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The Bravery Academy Podcast is hosted by Emma Ferris, a physiotherapist, breathing coach and resilience coach from New Zealand who shares her wisdom on trauma, stress, and healing.

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S2E2 UNMASKING A PSYCHOPATH : MARY TURNER THOMSON

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Understanding and Surviving Psychopaths: A Conversation with Mary Turner Thomson

Season 2 Episode 2

In this episode of The Bravery Academy, host, Emma Ferris, has an in-depth discussion with Mary Turner Thompson, author of 'The Bigamist' and 'The Psychopath'. Mary shares her experience of being married to a conspired con man and how she overcame the trauma. A key focus is on raising awareness of psychopaths and their manipulative behaviors, highlighting high-empathy individuals as frequent targets. Along with personal stories, Mary explains scientific behaviors and traits of psychopaths, as well as her quota to help educate others based on her firsthand experiences.


01:23 Mary's Encounter with Will Jordan

02:03 The Beginning of Online Dating

05:55 The Unfolding Relationship with Will Jordan

08:45 The Proposal and Marriage

18:18 The Deception Unveiled

20:55 The Aftermath and Recovery

23:14 Reflections on the Experience

25:04 Unveiling the Magic Trick: Understanding Deception

25:35 The Aftermath: Relief and Recovery

25:44 A Dark Past: Confronting Childhood Trauma

26:42 The Power of Acceptance: Overcoming Victimhood

26:52 The Stigma of Being Duped: Dealing with Judgment

28:34 The Reality of Psychopaths: A Closer Look

30:21 The Psychopath's Game: Understanding Their World

31:37 The Targets of Psychopaths: High Empathy Individuals

34:33 The Aftermath: Multiple Wives and Children

37:06 The Future: Dating, Trust, and Moving Forward

39:13 The Power of Martial Arts: Building Confidence

44:45 The Power of Storytelling: Healing through Sharing

45:20 The Documentary Experience: Sharing the Story on a Larger Scale

50:13 The Power of Bravery: Confronting Fear



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The Bravery Academy is not a licensed mental health service and is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, treatment or assessment. The episodes on The Bravery Academy discuss a range of topics from mental health, trauma, abuse, stress, loss and bravery.

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