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Dr. Anne F Creekmore, Psy.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist (804)741-2608

author of Love Yourself Love Your Life
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, FAMILY AND GROUP THERAPY
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WORKSHOPS ON RELATIONSHIPS, COMMUNICATION, SELF ESTEEM AND MORE
WOMEN & FAMILY ISSUES, ADD/ADHD, ALLERGY, STRESS RELATED OR CHRONIC ILLNESS AND PAIN
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Communication and coping with difficult people; interpersonal boundaries and conflict resolution

Narcissism

We think of a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as egotistical, selfish, self-serving, vain, power tripping, out for him or her self, not empathetic or caring about others, is grandiose, jealous of others, competitive with others, and requiring a lot of admiration and attention. These characteristics can show in a variety of ways such as:

  1. Passive aggresive manipulation
  2. Blaming others
  3. Avoidance of responsibility
  4. Perception that they are untouchable and that their actions are always infalible or a gift to others
  5. The need to be validated or reinforced in their perception of their own value
Treatment of Narcissism

Long term psychotherapy is critical in helping a narcissist, but it is difficult for a narcissist to be convinced that they need help or that their behaviors need to be changed. Usually, a narcissist does not feel pain for their actions-the people around them do. Did you also know that there is a sub-type of narcissistic behaviors called "Closet Narcissism?" These individuals appear to be "saintly" but actually use that bhavior to cover narcissistic behaviors.

Dr. Anne F Creekmore specializes in assisting those dealing with a loved one or associate who is narcissistic. Her research and work has led her to develop methods of communicating effectivelywith individuals with narcissistic tendancies. Whether you are dealing with a work relationship or loved one, Dr. Creekmore's methods can help you successfully deal with the challenge.

The Language of Narcissism (Narcissus Speak)

"To communicate with a narcissist, mentally reverse all the pronouns he uses and respond to your translation. if he says 'I,' he's referring to 'you,' if he says 'you' he's actually speaking out about himself. The closet narcissist likewise appear to be empathetic, feigning sympathy or other emotions, but really feels nothing. He'll do whatever it takes to make himself look good. Without an authentic sense of self, he's incapable of displaying real emotions. He has no inner experience to draw from.

"Narcissists are not unhappy; the people around them are neglected or abused. So, if you're involved with a narcissist, narcissist-speak is a wonderful way to respond - to communcate without frustration, to set boundaries, and avoid being wounded time and time again." From Love Yourself-Love Your Life pp135-136. Dr. Creekmore's specialized therapeutic skills help those who live with a loved one or deal with a coworker who is narcissistic to communicate effectively, without losing their own sense of self. Anne's development of narcissist speak empowers you to communicate without frustration, to set boundaries, and avoid being wounded time and time again. With Anne's help, her clients are able to understand the challenges they face in loving a narcissist or being a narcissist.

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