TwitterRssFacebook
Submit a New Listing

Create your own Starting Over Show

 

SOS Starting Over Show events allow people who are stuck – to get unstuck

 

Starting Over Shows® are quarterly events which help people bounce back from relationship break ups and life crises. On the day, we create a safe haven in which visitors can take professional advice to build the confidence and skills needed to go it alone, whether they are going through divorce and break up, facing redundancy, retirement or any other major life change.

To find out more about Starting Over Shows, watch the video!

 

 

Recent History in the making

The story begins in 2009 when Suzy Miller put on the first ever UK ‘divorce fair’, having borrowed the idea from the ‘world’s first divorce fair’ in Austria.  But this event was to have a very different focus from the ‘divorce fairs’ springing up in other parts of Europe. SOS stood for Starting Over Show – an event about Starting Over from divorce in a holistic and empowering way.

The Starting Over Show encouraged a non-adversarial approach to divorce, and no private detectives or DNA testers were allowed to exhibit.

With  almost half of all marriages ending in divorce in the UK, Suzy saw that there was no integrated support for those thousands of people going through a life crises that impacts not only on their lives, but also on their children, the wider family and in the workplace (the average cost of stress-related employee absence to UK companies is £600 per employee per year – and divorce is a major cause of stress).

What caught the imagination of the national and international press for that first Starting Over Show event in Brighton was the lively atmosphere, the emphasis on mediation and collaborative law to keep people out of court, and the variety of wellbeing professionals and start-up business opportunities.

The following Wednesday, the entire ‘Pause For Thought’ on the Radio 2 Wogan show by the Reverend Morley focused on the Reverend’s visit to the event, and even Wogan commented that the show was “a good idea”.

Since that first event in 2009, the Starting Over Shows have evolved quickly from a ‘divorce fair’ into a genuine local resource, also empowering visitors who are going through other major life changes such as redundancy or bereavement.

In the following year of 2010 Starting Over Show was collaborating with the Ministry Of Justice in promoting non-adversarial divorce, and helping gain significant media coverage for the Government’s push for couples to use divorce mediation in the Spring of 2011.

The code for free tickets to the London and Brighton events was offered to staff by the following:  Worthing Council, Greater London Authority, Sussex Police, The Fire Brigades’ Union, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Cannon UK, BT and Rentokil.

More recent SOS events in Surrey were supported by many key local public institutions and resource providers.  It is unlikely that any other local event has had flyers accessible via the Guildford Courts, GP surgeries, public libraries, Citizen’s Advice Bureaus and local charities – all for an event created by a private individual with no charitable or private funding.

Not to mention the sharing of the good news about SOS by the vicars of Surrey, thanks to the support from the Church of England’s Reverend John Gooding through interviews in local radio and press, and his article published in the Surrey diocesan newspaper.

 “I would encourage churches wanting to widen and deepen their support for people facing relational breakdowns to take a good look at the SOS website for Starting Over Show and to put the next date in the diary…”
The Reverend John Gooding in his diocesan newspaper

The events usually take place on a Thursday evening after work, in a friendly local venue.

If you believe that a quarterly Starting Over Show event, local to you, will benefit all those people starting over from divorce, redundancy, bereavement and life’s other tough stuff, then register by sending me an email to suzy@startingovershow.co.uk or complete the short contact form below……

Ask for guidance

* indicates required






Full Expert Panel on Divorce TV November 2018

Posted by on 4:32 pm in Blog 9, Divorce & Starting Over TV, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Divorce TV | 0 comments

Full Expert Panel on Divorce TV November 2018

On the panel show we have EFT and Matrix Reimprinting therapist Susan Cowe-Miller, Collaborative Family Lawyer Verity Eunson-Hickey, Financial Planner Henry Elliston, Mediator Joanne Phillips, Family & Parenting Coach Janet Stead, and Divorce Strategist™️ Suzy Miller:     Visit Divorce TV to see more experts and interviews focused on better ways to divorce.  ...

read more

Debbie Talalay Theta Healer speaking at The Best Way To Split Retreat

Posted by on 7:52 am in Blog 4, Coaching support through divorce, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Useful articles Wellbeing, Wellbeing treatments | 0 comments

Debbie Talalay Theta Healer speaking at The Best Way To Split Retreat

Deborah Talalaly of the Stamford Healing Process entertaining the attendees of the Best Way To Split Retreat with her fascinating talk. Find out more about how Debbie can support people who are divorcing here....

read more

Divorce is a mental health issue.

Posted by on 8:38 pm in Blog 5, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Useful articles Wellbeing | 0 comments

Divorce is a mental health issue.

Katie Price is currently in the midst of a bitter divorce with ex-husband Kieran Hayler after several cheating allegations.  The mum-of-five even admitted to drinking alcohol to escape her depression, and revealed she sought medical help to see her through her darkest period.  She was very recently arrested for drink driving. It was revealed that Katie might have to sell her mansion in Horsham, West Sussex, which she previously shared with Kieran, in order to ‘pay off huge debts.’ (i) But for many people divorcing, mental health issues...

read more

Financial Planning Week Interview with Charlie Reading

Posted by on 5:41 pm in Article 6, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Financial Divorce Advice, Useful articles Finance | 0 comments

Financial Planning Week Interview with Charlie Reading

As we come to the close of Financial Planning Week 3-10 Oct (yes, I know, they didn’t start it on a Monday or end it on a Friday!) but it is still a good opportunity to raise the profile of a profession that doesn’t get the limelight it deserves. Some people confuse financial planners with mortgage advisors or insurance salesman. Yes, some also provide those services. But planners do just that – they help you to plan ahead using cashflow forcasting, and create a vision of how your financial future could look, and what to do to bring...

read more

Father’s Relationships With Their Kids Post-Divorce Can Be Better Than Before The Split

Posted by on 9:58 pm in Article 7, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Parenting Advice, Shared Stories, Useful articles Wellbeing | 0 comments

Father’s Relationships With Their Kids Post-Divorce Can Be Better Than Before The Split

All Dads – Read This!   I posted this image today and wrote about the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ re. improved relationships between dads and their kids post divorce, and this lovely comment was shared (I post with his permission):   “To expand on this, I found separation to be massively empowering for me as a father. Prior to separation, parenting had primarily been my wife’s domain – this was because she was so good at it, because she had strong views about it and because I was at work most of the...

read more

Divorce TV: Best Way To Split Retreat Expert Panel

Posted by on 10:33 pm in Blog 1, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Divorce News, Divorce TV, Short Films | 0 comments

Divorce TV: Best Way To Split Retreat Expert Panel

The Best Way To Split Retreat is coming to Sussex! Here are some of the experts who will be at the event talking about divorce and co-parenting:       Whatever The Stage Of Your Family Separation Or Divorce, Find Out How To Split Without Damaging Your Kids (In A Luxurious Venue – WITHOUT your partner!)   The Best Way To Split Retreat …..or get your messy divorce back on track How To Reduce Or Avoid Entirely Any ‘Court Time’ Saving On Average £25,000 – £75,000 How To CoParent Successfully Even If You Don’t Like...

read more

Romance And Financial Planning: Interview With Divorce Financial Advisor Gary Jefferies

Posted by on 2:32 pm in Article 1, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Financial Divorce Advice, Useful articles Finance | 0 comments

Romance And Financial Planning: Interview With Divorce Financial Advisor Gary Jefferies

  “But it’s just not romantic!” Cry the ladies, when the words ‘Pre-Nup’ or ‘Living Together Agreement’ are uttered. Well it’s not romantic fighting over the assets either, if you are one of the 50% (if you include cohabiting couples) who will separate at some point and need to split the house, the savings, the pensions, and anything else they or the lawyers see fit to divide. And here’s the thing – I worked out once that your are about 7 times more likely to leave a relationship alive than dead. But no-one complains it’s ‘unromantic’...

read more

5 Facts About Divorce

Posted by on 5:38 pm in Blog 6, Divorce & Starting Over TV, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, SOS Staring Over Show Divorce TV, Useful articles Wellbeing | 0 comments

5 Facts About Divorce

  5 things you probably didn’t know about divorce – but should:       Keep things peaceful.  Learn how at the Best Way To Split Retreat (no couples!) Click here to see more….  ...

read more

Will Dispute Resolution Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is?

Posted by on 7:57 am in Blog 2, Divorce Advice, Divorce Advice and articles, Divorce News | 0 comments

Will Dispute Resolution Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is?

  How many times a year does a Divorce Show come to London?   Well the last time was 2011 (I remember because I was the one putting on the event – the Starting Over Show) but this year, an entrepreneur called Mr Smith O’Connor is running his own event in Kensington on 19-20 October, and I’ve signed up as an exhibitor (and been invited to be one of the keynote speakers) because let’s face it, how often do we get provided with a public platform in our own Capital City to promote the benefits of dispute resolution? So my...

read more
Share This
UA-34306783-1