EP: 172

Karen McMahon

The 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program With Karen McMahon

No matter if the decision to divorce was yours or not, when a marriage ends, everyone involved suffers. With emotions at their peak, it is easy to be hijacked by the conflict trap and lose focus on what is important. But there is another way. 

Karen McMahon is a Certified Relationship and Divorce Coach and Founder of Journey Beyond Divorce . Karen leads a team of divorce coaches in supporting men and women around the world to become calm, clear, and confident as they navigate divorce. Karen is the co-author of Stepping out of Chaos: Turning Pain to Possibility and co-creator of JBD’s exclusive 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program.

On this episode of the podcast, Karen joins Katherine to share the key components of the 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program. She walks us through a few of the steps, describing in detail the emotional healing available to program participants. Listen in for Karen’s insight into how the 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program can help you do the self-work to emerge from your divorce a more refined version of yourself, ready to step into your new story. 


What the 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program is based on

The typical challenges we all face in divorce
How step 1 and step 2 of the program help create emotional healing

What it looks like to curb the conflict in divorce so you can make proactive, constructive decisions
Why people resist healing the heart

The key to regaining control in any situation

How looking at your story differently is the catalyst for change

Why each step in the 12 step program plays a part in navigating a calm, clear, confident divorce

Why step 9 (overcome pain) is most important for moving ahead

How tuning into your intuitive knowing can help you make better decisions for the life you want


Journey Beyond Divorce 

Journey Beyond Divorce on Facebook 

Journey Beyond Divorce on Twitter 

Journey Beyond Divorce Podcast


The Center for Understanding in Conflict 

Miller Law Group 

Katherine on LinkedIn 

The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller 

Email katherine@miller-law.com 

Call (914) 862-7487


Stepping out of Chaos: Turning Pain to Possibility by Karen McMahon and Lisa Brick

Join the 12 Step Recovery Program