Write Over Divorce—and reclaim your happiness
If you have been divorced and you can’t quite get over it, this is the course for you. It’s a practical course which requires you to spend about 20 minutes every day writing in specific ways. If you study every day, it will take about three weeks.
I know what it’s like – any relationship break-up is painful! It’s also a huge disruption to your life. Here are some of the signs that you are ready to do this course.
I created this course as a do-it-yourself cure for that difficult post-divorce state of mind. Here's what we'll cover.
Ready? I’ll be with you every step of the way. OK, let’s go!
What are the requirements?
What am I going to get from this course?
This course could change your view of life—with numerous benefits.
What is the target audience?
Welcome to an unusual and practical course! This brief introduction will tell you:
Certain aspects of the curriculum for Write Over Divorce are not obvious. Let me explain the way it’s structured, so that you can study the course with maximum benefit and minimum stress. You will learn:
This is it—your active participation in Write Over Divorce starts here. In this lecture you will discover:
All is well. Now you will reflect briefly on how that first experience of expressive writing went.
This lecture prepares you for your second session of expressive writing.
This lecture suggests various ways to reflect on the two days of writing, and your quiz results:
During this lecture you will learn how to focus even more closely on the subject of your divorce or separation:
Now you will discover why so many people have a breakthrough on Day 3.
Excitement is mounting! In this lecture you will prepare for your final day of releasing your deepest feelings and thoughts about your divorce or break-up.
Now it’s time to congratulate yourself. In this lecture you will discover:
After each section, you will find a test of your knowledge. It is very short, because your main learning happens with the many practical writing exercises in the course, and a few PDF questionnaires about your emotional progress. By contract, the 3 tests of knowledge will remind you of some important facts and consolidate your progress.
This is not so much a lecture as a personal story, but I hope you'll find it valuable, because anyone's story can be food for our own learning. You will discover:
After completing this section you will have gained writing techniques that will help you to see problems more objectively in future and to take control of your life story. You will be able to:
This lecture invites you to write a letter to your younger self; this writing exercise enables you to look back honestly and see how you have changed. Expect to have fun writing this!
After listening to the lecture and doing this exercise, you will have made many discoveries. For example, you may:
The stories you hear or read as children get a grip on your imagination. They are powerful! So when you take charge of a childhood story and change it to suit yourself, that’s a powerful technique. It’s also great practice for changing the stories that you tell about yourself, especially the unsatisfying stories such as “He cheated on me and left me with nothing” or “I was a fool to marry that person.” You can literally write an alternative version of a story that pleases you more.
In this video you will learn how to have an imaginary conversation and write it down. You can expect to gain useful skills for dealing with future problems.
You know how an annoying experience can loop through your mind as a story? You will learn a great technique for stopping that mental churn: switching to observer-mode. After this exercise you will know how to:
Now you will learn about a simple and versatile writing technique, the extreme list.
This video steps you through the process of first writing and then analyzing an Extreme List. When you have done this exercise even once, you will know how to:
Do you feel yourself clinging on to something or someone against your better judgement? This lecture will help you to dream up a farewell ceremony to formalise and finalise your release. In the process you will learn how to:
Over the last six days you have been introduced to six different writing exercises. Each one gives you skills to help you rewrite the stories you tell yourself about your life, and of course the one big narrative that describes your life up to this point. Reflect on the exercises, and compare your experiences with each one. Your task is to pick any one of the exercises —for whatever reason — and repeat it. What can you expect to learn as a result?
Test your knowledge of the content of Section 2 and improve your retention.
This week you will practise seven new writing techniques. Each technique improves your capacity to view your future life with more optimism and hope, without being unrealistic.
Today's lecture provides information about the tricky topic of forgiveness. Your writing exercise gives you an opportunity to move into a forgiving frame of mind while remaining realistic.
You hear it all the time nowadays: optimism improves health and happiness and even longevity. But how can you feel optimistic when life is fraught with problems and troubles and pain? The lecture today provides you with useful facts on the subject, and a writing exercise to start you on the road to feeling positive but realistic. Here's what you will gain from the lecture and the exercise.
Giving and receiving are two sides of the same action, and doing both with your whole heart will give your happiness a boost. But that's not always easy. Here's what you will gain from this lecture and the associated writing exercise.
Maybe this is the most important lecture of all, because developing new habits can seem like an impossible task. Luckily for us, scientists have recently discovered the key, so we really do know how it can be done. After studying this lecture and doing the writing exercise on habits, you will know:
After this lecture you will understand some valuable truths :
Let me introduce you to the superpowers that come with skilful listening! You will learn some fascinating techniques from this lecture and from an intriguing eavesdropping exercise.
To be a super-listener, you need to practise. This lecture will enable you to:
The 3-good-things exercise is wildly popular world-wide, and with very good reason. Just by doing this short exercise every day for a week, you will:
In our lowest moments, our life can sometimes seem almost pointless or worthless. After studying this lecture, you can expect to:
Nobody loves me! Ever felt that? But you know what? It's not true,never was. During this lecture and the exercise that follows, you will:
After listening to this lecture, you will be ready to do the third downloadable quiz for yourself. There you will:
This is the third and final test of knowledge for this course.
One last word! Find out how to keep in touch in just the way you want to:
I’m the author of over 30 successful books, including novels, poetry, plays, and books about writing. I’ve taught writing in eight countries, at colleges, conferences, writers’ festivals, and corporations. I even wrote the first book in the world on writing for the web! Now I like to share the happiness and healing that writing can bring. This work is close to my heart, and I bring to it my long and rich experience as a teacher, writer, and coach. My home is in Wellington, New Zealand.