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About This Workshop

Most people believe that the only abuse that counts is physical. And one of the top reasons people stay in abusive relationships is because they have no idea that it's happening.

In this workshop, we’ll teach you to recognize the more subtle patterns of abuse, so that you can enforce boundaries to make it stop.

You need to understand that abusive relationships happen to EVERYONE, regardless of your background, how much money you have, or how smart you are. In this workshop, we share a number of myths about abuse, and how to know for sure if you are in an emotionally abusive relationship.

This workshop covers how you ended up here, what specific emotionally abusive behaviors sound like, and what you can do to end this vicious pattern so that you can gain the respect you deserve and protect yourself from unhealthy relationship behaviors.

Workshop Curriculum

  • 1


    • Intro, Goals

  • 2

    Emotional & Psychological Abuse

    • What is Emotional & Psychological Abuse?

    • Common Myths About Abuse

    • Journal Prompt #1

    • Signs of Emotional & Psychological Abuse

    • How Did I Get Here?

    • Journal Prompt #2

  • 3

    The Behaviors of Abusers

    • What an Abuser Does... and Why

    • What Abusive Behavior Looks Like

    • Journal Prompt #3

    • Sexual Coercion

    • Journal Prompt #4

  • 4


    • How to Begin Healing

    • Steps to Healing

    • Homework Assignment

    • Contacting Us for Support

  • 5


    • Goals Review

    • Key Takeaways

  • 6

    Supplemental Materials

    • Workshop Notes

    • Workshop Slides

    • Workshop Goals

Workshop Host


Lisa Johnson

My toxic marriage lasted for nearly two decades, and I had no idea what I was actually dealing with until after I got out!

I am a state-certified domestic violence advocate and trained crisis counselor, with a background in education. I was able to use these skills to successfully represent myself in court for the past few years since the divorce, battling an ex who has disobeyed multiple court orders without consequence (yet!).

Even though I live the “warrior” lifestyle, I’ve managed to balance that with sole parenting my two nearly adult children, running a business in fashion, and loving life with Chris, who makes me laugh more than anyone.


  • How long will this take? I don't have free time.

    How much time are you already spending on worrying, arguing, Googling your partner's irrational behaviors, and losing sleep? Each of our course modules is divided into bite-size chunks, which you can listen to at your convenience (usually totaling less than two hours.)

  • I'm just looking for information. I think I can get through this myself.

    We got through it on our own, but we suffered unnecessarily along the way. Our goal in launching this program is to use our expert knowledge to get you through it a lot faster, cheaper, better, and with less pain than if you try to do it on your own.

  • Do you have a mobile app?

    Not yet, but the learning platform that BTGO's Sanity School is built on is fully responsive for mobile devices and should offer a great learning experience on any device.

  • Why do you charge for your workshops?

    There's a ton of free information available on the internet, some good, some not so good. We strive to do the best job of cutting through all the noise and giving you the most helpful guidance and support that you'll find anywhere. This is a full-time effort for us, and we simply need to earn an income from it. With all of that said, we feel that our workshops are priced very reasonably and affordably, and are a great value.


What real people are saying about Been There Got Out

“Thank you… It’s been a roller coaster but hoping I'll get it together and be able to say it's all in the past, smile, and get ‘me’ back. You guys are truly amazing!”

“Omigosh I am so happy to have found you both. I am not alone! I’ve said this before but thank you!”

“This message came at the most appropriate time in my life! Thank you for doing what you do. It is so important to so many, many women, men, children, and parents of abuse that is so prevalent."

“I look forward to the weeks to come and to learn more. I hope this helps me to get my head around why I can't seem to break the cycle permanently.”

“A complete 180 from my marriage. I am living a life I always thought would never happen!”

“Well, you have helped me in a great way. Everything you explained is exactly how I have been feeling!”

“I simply just wanted to thank you for just being there for me. I cannot express how much finding your website has meant to me.”

“I am working on me thank you so much ❤️ thank you!”

“I am out of my hell and slowly getting my soul back.”

“Chris and Lisa, THANK YOU! I didn’t know until yesterday I was in a toxic relationship. I took your quiz and lo and behold the proof is in the pudding!”