Calm the Chaos & Restore Peace

Trauma-informed life coach for women
Work With MeAbout Me

Calm the Chaos & Restore Peace

Trauma-informed life coach for women
Work With MeAbout Me

Calm the Chaos & Restore Peace

Trauma-informed life coach for women
Work With MeAbout Me
25 ways to immediately reduce stress and take the heat off tense situations cover image

Free Stress Relief Resource!


Full-color, printable reference guide for managing stress, even in tense situations


Quick and easy tools you can use in the heat of the moment to deescalate things


Keep this guide handy to remind yourself of all the things you can do to help

You’re in the right place!

If any of the following are true


You’re a mom who is struggling to keep the peace in your home


You are parenting a child who has experienced early childhood trauma, prenatal drug or alcohol exposure, or other mental illness


You are parenting a child who has experienced early childhood trauma, prenatal drug or alcohol exposure, or other mental illness


You have experienced significant trauma in your own life


Adoption, foster, or behavioral issues are creating chaos in your family


Stress levels are sky-high and life frequently feels overwhelming or helpless at home


Relationships often get stuck in negative loops full of contention and control


You’re seeking real solutions and are ready to invest in yourself in order to find them

angry mom daughter

Trauma-Informed Life Coaching Services

Life coaching for women and mothers of traumatized children

Individual Coaching

Private 1:1 coaching to help you dig deep, gain understanding, practice what you learn, and create tools that work for your situation

Group coaching and membership program for moms of traumatized kids

Burnout Busters Academy

Weekly live group coaching program and membership for moms of kids who struggle with intense emotional and behavioral challenges

Workshops and courses to help women better understand the impact of trauma

Courses & Workshops

Self-paced and/or moderated courses with action steps and downloadable materials to help you learn and practice new skills

Free videos about stress management, parenting, and relationships when trauma is involved

Free Videos

Short videos on a variety of subjects to help you gain new insights, better understand trauma, and bring hope back to your life

What People Are Saying…

Thank you very much for everything these past few years. We were most definitely BURNT OUT. I felt that you knew what we are going through, and that you could help us navigate out of this mess. Without you, I’d be way worse. You were the life preserver when the waves were drowning me.

Valerie O.

“Before coaching, I was extremely depressed and low. I can now do my work with a clear mind and be reasonably happy. Coaching helped me recognize my worth and why my children and partner react the way they do…and that it has nothing to do with me. I have peace again. I have hope again! It’s worth every penny!”

Treva C.

Diana’s coaching approach is welcoming and comfortable. She is very open to questions when clarifying various details of understanding. I highly recommend her for others to learn from. Diana has lived first hand dealing with trauma; she gets it. Her years of seeking and searching for answers saved me hours of hopelessness since my coping skills have often included logic or other reasoning approaches that don’t really work.”
Sara A.

Trauma-Informed Life Coaching

5 reasons why trauma-informed life coaching works

What Is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is a forward-looking, solution-focused process of transformation and empowerment. It isn’t a treatment program and there is no assumption that anything is wrong with you (except that you’ve been through a lot!) Rather, life coaching is a partnership of support, direction, and action.

My job as a coach is to guide you through the process of discovering your own right answers and then support you as you take action and implement them in your family and life. I educate and train when needed, but I also firmly believe that YOU are the best expert on your own life and family…even if you don’t know it yet.

What Is Trauma?

The word “trauma” refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms a person’s ability to process,  cope or respond effectively. In short, trauma is unfinished emotional business and undigested life experiences. It doesn’t really matter whether it happened yesterday or several decades ago. The wounds and usually unhealthy adaptations we make around it will linger until they are healed.

Trauma can result from a single event such as a car accident or natural disaster or a series of repeated events such as war, or domestic violence. Generally speaking, the younger a person is when the trauma happens, the more significant and long-lasting the impact will be. However, adult trauma can be just as real, just as significant, and sadly, often rests on top of a lifetime of hidden traumas that are still alive and active. 

Traumatic experiences can vary widely in their nature and intensity. Many of us have our own “little t” traumas that resulted from teasing, bullying, put-downs, or being ignored as kids. Others may have “BIG T” traumas such as abuse of any kind, neglect, prenatal drug or alcohol exposure, or abandonment.

The outcome of the situation and whether it imprints as trauma largely depends on the individual’s resilience and personality, but even more so on the amount of support from others they’ve had along the way to help them work through things. Unfortunately, most of us have never had nearly enough.  

What Is Trauma-Informed Coaching?

Trauma-informed coaching is a specialized form of life coaching that recognizes the impact of trauma on an individual’s life.  Both “Big T ” and “little t” traumas can leave psychological and emotional scars that can last a lifetime and interfere with every aspect of life.

Trauma-informed coaching seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. It goes beyond traditional coaching methods by integrating trauma-awareness, sensitivity, and specific tools to address the unique needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. Though it isn’t therapy and doesn’t provide any form diagnosis or of medical or mental health treatment, it can have powerful, therapeutic benefits for those who are ready and able to do the work.

Life coaching for women and mothers who are parenting kids who experienced trauma

A positive change in parents naturally brings positive changes in children, including the challenging ones!

Printable coping skills toolkit featuring 25 easy ways to calm down and settle your nervous system in the heat of the moment.


The first step to trauma recovery (and surviving active high-intensity situations) is learning to manage stress and calm your nervous system. This handy guide offers 25 easy ways to help make that happen, even in the heat of the moment.

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