Grace Bell & Nadine Ferris-France co-facilitating 8 week course
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Divorce, break-up, separation.
The end of a relationship as you know it.
Our thoughts are so upsetting, we sometimes think we will not survive, much less thrive and see this experience as one that’s loving.
Can the end of a relationship be done with love?
We think so, because we’ve lived it.
Nadine Ferris France and Grace Bell team up on this one, because they’ve both been divorced, both felt broken, both felt ashamed and wrong….and both now experience the process of divorce as one of the best things (not the worst) that ever happened.
These are the thoughts we began to question:
I can’t cope
He/she shouldn’t have left me
He should be helping with the kids
The kids will be messed up
I am a failure
Its too difficult
We can’t communicate
I won’t make it financially
I’ll never find love again
….….. sound familiar?
Do you doubt it is possible to divorce with love?
Whether you are contemplating separation or break-up, recently divorced or separated, or have been divorced 20 years, this course will support you to find peace in your situation.
Using The Work of Bryon Katie, this eight-week online course will help participants examine stressful beliefs about break-up, divorce and separation that cause pain, resentment and bitterness.
Expect a course full of deep realisations, some laughter, and to be held lovingly in The Work of Byron Katie as we share weekly sessions to question our thinking. Grace and Nadine are hugely experienced in The Work and both practiced the Work during and after their own divorces.
Session One: Working with ANGER AND RESENTMENT
Session Two: OUR BELIEFS ABOUT NEEDING IN RELATIONSHIP, & GETTING WHAT WE NEED
Session Three: DISSOLVING GUILT, SELF-STIGMA, AND SHAME
Session Four: GUILT, SELF-STIGMA AND SHAME CONTINUED
Session Five: FEAR AND TERROR
Session Six: SADNESS, LOSS, DISAPPOINTMENT
Session Seven: SEEKING LOVE, APPROVAL AND APPRECIATION FROM ANOTHER
Session Eight: MAKING AMENDS, LIVING YOUR TURNAROUNDS
“At first I struggled to make the investment but I got so much more out of it than I expected and really feel like it has helped me to move on. It has given me the basic tools that I need to question my own thinking and assumptions and to let stuff go in a way that really does serve my highest potential. It also helped me to act on certain things that I did not have the courage to before. Sometimes doing this is harder than staying in that place of resentment and inaction. As Nadine said ‘resentment is really like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to suffer’ yet we are the only ones who keep suffering. I guess the pain is sometimes inventible but we have to try and reduce the suffering which IS optional. Thank you for all the pearls of wisdom Nadine and Grace and for showing me another way. I am very grateful to both of you and all the amazing women who dared to question and share so openly.” ~ Sophie, Zimbabwe, 2019
“I love how calming you are Grace. Your ability to translate what we were thinking and rephrase concepts to be more accurate was very helpful and allowed me to dive into the work in an accurate way. I now know that is one thing that has held me back (the thoughts I wrote down were too broad). thank you, thank you”. ~Sam, US, 2019
“Nadine, you are amazing. Your ability to put yourself in my shoes (all of our shoes!) was impressive. Your calming and uplifting way of presenting the concepts and using the turn arounds to dive into our thoughts helped me a great deal. thank you, thank you” ~ Sam, US, 2019
Really enjoyed taking another class with Grace. This is my second. So grateful to be on Grace’s newsletter list and to hear about this class just when I needed it. I appreciated how gracefully she facilitated us in The Work and also, sometimes wanted her to bring one of us back to The Work when we got lost in our story. Thanks to her for handling a lot of the logistics and working seamlessly with Nadine in sharing the lead in teaching each class. Annie, US, 2019
Really enjoyed meeting you Nadine, and learning from you. Really resonated with your story. Your life examples were so helpful to my situation. Thank you for being organized and working so well with Grace. You guys make a good team! Annie, US, 2019
Grace lives her name through the kindness, understanding and wisdom she generously gives to all. Jennifer, US, 2019