The Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce Mountain Retreat — the Largest Gathering of Divorced People in the West — Will Help The Newly Single Cope With Dating After Divorce, Single Parenthood, Finding Joy on Your Own, Career Frustrations and More
TAHOE CITY, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the wedding capitals of the world — Lake Tahoe — is set to become Splitsville, when an estimated 200 or more divorced people arrive in Tahoe City, California for The Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce Mountain Retreat September 15 – 17, 2012 at Granlibakken Resort.
The event will bring together 12 relationship and self-empowerment experts from around the country, who will show divorced people attending the retreat how to solve common challenges. For example, retreat attendees will discover how to:
- Overcome nervousness over dating again.
- Let go of post-divorce anger and sadness.
- Reconnect with what makes you happy.
- Meet quality people when venturing back out into the dating world.
- Use four questions single parents can use to get their child to cooperate with every request.
- Begin the steps necessary if you’re as unhappy with your job or career as you were with your marriage.
- Feel whole again now that you’re a single person instead of part of a couple.
Speakers include authors such as Charles Orlando (The Problem with Women … Is Men), Lisa Steadman (It’s a Breakup Not a Breakdown), Shela Dean, (ReDate Your Mate: 4 Steps to Falling in Love All Over Again), Theodore Henderson, MBA, DTM (The Wisdom Compass), Susan Sheppard (How to Get What You Want From Your Man Anytime), and Julia Bowlin, MD, ACG, ALS (To ME I Thee Wed).
In addition, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner Rosemary Manning, MA, MH, CMP will show attendees how to Create Emotional Balance When Life Feels Overwhelming After Divorce and Barbara Smailey, Ph.D and Leslie Petruk, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC will show single parents easy ways for kids to thrive after divorce.
The retreat is the brainchild of Kimberly Pryor, a freelance journalist and author of The Indestructible Relationship: Support and Understand Each other Better During Grief, Illness, and All Life’s Stressful Moments. After seeing how much her friends were suffering after divorce, she wanted to take action to help divorced people everywhere.
“I noticed some common problems among my divorced friends,” Pryor said. “Many of them were beating themselves up over the role they thought they had played in the breakup of their marriage. Others were happy the bad marriage ended but were either nervous about having to date again or when they did start dating again they would meet men or women who were not what I would call the highest quality. Other friends’ children weren’t taking the divorce well — the kids were turning to drugs or doing poorly in school. My goal in hosting this retreat is to show divorced people easy ways to overcome these and other challenges.”
The Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce Mountain Retreat also includes online dating photos taken by a professional photographer for the first 135 people who sign up for the event as well as a “Dress as Your Favorite Divorced Celebrity” party.
Ten percent of the net proceeds from the retreat benefit Be Someone, a non-profit founded by Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson. He was watching the news one night when he saw a story about seven employees shot, execution style — for $2,000 in the cash register. That’s when he sold his business and founded Be Someone to teach something positive to inner city kids: the focus, discipline and patience required by the game of chess. Since then, he’s helped over 20,000 kids develop the practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles in life.
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