8/22/15 UPDATE! From now on, all articles about healing or treating NPD and BPD will be on my other blog, Down The Rabbit Hole.
I realized I have so many articles about or that reference healing and treatment techniques for people suffering from NPD (and BPD) that I decided to devise an easier way for people to find these articles by creating a sort of “Table of Contents” listing them.
The possibility that narcissism could be healed in some cases (I don’t think malignant narcissists or psychopaths/sociopaths can be healed) is important to me because I would love for everyone, even narcissists to be able to realize their full human potential they were born with.
It also sure would be a nicer world for the rest of us to live in if somehow NPD could be exterminated from our planet, wouldn’t it?
Many or most of these methods have been also used on people suffering from BPD, with varying success. It’s slightly less difficult to treat someone with BPD because their disorder is more ego-dystonic (less acceptable to them) than for a person with NPD. That being said, all personality disorders are difficult to cure, because they have usually been with the person most of their lives and have become an integral part of the personality, unlike anxiety or other neurotic disorders, which are easily cured.
Do Narcissists Cry? (see the part about lucid dreaming as a possible tool in therapy)
Can A Psychopath Ever Be Cured (documentary–the story of Beth Thomas)
The Curse of the Aspergers/Avoidant/Borderline Triad (while not about treatment for BPD per se, I do touch on Marsha Linehan’s manual for treatment of BPD using a form of behavior modification called Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT).
From BPD Transformation‘s blog: The Borderline-Narcissistic Continuum: A Different Way of Understanding Diagnosis — more about diagnosis than healing, but still belongs on this list.
“Back From the Edge” — video about BPD which includes information about DBT therapy.
Turtle (a helpful DBT tool for Borderlines)
Embracing Vulnerability: Reparenting Myself (password protected)
I was asked to add this resource as well, which is helpful both to people recovering from narcissistic abuse and those just wishing to get more information about NPD and narcissistic abuse:
Counselling Directory: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
In addition, there are some great resources for people with NPD and BPD in the great ACON blog The Narcissistic Continuum.