Group Seminar for Separating & Divorcing Parents

A supportive group experience with people who are also experiencing separation and divorce.

  • Held on the  3rd Saturday of each month
  • For more information or to register call 301-631-2936 Ext. 304
  • Alternatively, mail a check or money order for $100.00 along with
    your telephone number and case number at least 10 days in advance
    of the class date to:
    Linda Moran, LCSW-C
    5 North Bentz Street
    Frederick, Md/ 21701

The process of separation and divorce is difficult for everyone.  It is especially hard on children as they watch the very people they depend on for their security,  struggle Separating from someone with whom you once had a loving relationship and shared long term plans for your family is sad and very stressful.  Everyone in the family suffers. Unfortunately, the anxiety, anger and sadness the parents experience has a direct impact on how the children respond to the changes.

Fortunately, everyone involved can heal and the process of healing will be significantly enhanced if the adults focus on a thoughtful plan of healthy self care. Building a mutually respectful way of communicating and caring for your children will promote a healthy adjustment as you work together to nurture and guide your children through the feelings of fear, anger and sadness that are a natural part of any significant loss. Finding a healthy way to bring closure to your relationship as a couple will help your children to see that their family, though different, has not ended and to feel hopeful for their future.

Many parents find they benefit from a supportive group experience with people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. Paying attention to your negative thoughts, old patterns of interacting, and your current coping strategies can help you to look at your new reality with a different perspective.  Learning to be more mindful of how your children are managing behaviorally, socially and emotionally can help you to create an environment in which their healing can more easily occur.

Transforming your relationship from that of a partner or a spouse to a cooperative co parent will be a gift to both you and your children.

For over 20 years I have offered a six hour group seminar for parents.  These seminars are designed to help you look at ways in which you can move forward with a focus on self care, a deeper understanding and attention to the needs of your children and hope for your future together.  These supportive seminars are held on the  3rd Saturday of each month at The Center for Mind Body Therapies.  Each seminar includes some lecture, a video, quiet time for self reflection on your specific family situation and small group work. Pre-registration is requested.

For more information or to register call 301-631-2936 Ext. 304

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