23 episodes

Conversations on Divorce, Parental Alienation, & High Conflict Relationships with Barbara La Pointe (CAN) and Andrew Folkler (USA). Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma. Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate Producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced parental alienation as a child and he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

Broken Families: Conversations with Barbara La Pointe (Canada) and Andrew Folkler (USA‪)‬ Barbara La Pointe Coaching International LLC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Conversations on Divorce, Parental Alienation, & High Conflict Relationships with Barbara La Pointe (CAN) and Andrew Folkler (USA). Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma. Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate Producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced parental alienation as a child and he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    Re-examining Parental Alienation With Joe Goldberg

    Re-examining Parental Alienation With Joe Goldberg

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew talk with Parental Alienation expert Joe Goldberg. 

    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbara@barbaralapointe.com
    To learn more about Joe Goldberg, be sure to visit his website at www.parentalalienation.ca

    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.
     Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Transformation After Betrayal feat Dr Debi Silber

    Transformation After Betrayal feat Dr Debi Silber

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew discuss betrayal and how to transform yourself from powerless to empowered. 

    Dr Debi Silber leads this conversation by sharing her 3 groundbreaking discoveries about betrayal and the 5 proven steps to go from betrayal to transformation. 


    To access the helpful downloadable document be sure to visit https://www.barbaralapointe.com/podcasts (there is a downloadable document after every episode). 
     
    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbaralapointe.com
     
    To learn more about Dr Debi Silberbe sure to visit her website at https://thepbtinstitute.com/


    Be sure to also check out these bonus resources…..
     Dr. Debi's Tedtalk can be viewed here
    Post Betrayal Institute can be found here
    Wondering if you have Post Betrayal Syndrome? Take the Post Betrayal Quiz here
    Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence and Happiness – Dr Debi Silber 
    Buy it here https://thepbtinstitute.com/trustagain/


    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.
     Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 43 min
    Bringing Back the Intimacy in Fading Romance feat Lisa Schwaller

    Bringing Back the Intimacy in Fading Romance feat Lisa Schwaller

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew bring on relationship and intimacy expert, Lisa Schwaller. 

    Lisa specializes in bringing back the love and intimacy in fading romance. She breaks down why curiosity is a powerful feeling in a relationship and tackles issues like how to help our partner if they have underlying trauma. 

    To access the helpful downloadable document be sure to visit https://www.barbaralapointe.com/podcasts (there is a downloadable document after every episode). 

    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbaralapointe.com

    To learn more about Lisa Schwaller be sure to visit her website https://lisaschwaller.com/

    Be sure to also check out these bonus resources…..

    Gottman Institute at gottman.com

    Antidotes to the Four Horseman of Relationships (Gottman Institute): https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-the-antidotes/

    Stress Reducing Conversation (Gottman Institute): https://www.gottman.com/blog/how-to-stress-reducing-conversation/

    Art of Listening (short course by Michael Neill): https://www.michaelneill.org/wholenewway/

    Lisa Schwaller’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcBiwDR1wCcF-D-rTQUC5Hw 

    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.

    Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 57 min
    Dismantling Family Court Corruption Feat Maryann Petri

    Dismantling Family Court Corruption Feat Maryann Petri

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew bring on Maryann Petri to discuss her book Dismantling Family Court Corruption: Why Taking the Kids was Not Enough.

    Maryann shares her journey through high conflict divorce, family court, parental alienation and even jail time for high child support in arrears. Maryann continues to stand on her truth as an inspiration to others who have also been hurt by family court.

    To access the helpful downloadable document be sure to visit https://www.barbaralapointe.com/podcasts (there is a downloadable document after every episode).

    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbaralapointe.com

    To learn more about Maryann Petri be sure to visit her website at https://dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/

    Be sure to also check out these bonus resources

    Listen to Maryann’s podcast Slam the Gavel here
    Maryann’s Website can be found here
    Maryann’s book Dismantling Family Court Corruption: Why Taking the Kids Was Not Enough can be bought here
    Maryann has been a guest blog author on Barbara’s website. Her guest blog can be found here

    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.

    Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 58 min
    How Divorce Coaching Can Protect You During a High Conflict Divorce feat Trish Guise

    How Divorce Coaching Can Protect You During a High Conflict Divorce feat Trish Guise

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew dig into high conflict divorce with fellow divorce coach Trish Guise. Trish dives into how her training in New Ways for Families enables her to help her clients better self regulate so they can save money and energy, even in a high conflict divorce. 

    To access the helpful downloadable document be sure to visit https://www.barbaralapointe.com/podcasts (there is a downloadable document after every episode). 

    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbaralapointe.com

    To learn more about Trish Be sure to visit her website at https://www.trishguise.com/

    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.

    Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Reconnecting after 44 Years of Alienation Feat Dawn McCarty

    Reconnecting after 44 Years of Alienation Feat Dawn McCarty

    In this episode, Barbara and Andrew interview Dawn McCarty, a formerly alienated child who reunited with her father in 2016 after 44 years of being separated. 

    Dawn's journey through her emotions and her trauma highlights how many alienated children each have a long healing journey ahead of them. 


    To access the helpful downloadable document be sure to visit https://www.barbaralapointe.com/podcasts (there is a downloadable document after every episode). 
     
    For any inquiries feel free to reach us at barbaralapointe.com
     
    To learn more about Dawn McCarty be sure to visit her LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/dawnmccarty 


     Be sure to also check out these bonus resources…..
     http://www.actionagainstabduction.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Research-report-web-1.12.14-R.pdf
    http://www.actionagainstabduction.org/abduction-long-term-effects/
    https://www.sharedparenting.org/
    http://kidsneedboth.org/



    Barbara La Pointe, a Divorce Coach that specializes in high conflict relationships, Narcissistic Personalities and Inherited Family Trauma.
     Andrew Folkler is a professional writer, Associate producer for Erasing Family documentary and actively volunteers as a guest speaker on Parental Alienation. Andrew experienced PA as a child, he shares his story to help other parents struggling with being estranged from their children.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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This podcast is an essential resource for anyone going though a divorce or common-law break-up (especially when children are involved). It offers invaluable insight and support. The guests are the top in their field of expertise. The hosts are authentic and relevant.

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