A divorce workout. And not one leotard in sight.

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By DSGroup | Monday, April 30, 2012, 09:39

Divorce is tough,no one will dispute that, and just like bereavement, it can be the most difficult time a person will ever go through. 

With so much emotion, anxiety and hurt in the equation it can be difficult for people to know where to turn for help. You may feel you are overburdening friends and family and also that no-one really understands what you are going through.  It can make you feel very alone and isolated even though statistically you know you are not the only one.  

This increase in the divorce statistics has resulted in the growth of divorce  support, as a means of dealing with, at times, overwhelming emotions and overcoming the anxiety and stress that  people experience both, during and after divorce. 

If people need help, they typically book a series of individual weekly sessions with a counsellor or therapist, which can last weeks or months. Now, Greenwich residents have an added  approach to dealing with the pain of divorce. In our fast paced, time poor society, divorce workouts (or workshops, to us in the UK) are now the new way to battle through your heartache – and there isn't a shred of lycra in sight. 

Successful in the US for many years now, divorce workshops are one day workshops set up to help people feel better sooner, feel less alone and isolated, make new friends with people who they have much in common and begin to understand and cope with bewildering emotions.  These divorce workshops are also designed to help people understand that divorce is not only an end but is also a new beginning.  

Divorce Workshops run by Divorce Support Group are small and relaxed and at the end, everyone exchanges contact details and carries on seeing each other.  It is an enormously helpful experience to share stories, realise you are not the only one and to learn how others cope. Divorce Support Group, is the UK's only professionally run organisation specifically set up for helping people cope with and manage their divorce.

Charlotte Friedman, founder of Divorce Support Group says "Workshops have different benefits to individual counselling which we also offer too.  They give a one day experience of the 10 week local groups that we run the rest of the time.  The Workshops are once a month on a Saturday which makes it easier for people to attend if they find 10 weeks difficult to manage time-wise."

There is no quick and easy solution to getting over your divorce. Divorce is a process and it is important to understand how to manage your feelings. You can ensure though that you are dealing with it in the best way possible by talking to a professional who will listen and provide you with understanding and help.  Divorce Support Group was set up to help make separation manageable.  

For more information please visit  http://www.divorcesupportgroup.co.uk/workshop  

      

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