The Grief Recovery Method helps you move through the pain and isolation to recovery.
WHAT IS GRIEF?
Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to change or loss of any kind – death, divorce, moving, financial changes, health changes, relationship changes and on and on… Grief is also the result of unmet hopes, dreams and expectations and the loss of intangible concepts such as safety, trust, security, respect, faith… and hope. Grief is universal. All of us have experienced grief throughout our lives, as a result of many changes and losses. But we are not well prepared to really handle, manage or recover from the emotional impact which result from these changes and losses.
Why are we are so ill prepared to recover from our grief if it’s so universal and a normal and natural response? Just as our grief is universal, the ineffective ways of dealing with it are also pretty universal. Often, the way we manage our grief is the same – or similar to – the ways our parents and other key figures in our lives have managed theirs… in fact, sometimes for many generations. In addition to parents and key family members, we also learn ineffective tools for dealing with grief from other key adults in our lives as we are growing up – teachers, clergy, coaches, counselors, even the media and tv and music personalities.
Grief is an emotional response – yet often we try to ease our grief by using intellectual tools – we try to “figure it out,” “solve it” or “understand” it. Just as if we were asked to paint a room, but were only given a hammer and a screw driver, we cannot accomplish the task of recovering from grief with inappropriate tools. Given the proper emotional tools we can achieve recovery from the pain of our grief. That’s what the Grief Recovery Method provides – the appropriate emotional tools for doing this work.
How does the Grief Recovery Method help achieve Recovery?
The GRM is just that – a method – a step by step process – an “action program” - for unlocking and respecting the emotional experience of our grief – both the immediate or presenting grief issues – and those that may have been holding us captive for years. Often, the most recent or presenting loss is actually made more difficult by related experiences from our past which were not recognized or addressed at the time – adding weight to that resulting from the current loss.
What is the GRM process like – how is it different from other grief support programs?
The GRM is an action-based program that has been shared for over 40 years, on six of seven continents, with the book having been translated into over 20 languages over those years. It is a time-limited program – with a set number of sessions, depending on whether one is working the program alone or in a group. If done in the group format, it is not a “drop in” group, meaning that those who participate are there throughout the entire program, to help build the sense of safety and trust.
If you are feeling stuck in grief, this is for you. If you are carrying anger and negative energy from old relationships or even current relationships, this is for you. If you have experienced loss either recent or long ago and feel like you are living in a world of isolation, this is for you. If you are wanting to regain a quality of life after any emotional loss, this is for you.
One on One in Person or Via Zoom
The one-on-one program runs once a week for 7weeks at a time that works for both me and the client. It’s an intense commitment, requiring reading, homework, and an open mind. During this program we commit to be non judgemental towards each other, ourselves and we commit to 100% confidentiality. Be prepared to show up, physically and emotionally, be prepared to be honest. Without 100% honesty you can not get to recovery.
The program is educational and then action based where you will learn practical action steps to get to the source of your pain and process it in a safe and healthy way. You will be invited to listen and be open to learning new concepts. We unlearn a lifetime of misinformation that has nothing to do with healing a broken heart. We use the grief recovery method handbook and have discussions on the reading.
Between sessions 3-4 you will choose a relationship to work on. Using the new tools, you will make deep discoveries and be able to pinpoint the exact origin of pain you are feeling and have been carrying. You will then unpack and process and complete these feelings in the healthiest way and move towards completion.
By the time we have completed the program, you will have had the opportunity to discover, examine, process, and heal, in the safest healthiest way, all the unfinished business and incomplete emotions that have been holding you hostage and keeping you stuck in that emotional jail cell. We learn about forgiveness, apologies, guilt, and compassion. We learn to reclaim our power so we can reclaim our life.
If Your heart has been broken from a death, divorce, estrangement or one of the other 40 life events that can cause us to feel grief this program is for you.
Cost of investment $500.00
The Group Session runs once a week for 8 weeks. It is all the above, but we will be working in a group environment. There is sharing as a group and then a deeper level of sharing when we do breakout times with partners to discuss and share on a more personal level.
Group sizes may vary from 8-12 people.
Cost of investment $395.00
People are saying . . .
I have learned to look at and process my grief properly. I have felt the closure necessary to be able to move forward in my life and have learned the process in which I need to overcome other obstacles in my life.
- Support Groups 08/28/2022
This program has increased the depth of my compassion for people and helped me feel more connected in both a small scale and large-scale way. I also feel more open and able to live through the ups and downs that are inevitable in life.
- Support Groups 07/25/2022
I have been able to understand my mom on a deeper, humanistic level. This understanding has allowed an honest, heartfelt forgiveness for mom’s decision to end her own life.