MAY 8TH, 2020 - 7pm Pacific Time

Narcissism: The Class

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The Healthy Person does not torture others, it is the tortured who torture others.”

Jung 

 

 

NARCISISSM:

WHAT IT IS:

  • FANTASIES OF UNLIMITED POWER AND SUCCESS

  • SEES SELF AS SPECIAL

  • ASSOCIATES WITH HIGH STATUS PEOPLE

  • ENVIOUS OF OTHERS

  • LACKS EMPATHY

  • NEEDS ADMIRATION

  • SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT

  • THE PREDATOR 

  • ADDICTIVE REPETITION COMPULSION

  • GRANDIOSITY

  • SEXUAL COMPULSIONS

  • EMOTIONAL WITHOLDING

  • FRAGILE FALSE-SELF

  • GASLIGHTING

  • ONE-WAY PLEASURE

  • ONE-WAY CONVERSATIONS

  • GHOSTING

  • STALKING-HOOVERING

  • MANIPULATION 

  • MIND-FUCKING

  • TRIANGULATION 

  • EXCESSIVE CRITICISM

  • COMPETITIVENESS

  • EMOTIONAL ABUSE

  • OUTBURSTS OF RAGE

  • SILENT TREATMENTS

 

 

 

NARCISSISM:

WHAT IT DOES:

  • ERODES SELF ESTEEM

  • ISOLATES 

  • SPINS YOU OUT

  • PUTS YOU ON A ENDLESS ROLLER COASTER

  • "SITUATIONSHIP" VS. RELATIONSHIP

  • BETRAYS LOYALTY

  • SECOND-GUESSING YOURSELF

  • KEEPING THE ABUSE SECRET

  • LYING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY 

  • REPEAT EPISODES

  • BREAKUP-STALK-MAKEUP 

  •  SELF-DOUBT

  • SELF-CRITICISM

  • SELF-BLAME

  • INSECURITY

  • FEAR

  • ANXIETY

  • PTSD  SYMPTOMS

  • JEALOUSY THROUGH  TRIANGULATION 

  • NOT TRUSTING YOURSELF OR INTUITION

  • WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

  • NERVOUS DISORDERS AND NIGHTMARES

  • THE ABUSE CAN CAUSE SUICIDAL IDEATION

 

"In a destructive narcissistic relationship, we really are facing the question of survival, of how to maintain our mental sanity and emotional stability in tumultuous circumstances. Narcissists know exactly which buttons to push to upset us, to lure us back in, to make us feel special—and the very next second worthless. They excel at making us jump through hoops, providing them with narcissistic fuel, leaving us exhausted and empty. It is then that we enter the spiral of hate and despair, and the responses narcissists elicit from us are horrid. We say and do things we never thought possible. We engage in destructive behavior and find ourselves wondering, “What made me do that? This is not me.” No, this is not our true self. This is our Shadow, our dark side which is only awakened when we are in a situation of life and death.-Valentini

 

THE SHADOW WORK OF NARCISSISTIC RELATIONSHIPS:

In this class, I will share my personal journey to hell and back in confronting the archetype of NARCISSISM and the inner Animus., I'll share meditations for healing and recovering from the narcissism-empath-codependent-trauma bonding patterns to reveal how this is  a true spiritual initiation. I will also share some famous iconic case studies, astrological references, and how to understand the archetype of narcisism both personally and collectively. We'll delve into the relationship between the narcissist and the empath and how both are in search of the Self through a shattered looking glass. I'll share some powerful dream symbolism and ways of dialoging with your inner anima-animus to make this archetype of NARCISSISM conscious so that you are not at its whim or projecting it out as unlived shadow. We will also consider how our childhood biography plays into this as well and how the narcissistic wounds of our parents and their parents play into the story. We'll discover family patterns and how to break the cycle through the Path of Individuation and deepening our relaitonship to the archetype of the Self. Whether you have suffered under the lack of empathy from a narcissistic partner, parent, friend, boss, coworker or sibling, this class will give you the tools to find your way to back to center and spot the red flags before repeating the pattern in future relationships. This will also help us to heal our inner narcissistic wounds of not feeling seen, loved or valued in our developmental years so that we have compassion and yet firm boundaries. 

THE CLASSIC CYCLE 

  • LOVE BOMBING

  • DEVALUATION

  • DISCARDING

  • HOOVERING

  • NO CLOSURE

  • RINSE-REPEAT CYCLE  

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“Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” 
― Carl Gustav Jung

Sherene Vismaya

Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian astrologer and psychoanalyst in private practice  for the past twenty years consulting, writing and teaching.  She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India.

She is the author of several books including collaborations on: Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill), Dog Stars, and Fate of your Date.

She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She has been the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine for the past decade. Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.

 

Given our current “epidemic” of narcissism, it is very likely that you may know or have heard of someone who manifests some of these traits.

 

Greed, grandiosity, inflation and isolation are just some of the features of narcissism. Others are: “an absence of empathy,… a need for being admired by others throughout adulthood. … a sense of superiority, viewing themselves as better than others; look[ing] at others with a sense of disdain and perceiv[ing] others as inferior [to] themselves; … see[ing] themselves as unique and overly important and often exaggerate[ing] their achievements,… [being] unmoved by others’ suffering…. hav[ing] difficulty seeing how their actions can harm others or how someone might feel in a particular situation.

From the  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5 lists 9 characteristics an individual might have, with a minimum of five being required to assign that diagnosis.

These 9 are:

grandiosity: being affected or pompous; pretentious; inflated

fantasies of unlimited power and success: these often result in the narcissist attaining a position of leadership, e.g. Napoleon,with eventual destructive consequences, since all life on the physical plane has limits

seeing oneself as ‘special’ and associating only with others of high status, e.g. filling a cabinet with CEOs of major corporations and military generals

needing admiration, as in rallies and public appearances before thousands of fans

having a sense of entitlement, e.g. operating under the assumption that one is deserving of only the best, the choicest, the rarest, regardless of others’ needs or preferences

being interpersonally exploitative, e.g. using people to get what he/she wants, with little thought to reciprocity or the others’ needs

lacking in empathy, i.e. the inability to feel concern, compassion or caring for others and what might be going on in their lives; the narcissist often feels free to “fire” people with impunity

envying others, i.e. “feeling discontent or ill will at another’s good fortune…; dislike for a person who has what one wants”

appearing arrogant, i.e. inflated, puffed up, full of oneself

*From the Jungiancenter.org

 

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