“This seminar is life-changing and should be more publicized and available like the famous Al-Anon and 12-step programs. In one day, I’ve learned more than I have in 4 years being divorced.”
– Seminar Attendee
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.
Everyone is 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 support groups that meet after the seminar are co-ed. Each support group has a male and a female facilitator, enabling us to learn from one another.
Yes, divorce hurts, but we can help…
Our next seminar will be:
Saturday, September 10th from 8:45am – 4:30pm
Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH 45036
- 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
Registration will include selecting a workshop to attend during the seminar.
- 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
Registration begins August 1st
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. Our registration page includes a “Pay What You Can” registration option which requires a minimum of $1. Please email us if you have any questions.
NEW ONLINE OPTION!
If you are unable to attend one of our twice-a-year seminars, there is another option! We now offer a Divorce and Beyond ONLINE COURSE through Relational Peace University. The Divorce and Beyond course is designed to be taken over several weeks, with questions and actions to help implement all you are learning on the journey of recovery. We encourage you to take advantage of all the course has to offer, at your own pace and in your own location.
The Divorce and Beyond Course can be taken at the link below: