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Episode 25 - How to bounce back from toxic controlling relationships with Ruth Driscoll

Trapped in a manipulative, controlling and abusive marriage, yet on paper one of the strongest women in her profession, Ruth shares her story of the courage and strength it took to leave a toxic relationship and thrive again.  Hear the advice Ruth gives not just from a personal perspective but as an expert who now specialises in supporting those dealing with difficult people - wherever they show up in their lives - to effectively and safely handle those people and achieve empowerment and freedom from bullying and abuse.

What we cover

  • Being a head teacher in a deprived area with challenging behaviours
  • How Ruth managed to leave the toxic relationship
  • The effect this had on her health which led Ruth to resign from the job she loved
  • Ruth's journey of self awareness and discovery
  • How Ruth learnt to be aware of those who drain your energy


Mentioned in the episode

Ruth's TEDx talk -   Don't Let Fear Interfere

Womens Aid Charity -


More about Ruth

Ruth Driscoll is The Life Liberator. She is creating a global liberation leading those living with manipulative, abusive, controlling relationships into empowerment and freedom. Ruth’s training and programmes offer clients impactful and practical insights into how to regain their lives with confidence, congruence and dignity. Before the bullying of an abusive partner caused a complete change to her circumstances, Ruth was the successful Headteacher of a challenging inner-city primary school. She now uses her personal and professional experiences to provide a unique perspective on how it feels to live with an abusive, controlling partner and, crucially, how sufferers can not only release themselves effectively and safely from the grip of control, but can continue their lives with the confidence and freedom of knowing this can never happen to them again.

Ruth's training offers the skills of Conscious Communication and Elegant Assertiveness. Values of integrity and compassion are integral to the successful outcomes for Ruth’s clients. This philosophy underpins every aspect of Ruth’s training. This means a client reconnects with the harmony of the person they truly are; they can live at a higher level of consciousness and move forwards to make a valuable contribution to our world.

Ruth is a mentor, trainer and an award-winning professional public speaker. She has delivered a TEDx talk - ‘Don’t Let Fear Interfere.’ Ruth has twice achieved the status of International No.1 Best-Selling Author.

Contact details:

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Facebook: Ruth Driscoll - The Life Liberator 

Twitter: The Life Liberator Ruth Driscoll 

LinkedIn: Ruth Driscoll 

Instagram: The_Life_Liberator 

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Check out these free bounce back resources created by experts from within the Mpower community.  All resources have been  generously donated free of charge -  masterclasses and mini-courses to help you, your family and your business at a time when we could all do with an extra bit of help.

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