In all my years of guiding others through narcissistic abuse recovery, I’ve seen some dangerous advice. Everywhere I look, it seems there is a teacher or author who promises rapid healing, wholeness, balance, and the complete annihilation of trauma triggers for the rest of your life.
But here’s the truth — recovery from narcissistic abuse is not easy, nor is it linear, fast, or permanent.
Recovery is exhausting, challenging, and forces you to question everything you thought you knew about yourself. Anyone telling you otherwise is promoting spiritual bypassing rather than genuine recovery.
Emotional abuse triggers don’t vanish overnight. Plus, the world is filled with toxic and narcissistic people.
We can’t avoid the “bad guys” and isolate ourselves in a pseudo-spiritual bubble forever.
That’s not true healing — when we engage in practices that bypass our humanity, we’re just dissociating and neglecting real recovery.
If you’re ready for some raw and real truths, keep reading because genuine recovery from narcissistic abuse is possible if you’re prepared to tackle the deep spiritual challenge.
What is Spiritual Bypassing and Why is It Dangerous?
Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist John Wellwood first coined the term “spiritual bypassing” in the early 80s, defining it as the “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.”
Pokračuj v čítaní