The Place of Refuge: Calming the Storm of Divorce
The trauma of divorce. If you haven’t suffered it yourself, as a divorced partner or as a child of divorced parents, then you certainly have seen the pain, anger and bitterness of others, as it seeps through the wounds resulting from this painful ripping apart of a family unit.
Our documentary movie, The Place of Refuge, will teach couples how to have a different experience–for themselves and their children. There is hope and healing, and changing how our society handles divorce in order to restore the mental and emotional health of millions of parents and their children is the mission of this film.
Divorce is a national epidemic, affecting over fifty percent of our population in one way or another, with children taking the brunt of the damage. Because understanding, verbalizing and sharing their fears is difficult for children, their feelings and needs are often overlooked.
Mourning the monumental loss of their family unit is both healthy and necessary, yet children rarely get the chance, leaving the unprocessed grief to lie as a poison to fester, manifesting in long-lasting feelings of anxiety, depression and anger.. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are options available. It’s only a struggle and a battle if we choose it to be.
The Place of Refuge will provide separating partners new techniques for resolving their own emotions and gives a practical and workable template for a friendly and child-focused restructuring of the family.
This film provides a vision of hope and healing, addressing this desperate need in a way that goes beyond anything else available today. The film gives insight into innovative processes, including those involving Energy Psychology, non-violent communication skills, and Mindfulness, to lower stress levels and give the serenity needed to be mindful and emotionally available to their children.
Through these processes, parents will also learn to heal and forgive one another. When parents in a divorce have learned how to deal with their own grief and anger issues, they can in turn teach those skills to their children. These unique self-care tools can help every member of the family experience a healthy transition through the divorce. Happier and healthier families make for a happier and healthier society, something we all long to see.