Led by Mary Vanderveer, M. Ed., LCSW
The Divorce Recovery Series is a support program for those who are separated, considering divorce, or divorced. It offers support and healing to people experiencing the pain of separation and divorce Group members gain knowledge regarding the emotional stages of divorce and how to cope with lifestyle changes. Each session includes discussion and presentation of topics such as denial and bargaining, anger, depression, acceptance, forgiveness, alone without loneliness, letting go, spirituality in one’s life, and creating a new lifestyle. The group runs for eight consecutive weeks.
Moving Ahead is a program for those who have completed the Divorce Recovery Program addressing the needs of people who are rebuilding their lives after divorce. As a person’s self-esteem takes a toll when experiencing divorce, the focus is to support people in creating a new and positive lifestyle. Topics include affirming and validating ourselves, self-acceptance, taking responsibililty, changing negative thinking, reconnecting and developing spirituality, developing support systems, setting limits and boundaries. The group runs for eight consecutive weeks.
The Divorce Recovery Series is an outreach program of The First Congregational Church in Norwood. It is offered as a community service and all participants are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.