I’ve never heard of this therapy. An interesting read about Narcissism.
Narcissus flower in bloom.
Cold Therapy is a new therapy developed by Sam Vaknin for people with NPD and other disorders. It sets up a scenario that creates a facsimile of the original trauma that that set off their disorder (retraumatization). The “cold” refers to the idea of recognizing the narcissist is an emotional child and allowing them relive the trauma without offering any “warmth.” The narcissist is then given emotional tools to handle the traumatic event differently, thereby “rewiring” the brain. It has had hopeful results on several people diagnosed with Cluster B disorders, including NPD and ASPD, and other disorders.
According to Vaknin,
Cold Therapy deploys tools from the arsenal of child psychology to treat these disorders because of their roots in attachment dysfunctions and arrested development. The therapy seeks to recreate an environment conducive to the replication of original childhood traumas so as to…
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