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Divorce Ceremonies

Divorce Healing and Transition Ceremonies

Divorce affects the lives of so many families. It is a major life transition that society more often than not fails to recognize, and individuals wrongly are made to feel guilt, shame or failure about it.

Those who have been through or are going through divorce need to know that they are brave individuals, and they should be respected for being able to come through this devastating experience with the support of their community and belief in themselves. Personalized ceremonies that mark these milestones in people's lives are vital for the health and well-being of people as individuals and our society.

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A divorce ceremony should recognize the hurt and pain that divorce causes and begin, together with friends and family, the process of healing and the journey forward to a life of peace and happiness. The ceremony process does not abandon the past, but reclaims it. Within the ceremony, the following elements may be assembled: prose, poetry, music, and symbols that are chosen as important and meaningful.

Perhaps, by participating in a divorce ceremony that recognizes the event of divorce with compassion and dignity, all who have experienced divorce personally or in the lives of their loved ones will recognize the importance of paying homage to this life transition. In time, as more of these survival ceremonies come about, they will have a broader impact.

Celebrants believe that a ceremony of this kind, friends and family gather for their honored friend in the spirit of acceptance and love, and to welcome a new day with renewed commitments for growth and fulfillment.

How is a Celebrant Healing and Transition Ceremony unique?

The Celebrant's mission is to create a ceremony such as a divorce ceremony, that reflects your wishes, beliefs, cultural background and values - religious or non-religious. You have complete choice of and final approval over the ceremony. Nothing is imposed on you. Above all, a Celebrant healing and transition ceremony celebrates life.

About Healing and Transition Celebrants

Healing and Transition Celebrants are life-cycle ceremony specialists who have a sound background in the history of ritual, ceremony and transition traditions in many cultures and religions. Celebrants have been drawn to this work by a strong realization that every life has meaning and deserves to be celebrated and celebrated well. Many have experienced difficulties and changes in life themselves. All are convinced that a divorce ceremony can be a valuable source of healing during this major life transition.

Creating a Divorce Ceremony

Who chooses a Celebrant?
Whether your family is secular, religious, spiritual or inter-faith, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of your own choosing, a Celebrant can help to create a meaningful and life affirming ceremony.

SAMPLE CEREMONIES:

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The Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to helping individuals, couples, families and communities mark life's milestones with personalized ceremonies. Celebrants have performed over one million ceremonies worldwide. Celebrants officiate at virtually every life event, including weddings, civil unions, commitments, funerals and memorials, celebration of life, baby namings and adoptions. With a focus on personalizing each ceremony to reflect the needs, beliefs and values of the couple or family, Celebrants are trained in the art of ceremony.

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