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A Date With Darkness Podcast

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A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being . This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being . This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

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United States

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A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being . This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

Language:

English

Contact:

5106982469


Episodes

Things to Consider Before Re-Establishing a Relationship with an Abuser

10/22/2021
In this solocast, I give you my thoughts on the commonly asked question "my abuser came back into my life and wants a relationship, what should I do?" While I don't recommend going back into a relationship with an abusive person, I recognize that it may take multiple attempts to leave an abusive relationship for good. Here are some things to consider before thinking about giving a person another chance. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not...

Duration:00:31:38

Signs That You Are A Magnet For Abusive Relationships and How to Put A Stop to It

10/14/2021
In this solocast, I discuss some of the reasons why we may gravitate towards abusive partners if we have a history of being in abusive relationships. Basic interventions are provided to help you avoid falling into a cycle of continuously connecting with abusive personalities. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be...

Duration:00:40:08

Preparing Your Finances for Divorce, Featuring CDFA Nikki Tucker

10/6/2021
Nikki Tucker, CDFA joins us to discuss how we prepare our finances for divorce. Nikki talks to us about why it's important to take control of your money, and how to make the best financial decisions when it comes to divorce. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental...

Duration:00:59:14

Learning How to be Vulnerable After Experiencing Sexual Trauma; Featuring Counsellor Jordan Pickell

9/29/2021
Canadian-based psychotherapist Jordan Pickell joins us on the couch today to discuss what it means to be vulnerable. Jordan also explores challenges survivors of sexual assault have with being vulnerable in their relationships. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental...

Duration:00:51:13

Reporting Child Abuse, Featuring Nicole Stolar-Peterson, LCSW-BCD

9/24/2021
Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD joins us today to talk about reporting child abuse. Nicol provides education on when we should report child abuse, why it's important to report it when we see or hear about it, let the reporting agency determine what will be investigated, and challenges that state agencies and law enforcement have with proving cases of child abuse. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person....

Duration:00:52:18

How to Help to Children Who Are Victims of Narcissistic Parents

9/17/2021
This solocast suggests ways to extend or offer help to children and families who are experiencing narcissistic abuse. Each suggestion is not suitable or applicable to every case of narcissistic abuse. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. Each intervention suggested should be utilized with caution. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for...

Duration:00:36:28

How to Find and Attract Safe Relationships With Healthy Partners

9/10/2021
This solocast is all about taking the steps to find safe relationships and emotionally healthy partners. I discuss how we work on ourselves and seek out qualities in partnerships that will foster loving healthy relationships. From mindset shifts to taking risks, this episode is for you if you desire finding love that will nurture your spirit. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the...

Duration:00:53:24

Exploring Environmental and Genetic Factors of Abuse, Featuring Yolanda Renteria, LPC

9/2/2021
Yolanda Renteria, LPC and I explore how the body stores memories of trauma and how trauma is passed down from generation to generation. Our bodies are wired for survival and store these painful experiences deep within our genetic makeup. Our genetics and trauma survival mechanisms contribute to repeated cycles of abuse. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not...

Duration:00:59:22

Increasing Self-Care Practices and Managing Emotional Burnout: Featuring Michelle Goodloe, LCSW

8/25/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. On this episode, Michelle Goodloe LCSW and I explore what it means to be emotionally burned out. Michelle discusses the signs of emotional burnout in abusive relationships and how to prevent it. Michelle and I have a candid discussion about self-care, why it's important, how we make time for it, and why...

Duration:00:54:25

The Narcissistic Mother and Daughter Dynamic; Featuring Ronica Cormier

8/19/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. On this episode, Ronica Cormier and I take a deep dive into narcissistic mothers and their dynamics with their daughters. We discuss the short and long-term impact of daughters who have narcissistic mothers. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode...

Duration:00:59:04

Why It's Not a Good Idea to Remain Friends With a Narcissist After a Breakup

8/5/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. After a breakup with a narcissist, it can be tempting to want to stay connected, especially if the breakup wasn't your choice. I explore why it's not a good idea to stay friends with a narcissist and it is better to cut the cord and move on. I propose solutions on what you can do to work on...

Duration:00:32:14

Why You Have Difficulty Trusting Others

7/30/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. I discuss why we develop trust issues. I explore why we have difficulty trusting ourselves and others, especially after leaving an abusive relationships or when there was a rupture in the relationship. *Content published on this podcast is the intellectual property of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD,...

Duration:00:32:03

What to Do Instead of Waiting for An Abusive Person to Change

7/21/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. On this episode, I discuss tips on working on yourself instead of focusing on the potential of the abuser in your relationship. It's important to manage your mental health instead of focusing your efforts on someone who is abusive. *Content published on this podcast is the intellectual property of Dr....

Duration:00:25:55

Everything You Need To Know About Your Inner Critic, Featuring Dr. Maria Mercedes Dominguez, PhD, LMFT

5/20/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. Dr. Maria Dominguez PhD, LMFT joined us today, and she had a lot of useful information to give us regarding the inner critic. Dr. Dominguez and I explore how we internalize criticism and how we speak to ourselves, and even how our inner voices are influenced by oppression and abuse. She clarified how are...

Duration:00:56:00

Identifying Red Flags in Sexual Health at the Ob-gyn's Office, Featuring Dr. Joy'El Ballard MD

5/12/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. Dr. Joy'El Ballard MD joins us today to discuss the health of women at the gynecologist's office. Dr. Joy'El is an expert in peri-menopause. She and I have a candid conversation about how signs of abuse and boundary issues around sex can show up at the gynecologist's office. She offers education about STIs...

Duration:00:48:37

Part 2: Healing People of Color Using EMDR Therapy, Featuring Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE

5/3/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE joins us today to discuss EMDR therapy for trauma, how it can be helpful when attempting to resolve traumatic experiences in relationships, and how EMDR can be used. Quandra specifically discusses the use of EMDR with therapists who are culturally sensitive to treat trauma for...

Duration:00:47:13

BDSM, Kink, Sexual Fantasies, and Trauma; Featuring Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE

4/13/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC; and it's where we explore the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma through intimate discussions. Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, CSE joins us today to discuss BDSM, kink, sexual fantasies, and trauma. Quandra and discuss the difference between a healthy sex-based lifestyle vs a life-style based in trauma. Quandra also discussed how to determine if a partner is abusive and not respectful of boundaries. She also...

Duration:00:54:05

Surviving Toxic Families, Featuring Marina Williams, LMHC

3/29/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma. Marina Williams, LMHC and author of Surviving the Toxic Family joins us on the couch today to discuss toxic family dynamics and how to overcome them. Marina offers solid tips and suggestions on managing boundaries around family toxicity. She also shares her personal struggles in managing unhealthy family...

Duration:00:53:23

Exploring Troubled Relationships Between Mothers and Daughters, Featuring Ann Dillard LMFT

3/25/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in California. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma. Ann Dillard, LMFT and owner of KIP Consulting Services, LLC joins us today to have a candid conversation about painful wounds in the mother-daughter relationship. Ann shares her experience with her own mother, and how it motivates her to hold positive space for her own...

Duration:00:47:10

Part 2: Continuing to Explore Deceptiveness and Red Flags in Relationships; Featuring Anna Stowe Certified Mitigation Specialist

3/11/2021
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in California. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse and healing from relationship trauma. Part 2: Anna Stowe, certified mitigation specialist and owner of Stowe Investigations joins us today to talk about her experience as being a private investigator. Anna described how women seek out her services when they are distrustful of their spouses actions. Anna...

Duration:00:57:30