Divorce Recovery Workshop wants to be accessible to the 300,000 or so who go through a relationship breakdown every year. We have groups in various locations and also run residential groups for those who cannot get to a local group. The local groups normally run the six sessions weekly in the evening on the same day each week. Most of them run twice a year. Some local groups have also run workshops over a weekend and one group in Reading always runs on a Friday evening and Saturday for two successive weekends. This has proved a good option for people prepared to travel from outside the area who prefer not to have the additional expense of finding accommodation.
Our residential weekend workshops normally start on a Friday evening and the fee charged covers meals and accommodation. We do everything we can to put workshop
participants at ease when they come to a DRW workshop.
Although the subject matter at each session is serious, the video presentation of it includes humour as well as compassion. The video is full of information and we encourage participants to listen to it rather than take notes. Notes are provided in paper or electronic form after each session.
When the video finishes everyone goes into a small discussion group facilitated by one of the DRW Team. A small group is normally about 6 participants with one or often two facilitators.
The group discussion is the most important part of the workshop but don’t worry, you don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to and you can just listen to begin with. We encourage you to participate in the discussion as you will get more out of the workshop if you do.
Everything said within these groups is strictly confidential so it is safe to discuss your feelings. There are no experts in the group and the main job of the facilitator is to see that everyone gets a chance to speak and to keep the conversation on track. You will
stay with the same group for all six sessions.
If you’d like to find out more you can download our information leaflet here
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