Hello. My name is Shannon Harrison. I am a 45-year old Registered Psychotherapist (NLC.0106219) in Colorado. I am currently studying Applied Existential Psychotherapy with Betty Cannon at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. Having been through divorce myself, I can relate, and I know the enormous difference it made for me to share myself in an intentional and safe environment with others who were going through similar things.
Even though our friends and family can be understanding and want to be there for us, bringing what we are dealing with to a group of people that are not involved in our day-to-day life can bring enormous relief and can be a healthy place to express what’s really going on. Divorce can cut deeply into our corest level issues, and there is no way of predicting how we will handle it. Guilt, anger, frustration, shame, sadness, loss - all of these things can come up, often in unexpected ways, and when there are children involved, there can be a whole other layer of emotions. Often, we experience simply being stuck, like nothing is moving forward. The future can bring us anxiety (what if I get into another relationship and the same thing happens? how is this going to impact my kids? what if I am not cut out for relationships? what is life going to look like alone?) and the past can bring us pain (what did I do wrong? why did they do me wrong?)
This group is intended for adults to discuss and share their experiences and ongoing challenges with others who can directly understand and relate to what they are going through. I aim to create a safe place for people in any stage of divorce (early discussions about going through with it and/or separation to being in or having completed the legal process) to work through their emotions and events of the past in order to find more freedom in the future. Members will be invited to share only as much of their experience as they feel comfortable sharing with the group. Members must agree to a strict policy of confidentiality concerning the content of the each meeting.
These weekly meetings are open to anyone who is experiencing issues around divorce. Whether it was recent or not, amicable or “ugly”, and whether you are already in a new relationship or not.
If you continue to suffer as a result of your experience with divorce, consider joining our group and continue your healing journey in a safe and supportive environment. The structure of meetings currently begins with a brief check-in period during which members are free to request more individual time later in the meeting. Group meetings will include a brief grounding exercise, experiential techniques, and group discussion. Please bring your ideas about what you want the group to be and how it may meet your needs. Please call Shannon if you have any questions or concerns about being a part of this group. 303-596-2848.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE GROUPS I REQUIRE THAT ALL NEW MEMBERS MEET WITH ME INDIVIDUALLY FIRST. I PREFER TO GET TO KNOW POTENTIAL MEMBERS (AND THEM TO GET TO KNOW ME) BEFORE THEY PARTICIPATE IN THE GROUP IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS A GOOD FIT FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. THE INDIVIDUAL MEETING IS FREE. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY BY EMAIL at DENVERSHANNON@GMAIL.COM, TEXT OR PHONE AT 303-596-2848 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING.