In June 1992 the first UK Divorce Recovery Workshop was run at Maidenhead.
It was really successful and participants were so enthusiastic about it they wanted it to continue. There was a need for it locally and nationally and it was clear the way forward was for the workshops to be run by people who had been through it themselves.
A small team was given the brief to “replicate and support local workshops across the country”. They and their successors have since successfully started local workshops in many parts of the UK all run by volunteer teams.
In November 1994 DRW was registered as a charity with three trustees. At the same time, the fundamental principles were drawn up to provide a standard for the workshop. The trustees ensure that all workshops are run to an approved standard and comply with the fundamental principles.
The way DRW works as a volunteer charity is summarised below. We are not experts just people who encourage others.
Divorce Recovery Workshop is:-
A proven self-help model run to a defined standard
Simple and it works, speeding an individual’s recovery
Credible, as all those running the workshop, have experienced the breakdown of a relationship
Offered unconditionally to anyone. The only requirement is that you have, in your own opinion, experienced the final breakdown of a significant relationship
Self-resourcing using volunteers from the workshops and a small charge for expenses
Divorce Recovery Workshop is NOT:-
Not about hidden agendas
Not about conversion to any faith
Not a platform for campaigning
Not a dating agency!
Not profit making. A registered charity run by unpaid trustees and volunteers
Not in competition with any other organisation
Not dependent on experts. Suitable participants facilitate group sessions at later workshops as part of their own recovery
The workshop will help you to understand what you are going through, provide support from others in the same situation and help you adjust to your new status. It is complementary to any professional help and support you may be receiving. We do not provide legal advice or formal counselling
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