"Barbra is amazing. As a coach she’s super conscientious, kind, insightful, and empathic. She’s also very committed to helping people get where they’re trying to go in life. Barbra is also very smart. After I got to know her, I invited Barbra to take over my Thursday afternoon webinars for estranged parents, “Strategies for Living with the Pain of Estrangement,” and she consistently got rave reviews. She not only took what I had developed but she made it even better and added several more webinars to the series! Not only is she talented as a coach, she’s excellent with social media. She built my FB group up from only around 500 people to over 2500 members in a very short period of time. I can’t recommend her enough!" ~Dr. Joshua Coleman
"I was especially moved by your presentation tonight. I always feel that you are presenting right from your heart and it is so meaningful. I have learned so much from my connection with you. While I want healthy relationships with my children, I feel that you showed me a way to live with myself and find happiness even if that does not happen. I am so happy that I stumbled into your realm. I truly believe that the universe brought me this connection, THANK YOU!!!" ~PM
" I am currently attending your three-part series of talks about living with estrangement, and I am finding them to be so informative, refreshing, and inspirational. A real pick-me-up in the middle of each week! Thank you so much for the work that you do." ~CM
"Dear Barbra, I wanted to thank you again for these amazing workshops. I cannot tell you how much they are helping me to reframe things. I wanted you to know that I have really been practicing the dialectical statements this week. I love the thought that two things can be true at once. I have often felt that it is disrespecting my son, from whom I am estranged, for me to be happy, as if me being happy means I am not sad that he is not in my life. It has really helped to repeat to myself that I can be sad about him not being in my life AND I can be happy for those who are in my life. This is hard work but it is so worth it. Thank you again. Know you are truly making a difference. This is the second week I have felt more hope and my thoughts have been lighter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ~CA
I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful presentation tonight. It was jam-packed with such wisdom and things I can DO to make this better. I feel like I've kept chasing myself around the same bush with the problems with my adult children. I am so excited to meet you in person at the Healing by the Lake retreat in April. I was familiar with the brain and nerve info you shared-but I am seeing it in a whole new light!!! I now have hope that I am going to get through this and become a better person for having experienced it,
You are very special and I am so looking forward to spending time with you in April. Thank you for your work and how you put it in such an easy format to digest. ~CR
I chose Barbra because her coaching is so comprehensive. She understands the complexities of estrangement and offers a full range of healing and relationship growth strategies. She doesn't use form letters but uses detailed information to help craft specific and personal letters designed around each client's unique situation. ~CB
"I would like to congratulate you on your webinars. They are succinct, without fluff, and when you speak-you have something to say of importance. It is apparent that you are a very active and caring listener." ~CR
"It seems that you always find just what I need to hear. Thank you for your devotion to this group and the information that flows through you to me." ~PM
"Barbra, your value is that you integrate so many aspects of mental health approaches. It find it very valuable...and the way you model it for us." ~LS
"I can't thank you enough for your most informative, passionate, compassionate, inspiring presentation...I thank you again for all you do to heal broken hearts.." ~MS
"Thank you so much for your the great talk yesterday!I learned so much from you, and the one thing that strikes me the most, was the deep understanding that things between me and my 27 year old daughter can get much worse, if I will not make serious changes in the way I interact with her now."
"I continue to be impressed with the quality of your work. Your lectures are concise and to the point; you address the topics head-on. Your visual presentation is so tremendously helpful and thoughtful, not to mention pretty! And well laid-out." ~RB
"What a kind and wise companion to have on the difficult path of family estrangement and intended reconciliation! Barbra’s sessions sparkle with graceful vulnerability…... whether they be the Daily Challenges, Essential Life Strategies or her Regrets, Commitments and Hopes one-on-one coaching. She knows the pathway and walks the talk. Each session brings insight, Aha moments and hope. I feel myself turning towards a better future.
She has the uncanny ability to soothe our wounds while gently calling out our deceptions. Her approach turns us to compassion and healing for ourselves first and then our missing family. She is inspired and inspiring. A gift." VV
"I feel like I spent the last 18 months of my two year estrangement with my daughter so overwhelmed. Felt like I was just out there floundering, paralyzed with fear and anxiety of doing or not doing the right thing. I felt so blind sighted and hurt. I am just so grateful for the help you have given me in finding the tools that I need in my life, regardless of the outcome of the estrangement. I am becoming more focused on doing the work. I know I am better equipped to handle the future while enjoying today. As crazy as it sounds, I felt alone, even though I have wonderful support from the rest of my family and a wonderful group of friends. Barbra, the support and strength you have given me has made a tremendous impact on me - maybe its because I know you have walked in my shoes. I am so grateful." MS
"I am so grateful for you! You worked very hard on the materials for this...Thank you again so much for your blessed and generous gift to us...I certainly needed it, and took a lot of clues away from it." CD
"You are a very special person with so much insight with what is good for us estranged parents to hear and to contemplate..as you have also walked this rocky, treacherous road. I so appreciated the time you spent with me and especially for sharing your video on Road to Reconciliation. I will need to listen to it many times as it was chalked full of points that I had not contemplated before and needs to be digested and enjoyed in small portions. It was like unwrapping a wonderful book when you thought you were only going to get a quick synopsis. I truly got a lot out of it and it was very worthwhile. You put so much of your experience and empathy into the lesson…and it shows. Kind regards, JL
I can't begin to thank you for a wonderful evening...This also gives me more strength with my non-estranged daughter, in how to speak and act. I have new language to add to the way I communicate." DS
"Thank you for the most rewarding webinar (Positive Psychology) and the great resources you shared! ~RW
"I was just thinking about you after our group today and what an excellent job you have done with all the groups and the Thursday evening STRATEGIES! Your calm, pleasant voice helps us to process and apply the information you provide. And you are amazing in the way you organize all that information! It is both thorough and concise at the same time. Not overwhelming but enough to apply to make a true difference in someone’s life." ~RH
"I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful your sessions have been to me. I am already looking forward to the next series." ~MM
"To dear Barbra… loved listening to your webinar Zoom recordings...what a brilliant gift you are to us all. I’m so thankful and grateful for all the amazing links and resources you share; Thank you so much for coming into my life and offering me a lifeline....Life has been almost unbearable at times. Now you have given me something I believe in to focus on. I’m so thankful and grateful to you." ~AH
"It is amazing to experience the amount of improvement that a skilled coach like you can facilitate!" ~TB
I have learned so much through Barbra's workshops and the 30-day Challenges. She gives so much and it is so clear how much thought and dedication she has given the topics she shares. I look forward to taking more of her workshops and continuing to grow. This has truly been a life changer of new awareness for me and I have needed it! KVN
"Barbra Drizin, you are a top notch inspiration!" ~LS
Thanks so much for forwarding these links. WOW! Your new Radical Acceptance presentation is so powerful and concise. A tour de force. I love how you digest and summarize a topic so poignantly, with appropriate urgency and clarity. I feel your growth, your mastery and wisdom. Thank you for all you offer. JS
This is a wealth of info, roadmap to self growth! AP
“Barbra is an incredible teacher, coach, mentor and I need all the help possible to continue to move forward. Every webinar, every class, etc I've taken with Barbra Drizin has given me better ways of coping and living with the reality of my ED and loss of relationship with my precious grandson. This is not the life I planned but IT IS MY LIFE. It is difficult at times to embrace all the negatives, but I'm making progress and I'm proud of myself! I can smile again and mean it. My closest friends and my wonderful husband are amazed at the change in my way of being in the world.” MH
"Under Barbra's guidance, I am learning to LOVE MY LIFE & MYSELF! “ KT
“Thanks so much for this webinar series and your presentations. It truly feels good to be in such loving and compassionate energy. What interested me was the training to facilitate groups. I felt I was being called to help others. I now realize before I can truly be of help to others I must help myself. So thank you for that realization. I look forward to our remaining sessions together, grateful for the loving supportive community you have created and the healing that continues. “ LC
“I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful your sessions have been to me. I am already looking forward to the next series,” MG
Praise God my relationship with my son is the best it has been since he was 15 (12 years ago). Your 30 Day Communication Challenge made ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Now, he calls me every few weeks "just to chat" & after running out of things to say, he waits for ME to initiate wrapping up our visit! He actually answered a question that before would have been "infringing on his boundries" (regarding his view on COVID vaccine). Thanks to the communication course, I handled his response PERFECTLY . KT
"I started New Years day of with a wonderful surprise. My ED of 5 years sent me 2 pictures of herself with my 2.5yr old Granddaughter, who I have never met. I want to thank Barbra Drizin, from the bottom of my heart for the amazing support I received from her during our coaching sessions. .She helped me create a very heartfelt letter I mailed to my ED just before Christmas. Barbra is extremely insightful, compassionate and understands fully the pain we suffer as estranged parents. Thank you Barbra..I;m so grateful to have you in my life." LP , COACHING
Thank you so much for sending your "Deep Dive" recording to our 7 week support group. I watched it in its entirety over my morning coffee, took notes, and pondered the many wise and helpful points you made. Thank you again for all you do Barbra--I'm so glad I found your wonderful programming. It has been wonderful to be a part of the facebook group created by you with Dr. Coleman.
It has helped me so much to get my head around this estrangement of nearly 5 years. I could never have gained the insight and confidence I now have without all your guidance. LP
It has been a great pleasure being part of the groups Tools 1 and 2 facilitated by Barbra. Barbra’s well researched, entertaining and very useful presentations have introduced or reinforced such valuable and important themes as SMART goals, Strengths and Positive Psychology, Positive Self Talk, Boundaries, Beliefs and Values, and mindfulness and self compassion. All these tools are extremely valuable in our lives in general and even more now that we navigate Estrangement waters.A big thank you for creating and facilitating these groups! IG
Oh Barbra.... I LOVED this one. I never heard of Positive Psychology Theory and this really resonates with me. I'm so excited to pursue the resources and learn more. I am so grateful that our paths have crossed and that I am learning so much! I have one more left to watch in the series, so thank you for recording everything so I can keep up. It really is incredible all the fruits that have flourished from your l life journey. I guess there was a greater purpose in what we experience. RW.
Thank you so much for your "Deep Dive" and for all you do Barbra--I'm so glad I found your wonderful programming.
Your willingness to share your own experiences; griefs and regrets reflects that you’ve walked this walk and you understand. It grounds me every week to know that I’m not alone; that others are and have been where I am now.
Thank you for your compassion and guidance. LC
Wow! I just viewed last night’s webinar.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your honest and raw emotions, your journey, your heart. You are an inspiration! Just know I plan to take every new 30-Day Challenge you ever offer! KT
Thank you for today’s class. I can feel a closeness with the others which is so comforting. I have taken many of your classes and I have noticed over time how much of it applied not only to learning about and dealing with my estranged son but how it helps me with all my relationships...my husband, my daughter, my friends. They are all relationship skills…I did not see that in the beginning. MQ
I have learned so much as in this 30 day communication challenge. Barbra is a natural teacher and has such a calm, soothing manner in her voice and presentation. The informative content is presented in such a concise manner. This has been so worthwhile and I know I’ll use many of the tools I’ve learned moving forward in my communication! I’m so glad I participated in this challenge and look forward to the next one! DBY
"Barbra!!! I'm SO proud of you! You are a strong, kind, caring, amazing human being! Did I mention a great teacher & perfect mentor? With your encouragement & support, I continue to "do the work". I am ever so grateful for you in my life! YES, INDEED!" KC
Great video in our Communiucation Challenge! Thanks for these wonderful tools and pearls of wisdom- presented in a concise and interesting way. You are a natural teacher and possess a great “stage presence”. AP
"The work you do is amazing. It makes my life more wonderful and doable. You inspire me to try to be a better person. I appreciate you with all my heart. On the eve of our big adventure, I am thinking back over all the new ideas and concepts you have taught. I am humbled and thankful to know you." MH