Our clients come from all walks of life: business professionals, homemakers, attorneys, physicians, retirees. Some are in the first confusing days of separation; others have been divorced for many years. Some are financially comfortable, some are struggling to pay the mortgage under dramatically changed financial conditions. What they all have in common is a desire to take charge of their emotional divorce process – to use the experience to learn something about themselves and to grow. Here is a sampling of what our clients say about their work with One Journey Consulting:
“Difficult conversations are just that – difficult and nerve raking. Many of us shy away from them because we never learned how to navigate them. This class (Passport Series to Better Conversations) teaches you tools that can help you navigate difficult conversations. You actually are taught how to describe a situation and validate what the other person is saying. It reminds you that it is important to stay open to what the other person has to say. It gives you words you can use to stay connected while asserting how you feel. Most importantly the class teaches you skills that you can use to help strengthen your relationships and navigate difficult ones. I am so happy I took this class and it has helped me to become more connected with family and friends.”
"I want to say that this class has been one of the great educational and personal experiences in my life. You and Di are angels reincarnate — with enough devil mixed in to make it fun! Thank you both for including me."
J.N., 52, Executive Director, Concord, MA
"Yes, it was a fantastic weekend (April 2011 Weekend Retreat). Each time I wish I could bottle those good feelings to keep them in reserve for a difficult day, I realize that's what calling on our spirit guides is all about. It's kind of like when the Wizard of Oz reminded Dorothy that she always had the power to go home, she just had to believe it (and have those ruby slippers). There's so much in all of us that we've hidden away over the years and forgotten we have, or are capable of, just like butterflies or flower bulbs waiting to emerge. The weekend was a huge wakeup call, and then some."
C.S., 55, Finance Manager, Acton, MA
“I was resistant to it at first, feeling angry that I had become a member of the "divorce" club, but I kept attending workshops and weekend retreats until the messages started to take and I came around to accepting my situation and realizing that I had a choice as to how the rest of my life was going to be - happy or angry and bitter. I just attended my third weekend retreat in New Hampshire and I’m amazed by how much I learn and grow each time.”
K.C., 54, HR Manager, Wayland, MA
"At first, I might have just written that on one level, beginning the One Journey process has saved my life. However, I realize that's not quite true. Now I realize that for the past decade of my marriage, I was just sleepwalking through life, and enduring life with an incompatible partner. One Journey helped me to recognize my own strengths, and to remind me of the life that I deserve, and could shape for myself. You both helped me build courage, so that as my life unfolds, I will shape it to incorporate my better self. I believe now that participating in your workshops has allowed me to wake up and start living and take responsibility for my life's happiness, and I am most grateful."
C.S., 54, finance manager, Acton, MA
“One Journey has helped me so much in navigating this journey. It has given me permission to be kind to myself by knowing that movement will be in all directions.”
E.M, 57, Writer and Poet, Maynard, MA
“The Journey of Divorce course propelled my divorce recovery through focused, guided reflection. The homework really pushed me to focus and work through it”.
H.Z., 46, entrepreneur, Quincy, MA
“This program was very, very helpful. It helped me get unstuck”.
H.P., 44, physician, Providence, RI
“The Journey of Divorce class was a wonderful experience. The group was very supportive and it was helpful to see people at different points in their divorce journey. The class did a great job in preparing me for the different stages of divorce."
S.B., 45, nurse practitioner, Wayland, MA
“I was thoroughly impressed with Renee and Diane, and with the whole workshop . . . It was worth ten times what I paid to attend it. The group discussion and support aspects of the workshop were invaluable to me. Even after a lot of therapy, book reading, dating, meditation (etc!), I still got so much out of the workshop that I absolutely unreservedly recommend it to anyone who thinks they might benefit from working on themselves and their past relationships . . . . Renee and Di make compassionate and experienced guides and companions on the journey.”
S.S., 35, businessman, Framingham, MA
"I am ever so grateful to have you both in my life as well as all the participants I have met at the workshop. Knowing that we are not alone in a foreign territory has helped a lot. It has made a very difficult journey a little less bumpy. I so wish I had met you at the beginning of my journey. I certainly would have avoided a lot of mistakes, but nevertheless "it is never to late to learn."
M.C., 64, retired antique dealer, Newton, MA