of Mother Mayhem, we tackle the thing you all likely came to this show wondering: If my own mother couldn’t love me, how do I …

11. Stop Gaslighting Yourself & Embrace Your Truth

August 9th, 2023


In this episode of Mother Mayhem, The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Podcast for Daughters, we dive into the critical topic of overcoming self-gaslighting. Learn effective strategies to break free from the cycle of …

10. Covert Narcissist: The Mother You Didn't See Coming

August 2nd, 2023


Today. we're delving into covert narcissism This is an elusive form of narcissism that often goes undetected, leaving a lasting impact on your life.

I’ll be exploring  the subtle and profound effects that growing up …

9. My Mom’s Silent Treatment: Listener Q&A for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

July 26th, 2023


Our first listener Q&A! In this episode of Mother Mayhem, I am helping a listener navigate her way through her mother’s months long silent treatment and smear campaign. Listen in for strategies for managing and …

8. The Trigger Effect: Managing the Pain After Narcissistic Abuse

July 19th, 2023


Understanding your triggers and learning how to respond to them is a critical part of narcissistic abuse recovery. It’s a core component of trauma …

7. Boundary Setting: Protecting Your Peace After Narcissistic Abuse

July 12th, 2023


In this episode of Mother Mayhem: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery for Daughters, we tackle the crucial topic of boundary setting. Join me as I explore various boundary situations faced by daughters of narcissistic mothers …

6. Disrupting the People Pleaser-Perfectionist Cycle

July 5th, 2023


In today's episode, we’re tackling: people-pleasing, perfectionism, and we're starting the conversation on boundary setting.

Learn how being raised by a narcissistic mother leads to perfectionistic and people pleasing …

5. The Hypervigilance Highway: Life After Narcissistic Abuse

June 28th, 2023


A childhood marked by maternal narcissistic abuse and emotional abandonment often leads to an adulthood marked by trauma triggers, hypervigilance, …

4. Navigating Relationships After Narcissistic Abuse

June 21st, 2023


In this episode of Mother Mayhem, I explore how being raised by a narcissistic mother can impact your experience in relationships. I discuss how trauma affects your ability to connect with others, your attachment style, …

1. Navigating Narcissistic Abuse as a Daughter

June 14th, 2023


Welcome to Mother Mayhem. I'm Heather Gray, a licensed therapist. In this first episode, I'm starting the conversation with daughters of narcissistic moms.

I'm breaking down what narcissism really means and how you …

3. From Self-Doubt to Self Love: A Blueprint for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors

June 14th, 2023


Welcome Back to Mother Mayhem: In this episode, I’m guiding you through the first steps toward building a better relationship with yourself. 

Whether you struggle with self-doubt, negative self-talk, or a lack of …

2. Understanding the Trauma of Narcissistic Mother Wounds

June 14th, 2023


Childhood emotional abandonment is a painful reality for daughters with narcissistic mothers. But as an adult now, you might not even be aware that …

Introducing Mother Mayhem: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery for Daughters

June 2nd, 2023


Welcome to Mother Mayhem. If you’re an adult daughter of a narcissistic mom, you know that your childhood was missing more than a few things. Making …

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