Narcissistic Mother Trauma 13: C-PTSD Disembodiment (as a Christian woman)

Learn about the Narcissistic Mother Trauma 13: Disembodiment. This narcissistic abuse recovery video will explain how narcissistic mothers affect their daughters. It is part 13 of “20 Types of Narcissistic Mother Trauma”


1. “Altered Sense of Body Ownership and Agency in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Its Dissociative Subtype” reports: “Traumatic experiences have been linked to the development of altered states of consciousness affecting bodily perception, including alterations in body ownership and in sense of agency, the conscious experience of the body as one’s own and under voluntary control. Severe psychological trauma and prolonged distress may lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of derealization are related specifically to the sense of body ownership and agency or depersonalization (where parts of the body or the entire body itself is perceived as detached and out of control).”

2. “Adult survivors of childhood trauma” reports: “Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18 years. Avoidance of the feelings or sensations may create a sense of being disembodied or distant from the experience (dissociation)”

3. “Traumatic Dis-Embodiment” reports: “Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) affects body perception and body image.”

4. “(Dis)Embodied Perception of the Self and Other – Interdisciplinary Perspectives” reports: “Disembodiment is a fascinating and intriguing phenomenon, typically manifesting as a disruption of bodily self-awareness which induces a disturbing feeling of self-detachment or “depersonalization.” Estrangement from one’s bodily self triggers persistent and highly distressing feelings of alienation.”—interdisciplinary-perspectives-from-science-arts

Chronic childhood abuse by the narcissistic mother traumatized her scapegoat daughter and left her feeling abandoned, rejected, and lonely. To escape her unbearable suffering, the daughter detaches from her own body and becomes separated from it and essentially bodiless. Trauma disconnected me from my body. Today, I know that it’s Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) that affected my body perception, my body image, and my relationship with my body. Science illustrates that people who endured chronic childhood abuse become disembodied following their early traumatic childhood experiences.

The legacy of chronic childhood trauma is disconnection from the body AND a resulting hijacked somatic experience. That’s why in the last few years, I’ve been healing and recovering through re-embodiment. Read “I Love My Body” poem at

Watch me share my narcissistic mother story here

Learn about the 10 traits of daughters of narcissistic mothers

Understand the 15 ways narcissistic mother destroys you

What helps me battle the significantly negative and damaging outcomes of my narcissistic mother’s abuse, torture, molestation, terrorizing, bullying, tormenting, stonewalling, gaslighting, and objectification just to name a few… is self-care. I care for my body and mind every day, and it helps me stay healthy, grounded, peaceful, joyful, focused, and productive.

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