Have you ever found yourself in a situation that was so bad or so corrosive that you just thought to yourself…'I have GOT to get out of here'?
Maybe it’s a bad job, a toxic relationship, or even getting so tangled up in an addiction that just takes you to the point where something’s gotta give…
But Dr. Colleen Mullen knows that breaking free from a bad situation isn’t always smooth sailing. Scapegoated and physically abused in her childhood home, she had to find her own ways of solace and escape until striking out on her own at age 17.
Find out how Colleen broke free from chaos with the help of a therapist and the inspiration of her father…a man who struggled with the disabling strictures of childhood polio.
Colleen reached escape velocity to come to peace with her past and provide counseling, motivation, and inspiration for those struggling with addictions, relationship conflicts, trauma, and anxiety. She has a doctorate in marriage and family therapy and started the Coaching Through Chaos practice in San Diego, California. Her work has been featured on PsychCentral.com and Fortune.com and she’s also host of the Coaching Through Chaos podcast featuring interviews with experts in health and well-being to help inspire, motivate, and empower you to greater personal success.
Colleen and I actually traded podcast interviews this week, so make sure to go over and check out the Coaching Through Chaos podcast this week at coachingthroughchaos.com as Colleen interviews me about my own personal and professional journey helping deep feelers navigate powerful emotions and complicated romantic relationships.
During our interviews with each other, we actually talked a lot about escape and breaking free from toxic situations. Mine from a career path that was quickly spiraling down into stress, overwhelm, and burnout, hers from a family history of scapegoating and physical abuse.
And what we both learned is that getting out is only part of the story. What comes next can be just as challenging, and just as chaotic...