Thursday, December 20, 2012
Divorce Detox is a therapeutic counseling regimen for folks going through divorce; divorce "recovery" may be more apt. The Santa Monica, CA based program will not cure you, but you will feel better about yourself. And in the Hell that is the divorce process, that has high value.
This peace-of-mind does not, of course, come cheaply. The standard fee is $2500 and basically includes their "group therapy" package; an extra thousand gets you a series of individual counseling sessions. That's about what folks out here in the Midwest pay as an initial retainer for their divorce attorney.
Divorce Detox features hours of classes, therapy and homework. A 100+ page workbook accompanies the materials. One of the tools that caught our eye is the letter each seminar attendee is required to write to oneself at the beginning of the seminar. Collected upon "intake", this letter is mailed back to the participant several months after completion of the course.
The core principle of Divorce Detox is to turn a [very] negative experience into a positive. The program focuses on mind, body and soul.
The process involves one common to most forms of therapy generally: identifying one's problems through careful and deliberate introspection; and addressing those problems, owning them, prior to moving on as a divorcee.
The program even has a blog, although we here at the electronic divorce attorney note that quite a bit of time goes by between posts...