Whether you're going through a divorce or coming to the end of a long term relationship, you are bound to feel disoriented and stressed out. The symptoms of a marital ending are very similar to PTSD, and the pain of divorce is very connected to shattered dreams and the disillusionment that comes with the crushed fantasies of forever.
This is not simply a life transition, but a trauma requiring urgent care and special attention.
It’s completely normal to feel like you’re falling apart since the life you were counting on has disappeared before your very eyes. This kind of challenging life experience takes a toll on your mental health, but it also puts your body through the ringer as you deal with the anxiety, fear, and uncertainty.
Here’s the truth:
The trappings of stigma, shame, and societal expectations around divorce can become your worst enemy. The trick to getting through this life transition is doing the hard psychological work of deconstructing the fantasies and myths that will surely keep you stuck in the past.
When you become consumed and overwhelmed with “what happened” you neglect your own self-care, which can lead to all sorts of negative consequences. Not eating properly, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping, and binging on sugar are common coping mechanisms that add to the toxicity you’re already dealing with.
You need to build your foundation for healing and growth beyond divorce.
When you're witnessed by others who understand your experience, and when you give yourself the ample time for reflection and process, the end of your marriage becomes a transformative rite of passage as opposed to a dead end. Learning the skills of emotional and physical self-care through divorce is fundamental to having a full recovery.
You do not have to make a u-turn and head back to the beginning to start over. You need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, assess your wounds, and begin the journey back to your whole self.
This educational and open process support group includes:
Build A Healthy Foundation of Healing
Trying to heal and move forward without a stable foundation leads to unnecessary suffering, poor decision making, and long-term health consequences. Come learn how to re-establish balance in mind and body so you can fully recover your self and life.
Transform Negative Emotions
Negative emotions can generate a sense of agency and power when processed and transformed into useful information. Work through your feelings so you can utilize them as positive catalysts for growth and transformation.
Kitchen and Cooking Time
Learn which dietary choices and foods are best suited for a woman going through divorce as you cook and eat delicious foods proven to reduce stress, promote sleep, and improve overall health. Survival strategies and daily coping practices for managing stress and the emotional rollercoaster.
Lifting the Veil and Renewing Your Vows
Replace culturally stigmatizing beliefs and messaging you’ve adopted about divorce with positive and affirming definitions that support you. Gain new perspectives on your current situation to challenge the negative stigma and social norms that keep you stuck and in a state of shame.Let go and resolve your lingering connections as you commit to your new life.
Ready to experience profound transformation as you explore, reflect, and create your new life post divorce?
This intimate gathering of women supporting each others journey through divorce is a beautiful way to reconnect with yourself and embrace one of the most powerful transitions of your life.
Join us if you are in the process of a marital ending, divorced or who have officially ended a long-term relationship
Saturday, March 9th
La Maida Institute
11158 La Maida Street
Join Dr. Andra Brosh for a daylong retreat where you will have the opportunity and space to untie the knots keeping you tethered to your marriage, tend to your emotional and physical health, and lay the foundation for a new inner and outer life. In this workshop you’ll spend time in group process, working in solitude, and cooking in the beautiful La Maida kitchen. This is your chance to experience a unique, integrative approach to divorce recovery, and your best path to becoming whole again.
Insurance: Billable in accordance with your plan details
FACILITATOR BIO: Dr. Andra Brosh is a licensed clinical psychologist, a board certified holistic nutritionist, and divorce recovery expert. Dr. Brosh founded Divorce Detox, which helped hundreds of people move on from their marital ending. Using personal experience from her own divorce, and her unique clinical skills in grief recovery, coping with infidelity, and uncovering a new normal, Dr. Brosh is the perfect guide for your post-divorce journey.
“I just received the divorce manifesto and it is excellent; it reflects almost exactly what I've experienced; it is validating, hopeful, and empowering to hear/read those words of truth. It is so clear that you have been through the experience. Thank you so much for hosting this group. I have needed a support group for a while and am grateful to have found yours.”