Rebuilding at FPC
Margaret Lambert, LCSW
John Neupert, LCSW
Classes and groups are offered on Monday evenings.
Start dates for both are:
April, 2, 2012
June 25, 2012
October 1, 2012
January 7, 2013
If you are in the process of ending a committed relationship, whether through divorce or through separation, Rebuilding at FPC offers a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings as well as find information, guidance, support and friendship. Through the Rebuilding process you will discover a new awareness of your own personal growth potential.
Rebuilding at FPC is a non-denominational series that offers three approaches to the divorced or separated recovery process. These are as follows:
Rebuilding: This class is based on Dr. Bruce Fisher’s best-selling book Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends.” The class meets for three hours, one evening a week, for ten weeks and covers the nineteen stumbling blocks of the divorce recovery process.
Movin’ On: This group is intended for graduates of the Rebuilding program. This social networking group, managed and facilitated by volunteer graduates of the Rebuilding program and the Dating Dementia class, allows members to continue to connect and build friendships which will help them reconnect with their community as a newly single individual.
Dating Dementia: Avoiding it the Next Time Around: This ten week class offers a “next step” towards dating again. This ten week class meets for two and one-half hours a night, one night a week. This class covers information on brain chemistry, boundaries, communication, red flags and so much more.
MARGARET LAMBERT, LCSW, is co-owner of Sonas Behavioral Health of Madison, Wisconsin and has been in private practice for the past sixteen years. In 1997 she was personally trained by Dr. Bruce Fisher to teach the Rebuilding course and began teaching it in Waukesha, Wisconsin before relocating her practice to the Madison area. She has been a therapist volunteer for the Separated and Divorce Support Group at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison since 2001. In October of 2011, she and her colleague
John Neupert, LCSW, brought the Rebuilding series to Bethel Lutheran Church. In 2004 Margaret developed and began teaching the course: Dating Dementia: Avoiding it the Next Time Around and has written the course manual by the same title. Margaret has extensive training, experience and dedication to the divorce recovery process. She has a strong understanding of the importance of setting healthy boundaries in relationships as well as the art of communication and conflict resolution for couples.
GRIEF AND DENIAL
The autopsy –what happened to my relationship? Why did it die?
FEAR AND ANGER
“How will I make it on my own?”
“I don’t know where all this rage is coming from.”
GUILT AND REJECTION
“I tried hard but just can’t do it anymore.”
“How can my partner just leave me?”
Am I the dumper or the dumpee?
ADAPTATION AND TRANSITION
“But it worked when I was a kid.”
“Now it’s time to get rid of the baggage.”
LONELINESS AND FRIENDSHIP
“Will this empty feeling ever go away?”
“How will I ever make friends in a culture that is all about being a couple?”
TRUST AND OPENNESS
“I will never fall in love again.”
“Do I dare be my real self again?”
“Maybe I’m not so worthless after all.”
LETTING GO AND LOVE
“How do I stop loving/hating my spouse?”
“Can I ever love someone again or could someone ever love me?”
RELATEDNESS AND SEXUALITY
We need support, companionship and feedback to help us grow, but for some that can be quite scary.
SINGLENESS AND PURPOSE
“Do you mean it is okay to be single and to create my own new goals?”