Burnout is what happens when we try to avoid being human for too long.
– Michael Gunger
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You’re in the right place if you’re a mom of traumatized children who struggle with intense emotional and behavioral challenges and have a desire to…
Find Real Solutions
Get answers to the hard questions and find real solutions to real problems that most people never see and most professionals don’t know how to touch.
Parent Burnout Recovery
Reclaim hope, peace, and control of your life and your home as you learn to thrive amidst the chaos of parenting a child impacted by early childhood trauma exposure or mental illness.
Create Healthier Relationships
Learn to navigate complex relationship dynamics, create and enforce boundaries, and trust your own intuition in order to preserve your own strength and create healthy relationships
The Burnout Busters Academy is open by application only to a limited number of members.
When we’re full, we’re full!
If this sounds like the right help for you, click that button, fill out the form, and come join us!
What Is the Burnout Busters Academy?
Innovative Membership for Moms!
The Burnout Busters Academy is a live group life coaching membership program for exhausted moms of children who struggle with intense emotional and behavioral problems associated with complex developmental trauma exposure. The kids might also be affected by issues such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or related FASD issues, complex PTSD, ADHD, or other mental illness.
The program is designed specifically to help you, the mom, reverse parent burnout, restore hope, and regain control of your own physical, emotional, and mental health as you learn and practice skills to help restore peace to your family and home. Yes! It really is possible!
Because we meet virtually, the program and all the supports offered through it are open to moms across the globe. Regardless of where you live, you can still get the help you need!
Weekly Live Mastermind Calls
Live group video calls happen each Friday at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific/Noon Eastern) and last about one hour.
These calls are the heartbeat of this program! During each call, we take a deep dive look into a micro topic related to healing our own wounds and removing roadblocks related to parenting children affected by complex developmental trauma, FASD, and/or mental illness.
Because our calls are true support and discussion calls where we dive deep and discuss real issues, our calls are not recorded. While this may seem inconvenient for some, we do it this way to protect the privacy and safety of all in our group.
We keep our group on the smaller side on purpose. One of the biggest struggles many of our moms face is isolation. We aim to change that by helping moms who are all going through similar things to truly get to know each other in a safe and positive environment as they walk side-by-side on their healing journeys.
You’ll also be able to enjoy between session support and comradre in our private members only chat area. You can ask questions, share your experiences, and exchange support with friends who are walking the same road and understand how challenging all of it can be.
Private 1:1 Power Sessions
Each member of the Burnout Busters Academy has the opportunity to book one private one-on-one power session with me each month. These power sessions alone are worth the price of admission!
These sessions are a great place to ask specific questions related to your own personal situation or to gain clarity and direction on any specific topics you need some extra help with.
All power sessions last approximately 45-60 minutes and are scheduled by the members at times that work for them.
All Burnout Busters members have 24/7 access to our full library of content. Inside the Academy Library you’ll find all the notes, downloads, slides, videos, and materials we’ve used in all our previous units and discussions. Though it isn’t a set course that you need to “keep up with”, all the content is neatly organized by topic, easy to learn from, and are great reference materials when you need them.
As an added bonus, you’ll also have access to all my previous parenting units and self-paced courses that cover essential topics such as trauma and brain function, documentation, therapeutic parenting, safety, and safety planning.
What Others Are Saying….
Diana is a breath of fresh air. I love the Burnout Busters Academy because not only can I get a one hour break each week to regroup and talk to the other participants who know exactly what I am going through, but Diana’s presentations are spot on. I have read many books, spent thousands of dollars on treatment for my child, but Diana has actually walked in my shoes. She knows exactly what I am going through. I look forward each week to listening to her and participating in what she says.
Finally, a mentor who understands on a personal level the struggles that we face while raising children with hidden emotional and mental disabilities. Here you can gain ideas and strength to carry on past the barriers of discouragement and fear. If you are a busy mother doing all you can to keep going, do yourself a favor and join the Burnout Buster program. The time commitment is minimal and the benefits are significant.
What Makes Burnout Busters Unique?
This program is unlike anything else out there. The things that make it unique are also what make it work!
Almost every other service, program, or even support group focuses on the kids. What are they doing? What do they need? How can we get through to them? How do we make them stop?
You and I probably both know that approach will just keep everyone spinning.
That’s not what you are going to find here. We understand trauma and how it skews everything. We also know the many hurdles you face as a mother raising a child or children with intense emotional and behavioral needs such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, FASD, Autism, or other related conditions.
We also understand that none of this happens in a vacuum. We know full well what all of this does to the family, and to relationships. We also fully understand the emotional demands, relentless obstacles, and overwhelming responsibilities that come with this job can take a toll on your own well-being.
That’s why we, exist, too. This job is way too big do alone. The Burnout Busters Academy is here to offer a place of respite for moms where you can find solace, connection, and the tools you need to thrive.
Focused on Mom!
While there are many programs out there designed to help our kids, many of them have the same fatal flaw. They focus on the wrong person first (the kids) and place too many demands on already tapped-out parents.
We do things completely opposite in the Burnout Busters Academy! Our focus on strengthening and supporting you, the MOM, first and making sure you have the tools and support needed to be able to go the distance with yourself, your relationships, and your kids.
Live interaction with other moms who “get it” is consistently at the top of the list of things our Trauma Mamas tell me they need. Why wouldn’t it be? Doing things alone is no fun and often makes things harder than they need to be.
Burnout Busters is all about connecting with other moms across the globe who who get it, who are dealing with similar issues, and who are all seeking to move their lives and families toward healing.
Real Tools and Real Solutions
The Burnout Busters Academy isn’t just a smorgasbord of random parenting strategies. We dive deep, do things in order, and offer real tools and real support for moms who are on the front lines of raising challenging kids. All the tools and skills we share are specifically designed to empower MOM to become a leader in her family, get past the roadblocks, break the chaos cycles, and create positive and lasting change for everyone.
It's Not Therapy
Though you will likely find therapeutic benefits, the Burnout Busters Academy isn’t therapy. It’s not a treatment program. It’s not a course. Nor is it a catty group of tapped-out moms that sit around and gripe about their kids.
We are a group of dedicated women working together to navigate the very difficult situations we are faced with (but most professionals don’t know what to do with and aren’t willing to figure out.) All discussions are led by a professionally trained and certified parent and family coach, who also happens to be a Trauma Mom herself.
Trauma doesn’t just affect your child. It affects the entire family, including (and often especially) mom. It also impacts all areas of life.
All the solutions and healing tools offered in the Burnout Busters Academy focus on the big picture, acknowledge the very real demands and limitations of parenting an incredibly difficult child, and include the whole family, starting with mom.
Accessible From Anywhere
One of the top complaints I hear from parents of kids with intense issues is that there is no help for families like ours! Unfortunately, this is often true if you’re strictly looking at doctors, therapists, social workers, government agencies, and residential programs for help.
However, the Burnout Busters Academy is available to moms across the globe. As long as you’ve got a device with a camera and a reliable WiFi or unlimited data connection, you’re good to go! You can skip the commute, join us right from your living room, and you can even wear your jammies if you want!
Low Risk Membership
The Burnout Busters Academy is a very simple, straightforward month-to-month membership. If you love us (and we think you will), stay as long as you want! If you decide it’s not the right fit, you can easily cancel at any time with no questions asked.
- Enforcing physical and emotional safety for everyone
- Safety planning
- Setting and enforcing appropriate boundaries
- Emotional intelligence and resilience
- Healthy coping skills
- Positive relationship and communication skills
- DOABLE self-care for mom
- Reconnecting with and rediscovering yourself
- Breaking generational trauma cycles
- …and a whole lot more!
How do I join?
Wonderful as this program is, it isn’t the right fit for everyone.
As such, this program is open by application only. We want to make sure we’re the right fit for you and that you are truly ready to invest in the process of moving forward.
Once your application is received, you will be notified via email regarding the next steps.
Generally speaking, if it sounds like it might be a good fit and we have room in the program, you will be invited to join a free Connection Call where we can get to know each other a bit and talk more about the program.
If it doesn’t feel like the right fit, I’ll do what I can to help steer you in a more appropriate direction.
How much does it cost?
The program isn’t “cheap”. Nor is it covered by private medical insurance or Medicaid.
However, the monthly admission is in the doable range for most families who are serious about climbing out of chaos, committed to making things work, and willing to make healing for themselves and their families a top priority.
I will let you know upfront, though, that if cost is the #1 thing you are considering when seeking help, chances are great you probably aren’t quite ready for what we do.
When you reach a point that you know you need it…and you need it almost as much as you need the air you breathe…and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen regardless of how much it costs or whatever else needs to be arranged or rearranged to make it fit, then you’ll be ready to get the results you are looking for.
What if I can't make the live calls?
The live calls happen each Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time. That’s 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern.
The live calls are the heartbeat of this program. You aren’t likely to get much out of the program unless you make it a priority to attend those live calls and participate in them.
If you have conflicts during the time of our calls, perhaps consider rearranging your schedule, joining us on your lunch break, shifting other responsibilities and obligations, or otherwise clearing your calendar so you can join us.
If you still can’t make it work but know you need something like this in your life, feel free to contact me and suggest an alternate time to consider should we have enough interest to run a second group.
How Do I Know if This Is Right for Me?
It’s a great fit if you are…
It’s NOT a good fit if you are…
- Serious about receiving help and are ready to go “all in” and do what it takes to turn things around and create lasting peace for yourself and your family.
- Committed to showing up to the live calls and stepping forward in order to create positive lasting change in their home and family.
- Willing to be vulnerable, accept direction and gentle correction, share their experiences, and support other moms in a positive way.
- Already somewhat knowledgeable about therapeutic parenting, Reactive Attachment Disorder, complex developmental trauma, FASD, and/or whatever else your child struggles with, but aren’t sure how to connect all the pieces or make them work for your situation.
- Open to new ideas, possibilities, and a belief that things can change, are worth changing, and that you are the catalyst to making all of it happen.
- Looking for easy answers and quick fixes without being willing to change yourself first or invest in what works.
- Questioning your desire to make it work or take the transformation process seriously enough to do the work that is required to achieve the results you want.
- Not willing, able, or committed enough to arrange your schedule in order to spend 1 hour per week on a live call that has the power to change your life and your family for good.
- Too tired, too angry, too depressed, too stressed, too overwhelmed, or too scared to do what it takes and/or invest time, effort, emotion, or financial resources into creating positive and lasting change for yourself and your family.
- Interested only in watching free replays or lurking in a Facebook group. There are plenty of other places where you can do that. This program is for those who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get to work, and create results.
What are you waiting for?
There is no better time than now to get started on turning things around for yourself and your family!