What Does Emerging Empowered Mean for You?

In your life journey, you’ve likely met one or two of the relentlessly difficult, crazy-making folks I call Hijackals®

That’s what has drawn you to this group. 

I created the word, Hijackals®, to describe people who hijack relationships–for their own purposes–and then, relentlessly scavenge them for power, status, and control. It could be a parent, partner, ex, friend, or co-worker. 

I can help you if you’re with a Hijackal, have left one, or were raised by one.

If you are living with someone who:

  • always makes you wrong
  • makes everything your fault
  • never takes responsibility for anything
  • never sincerely apologizes 

...then, you need a place where you can feel safe and welcome with access to resources, insights, skills, and strategies. 

Emerging Empowered is the goal and our Emerging Empowered Community is the answer. 

WHY DID I CREATE THE EMERGING EMPOWERED COMMUNITY?

It’s a great question. 

The simple answer is I recognize that not everyone can work with me individually for many reasons such as time, relationship or financial restrictions. 

So It became clear to me that I had to provide another way for those struggling to break the bonds of emotional abuse to work with me.  I want to make sure you have all the insights, information, support, skills, and strategies you need to help you with your journey. 

The  Emerging Empowered Community is a very personal endeavour for me because: 

  • I care about you, your safety, and your well-being.
  • I know how good it feels to have a lifeline when you feel alone with the  pain, exhaustion, chaos, and confusion a Hijackal is so good at creating. 
  • I have been in your shoes, having had Hijackal parents and partner, so I really know what you're going through and need to do. 
  • I know how it helps to get the best insights, strategies, and support when life seems exhausting and you're not sure what to do.
  • I understand that it can feel overwhelming or hopeless when the help you need feels out of reach
  • I want you to have a safe place and companions on the journey that "get it!" 
  • I want to help by offering you two opportunities a month to  talk to me by registering for my Ask Me Anything group calls. (FREE as part of your membership.)

You may need help and direction right NOW! With membership, it's available immediately by joining in and talking with other members.

What's included in My Community Membership?

  • Ongoing conversations

    Join in the groups. Ask a question. Learn from others. Share your experience. The discussion groups work like Facebook groups, easy to use and read, even from your mobile device.

    Dr. Shaler and her staff also regularly post ideas, insights, answers and resources.

  • Time with Dr. Shaler

    Each month, Dr. Shaler offers group Q&A Sessions. On the 1st Tuesday & 3rd Saturday of the month, join in on Zoom.

    Talk LIVE with Dr. Shaler and get YOUR questions answered. Members have full access to both monthly sessions. (Non-members $29/per session, so that's a $58 benefit each month).

  • Monthly benefits

    20% off all Dr. Shaler's online courses (new ones always being developed).

    Download free Ebooks, articles, audios and videos ONLY for members. Be surprised with new content regularly.

    AND, the exclusive opportunity to book single private sessions with Dr. Shaler, without a package. This is only available to members and past clients.

Join Today

Get on the path to Emerging Empowered from the toxic relationships in your life.

I'm Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

I provide urgent and ongoing care for relationships in crisis. Even the United States Marines have sought my help!

My work focuses on helping the partners, exes, and adult children of the relentlessly difficult, toxic people I call Hijackals® to stop the crazy-making and save their sanity.

You've maybe already listened to my podcast, "Save Your Sanity: Help for Toxic Relationships" or found my YouTube channel, ForRelationshipHelp, which just passed 10k subscriber! (Wow, thank you!)

I have lived this experience of relationships with Hijackals... in every way. Parents, partners, exes, co-workers, bosses... I learned why I kept finding myself in relationship with these really challenging people, and have now dedicated my work to helping YOU move through that learning more quickly.

Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

What others have to say about Dr. Shaler...

“Thank you so much for your podcast!! Your genuine care of others in taking the time to generate the information in this podcast emits itself so strongly!!! It has brought me to tears, helped me to identify behaviors, and finally given me the ability put a name with a face! I would love to maybe speak with you one on one at some point. ...thanks again! 💕”

“Raised by, and all partners have been Hijackals... after nearly 5 years of Severe verbal and emotional abuse, I’m out! I recommend you to women I meet who are in same boat. I’ve learned so much from you, the cycle is over!! Thank You ❤️”

“I sincerely appreciate diligent and experiential experts like you. I owe you one for my going no contact with the Covert Narcissist both episodically and for good...The untold story is yet to be shared. I'm both assertive and positive.”

We want all members to be safe and to feel secure.

Some agreements about joining the community...

That is why we have chosen to provide a private sanctuary for you. This is a place for people who are struggling in relationship with a Hijackal - a relentlessly difficult, toxic person. 

If the Hijackal is your spouse, your ex, your parent, your boss--or, someone you feel you HAVE to communicate and spend time with, or are not ready to release from your life--then, you are in the right place to get support.

Choosing to become a member also indicates that you have read, and understand, the disclaimer below. 

Dr. Shaler reserves the sole right to decline membership to anyone she feels would be unsafe or create an uncomfortable environment. Dr. Shaler may choose to have a conversation with you before allowing entry to the Emerging Empowered groups.

To become a member of our Community, you must agree to abide by the following principles. 

Members who choose not to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to this space will have their membership terminated with no notice and no refunds.

  1. Agree to complete confidentiality - what happens in the circle stays in the circle

  2. Agree to a culture of mutual respect, politeness, empathy and support. Members who demonstrate they are unable to have respectful and supportive dialogue will be ejected without discussion nor refunds.

  3. Agree to only disclose what you are comfortable discussing with others. Do not simply blurt out a rant and then decide you shouldn't have said that. Be thoughtful in your sharing.

  4. Agree to use non-violent language. This is a safe place, and many folks may be recovering from highly-traumatic situations and relationships. Be considerate of your fellow members.

  5. Agree to respect the experiences of others. If you think what you want to share could be triggering to someone else, please write in CAPITALS, 'TRIGGER WARNING' or 'TW:' at the top of your post. You are welcome to post whatever is important and concerning for you, and by doing this, others can choose to read it or not.

Common Questions

  • Will I actually get to talk with Dr. Shaler?

    YES. I participate in the discussion groups regularly, plus the two monthly "Ask Me Anything" sessions are live on Zoom we can talk face-to-face in small groups. (You can choose to be on-camera or not.)

  • What if I want to quit?

    If you decide this isn't for you, you can quit anytime. There is no contract. You can keep everything you've received up to that point, and you can always come back again if you wish!

  • What about my privacy?

    Our platform is on a secure network, and not connected to social media. Content is only accessible by members and admins.

    We recommend memorizing a unique password so that nobody else can access your account.

    We do our utmost to monitor the system and keep you safe, however as we know, some people are very good at manipulating the system. If we discover bad actors, they will be immediately removed and banned from the system.

    Do not share personal contact information - location, workplace or other identifiers. You are responsible for keeping your own counsel on what you'll reveal to anyone else here.

*The fine print (as always):

Subscriptions are non-refundable, but you can cancel anytime. Your subscription will remain active until the end of your most recent billing cycle (unless you are terminated for bad behavior).

Subscription & membership in the community is at the sole discretion of Dr. Shaler.

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