Restored Lives At Home is the online version of our course that helps people recover from relationship breakdown.
The course takes place across 8 consecutive Monday evenings, exactly as though you were attending in person, except that you will be able to do so from the comfort of your own home! All you need to do is register for the course and we will be in touch regarding further instructions.
What to expect
Each evening begins with a talk on a different issue typically experienced when facing relationship breakdown, followed by opportunities for discussion in small groups. The small groups are led by people who have dealt with a breakup or divorce themselves.
Who is it for?
This course is for those who are separated, those who are currently going through a divorce, or those who are already divorced, whether recent or at any time in the past.
The course is run by a church and is based on Christian values but is not religious in content, it is for people of all faiths and none. It is both practical and supportive, giving any separated or divorced person the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively.
Topics covered include:
Facing the effects of separation and divorce
The importance of good communication
Forgiveness and letting go
Divorce – the legal issues
Moving forward with hope
£50 The cost of the course includes a book and workbook, which will be posted to you. Bursaries are available upon request to those from low-income households or full-time students. Please apply by email. Please note that cancellations and transfers are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course.
The dates for the Summer 2021 course are:
Monday, 10 May 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 17 May 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 24 May 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 7 June 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 14 June 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 21 June 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 28 June 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, 5 July 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The dates for the Autumn 2021 course are:
Monday, 4 Oct 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 11 Oct 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 18 Oct 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 1 Nov 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 8 Nov 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 15 Nov 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, 22 Nov – 7 pm – 9.30 pm
Monday, 6 Dec – 7 pm – 9.30 pm
If you are seeing a therapist or taking medication prescribed by your doctor, please discuss your participation on this course with them. The material addresses the hard issues that arise on separation and divorce and may be challenging.
While many people find a group environment helpful and supportive, it may not be appropriate for everyone. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the course administrator.
"It helped me identify the bitterness I felt, showed me a way to deal with it and gave me hope for the future. Thank you so much!"
"Seeing others, going through the same hurts and struggles, made me realise that I was "allowed" to laugh again..."
- Course Participant
"It has given me the building blocks which I can refer to in order to move forward and create a positive future whilst also managing the divorce to gain a positive result."
"Thank you for all you have done. Thank you for your encouragement and hope!"
- Online Course Participant
"You have made the group so easy for us to share and come away feeling an awful lot better on a Monday evening - I am not sure I would be feeling so positive (some of the time) without having these Monday evenings."
- Online Course Participant
"It is great having people that understand what I'm going through because they have actually been there or are going through the same."
"The best thing about the course is having free and frank conversations with each other about our journeys, emotions, past and future. It is a sustained conversation, not just one night or a weekend"
"The best thing about the course is being connected to a group of people who were in a similar position as I am and hearing how they were handling their situation. Reading the book or watching the videos alone would have been difficult without having a group to discuss with. "
"Balanced, realistic, practical, non-judgemental. Ability to be honest as you were with complete strangers!!!"
"Being able to share my feelings with other people in a similar position, not feeling alone as none of my circle of friends are going through this thankfully!!"