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Continuous Professional Development

for Therapists

THE EMPTY MIRROR - Exploring Maternal Narcissism

This workshop focuses on healing the daughters of maternal narcissism.  Whilst boys and girls experience emotional disruptions when a narcissistic father or mother raises them, the mother-daughter dynamic is distinctive.  The daughter of a narcissistic mother faces unique struggles that her brothers don’t share.


Based on the work of Stephen Johnson and Karyl McBride we will explore how to:


  • Understand the developmental origins of narcissistic injury

  • Explore the 9 traits of a narcissistic personality and how they present themselves in the mother-daughter dynamic

  • The 6 faces of maternal narcissism within the engulfing-ignoring spectrum

  • The 10 stingers – 10 mother-daughter dynamics associated with maternal narcissism

  • Where is Daddy – and what about the brothers?

  • Image is everything

  • How a narcissistic style of mothering affects the daughters life:

         >     The high achieving daughter

         >     The self-sabotaging daughter

         >     Romantic Fallout

         >     A Recovery Model to help daughters heal through therapy and self help



This is a 1 day workshop.  The next date for this training will be on:

Friday, 27 September 2019

Friday, 22 May 2020




£10 DEPOSIT required to secure your place

Please complete and submit the BOOKING FORM below and confirm your method of payment (you do not need a PayPal account to securely and conveniently make your payment here - select Guest checkout)

Balance of fees required not less than 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop


For our Training Terms & Conditions, please see here.






If this date is not suitable, please let us know by registering your interest in this training and we'll contact you when we have the next dates arranged.


Coleby Centre, Sidcup - 1st Floor, 2 Alma Road, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 4EA

Easy access from the A2 and A20, 30 minutes from London Charing Cross/Cannon Street to Sidcup train station