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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Sep 8, 2020


Narcissism, Gaslighting, Love-Bombing, Hoovering and Healing From A Narcissistic Relationship  


Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC


Amy talks about how gaslighting can show up in any relationship, and how to spot it when it happens.  She talks about how to identify a narcissist, and we talk about codependency, love-bombing, hoovering, grey rock, extinction burst, and revisionist history.  Amy gives lots of specific examples of what a narcissist might say, and how the HSP can respond. She talks about why gaslighting is so effective and how it undermines self-confidence and the self-blame that ensues. Amy also talks about how one can begin to heal and develop self-compassion, assertiveness, and embracing one’s sensitivity.


Amy Marlow-MaCoy is a licensed professional counselor located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Amy specializes in treating adults from narcissistic, emotionally immature, or toxic relationships. Amy recently published The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook, a book designed to help readers identify gaslighting in relationships, protect themselves from further abuse, and begin to heal. In sessions and in writing, Amy uses warmth, compassion, and a geeky sense of humor to support her clients in healing.


Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone and that being an HSP has amazing gifts and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us. 


Amy’s links:


Walking on Eggshells Group--

Out of the Fog website--

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Dr. Lindsay Gibson

Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents by Dr. Lindsay Gibson

Episode 80 Best of the Podcast, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents--

Narcissistic Abuse Support Tracy Malone--

Will I Ever Be Good Enough by Karyl McBride

Patricia’s links:

HSP Online Course--

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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson