Recovery from Harmful Religion

Have you left a fundamentalist or authoritarian religion behind? Where you once had structure, purpose, and a close-knit community, do you now find yourself alone, wondering what happened – and what comes next?

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One-on-one Religious Recovery Consulting

Learn what recovery from religious trauma can look like.

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Divorcing Religion Workshop 

This supportive small group is designed to help you transition out of religion and into secular life. 

See below for workshop details

Welcome

Religion is experienced differently by those who come to it in adulthood versus those born into it.  As a registered professional counsellor and religious recovery consultant who Divorced Religion after nearly 40 years, I can help you understand and navigate Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and your personal religious deconstruction/deconversion journey.

Please note: I will be on holiday for the month of May. I will resume seeing clients in June of 2022.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

 

April 29 - May 1: The Conference on Religious Trauma will be online again, with

CEUs, student discounts, & a limited number of partial scholarships available. Visit www.religioustraumaconference.org for info and tickets.

 

October 14 - 16: The inaugural Shameless Sexuality: Life After Purity Culture conference will be online, with CEUs, student discounts, & a limited number of partial scholarships available. For info & tickets, visit www.ShamelessSexuality.org .

Much like a marital divorce, Divorcing Religion can be painful, confusing, and exhausting – with the added burden of isolation. The grief experienced when leaving fundamentalism is compounded by a lack of support and understanding.

Developed by a formerly devout fundamentalist evangelical Christian of over 40 years, Divorcing Religion is an on-line, live, interactive 6-week workshop designed to help you transition out of religion and into secular life.

Next workshop:

March 6th - April 10th, 2022

The Workshop

WELCOME to the Divorcing Religion Workshop, a 6-module course for those making the move from sacred to secular life. Just like the end of a marriage, divorce from your once-loved religion can feel painful, exhausting, and confusing. The loss and grief are real. The good news is, just like there is life after marital divorce, there is also life after Divorcing Religion - and it can be a life more authentic and rewarding than you have ever experienced.  

 

As with romantic divorce, there are stages to Divorcing Religion, which I have broken down over 6 weeks: 

  1. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO:  Realizing It's Over - This module challenges you to accept what has occurred so that you can begin to build your new life. 
  2. UNCOMFORTABLY NUMB:  Grieving Your Losses - This module encourages you to acknowledge and explore your losses, in order to grieve and grow. 
  3. SEPARATION AGREEMENT:  Healthy Boundaries - This module encourages you to gain clarity on what you have left behind and what you are willing to accept in your new life. 
  4. GETTING ALONG WITH YOURSELF & YOUR EX
    • Part A - Identity Reconstruction - This part is designed to move you from spiritual refugee to bold adventurer. 
    • Part B - Integrating Your Losses - This part gets you acquainted with the very helpful cognitive tool of reframing, helping you further finalize your divorce and move on to your healthy new life. 
  5. PLENTY OF FISH:  Finding & Building Your New Communities - This module looks at developing intentional communities to make your new life functional and enjoyable. 

    BONUS MODULE        
  6. MIND CONTROL:  Don't Let an Old Flame Burn You Twice This module looks at ensuring that you don't fall prey to fundamentalist thinking again.
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