If you are separated from your spouse, going through a divorce, or are divorced, we encourage you to attend this seminar. We understand the feelings of rejection, anger, fear, isolation, betrayal, guilt and helplessness that can result from divorce. You may feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster, one day you feel fine, the next day you feel hopeless, or you feel like you are still attached to your ex. Emotions have a way of fooling us into believing that things will never change or get better. During this time, it is critical to gain a healthy perspective by understanding the root of your emotions, which will enable you to take the necessary steps to move forward with your life.
The Divorce & Beyond seminar addresses these issues in a safe, nurturing environment. People are seated at tables (men and women are at separate tables) and given opportunities to share, facilitated by a trained leader. We’ve found that these initial discussions are best conducted in gender specific settings. However, the optional support groups that meet after the seminar are co-ed, each group has a male and a female facilitator, enabling us to learn from one another.
Yes, divorce hurts, but we can help;
- Layers of divorce
- Recovery cycle
- Loneliness and Forgiveness
- Transition and change
- Developing a new lifestyle
- Continental breakfast and lunch
- Informal small group discussions
- Workshops that cover key issues in the divorce process
- All seminar team members and volunteers have experienced divorce
- Safe, warm and welcoming
- Loving and caring – Non-judgmental
- Sense of community – Wounded healers are leaders/volunteers
- Respectful of differing view points
- Sensitive to individuals in various stages of crisis and loss
For your children -KidKare
For Children Ages 8 – 12
Your children are dealing with their own emotions about divorce and it is important for them to understand that they are not to blame. While you are attending the seminar, your children (ages 8-12) can participate in activities and discussions that deal with their feelings, changes in the family structure and self-esteem. The KidKare program is coordinated by a team of qualified volunteers and is offered at the same time as the Adult Seminar.
- Large variety of meaningful activities, some serious and some fun!
- Time to process emotions
- Discovery of hope & love during a tough time
Our next seminar will be September 19, 2020. At the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio.
REGISTRATION INFO AND LINKS WILL BE UPDATED SOON FOR THE NEXT SEMINAR.
Cost – Our registration fees do not actually cover the cost of the Seminar, but thanks to generous support from our partner churches and individual donors, we are able keep our registration fees low. We are very committed to helping those experiencing divorce, whether fees are in the budget or not. We never want someone to not attend the seminar simply because their divorce has put them in a tough spot financially. So, below our registration fee boxes you will notice an additional box. By checking this box, you can pay whatever amount you can afford, our online registration process requires a minimum of $1 but if right now that is even too much or you don’t have a debit/credit card, simply drop us an email and we can get you registered directly.
FYI: No one attending the seminar, table leaders, volunteers that will sign you in and seat you, or speakers will know who is attending for free, or who paid the full registration fee. Our sign in sheets simply list everyone who is registered without noting if fees were paid or not.
Questions? Feel free to drop us an email.
You can mail a check or money order to:
Divorce and Beyond
P.O. Box 309
Loveland, Ohio 45140