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We all know divorce can be an excruciatingly intense emotional period for those going through it. But we sometimes forget that it can be as emotionally draining for the divorce coach (and the other professionals on the support team) as it is for the client.

Burnout is a serious problem for divorce professionals. Think of the instructions you’re given before every flight – in the case of an emergency place your own oxygen mask on first and then help others. Same principle applies here – if you don’t take care of yourself, you’re actually less likely to be able to effectively help others.

Here are some tips for avoiding (or recovering) from burnout.

  • Shift your focus periodically. Take a break to clear your head and regenerate your enthusiasm.
  • Build healthy habits. Focus on your strengths, your values – create practices which allow you to be your best.
  • Create boundaries to protect yourself. Having a balance in your life between several activities which challenge your brain in different ways is a great start to having that work-life balance.
  • Find some rewarding activities to engage in that stimulate another part of your brain on the outside.

These should all help you keep yourself centered so you can, as a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach, be that thinking partner and advocate that your client not only needs but deserves. Becoming a divorce coach is one of the most fulfilling and satisfying career paths you can embark on.

If your single most important goal is to support people going through a divorce in not only making their own decisions but making the best possible decisions, they can for themselves, their family, and their future, then becoming a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach might be for you.

Free Webinars

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach, you should attend one of our series of mini-training webinars for those who would like to explore more about how divorce coaching plays out in real life. Our next one is on Friday, May 7th, and is Leveraging Your Expertise To Become A Certified Divorce Coach™.

Our next class has just begun, but there’s still time (if you act quickly) to get you in and caught up! 

(Must be done before May 12 at the latest)

If you do not have an enrollment form, please arrange for a pre-enrollment call with one of the two co-founders so we can help you determine if you are ready for what others have called this life-changing program. The link is https://calendly.com/pegottyc/cdc-qanda to find the best day and time for you on our online calendar.

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