How Narcissistic Parents Gaslight Their Children: The Fake Photo On The Mirror Trick

How Narcissistic Parents Gaslight Their Children

An important step toward SLA requires you to metaphorically throw away that hijacked, broken mirror and invest in one that accurately reflects your perfectly imperfect, beautiful self. It might take time to recognize the excellence in what you see; take as much as you need—and more. Anything as good as Self-Love Abundance is worth the difficult healing and recovery work, and the time necessary to reach it.

Positive Affirmations to Heal

I want you to step up to your nearest mirror. Once in front of it, recite the following statements:

  1. The reflection I see is 100% true; it is all me.
  2. I will allow myself to see what my true reflection is and withhold any judgment of it.
  3. I verify and accept this imperfect reflection as my true (and accurate) self.
  4. If my mirror reflects a not-good-enough or shameful image, I will reject it, walk away, and shake the narcissist’s gaslit photo out of my head.
  5. When I am ready, I will return to my mirror and absorb the reflection—without judgment.
  6. I will allow myself to gaze upon unrecognized and unappreciated perfection and, maybe for the first time, see the person I always was, but was never allowed to see.
  7. I will allow myself to consider I am, and always was, beautiful.
  8. I will learn to love myself, as I need it more than anything.
  9. More…

Related: 6 Damaging Lies We Learn From Narcissistic Parents

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Written By Ross Rosenberg
Originally Appeared On Human Magnet Syndrome
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Ross Rosenberg M.Ed., LCPC, CADC

Ross Rosenberg M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, is the owner of Self-Love Recovery Institute. He is a psychotherapist, educator, expert witness, and author. Ross is known globally for his expertise in codependency (Self-Love Deficit Disorder™), Pathological Narcissism, Narcissistic Abuse, and Trauma Treatment. He is a keynote speaker and educator who has presented in 30 States/70 cities and abroad. Ross has been regularly featured on national TV and radio. His “The Human Magnet Syndrome” books sold over 120K copies and are translated into 10 languages. His YouTube Channel has amassed 19 million video views and over 200K subscribers.View Author posts