The The Lost Child
A Story of Recovery From Narcissistic Abuse
Charlie Blakely’s inspiration for The Lost Child was borne out of her frustration with the limitations of the UK National Health Service. As a mental health worker for the NHS, Charlie can see the challenges facing patients, from the inside.
Mental health is nothing to joke about. Charlie Blakely has shared her story of growing up with a narcissistic mother and what led her in all the wrong directions and not knowing what is right or wrong or even wrong from right in doing anything.
The Author writes about her childhood through her adulthood with all the issues that she is working through. Charlie shows and tells us what was going on through various definitions of narcissistic behaviors and what and how she tried to cope through mirroring, withholding, dissociating, ‘flying monkeys’ breadcrumbing, etc. Charlie is British and describes this illness from the British standpoint with some of the terms used, but most of the terms are the same as American terms.
The readers will still understand Charlie’s issues with herself and ‘The Mother’ as Charlie calls her. At the end of the book she offers recovery tips and tools for anyone needing them from narcissistic abuse. This would make a great supplemental reading assignment for a social work course or even an Abnormal psychology course. Charlie is quite descriptive in her journey from childhood and into her adulthood years in working through her issues.
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2023ISBN: 9798378160341 Amazon 191 pages