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Dorcy Pruter: Exploring Collaborative Divorce Mediation and the Divorce Hotel
Episode 617th June 2020 • Divorce, Healthy! • Attorney/Author Ashley-Nicole Russell
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Because of the negativity surrounding divorce, the term ‘Divorce Hotel’ seems to be an oxymoron. How can a process that involves a painful and life-changing event be associated with something that reflects the opposite? Can divorce be something that’s not riddled with chaos and conflict, and instead be one filled with collaboration and partnership?

In this episode of Divorce, Healthy! attorney and author Ashley-Nicole Russell, of ANR Law, speaks with Dorcy Pruter from the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute about conscious uncoupling and how it’s possible to move your family forward in a better way post-divorce. For Dorcy, it’s important to ask the questions of: where do you want to go and how are you going to get there? You have a choice, and you can actively choose not to be part of a broken system.

During divorce, turning inward and shifting your mindset and perspective about the situation has the power to significantly impact your outcome. Be conscious and learn how to imagine your emotions quickly, so that you can pull yourself out of the “spin zone.” Dorcy has spent years teaching these and other important skills to craft a stronger relationship with your children and co-parent.

Dorcy also explores the concept of the Divorce Hotel and how it’s becoming a popular choice for those wishing to avoid litigation. The proceedings are collaborative and can be accomplished on weekends, which may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t! The Divorce Hotel operates by removing the family from outside influence to a neutral location where the divorce mediation can be conducted peacefully. During the process the parties will examine the problems at hand and craft unique, personalized solutions.

At the end of the day, if you’re going through a divorce, know that the pain is will end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is possible to navigate the process with a positive outcome for everyone involved.

For more information about conscious uncoupling and collaborative divorce mediation, you can email Dorcy at and, or call (888) 379-7279.

Links mentioned in the episode

Conscious Co-Parenting Institute


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