Beginning Experience – April 2012

An inclusive Christian community in Auckland, New Zealand

Beginning Experience – April 2012

This is information about a  Beginning Experience – a weekend in a friary that helps people who are widowed or separated.

  • Are you grieving the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation?
  • Are you having trouble accepting that you no longer have a partner?
  • Is there some unresolved anger you need to deal with?
  • Have you run out of friends or family members to whom you can tell your story?
  • Are you wishing you could just move on?

If you’ve answered “YES” to one or all of these questions, perhaps it’s time to reach out and ask for help from a team member at the Beginning Experience.  The person you speak to has been RIGHT where you are NOW.  They know the heartache of finding yourself single again and are working their way through it – to a NEW BEGINNING.

Beginning Experience is an international support programme for widowed, divorced and separated people.  It is a peer ministry intended to facilitate the resolution of the grief surrounding the end of a marriage relationship and to find new hope for the future, increased emotional health and renewed energy to return to their church, family life and jobs.

The programme is both psychologically and spiritually sound, having been developed by respected professionals in ministry, grief psychology and education.  The people who help facilitate the programme,  are former participants,  who are further along in their healing process.  They have personally benefited from the Beginning Experience, and are now able to ‘give back’.  Having been in the same place as you, they are uniquely equipped to be good listeners, to empathize and to encourage you through the grief process.

Joining a support group can be intimidating, especially when you are in the midst of a loss,  but by attending a weekend retreat you’ll find the people helping will know your pain and want to help you.

The next weekend in Auckland starts on Friday evening 30 March to Sunday 1 April and costs  $240 for accommodation, meals,  materials and a follow-up reunion event.

For further enquiries and a brochure – talk to a team member,   by leaving a message on (09) 360-3054. 

People healed, transformed and free to love again,  through attending the BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND.