Peace isn’t fluffy. Being able to navigate divorce peacefully whilst being pushed away and excluded from the parenting role; separating from a partner suffering from addictions; a fear of overwhelm over how to cope; collaborating with possibly narcissist and controlling coparents… that’s tough to do all alone.
At this Retreat for a small group of individuals (not couples – they come for some ‘me’ time) they join together with a collection of financial, wellbeing, parenting, legal and dispute resolution experts, all there to hold the space, to work together to create a new strategy – a different way to deal with these traumatic situations. To empower. To inspire. To give back hope.
It’s going to be an interesting weekend!
Heights of Luxury in the Heart of East Sussex
Surrounded by the Ashdown Forest, which according to the famous children’s author, A. A. Milne, is the woodland that inspired his Winnie The Pooh stories, the Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club offers the heights of luxury in the heart of East Sussex. Country house hotels in Sussex don’t come more luxurious, or offer such a magnificent combination of elegance, style, award winning dining and outstanding leisure facilities.
Friday September 14th, 2018: 18:00 – 20:00
18:00 – 20:00
Collect your Divorce Strategy Folder, and enjoy a cuppa with some holistic taster sessions including: Crystal Healing (Sandra Elston), Emma Reid (EFT), Jade Cutler (Skincare & health), Clare Goldfinch (Nutritional support), Hand Massage with essential oils with Vanessa Vine (Aromatouch hand massage).
Saturday September 15th, 2018: 08:30 – 18:30
Welcome & Refreshments
With Suzy Miller
Ashley Palmer is the author of The Handover Book, written and designed for separating families in conflict. Ashley will guide you on how to make that transition of your child moving from home to home as positive as it needs to be, for your child to feel safe and happy in the knowledge that their parents are both there for them and that they are not caught in the middle.
Ashley is a Psychotherapist, Family Law Consultant and an accredited Child Inclusive Family Mediator and has been on the board of The Family Mediators Association (FMA) for 3 years. http://www.thehandoverbook.co.uk
Live Alternative Divorce Radio Show
Zina Arinze & Suzy Miller + guests
Divorce Reinvention Queen and Radio Host Zina Arinze will be recording a series of radio podcast interviews for the Divorce Radio Show, in a lively session which will take you deeper into the worlds of some of the experts at the event and some of the attendees (those who volunteer to share their story!)
A lawyer by training, with an MBA, Zina is also a certified Divorce Recovery Coach. http://believeandliveagain.com/
Live interviews with Financial Planner Gary Jefferies, Mediator Ashley Palmer, Collaborative Family Lawyer Verity Eunson-Hickey, and Divorce PA Andrea Cater – and you are welcome to ask questions and join in – or just listen!
Ever wanted to ask questions directly of a range of experts, including Financial Planner Gary Jefferies? Going through divorce and separation makes planning ahead vital – and it can help relieve much of the stress if you can see how your future may be brighter than you might think. www.panoramicwealth.co.uk
Sarah is a facilitator with a theatre background who specialises in supporting authentic and assertive expression. Using story enactment, roleplays of life situations, and playful games, she supports deeper clarity around relationships and behaviour, allowing for positive transformation. Sarah originally trained in Theatre and Performance at the University of Warwick, she is also a theatre director and most recently has trained in Neuro Dramatic Play with Dr Sue Jennings, exploring the role of play & drama in early child development and it’s effective application to heal and transform later in life. She holds a safe, supportive and confidential space. www.sistersarah.co.uk
If deep down you know that things could be calmer and happier in your home, that you could feel more confident about the way you deal with sticky parenting situations – this workshop is for you. The most important skill to learn is how to protect your children from the negative impact of the separation.
Una Archer MBPsS is a psychologist specialising in supporting secure parent-child relationships. https://www.helpyourchildthrive.co.uk/separation
Food that staves off depression and how to cook fast what kids want to eat (that’s healthy!)
Clare’s workshop will look at fun family meals and snacks with are healthy and quick to make and really tasty too! In the workshop Clare will give her healthy eating top tips, demonstrate some recipes and hold a smoothie and snack tasting session.
Clare Goldfinch is a specialist nutritionist with an MSc in human nutrition and dietetics. She is the founder of The Healthy Body Happy Mind Project, and she specialises in helping people recovering from illness and injury or suffering with long term conditions such as IBS/IBD, diabetes, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions and menopausal symptoms. https://www.claregoldfinch.com/
Susan’s emotional healing practice is based on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping and Matrix Reimprinting. (A pilot study has taken place with acceptable results for those with a scientific bent). Many hypnotherapists, counsellors and psychiatrists use EFT to help clients lower stress levels. http://www.hampshire-eft.co.uk/
A holistic collection of healers
Sunday September 16th, 2018: 08:30 – 17:00
Welcome & Refreshments
Getting ready for the day
Is your communication with your ex fraught with tension?
Do you lie awake at night worrying about the money?
Discover powerful ways to achieve peace of mind with the author of the Single Mum’s Survival Guide Vivienne Smith and Financial Planner Kirsti Cox.
“I work with single mums who are struggling to come to terms with the break-up and deal with the daily challenges of going it alone.I help them release the sadness and bitterness and regain their confidence and composure so they can minimise conflict in co-parenting, enjoy their children and take the first steps to build a happy new life. Here’s to: not just surviving, but thriving!” Vivienne Smith
Vivienne Smith is a transformational coach and presenter and the author of The Single Mum’s Survival Guide – How to Pick Up The Pieces and Build a Happy New Life. http://www.thesinglemumssurvivalguide.com/
Financial Planner Kirsti Cox will be championing people to remove the barriers and help everyone work towards forming good habits around their finances, have a ‘now’ plan, ‘in a few months time’ plan and the ‘one day I will’ plan, and be on top of what comes in and what goes out.
Kirsti Cox is the Principal of her own Wealth Management Business and Featured Presenter at SMSG, pursuing a personal dream of helping women and girls to reach their full potential.
Healing for change is a groundbreaking healing process that works to unlock the beliefs that are holding you back, clears the negativity & makes room for your hopes and dreams to become a reality. Using Theta Healing techniques, Debbie installs positive beliefs that can have a life changing effect..
Deborah Talalay Theta Healer, Homeopath, NLP Master Practitioner, and a Healer. Deborah is a leading London based Theta Healer who has practised in Harley Street and West London and has successfully treated people of all ages and from all walks of life. http://www.deborahtalalayhealing.com/
Discover the proven secrets, wisdom and insight that works to heal your Heart and your Life – when you change your thinking and listen to your body. Combining 20 years of expertise you will understand how to reset your heart and mind towards a much happier, rewarding and fulfilling future.
An Accredited Relationship Success and Recovery Coach offering a unique 4 Step empowering approach. Holistic expert of the mind, body and energy, Life Coach, Energy Healer and Energy Therapist. www.LoveCoachingYou.com
Ruth Driscoll shares her powerful story to inspire you out of abusive relationships and into empowerment ensuring you never become enmeshed in abusive, bullying situations again.
Amazon Best Selling Author, Public Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Abused Women’s Champion, I am The Life Liberator! www.thelifeliberator.org
Using cutting edge science and ancient wisdom, Dr Marion Bevington empowers you to heal trauma, develop more emotional intelligence and lay the foundations to establish healthier relationships after separation.
Marion Bevington – Award Winning Author, Trainer, Energy Psychologist. marionbevington.com
As one of the most experienced relationship coaches in the UK, Francine is the relationship expert for the Channel 5 programme The Wright Stuff and has appeared on The Trisha show, with Gabby Logan, Fern Britten and on Good Morning TV and is featured in and writes for national magazines, the press and is a guest on national radio. She is invited for her expertise on GMTV, BBC, CNN, Nick Ferrari, Vanessa Feltz, Jumoke Fashola, Paul Ross, Lowrie Turner and many others.
Francine is also the author of The Divorce Doctor published by Hay House and Time to Live published by Hodder and is an expert workshop leader and trainer. Her experience as a Counsellor, Relationship Coach, Parent Effectiveness Trainer, Family Mediator, Family Consultant, Imago Clinical Therapist and NLP Practitioner, qualifies her to help men and women find and sustain fulfilling relationships, help couples rebuild and redesign rocky relationships and in cases where divorce is the only prognosis, she gives her clients the skills and strategies to do what it takes to divorce with dignity and heal their hearts and their lives.
Where It’s At
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5JR
Book Your Accommodation – Or At Least Make Sure Accommodation Is Available!
Ashdown Park Hotel (our venue for the event)
Ring 01342 820223 and ask for Reservations or Sara Hewitt and let her know you are attending Suzy Miller’s September Retreat so that you get a special rate.
There are several rooms available locally via Airbnb – I recommend you book early though – search for homes in or near Forest Row East Sussex www.airbnb.co.uk
Meet Our Speakers
The 'Divorce Doctor'
Single Mums Survival Guide
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Best Way To Divorce Infographic
Simple breakdown of divorce process
Avoid Divorce Disasters
Includes Divorce 1st Aid Kit
Divorce Strategy Session
Money returned after online session