1st Edition

Creating Your Future After a Toxic Relationship A Coaching Workbook

By Dee Wilkinson Copyright 2022
    94 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    94 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    When you find yourself alone after a relationship breakdown and the future you once had planned has evaporated, where and how do you start to create a new future? This book can be used by the reader individually or with a life coach alongside, to support the individual in creating the first steps towards a new future and a ‘road map’ on how to get there.

    Dee Wilkinson uses a coaching approach throughout the workbook, taking the reader through a logical 10-step process to design a brighter future that will be in line with their authentic self. There are exercises, tools and techniques for the reader to work through to help them understand themselves fully, therefore creating better long-term decision making. A life coach can also use the resource to support the reader’s journey through the steps by asking coaching questions and offering insights and challenges as necessary to keep the reader on track.

    Many texts are aimed at helping people understand the psychology of why they were in a relationship, whereas this workbook enables people to take tangible steps to move on with their lives. It will be of great help to individuals seeking to move on from toxic relationships, as well as life coaches and other mental health professionals.

    List of illustrations A note to coaches Preface About the author Acknowledgements Step 1: Taking stock Step 2: How our brain can help us Step 3: The power of language Step 4: Understanding your values Step 5: Re-assessing your beliefs Step 6: Building confidence Step 7: Improving assertiveness Step 8: Designing your future Step 9: Setting goals Step 10: Motivation and contingency planning Self-care References


    Dee Wilkinson is an established coach and supervisor and has been practising for over 17 years. She has successfully created her own desired future after a relationship breakdown, by using the tools and techniques in this workbook.

    "Dee's personal insight blended with her expertise and experience has developed this brilliant resource to inform and support professionals and individuals alike. The book encourages survivors of abuse to attain their aspirations using a flexible process to meet their personal goals. Highly recommended."

    Sue Mellor, MA, Sue Mellor Coaching and Consultancy

    "An invaluable workbook for use after the breakdown of an abusive relationship, to help rebuild your confidence and self-worth. The author explores Life Planning in easy to follow, practical steps through a series of exercises. The book empowers the individual to plan for their future and focus on the positive."

    Kathryn Moggs, Family Solicitor

    "It is all too easy to lose sight of who YOU are in a toxic relationship. This book enables you to take simple, powerful and effective steps towards recovery. Your past does not need to dictate your future. Dee’s professional experience and personal insight forms a perfect balance in this easy to follow recovery tool. Learn to love yourself again, learn to take back control and free yourself once more."

    –B.C support worker, Women’s Refuge