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Opening Your Heart: Getting Past the Pain of your Divorce – a One-Day Workshop

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A highly experiential, transformational workshop for people going through the heartbreak of separation and divorce.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

“Every relationship only has a moment more to complete itself…Most relationships disappear like Narcissus into the denser realms of consciousness. Indeed, even death cannot break a bond like the disunion of hearts. The loss of a desired relationship through divorce, because it has an added element of abandonment, can be yet more painful that a loss through death…Death [of a loved one] breaks the human heart, but abandonment shreds it.”

~Stephen Levine

  • Has your heart been run through the shredder as you go through your painful breakup, separation, and/or divorce? 
  • Are you unsure of who you are, what you want, feeling stuck in limbo between what has ended and what is yet to begin? 
  • Has your bleeding heart been left for dead in the driveway of your home as your ex speeds off towards his/her new life without you? 
  • Do you fear that you will become bitter and close your heart in reaction to being hurt? 
  • Are you certain, yet afraid, that you will never love again and will be destined to live the rest of your life in loneliness and despair?

Reflecting on my own experience of my divorce 20 years ago, one thing is for certain. It was absolute hell. And, I managed to get through it. My divorce was a catalyst for me to begin on a path of self-development, healing, and growth that ultimately led to a transformation for me both personally and professionally.

And, I went through it mostly on my own. I wish I had had the kind of support that is offered at this workshop during that heart-wrenching time.

The sad truth is that it’s really challenging to find the right kind of support when you are in the process of dismantling your marriage, your family core, your life. Friends who you thought would be there aren't. Family is in upheaval and not necessarily available to you due to their own pain. Best friends – who are usually amazing – will lose their capacity for unconditional acceptance of where you are in time. People judge you. They don’t understand. 

On their own, the sad, depressed and lost divorcing person will often flounder. And there seems to be a magic that happens when two or more divorcing people get together in community to meet and express their grief and loss, share their stories, and support one another in the journey.

If you are struggling with the emotional roller coaster of divorce, this one-day workshop is an opportunity to connect with other people who are going through what you are experiencing AND to learn how to move beyond whatever is having you feeling stuck, hurt, angry, etc. 

You don't have to do it alone.

The day provides significant opportunities for you to:

  • be heard, validated, and accepted just as you are
  • be introduced to new perspectives to shift your thinking
  • be coached through your fears and limiting beliefs
  • let go of the old story of the past and become the author of your new one
  • connect with others going through similar experiences
  • gain insights and skills that will last a lifetime

You’ll be encouraged to set new goals that will move you forward into your new life – wholeheartedly living and loving again. We’ll also have fun in the process. You’ll become part of a community that is committed to helping each other through this difficult time.

Opening Your Heart: Getting Past the Pain of your Divorce –

a One-Day Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Day Intensive: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $80

Includes a light lunch

Sharon Woods Center – Auditorium

11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

Questions? Email carrie@lifesnextchaptercoaching.com or call (513) 860-0448

Requirements

  • Attendance for the entire day – full participation during specified hours of workshop
  • Willingness to authentically share yourself in the sacred and safe space of the workshop
  • Readiness to look at and take responsibility for the ways you have contributed to the end of your relationship, extend compassion to yourself and everyone involved, and let go of blame and self-victimization
  • Willingness to be let go of the old story of the past, to be uncomfortable, to stretch, to grow

Carrie Doubts, M.A., PCC

Certified Transformational Coach

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Carrie Doubts supports people who are dealing with difficult relationships, breakups, and divorces to go through the painful, yet necessary steps for rebuilding their lives after their loss. Her passion is helping men and women move beyond the drama and trauma of the ending of a significant relationship and into creating new lives and new dreams for themselves and their families.

Carrie’s journey to do this work began when her marriage of 13 years ended in divorce. Like many of you, she found it difficult to “get over it” and “just move on.” Carrie was in excruciating pain and felt like a complete failure. She also knew that she needed to learn from this experience so that she could avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. Carrie felt compelled to create something meaningful and beautiful out of this pain, so she immersed herself in self-development and personal growth.

Carrie went back to school and earned a Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica. After studying to be a Psychologist (and deciding that this was not the career for her) she earned her professional coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is also a Certified Grief Counselor by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Carrie holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with International Coach Federation (ICF).

Carrie is dedicated to empowering, guiding, and supporting men and women in making choices throughout the process of completing their relationships that honor their values, their families, and the loving that was once a pivotal part of their lives.

“The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we all have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you as you are and finding in you an unexpected goodness.”

~Rachel Naomi Remen

Divorce is one of the most painful experiences you will face in life. Let this divorce be your last. Let it be the gateway to a healthier and happier relationship WITH YOURSELF first and foremost.

Opening Your Heart: Getting Past the Pain of your Divorce – a One-Day Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Day Intensive: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $80

Includes a light lunch

Sharon Woods Center – Auditorium

11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

Questions? Email carrie@lifesnextchaptercoaching.com or call (513) 860-0448

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