Are you grieving the loss of a spouse through death, separation or divorce?
Are you having trouble accepting that you no longer have a partner?
Is there some unresolved anger you need to deal with?
Have you run out of friends or family members to whom you can tell your story?
Do you feel isolated and are having difficulty making new acquaintances?
Are wishing you could move forward?
If you've answered "YES" to one or all of these questions, perhaps it's time to reach out for help and call on your friends at Beginning Experience. Most of us have been right where you are. We know the pain of death, separation or divorce and we've made our way through it to a new beginning.
Beginning Experience (BE) is an international support program for widowed, separated and divorced individuals and their families. It is a peer ministry intended to facilitate the resolution of the grief surrounding the loss of a marriage/relationship and to promote healing.
BE of Rochester has been helping for over 20 years. We offer a one-day Coping With Life Alone program, a 10-week Rebuilding Support Group and the BE Weekend Program in the Rochester, NY area. Many of the programs take place at the beautiful Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking Canandaigua Lake. Some programs are also offered either virtually or at area churches.
Use the Registration Form to conveniently and securely submit your registration for any of our programs.
BeginningExperience of Rochester NY
peer support for those who have suffered a loss through death, separation or divorce
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
One person said "BE Weekends are the best kept secret in Rochester.
I have met so many people then and afterwards. When I saw the rainbow on Sunday morning, I knew that my life was going to change in a new direction. I am so happy that I made that first step by going."
Another person said, "It was a time just for me, to explore where I’ve been in my life and where I’m going. I have so much more energy now for my children and my job. It was the best gift that I gave myself."