Divorce Support Group – Counselors in Chesterfield
This will be an 8-week group open for men and women going through or having experienced a divorce. People in all stages of divorce are welcome, as each will have experiences that may be beneficial to others in the group.
The group will run 8 consecutive weeks on Monday nights at 5pm, beginning November 14 and ending January 9 (group will not meet December 26).
Topics will include:
- Self esteem
- Rebuilding Trust
- Social Changes
- Surviving the Holidays
- Dating Again
- Talking to kids/Dealing with a Difficult Co-parent
1st week – Share Your Story: Orientation to the Group, Introductions, Overview of process.
2nd week – Mourning the Loss: The emotional, social and financial losses associated with divorce can be overwhelming. Introduction to the stages of grief related to divorce and coping skills for each.
3rd week – Surviving the Holidays: How to manage family times when the family unit is changing.
4th week – Self-Esteem Issues: how to recover feelings of self-worth and confidence.
5th week – Rebuilding Trust: Regardless of the reason, the end of a relationship often damages one’s ability to trust….both others and oneself.
6th week – Social Changes and Dating Again: Family members choose sides. Mutual friends may gravitate to one partner or the other. Socializing when you’re newly single can be difficult. How to know when you’re ready to start dating.
7th week – Talking to kids/Dealing with a Difficult Co-Parent: When children are involved, it’s very important to communicate with them and with your ex-partner/spouse in a way that is productive. How to manage the hurt, anger and resentment that often surrounds coparenting.
8th week – New Year, New You: capstone discussion of all previous topics and closing of group.
Each week will be a combination of open discussion/sharing and tips and skills taught by the facilitator. Each session builds upon the next so in order to get the most out of the group experience it is important that each member be on time and commit to attending as many sessions as possible.
Insurance and self -pay options available.