Archives: Captivate Podcasts

Should we blame victims for not spotting the signs they’ve met a dangerous person?

I recently started reading a book that’s been around a while—Neil Strauss’ book called The Game, though he’s since come out against the practices described in it. It’s all about his experiences of learning how to manipulate women sexually through post-hypnotic suggestions and other psychologically manipulative strategies. Despite knowing there are online resources and groups encouraging predatory […]

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Why can’t I leave my partner? The seven stages of a trauma bond

Have you heard of the term “trauma bond?” It’s a condition similar to being brainwashed by Stockholm’s Syndrome. Victims recovering from narcissistic abuse liken the breaking of a trauma bond to overcoming a heroin addiction. In this podcast episode, we will cover the seven stages of a trauma bond and how to begin recovery. If […]

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Is it too much masculine energy for women to protect their boundaries?

On social media, it’s gotten popular to discuss masculine and feminine energy. Boundaries have come under attack as something masculine. In this episode, we will define what a personal boundary is and what makes healthy and unhealthy. We’ll also touch on why cheating happens in narcissistic and non-narcissistic relationships. Ben Taylor of Raw Motivations: Tiktok, […]

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Could chronic stress or trauma be making me sick?

Why are we surprised that there is a mind-body connection? That what we experience, like abuse, will affect us physiologically? We cover a lot of ground in this episode, including how we see the world blinds us from recognizing dangerous people, the possibility of having narcissism and other mental health conditions, and defining dog-whistling when […]

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