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When you have experienced CPTSD due to your partner's infidelity, addiction and abusive behaviors, it's chipped away at your sense of empowerment. Divorce is hard enough, but divorcing after betrayal is another level of hard. My goal is to help women navigate divorce from a place of empowerment, dignity and strength. I offer tools to practice each week as well as interviews from other women to help you feel supported along your journey to an empowered divorce! Divorce after betrayal doesn't have to be the story of your life, YOU create the story and life you want. Come find out how!

The Empowered Divorce Podcast; Navigating Divorce After Betrayal Trauma and Abuse Amie Woolsey Brainspotting Practitioner, PCP-ICF, CPC, APSATS-C, ELI-MP, C-DGS

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

When you have experienced CPTSD due to your partner's infidelity, addiction and abusive behaviors, it's chipped away at your sense of empowerment. Divorce is hard enough, but divorcing after betrayal is another level of hard. My goal is to help women navigate divorce from a place of empowerment, dignity and strength. I offer tools to practice each week as well as interviews from other women to help you feel supported along your journey to an empowered divorce! Divorce after betrayal doesn't have to be the story of your life, YOU create the story and life you want. Come find out how!

    84. How Do I Handle All The Stress ?

    84. How Do I Handle All The Stress ?

    In this episode, we explored essential strategies for managing stress during challenging life situations, such as divorce, co-parenting, and re-entering the dating scene. Here are the key takeaways:


    Distinguish between trauma responses and everyday stressors to better manage your emotional well-being.
    Identify stressors and recognize where they manifest in your body without judgment.
    Determine what aspects of the situation are within your control and explore potential options.
    Embrace your emotions fully and avoid forcing positivity when facing difficult circumstances.
    Set boundaries with yourself, like not immediately responding to stressful messages, to protect your emotional space.
    Establish clear boundaries with others and resist over-explaining or over-accommodating.
    Practice mindfulness and grounding techniques to manage stress and avoid unnecessary resistance.
    Accept reality as it is to reduce stress and make conscious choices in challenging situations.

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    • 32 min
    BONUS EPISODE: How To Deal With Those 'Switzerland' People through and post divorce

    BONUS EPISODE: How To Deal With Those 'Switzerland' People through and post divorce

    Is it driving you absolutely crazy when those whom you'd expect to support you, believe you or at least acknowledge that you didn't want this divorce, but can see why it's a life saving divorce- ARE ACTING LIKE SWITZERLAND!!!??



    Staying neutral, on the sidelines and invalidating your experience of betrayal and abuse is.... well, no words. Ok, maybe some 4 letter words.



    Today I want to validate this experience as well as offer a few things you can do in these situations to help you have an EMPOWERED divorce, despite the invalidation of others.

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    DATING FROM WITHIN WORKSHOP⁠ : Next one MAY 23rd-25th

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    ⁠BELIEVING IN YOU COACHING MEMBERSHIP⁠

    Increasing your awareness and turning the healing focus towards you takes your healing up a level or two. Group coaching, individual coaching, worksheets, new tools taught each week, support, live sessions recorded, all you need to heal.

    ⁠INTIMACY WITHIN SELF-PACED COURSE⁠

    Walking your through the 7 levels of intimacy were you learn to intimately connect back towards you. Trauma disconnect you, reconnecting can be a beautiful experience and with this self paced course you can take it at your own pace. Workbook included.

    ⁠MONTHLY DIVORCE Q&A⁠

    Join myself and others who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the aftermath that you may not have expected. Come with questions and learn from others as well.

    ⁠DIVORCE 101 SELF PACED GUIDE⁠

    Not sure where to even start? The 'D' word can feel overwhelming to say the least. But lets slow this down a bit as I will help you take the next right step for you, just right now from a place of empowerment.

    ⁠SHOULD I STAY OR GO GUIDE⁠

    I specifically designed this to guide you through one of the most challenging questions you might face in your life. This course isn't just about finding an answer; it's about discovering what that answer means for you and your well-being. Through my own journey and deeply personal decision around should I stay or go,  I realized that there is no 'right' choice-  but that I make the choice right, by being the chooser of it.



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    • 17 min
    83. Moralizing Your Emotions

    83. Moralizing Your Emotions

    Good, bad? Right, wrong? Feeling negative emotions doesn't mean anything about your worth, value, or enoughness. In fact, YOU are not your emotions! So how do you FEEL them rather than react, avoid or resist? When we believe that our emotions mean something about who we are or how we are healing it actually creates a lot of unnecessary suffering.

    Join me today as I talk about how to stop moralizing your emotions and learn to FEEL them in a way that supports healthy emotional maturity.

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    DATING FROM WITHIN WORKSHOP : Next one MAY 23rd-25th

    Missed it? no worries, find the next Workshop HERE



    BELIEVING IN YOU COACHING MEMBERSHIP

    Increasing your awareness and turning the healing focus towards you takes your healing up a level or two. Group coaching, individual coaching, worksheets, new tools taught each week, support, live sessions recorded, all you need to heal.

    INTIMACY WITHIN SELF-PACED COURSE

    Walking your through the 7 levels of intimacy were you learn to intimately connect back towards you. Trauma disconnect you, reconnecting can be a beautiful experience and with this self paced course you can take it at your own pace. Workbook included.

    MONTHLY DIVORCE Q&A

    Join myself and others who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the aftermath that you may not have expected. Come with questions and learn from others as well.

    DIVORCE 101 SELF PACED GUIDE

    Not sure where to even start? The 'D' word can feel overwhelming to say the least. But lets slow this down a bit as I will help you take the next right step for you, just right now from a place of empowerment.

    SHOULD I STAY OR GO GUIDE

    I specifically designed this to guide you through one of the most challenging questions you might face in your life. This course isn't just about finding an answer; it's about discovering what that answer means for you and your well-being. Through my own journey and deeply personal decision around should I stay or go,  I realized that there is no 'right' choice-  but that I make the choice right, by being the chooser of it.



    Book you Brainspotting session with me HERE

    • 47 min
    82. Proactive Grief; Grief From Betrayal Trauma, Abuse and Divorce

    82. Proactive Grief; Grief From Betrayal Trauma, Abuse and Divorce

    You have experienced the complexities of grief, and you are perhaps looking for ways to get over it, get through it, and just stop the hurting.

    I get it.

    There are many ways in which we cope with grief. The emotions based coping, reactive coping, situational coping and even maladaptive coping.

    I want to offer you another way to approach your grief post divorce. Proactive Grief.

    This is where you are practicing to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for anticipated stressors, like legal proceedings or handling parenting arrangements. knowing what situations will trigger you and making a safety plan and a restorative plan.

    Grief is not a problem to be solved but a process to be experienced. When accepted it allows  us the gift  to slow down, re-evaluate, and ultimately, grow.

    While it may be hard to see initially, grief can bring several unexpected gifts. It can deepen compassion for oneself and others, foster resilience, clarify what truly matters in life, and spur personal growth and transformation. Grief can teach us the value of living authentically and appreciating the present moment.

    Join me today as I talk more about grief, healing in it and preparing for it.

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    ⁠DATING FROM WITHIN WORKSHOP⁠⁠ : Next one MAY 23rd-25th

    Missed it? no worries, find the next Workshop ⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠



    ⁠⁠BELIEVING IN YOU COACHING MEMBERSHIP⁠⁠

    Increasing your awareness and turning the healing focus towards you takes your healing up a level or two. Group coaching, individual coaching, worksheets, new tools taught each week, support, live sessions recorded, all you need to heal.

    ⁠⁠INTIMACY WITHIN SELF-PACED COURSE⁠⁠

    Walking your through the 7 levels of intimacy were you learn to intimately connect back towards you. Trauma disconnect you, reconnecting can be a beautiful experience and with this self paced course you can take it at your own pace. Workbook included.

    ⁠⁠MONTHLY DIVORCE Q&A⁠⁠

    Join myself and others who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the aftermath that you may not have expected. Come with questions and learn from others as well.

    ⁠⁠DIVORCE 101 SELF PACED GUIDE⁠⁠

    Not sure where to even start? The 'D' word can feel overwhelming to say the least. But lets slow this down a bit as I will help you take the next right step for you, just right now from a place of empowerment.

    ⁠⁠SHOULD I STAY OR GO GUIDE⁠⁠

    I specifically designed this to guide you through one of the most challenging questions you might face in your life. This course isn't just about finding an answer; it's about discovering what that answer means for you and your well-being. Through my own journey and deeply personal decision around should I stay or go,  I realized that there is no 'right' choice-  but that I make the choice right, by being the chooser of it.



    Book you Brainspotting session with me ⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠

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    • 27 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Corrective Emotional Experiences

    BONUS EPISODE: Corrective Emotional Experiences

    Corrective emotional experiences are powerful moments that can change you forever. They can open up new pathways in your life, free you from painful beliefs about yourself that always held you back, and help you discover parts of yourself that you might not have even known were there

    Learning how to have healthy, positive relational experiences when you have had unhealthy and abusive experiences is critical to your healing. It's also necessary if you are wanting to ensure you don't repeat the unhealthy patterns in future relationships.



    Join me today as I talk about how to cultivate thee corrective emotional experiences with yourself first, and when your ready, what this looks like when you start dating.

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    DATING FROM WITHIN WORKSHOP⁠ : Next one MAY 23rd-25th

    Missed it? no worries, find the next Workshop ⁠HERE⁠



    ⁠BELIEVING IN YOU COACHING MEMBERSHIP⁠

    Increasing your awareness and turning the healing focus towards you takes your healing up a level or two. Group coaching, individual coaching, worksheets, new tools taught each week, support, live sessions recorded, all you need to heal.

    ⁠INTIMACY WITHIN SELF-PACED COURSE⁠

    Walking your through the 7 levels of intimacy were you learn to intimately connect back towards you. Trauma disconnect you, reconnecting can be a beautiful experience and with this self paced course you can take it at your own pace. Workbook included.

    ⁠MONTHLY DIVORCE Q&A⁠

    Join myself and others who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the aftermath that you may not have expected. Come with questions and learn from others as well.

    ⁠DIVORCE 101 SELF PACED GUIDE⁠

    Not sure where to even start? The 'D' word can feel overwhelming to say the least. But lets slow this down a bit as I will help you take the next right step for you, just right now from a place of empowerment.

    ⁠SHOULD I STAY OR GO GUIDE⁠

    I specifically designed this to guide you through one of the most challenging questions you might face in your life. This course isn't just about finding an answer; it's about discovering what that answer means for you and your well-being. Through my own journey and deeply personal decision around should I stay or go,  I realized that there is no 'right' choice-  but that I make the choice right, by being the chooser of it.



    Book you Brainspotting session with me ⁠HERE⁠

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    • 33 min
    81. Co-Parenting Vs Parallel Parenting; Let's Focus On Just Parenting!

    81. Co-Parenting Vs Parallel Parenting; Let's Focus On Just Parenting!

    ⁠DATING FROM WITHIN WORKSHOP⁠⁠ : Next one MAY 23rd-25th

    Missed it? no worries, find the next Workshop ⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠



    ⁠⁠BELIEVING IN YOU COACHING MEMBERSHIP⁠⁠

    Increasing your awareness and turning the healing focus towards you takes your healing up a level or two. Group coaching, individual coaching, worksheets, new tools taught each week, support, live sessions recorded, all you need to heal.

    ⁠⁠INTIMACY WITHIN SELF-PACED COURSE⁠⁠

    Walking your through the 7 levels of intimacy were you learn to intimately connect back towards you. Trauma disconnect you, reconnecting can be a beautiful experience and with this self paced course you can take it at your own pace. Workbook included.

    ⁠⁠MONTHLY DIVORCE Q&A⁠⁠

    Join myself and others who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the aftermath that you may not have expected. Come with questions and learn from others as well.

    ⁠⁠DIVORCE 101 SELF PACED GUIDE⁠⁠

    Not sure where to even start? The 'D' word can feel overwhelming to say the least. But lets slow this down a bit as I will help you take the next right step for you, just right now from a place of empowerment.

    ⁠⁠SHOULD I STAY OR GO GUIDE⁠⁠

    I specifically designed this to guide you through one of the most challenging questions you might face in your life. This course isn't just about finding an answer; it's about discovering what that answer means for you and your well-being. Through my own journey and deeply personal decision around should I stay or go,  I realized that there is no 'right' choice-  but that I make the choice right, by being the chooser of it.



    Book you Brainspotting session with me ⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠

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    Follow me on social Media:

    Instagram- @amiewoolsey

    Facebook- @amiewoolsey.lifecoach

    TikTok- @amielifecoach

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    It's the buzz word- Parallel parenting over Co-Parenting. When you are parenting with a narcissist or someone who just is no longer on the same page as you with how to raise children, then you won't be able to co-parent in a way I'm sure you were hoping for.


    Whether you can be amicable or not, the real focus is on parenting and how we can actually limit our potential and ability when we are more focused on the other parent and what they are or are NOT doing.

    My hope in this episode is you can better accept the reality of your situation and determine what works best for your children, as well as feel EMPOWERED in your own ability to parent n o matter what the other parent is doing on their side of the street!

    Highlights:


    Self-Reflection and Awareness:


    Co-Parenting vs. Parallel Parenting:


    Challenges of Parenting with a Narcissist:


    Focusing on Self and Children:


    Empowerment and Choice:


    Grieving and Validation:


    Creating Stability and Support:


    Self-Compassion and Growth:

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

DeeBEarly ,

Life jacket

I have been listening to Amie’s podcasts for 6 months. I love her approach, her sense of humor, and her wisdom. She has been like a life jacket keeping me afloat during this challenging time❤️

BeatlesWife ,

My Go to Podcast

I look forward to the new episodes every week. It's my go-to podcast that I listen to before anything else. I love how honest Aimee is. She understands the pain of divorce because she's experienced it herself, but she also has learned the healing process and the joy and peace one can feel after a divorce. My friend and I often chat over the phone about the latest episode and share our insights. This podcast is a must for all those who have or experiencing divorce.

Worthy & Fierce ,

Grateful!!!

This podcast is like gentle hug to help you get through the hard days, validate your grief, and work through the pain of betrayal/divorce. I just adore Aimee’s perspective and am so grateful for her presence on my healing journey.

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