Did you know that an American study has found that Narcissistic traits have risen as fast as obesity rates since the 1980’s? (Twenge Campbell, 2009, The Narcissism Epidemic).
Join Behaviour Specialist, Ian Ferreira and Counsellling Psychologist, Dr Tanya Defferary for a first-of–its-kind workshop in Port Elizabeth. During this two hour talk these two experts will take you on a journey to explore the intricacies of Narcissism. Using their knowledge, gathered from the fields of Behaviour Analysis and Contextual Therapy, they will explain what it is like to be in a relationship with a narcissist, how to start noticing the ‘red-flags’ and why we tend to get stuck in these kinds of relationships, with our partners, employers or friends.
Ian Ferreira is a specialist in nonverbal behavioural analysis and deception detection. Ian holds various degrees, and has completed his Honours degree in Psychology, and is currently completing his Masters in Psychology Research. His research is focused on nonverbal behaviour during deception. Ian will take us on a detailed tour into the hidden world of nonverbal communication and teach us how to identify the involuntary nonverbal signs and signals of our true emotions, intensions and aggression. In addition, he will give us a detailed approach in ‘how to calm someone by using nonverbal language’.
Dr Tanya Defferary graduated with her Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2009 and her DPhil (Psychology) in 2016. She started her training as a Contextual Therapist in 2010. This insightful approach to understanding human relationships and interactions allows us to uncover the intergenerational legacies and loyalties that impact upon and fuel relational interactions. In this talk Tanya will explore various psychological concepts related to the Narcissist in relationships, such as Gaslighting. She will use the Contextual Therapy Approach to explain why we sometimes get trapped in these sorts of relationships based on familial delegations and loyalties.
This talk will be run at 3 different venues:
- 20 November 2017 – Greenacres/Perridgevale (Pearson Institute, Building 4, Ascot Office Park)
- 21 November 2017 – Lorraine (31 Macon Rd, Emmanuel Church)
- 28 November 2017 — Summerstrand (47 Brighton Rd, Summerstrand)
Each talk will start at 18h00 after registration from 17h30 and end at 20h00.
Contact Ian or Tanya for more information:
- Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org / 061 589 1188
- Ian: email@example.com / 083 453 4484
Does this describe your partner/friend/employer/employee/family member?:
People with narcissistic personality disorder are extremely resistant to changing their behavior, even when it’s causing them problems. Their tendency is to turn the blame on to others. What’s more, they are extremely sensitive and react badly to even the slightest criticisms, disagreements, or perceived slights, which they view as personal attacks. For the people in the narcissist’s life, it’s often easier just to go along with their demands to avoid the coldness and rages.
- Some narcissists isolate the people in their lives in order to better control them. If this is your situation, you’ll need to invest time into rebuilding lapsed friendships or cultivating new relationships.
- Look for meaning and purpose in work, volunteering, and hobbies. Instead of looking to the narcissist to make you feel good about yourself, pursue meaningful activities that make use of your talents and allow you to contribute.
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