The Beginning Experience® Programmes Offered by the Belfast Team

What is Coping with Life Alone?

What is Coping with Life Alone?

What is Coping with Life Alone?

Coping with Life Alone is designed as a pre-weekend support program. It is intended for those whose loss is new and for those not yet ready for the Beginning Experience Weekend. 

Sessions focus on topics such as the grief process, changes in family and other relationships, trust, and coping with memories of the deceased spouse or dealing with the former spouse. 

Weekly Sessions Programme

What is Coping with Life Alone?

What is Coping with Life Alone?

This is run as a 10 week programme, meeting on a Wednesday evening . 

The 10 week Sessions start on 22nd January 2020 and again on 22nd April 2020.

One Day Programme

What is Coping with Life Alone?

One Day Programme

This is a new One Day Programme which follows the same themes as the weekly programme brought together into a one day session. By running it for a whole day this programme becomes more accessible to participants who may not be able to commit to weekly sessions. 

If this programme becomes available further information will follow.

What is the Residential Weekend?

What is the Residential Weekend?

What is the Residential Weekend?

The Residential Weekend is structured so that participants can focus on their experiences, their feelings and emotions and work through these to emerge from darkness into the light of a new beginning. 

Similar to the pre-weekend coping programme, the residential weekend is presented by team who have all suffered the loss of a loved one themselves. They are willing to share their experience to help others as they were helped. 

These team members lead participants through a series of presentations, followed by self-reflection and small group sharing. 

The Spring and Autumn Weekends

What is the Residential Weekend?

What is the Residential Weekend?

  

The residential Weekend is run twice per year usually in Spring and Autumn. 

The Spring Programme will take place in  March 2020 . 

What happens after the weekend?

Examples of Post Weekend Support Programmes

Examples of Post Weekend Support Programmes

Following the Residential Weekend there are several additional programmes to help participants in their journey and continue the support offered on the weekend experience. Not every programme is offered by each team. 

Examples of Post Weekend Support Programmes

Examples of Post Weekend Support Programmes

Examples of Post Weekend Support Programmes

Continued Beginnings

Rebuilding

Vision and Leadership

Building Happiness

Beyond Beginning Experience

22/01/2020

Coping with Life Alone Weekly Sessions (10 sessions)

20:00 - 22:00

St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP

22/01/2020

Coping with Life Alone Weekly Sessions (10 sessions)

Wednesday Nights 

20:00 - 22:00

St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP

22/04/2020

Coping with Life Alone Weekly Sessions (10 sessions)

20:00 - 22:00

St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP

22/04/2020

Coping with Life Alone Weekly Sessions (10 sessions)

Wednesday Nights 

20:00 - 22:00

St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP

13/03/2020-15/03/2020

Spring Residential Weekend

19:00 Fri - 15:00 Sun

Drumalis Retreat Centre, Glenarm Rd, Larne BT40 1DT

13/03/2020-15/03/2020

Spring Residential Weekend

Cost £150 pp

19:00 Fri - 15:00 Sun

Drumalis Retreat Centre, Glenarm Rd, Larne BT40 1DT

Application Form

Please click below to find the Application Form for all Beginning Experience® Programmes

Payment for a Belfast Beginning Experience® Programme

There is a voluntary subscription for the Coping with Life Alone Programme 

The Residential Weekend costs £150 pp

Contact the Belfast Team

If you are interested or have any questions please get in touch with our team. 

We will discuss which Beginning Experience® programme is right for you.  

We will then provide you with the details of the price and payment options and the deposit amount required to secure your booking. 

Please complete the application from located on the Applications page and return to us. . Thank you the Belfast Beginning Experience® team.  

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