roadmap

New Directions Speaker Series

socializing after divorceThe New Directions Speaker Series begins the first week after the end of the Divorce Recovery Workshop, and is also on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm. Multiple topics of interest to separated/divorced and singles are presented by experts in their fields. Speaker’s presentations are followed by a Q & A and small group discussions.

Cost is FREE, with a suggested $10 donation (to recoup speaker fees).
All meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

The evening will continue as we gather at a local restaurant for more conversation, refreshments and the opportunity to socialize. Feel free to bring a friend!

New Directions Speaker Series – Spring 2022
April 14 – May 5, 2022

April 14 Divorce and Finances
April 21 Relating, Dating and New Relationships
April 28 Managing Emotions and Healthy Boundaries
May 5 Divorced Parents: How They Can Help Their Children and Adult Children

April 14: Megan M. Stirrat – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Management Advisor
Megan specializes in helping people address their changing and complex financial picture as they go through major life transitions. Topics will include: What now? How much can I afford to live on? Can I afford to keep my house? Do I need to go back to work? How should I invest my portion of the divorce settlement? How long will my money last?

April 21: Chrissy Follis – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Do you feel discouraged about your relationship future? Are you nervous about navigating the dating scene? Are you wanting to try Internet dating and setting up your online profile leaves you feeling overwhelmed? We will be answering all of these questions and more as we discuss ways to be emotionally ready to date, give you tools to feel confident dating, and practical ways to write profiles in a way to attract quality people.

April 28: Doug Hutchinson – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Divorce can cause upheaval in your closest relationships. In this season of a significant change, it can be difficult to know how to manage your emotions. How should I manage triggers? How should I set new boundaries? What are some healthy ways to manage my emotions going forward? How do I build a new community?

May 5: Dr. Carol Hughes, PhD, and Bruce Fredenburg – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
How does divorce impact your children, including adult children? How does re-partnering affect your children? How may legal financial issues impact them? Dr. Hughes and Mr. Fredenburg will discuss these issues as well as ways parents can help minimize the potential harmful effects of divorce and facilitate a life transition that leads to healing instead of family destruction.