The Beginning Experience® Programmes Offered by the West of Ireland 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 7-10 week programme, meeting on  Wednesday evenings  It is run twice yearly. Further information on timings and price will follow shortly.

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. 

This year the West of Ireland Team will be running the Spring Residential Weekend in April. 

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

03/04/2020 - 05/04/2020

Residential Weekend Spring Programme

6pm Friday - 4pm Sunday

Esker Monastery and Retreat House, Athenry, County Galway, H65 XA36

03/04/2020 - 05/04/2020

Residential Weekend Spring Programme

The cost of the Residential Weekend is €200.

6pm Friday - 4pm Sunday

Esker Monastery and Retreat House, Athenry, County Galway, H65 XA36

30/10/2020 - 01/11/2020

Residential Weekend Autumn Programme

6 pm Friday - 4pm Sunday

Esker Monastery and Retreat House, Athenry, County Galway, H65 XA36

30/10/2020 - 01/11/2020

Residential Weekend Autumn Programme

The cost for the Residential Weekend is €200.

6 pm Friday - 4pm Sunday

Esker Monastery and Retreat House, Athenry, County Galway, H65 XA36

Application Form

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

Payment for the West of Ireland Beginning Experience® Programme

The Residential Weekend costs €200

Contact the West of Ireland 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 West of Ireland Beginning Experience® team.  

Beginning Experience® Great Britain and Ireland