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Healing Through Divorce: The Power of Joining a Divorce Coaching Group

Enduring a divorce can be one of the most challenging times in a person’s life, especially for middle-aged individuals who may have spent years building a life with their partner. The emotional toll, the logistical challenges, and the uncertainty about the future can all feel overwhelming. Many mid-life professional women suffer silently and needlessly. However, amidst this turmoil, there is help available. The support and guidance offered by a divorce coaching group can aid in the healing process and empower women to navigate through this difficult time with strength and resilience.

Divorce brings a whirlwind of emotions – grief, anger, sadness, and sometimes relief. It’s essential to have a safe space where you can express these feelings without judgment. A divorce coaching group provides precisely that – a supportive environment where women can share their experiences, connect with others going through similar challenges, and receive empathy and understanding. Being surrounded by individuals who truly understand your journey can be immensely comforting and validating.

Navigating the legal, financial, and practical aspects of divorce can be overwhelming, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the process. A divorce coaching group typically consists of experienced professionals who specialize in helping women through divorce. From a seasoned attorney to financial professionals to psychotherapists to certified coaches, these experts offer valuable guidance and expertise.  At WO40 Coaching, our founder Lisa, along with being a certified coach also has decades of legal experience.  Whether it’s understanding your rights, managing finances post-divorce, or crafting a vision for your future, having access to knowledgeable professionals can alleviate much of the stress and confusion associated with divorce.

Divorce marks the end of one chapter but also the beginning of a new one. It’s an opportunity for self-discovery, growth, and empowerment. A divorce coaching group can facilitate this journey by helping women tap into their inner strength, rediscover their passions and priorities, and envision a fulfilling future beyond divorce. Participants are encouraged to embrace their newfound independence, cultivate self-love, and chart a path towards a life that aligns with their values and aspirations. Your next chapter can be your best one yet.

One of the most significant benefits of joining a divorce coaching group is the opportunity to build a supportive network of peers who are walking a similar path. These connections can be invaluable not only during the divorce process but also in the months and years that follow. Whether it’s sharing resources, offering encouragement, or simply lending a listening ear, having a community of women who understand and uplift each other can make a world of difference in the healing journey.

Through divorce coaching groups, divorceės can experience a phenomenon called mirroring. Other members of the group act as a mirror for the participant allowing for deeper self-reflection. By mirroring we are looking for what is like us and what isn’t like us. Humans learn vicariously and from feedback, so instead of just the feedback and experiences of the coach, divorce coaching groups open up participants to the experience and feedback of everyone else in the group.. Mirroring also can lead to the feeling of resonance that is created in shared experiences. It’s that moment when someone feels seen through someone else’s sharing. That “YES I feel that too” moment. 

There are studies that show that narrative-collaborative coaching, aka collaborating about a shared experience, has a significant impact on the general well-being of the participants along with their social recovery and social capital (shared resources). This type of coaching not only supports the group as a whole, but also the individual participant in writing their next chapters. See footnote for more information on the study and to learn more.

By utilizing divorce group coaching sessions for divorce support, individuals seeking guidance through the complexities of divorce can significantly reduce their financial burden. Divorce itself often incurs substantial costs, and the added expense of individualized coaching sessions may not be within reach for everyone. However, by participating in group coaching, clients can access valuable support and insights from a qualified coach at a fraction of the cost of one-on-one sessions.

Divorce may be your current nightmare, but it is not your destiny. By joining a divorce coaching group, people can access the support, guidance, and empowerment they need to heal, grow, and thrive post-divorce. Through emotional support, expert guidance, self-discovery, and building a supportive network, these groups offer a holistic approach to healing that addresses the physical, emotional, and practical aspects of divorce. 

If you’re navigating through divorce, consider joining one of our group coaching offerings – it could be the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Learn more about WO40 divorce coaching groups here!

At WO40 Coaching, we work with individuals who are facing the same issues and concerns you are experiencing right now.  Led by Lisa Zonder, Certified Divorce Coach® and family law attorney, WO40 offers divorce coaching during all phases of the divorce process.  For more information or to book a consultation, please call 805-342-0882 or visit us at www.WO40coaching.com.

Reinhard Stelter, Glen Nielsen & Johan Michael Wikman (2011): Narrative collaborative group coaching develops social capital – a randomised control trial and further implications of the social impact of the intervention, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4:2, 123-137 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2011.598654

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/a-better-divorce/202310/rebuilding-your-life-after-a-gray-divorce
https://www.investopedia.com/personal-finance/mistakes-avoid-when-divorcing-over-50

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