How to Stop Gaslighting Yourself with Ingrid Clayton

About How to Stop Gaslighting Yourself Ingrid Clayton

Ingrid Clayton joins the Writing Your Resilience podcast to talk about Complex PTSD, the ways narcissistic abuse leads to self-gaslighting, how this shows up in the writing process, and how Ingrid confronted these experiences while writing her memoir Believing Me.





Show Notes for How to Stop Gaslighting Yourself with Ingrid Clayton

Ingrid Clayton joins the Writing Your Resilience podcast to talk about Complex PTSD, the ways narcissistic abuse leads to self-gaslighting, how this shows up in the writing process, and how Ingrid confronted these experiences while writing her memoir Believing Me.

Here’s a list of questions to ponder as you follow along: Have you ever doubted your own experiences? Have you ever felt like if you just did the right thing, you’d be good enough and the problems in your relationships would end? Is there something about yourself you struggle to believe in? While writing, have you considered what story your body wants to tell? 

Ingrid Clayton’s Bio: While Ingrid has a clinical background, she believes there is no theory, diagnosis, or therapy that can replace the power of shared experience. Her recent memoir is written from the heart, where all our hurt lives—so it speaks the same language. In addition to raising her beautiful son, Ingrid believes that gaining the courage to write Believing Me is her greatest achievement to date.

Episode Highlights

  • 5:00 Childhood trauma, gaslighting, and self-gaslighting
  • 13:00 Writing a memoir and healing through the process
  • 25:00 Trauma writing and grounding techniques for writers
  • 38:00 Self-publishing vs traditional publishing
  • 52:00 Self-publishing as a process of trusting myself
  • 1:07 Healing trauma and self-expression

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About Your Host


Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Huffpost PostHippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. 


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