An Unexpected Journey is a unique approach to divorced co-parenting that is dedicated to empowering parents in difficult divorce situations and bringing contentment and fulfillment to divorced parents and their children.
An Unexpected Journey is unique in that it recognizes and focuses on the role that difficult emotions play in divorced co-parenting. Fears about children and/or finances naturally lead to painful negative emotions such as anger, frustration and resentment. When we are overcome by these emotions, we lose our ability to be rational, make good decisions and communicate effectively. In these states, we can inadvertently work against our own best interests and those of our children.
An Unexpected Journey stands apart from other co-parenting work in that it focuses on recognizing and working with these intense emotional states. In a respectful and compassionate way, An Unexpected Journey focuses on cultivating skills that empower divorced co-parents to understand and move out of difficult emotional states and into a place of clarity, power and wisdom. From this non-reactive, grounded place we are able to make decisions that benefit ourselves and our children.
The Book: "An Unexpected Journey: The Road to Power and Wisdom in Divorced Co-Parenting" can be ordered through this website, and will be available shortly on Amazon. In eight succinct chapters, the book teaches specific concepts and skills, and contains questions for self-exploration.
Telephone coaching, utilized in conjunction with the book is available to co-parents in the United States.
An eight week class is available to co-parents in the Sacramento, California area.
A long distance class is also available. Using the book as a guide, participants submit self-reflective work and take tests via email. Upon completion of all requirements, a certificate of completion is provided.
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One and two day workshops are available for therapists, attorneys and other professionals in the sacramento area and other locations.
Alisa Jaffe Holleron, LCSW is an experienced psychotherapist who specializes in divorced co-parenting in the Sacramento, California area. She has been passionate about working with divorced co-parents and sharing the tools that she has discovered, both though her own experience and the many co-parents she has worked with over the years.