Because we as parents love our children, we experience pain and grief when the mental illness, addiction, or death of our child forever changes our lives. Finding Peace Beyond the Pain, hosted by Debbie Gail Zane, brings to light topics that touch the hearts and impact the lives of those navigating this love and loss. The discussions, stories, and guests featured on this show will empower you with the knowledge and tools to handle the challenges of having a teen or adult child with mental illness and addiction with love and compassion, and improve the quality of your own life. Whether you have a child with mental illness or addiction, or have lost a child, it is Debbie’s deepest desire to give you hope for peace and healing and the inspiration to go on.   

The host of Finding Peace Beyond The pain, Debbie Gail Zane, is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach, Grief Support Coach, Parent Coach, author of the book Finding Peace and Purpose Amidst the Tears: My Journey of the Love and Loss of My Son through His Mental Illness and Addiction, a single mom of three, and a bereaved parent. She was featured on Fox 5 WTTG DC TV, WUSA 9 Washington DC TV, and WAMV Radio, has been a guest on many podcasts, and was recognized by one of the world’s biggest influencers, Tony Robbins, for her journey of turning her pain into purpose by helping parents in the aftermath of losing her 26-year-old son following his nine-year battle with schizoaffective disorder and addiction. With a diverse professional background in coaching, speaking, writing, law, and special needs, Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work.  Debbie is committed to making a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with a loved one’s mental illness and addiction and those who have lost a loved one, reminding them that life is precious and that there is peace beyond the pain.  Debbie holds multiple coaching certifications, including Practitioner of Excellence Life Coach, Advanced Relationship Coach, and Parent and Family Coach from the Coaching Institute and Robbins Madanes Training, as well as an LLM Masters of Law and a Juris Doctor.

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