Inner child work is any form of self discovery that helps you access the child you once were, along with the experiences and emotions that child was taught to repress.
We offer group retreats or one to one bespoke retreats with follow-up support online through Skype or FB or Whats App. Alternatively if you are unable to attend one of our retreats we can offer a coaching session on Skype or FB or Whats App directly with me. Please contact me through the contact form on this website if you are interested.
In our residential treatment programs, each resident is seen as a unique individual with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Residents are accepted and appreciated for who they are, rather than being viewed as a “case” or a “patient.”
Retreat-based therapy is designed to offer respite from the chaos, stress, and often overwhelming demands of everyday life.
At France Retreat we offer a safe space for an individual, couple, or family to slow down, reflect, heal, and restore. At our retreat, people can find the space and time they need to process personal, psychological, emotional, relationship, or spiritual issues in order to return to daily life feeling strengthened, renewed, and better able to meet a variety of challenges.
We offer group retreats or one to one bespoke retreats with follow-up support online through Skype or FB or Whats App.
Alternatively if you are unable to attend one of our retreats we can offer a coaching session on Skype or FB or Whats App directly with me.
Please contact me through the contact form on this website if you are interested.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Although narcissism is difficult to treat, progress can be made over time. Even weekly sessions over a shorter term can yield benefits. Patients’ functioning and adaptation to reality can improve through gaining some control over their defenses and by working through past trauma (Masterson, 2004). They can learn to manage their anger, rage, and impulsivity. Although narcissists may feign empathy in order to get close or win others’ approval, subclinical narcissists (without full-blown NPD) have been taught empathy by using their imagination to put themselves in another’s shoes (Hepper, Hart, & Sedikides, 2014). Narcissists who are philanthropists or volunteers in the community for the public approbation to boost their self-esteem can learn to empathize and be less self-centered by helping others without personal gain.
There are several approaches to dealing with narcissism, but therapy typically involves these essential steps:
identifying existing defense mechanisms
exploring reasons behind these coping methods
learning and practicing new patterns of behavior
exploring how behaviors affect others
examining connections between their internal voice and their treatment of others
The key to lasting progress often lies in:
helping someone see how positive change can benefit them helping them explore causes of narcissistic defenses without criticism or judgment offering validation
encouraging self-forgiveness and self-compassion to manage shame and vulnerability.
Mental toughness is about more than just having resilience and control in difficult situations. It relates to a psychological frame of mind that endorses confidence and commitment to success. In his book Developing Mental Toughness, the psychologist Peter Clough describes mental toughness as a combination of the following:
- The amount of control a person believes they have over their life and emotions;
- How much commitment is placed upon achieving goals despite hardship;
- Being able to see potential threats as opportunities for self-development;
- Continuing to strive in changing environments;
- The level of confidence a person has in succeeding despite setbacks.
Mental toughness levels are influenced by many different factors. While genetics are partly responsible, a person’s environment is also relevant. For example, both positive experiences while you’re young and mental toughness training programmes have been found to make people mentally tougher.