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Digging Into Divorce Recovery



Andra Brosh, Ph.D

The impact of divorce on the psyche, body, and soul is greatly undervalued in our culture. There are very few life circumstances that touch every part of the human experience as much as the ending of a marriage, yet the victims of marital disaster hobble along, and piece themselves back together without proper guidance or support.

I have been working with divorcing individuals for over ten years, and I’m still amazed at how alone people feel as they manage the process of healing. I also notice how extensively people focus on the legal aspects while neglecting their own mental and physical needs.

The effects of divorce don’t discriminate. The strongest and most resilient individuals are wrecked by the end of their marriage, even in the most amicable of situations. The loss, stress, lifestyle shifts, and emotional toll is inescapable and cannot be ignored. Often compared to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the magnitude of divorce infiltrates into every part of a person’s inner and outer life.

Divorce doesn’t have to ruin your life, and it shouldn’t create health issues. Through the use of group process, nutritional nourishment, spiritual practices, and emotional awareness, divorce can be a transformative experience filled with personal growth and improved wellbeing. Taking advantage of the awakening that organically happens with major life shifts like divorce not only ensures full recovery, but it also takes you from a place of existing to truly living. With this perspective, divorce becomes a gift and opportunity for becoming a better version of yourself.

As a Psychologist and Holistic Nutritionist I am very passionate and aware of how the smallest shifts and selfcare practices can make the biggest difference in long-term recovery. I have also learned that taking an integrative approach by focusing on the psychological, physical, and emotional wellbeing of each person is crucial in the healing process. There are no quick fixes when it comes to divorce recovery, but showing up and digging deeper are your best  chance for moving on to the life you deserve.

Dr. Andra Brosh is the founder of Psyche & Salt, a comprehensive integrative psychology practice specializing in women’s mental and physical health. Dr. Brosh is a  licensed Clinical Psychologist, board certified Holistic Nutritionist, certified Ecotherapist, and a Grief Recovery Method specialist. Her work is deeply influenced by philosophy, nature, mysticism, neuroscience, ancient Buddhist teachings, and research-based constructs such as compassion, gratitude, happiness, and mindfulness. Dr. Brosh’s approach combines traditional psychology with nutrition, mind-body techniques, spiritually based practices, and lifestyle changes to provide holistic and personalized treatment for optimal emotional health and physical well-being.

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