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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.

Oct 13, 2020


Healing from a Narcissistic (or Abusive) Relationship


Amy Marlow-Macoy, LPC


Amy describes the types of wounds that narcissistic abuse causes. We talk about people-pleasing, codependency, and the fear of being selfish. Amy weighs in on whether you can heal if the abuser is a family member, and you choose to continue to have contact. She provides some exercises and a meditation for healing. Amy talks about the kinds of therapy that she believes are helpful for healing narcissistic abuse, and what to look for in a therapist.


  • The meditation is about 30 minutes into the episode (24-25 minutes in after the interview starts)


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

Episode 85—Narcissism, Gaslighting, Love-Bombing, Hoovering and Recovering from a Narcissistic Relationship 

Patricia’s links

HSP Online Course--

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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson