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Donna Roe Daniell, LCSW on her Companion Workbook

to A Midlife Voyage to Transformation

Friday, July 19, 2024    6:30 PM

A Midlife Voyage to Transformation

Yes! Midlife, and the major events that encompass the ages of 35-65, can be devastating or powerful for women’s health and wellbeing. But we can choose to be awakened and healed at this powerful time. This memoir is the story of Donna’s healing journey through the five stages of the midlife voyage she discovered—Lost at Sea,

Finding A Mooring, Deep Diving, Rebirthing, and the New Authentic You—to find self-love, resiliency and feminine wisdom. The Companion Workbook is the guidebook and roadmap for women to chart their own courses through major midlife events teaching the process of using the major three tools: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to get through all the way to the end.


Donna Daniell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado and has practiced over the past 30 years as a family therapist, life coach, trauma therapist, meditation leader and retreat leader. Donna has treated kids & families with special needs, adoption & divorce. Her practice shifted to an integrative focus at Colorado Therapies in Gunbarrel in 2006, when she became certified as a MBSR teacher (Mindfulness Based
Based Stress Reduction) teacher so she could offer mindfulness tools in her women’s support groups. As trauma treatments expanded the field, she became a certified (IFS) Internal Family Systems Therapist in 2009 teaching & guiding new therapists in this powerful trauma healing technology as well as designing a trauma-informed coaching program that developed into her retreats. She has training in other trauma therapies including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Attachment (SE) and Somatic Attachment Training. She has completed a 200 hour Yoga training and a Mindful Self Compassion Teacher Training (MSC). She holds an MSW from Denver University and a BA in English/Philosophy/Religion from Vanderbilt University.

In 2020 Donna shifted her practice to focus on writing a memoir, A Midlife Voyage to Transformation, and to further develop a group coaching program for midlife women. As a member of the Rocky Mt. Ecodharma Retreat Center Community, Donna has offered Mindfulness & Midlife Retreats at this Insight Meditation & ecodharma retreat center for the past 6 years. Focusing more on grief work since the pandemic, Donna seeks to provide resiliency support for “climate grief” to activists, based on “Work that Reconnects” of Joanna Macy, and is currently an active volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby and other local climate action groups in Colorado.  Her website is:  You can find blogs and many tools and practices there.