Polly Bloom at Mending Hearts Retreat delivers a unique experience for individuals experiencing the hurt and pain of a divorce or relationship breakdown with their partner. Through a range of individual and group coaching sessions and activities the aim is for people to emerge from the weekend stronger and better prepared for the future. As well as therapy sessions, there is a range of activities designed to bond the group and create lasting friendships.
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Getting unmarried is harder than getting married and drains you both emotionally and financially. Going through a divorce leaves one bereft, breaking your wedding vows legally whether you have instigated the process or not, has a ripple effect on your family and friends. You are splitting up your marital home, bank accounts, personal belongings and the way of life you have known for many years. How can one be expected to handle this effectively all whilst highly emotionally charged? I am a mum to two daughters and went through a divorce myself several years ago which left me shocked and in fear of my future. That is why I decided to become a divorce and separation coach so that I can support those going through this traumatic time. I became accredited by Sara Davison a renowned and respected coach in the profession. Prior to this, I was a Learning Mentor and supported children and their families at times when they were dealing with various issues, including family break-up, which affected their mental health and well-being.
I offer flexible, goal orientated coaching designed to support, motivate and guide my clients going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future based on their particular interests, needs and concerns. Coaching is conducted in a safe and supportive environment, exploring your options in a non-judgemental manner. I believe that it is not what happens to you that defines you, but how you react to it that matters. My one to one coaching features a number of flexible options including, face to face, Zoom or MS Teams Sessions & 24 hour service telephone support.
Finding your marriage or long-term relationship drains you both emotionally and financially, but divorce coach Paula Crowhurst believes it is important to understand yourself and find happiness within before trying to find a new partner. “Sometimes people don’t heal properly and might take all their baggage with them into another relationship,” says Paula. Paula set up Polly Bloom Divorce and Separation Coaching service in Dunmow five years after her own divorce. She gives people a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment to heal from their separation and move forward with their lives. “The process of a divorce or separation is like being put into a washing machine on the highest spin cycle and then when the door opens, you fall out crumpled and in a heap, having very little control of anything.”
“You are breaking your wedding vows legally even if you initiated the divorce or not. This has a ripple effect on you, for your family and friends. You are splitting up your marital home, bank accounts, personal belongings and the way of life you have known for many years.” Divorce coaching is a flexible, goal orientated process designed to support, motivate and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future based on their particular interests, needs and concerns. Paula says that trusted friends and family are a must to support you along the way, however, a divorce coach will work with you on future goals and keeping healthy so you can make the right choices moving forward into your new life.
“We strip back the layers and get to what really matters for each client; for their divorce and their future either by going it alone or searching for a partner,” says Paula. “I believe that it is not what happens to you that defines you, but how you react to it that matters. Remember that you are not alone. Acknowledge that there were happy times in your relationship as this helps to heal quicker. Don’t be afraid to ask for support and help. Focus on what you have to do and most of all be gentle on yourself.”