Peer grief resolution for divorced, separated or widowed
The purpose of the Beginning Experience ministry is to help divorced, separated or widowed men and women to heal the grief of their loss and free them once again to love themselves, others and God. These individuals, in turn, offer a better quality of life to all those with whom they come in contact.
We accomplish the purpose by offering quality, copyrighted, grief resolution programs. These programs are designed to move grieving people through a transformational process to a new beginning in their lives.
The lay ministers in the Beginning Experience ministry are “wounded healers” – specially trained men and women who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced, but are further along in the grieving process.
Through our weekend program we help to facilitate the resolution of grief, which allows grieving persons to focus on their experience and emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning.
It is an invitation process that is intended to facilitate the resolution of grief, promote healing and thereby free people to live and love again.
Rooted in Christian tradition, the ministry’s open, ecumenical spirit serves those of all faiths.
The Beginning Experience weekend is designed to be a time of closure on the past and renewed hope for the future. Those who come should be beyond the initial feelings of anger and despair which usually follows the loss of a loved one. They should be at the point of wanting a new beginning and ready to work to make that desire a reality.
Those who have attended the weekend programme report:
- Increased emotional health and self respect.
- New skills to deal with the pain of loss.
- Healthier family relationships.
- Renewed energy to be more effective parents, return to their church and improve the standard of living for themselves and their families.
The Beginning Experience Ministry has been running in Perth since 1985 and is available internationally having been founded in Fort Worth Texas in 1974. There are groups in other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and the United States of America.
Our weekends run twice a year in March & August and provide follow up days including a reconnection afternoon and Two Continued Beginnings days over the course of 5-6 weeks following the weekend programme.