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Emancipate Your Mind: 062: Understanding and Healing the Scapegoat Role

This week we unravel what it’s like to be the scapegoat in a dysfunctional family, why a scapegoat role is created, how that person is conditioned over time, and how that affects them in adult life.

We also explore some first steps for healing from the limiting beliefs and internalized shame this role can create in our adult lives.

Dr. Ramani’s YouTube Channel for survivors of narcissistic abuse

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

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