Divorce Recovery Workshop coming to the Stokes October 2017

Separated or Divorced recently or some time ago? 

You can go through it or ‘grow through it’

Every year at least 300,000 people in Britain go through the breakdown of a significant relationship, separation or divorce. The depth of emotional suffering felt by the individual is not always acknowledged. In a marriage or relationship breakdown the individual usually experiences all the trauma of a bereaved person and, sometimes, even more conflicting emotions.

Yet while society allows the bereaved to take years to adjust, the divorced and separated are frequently expected to ‘pull themselves together’ in a matter of weeks, unaided!

Divorce Recovery Workshop ( DRW) is a national charity that runs workshops specifically designed to help people come to terms with relationship breakdown. The workshops use a combination of video material which provides a constructive focus, and small group sessions that offer a safe and secure environment in which to discuss and understand personal feelings. It enables people to have a better understanding of what they are going through, provides them with support from others in the same situation and assists in the process of readjustment in their lives. There is often a noticeable positive change in participants over the six sessions and it can also provide a new circle of friends after the workshop is over and an ability to focus on the future with a new outlook.

Here’s what previous participants have said about the course: “I was a little nervous about attending the course but am so glad I took that step. Meeting and chatting to others in a similar situation to me was both helpful and thought provoking. DRW has helped me to move  a little further along my journey to recovery from divorce. And I made some lovely new friends along the way.” ( Karen, Bristol)

“The six weeks course not only helped me to better understand what I had been through but it also helped me to make sense of the past, present and offer hope for the future. Those leading the group showed great compassion and empathy.  Although there were painful moments, the course was something I looked forward to each week because we were able to talk, listen, share and most importantly of all feel normal again; it quickly became a support network, a place of refuge and safety.

“For those considering the course but are not sure; go for it, you won’t have any regrets.” (Michael, Bristol)

Our next workshop, the only one currently running in Bristol, will be held over 6 weeks beginning on Monday 2nd October from 7.15- 9.15 pm at The Old School Rooms, The Green, North Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD. 

The coordinators have themselves experienced divorce and the benefits of such a course.  If you would like further information or to enrol on the forthcoming workshop please email 

[email protected] or telephone Jean – 01454 854482 or Sally or Nick – 01454 250376

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