How I can help you
I had become increasingly aware of the significant impact grief was having on my life, after the death of my parents and the recent loss of several friends to cancer, as well as having been made redundant and becoming increasingly less mobile. In addition, my son and daughter both work with children and had told me about the profound experience of watching children grieve without knowing how to help them deal with their loss.
The Grief Recovery programme taught me to take a series of positive actions which have enabled me to recover from my significant emotional losses and has lead me to enjoy life while remembering precious moments.
There isn’t anyone in life who hasn’t experienced some kind of loss. Even if your loss was years ago, it’s never too late to learn how to heal a broken heart. Please give me a call to find out if this approach feels helpful for you too and if you would like me to lead you gently through the action steps to recovery from the pain of loss.
Over 40+ life losses can leave us feeling bereft
When we think of bereavement, we usually think of the death of a loved one. Most people looking for bereavement counselling or a grief coach only feel entitled to do so if someone close to them has died.
However there are over 40 different personal losses that can leave us feeling devastated, heartbroken, lost, hopeless and ultimately cause the same emotional and physical symptoms of grief.
The Grief Recovery Method is unique in that it is applicable to any and all kinds of loss. Each Certified Grief Recovery Specialist has been trained to guide grievers without judgement, criticism or analysis. We do not compare losses and we know that every griever is unique.
Not only can the action steps within the Grief Recovery Method be applied to any type of loss, they can be used again and again with any future losses that occur - once you have participated in a Programme, you will have all the tools you need to cope with loss later in life.
Death of a loved one
Divorce, separation, breakup
Estrangement of family members
Abusive or absent parent
Loss of safety due to trauma
Death of a pet
Retirement, empty nest
Loss of health
Loss of finances
Loss of faith
Loss of career
Loss of identity
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Helping Children with Loss
In addition to Grief Recovery Method programmes for grievers, I also offer courses for adults - parents, teachers and professionals - who would like to be better equipped to help the children in their care cope with losses of any kind.
The ACEs-informed Helping Children with Loss programme uses the same principles of the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method but adapts them for use with children of all ages and ability level.
Bereaved Mum Nicky Clifford recommends The Grief Recovery Method
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A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method
Can the Passage of Time Really Mend a Broken Heart?
Over the years, many grievers have shared with us that they have been told they can’t start working on recovering from their loss for at least the first six months. The idea being that you will start to feel better after a while - because time is a great healer. At Grief UK we know that time doesn't heal a broken heart...
Forgiveness and Setting Yourself Free From Regret
Have you lost a loved one to COVID-19? While all grief is felt at 100% and you can’t compare losses, COVID bereavement has had extra layers of grief to unpick.
How The Grief Recovery Method Transforms Lives
Dawn Ford reveals how the Grief Recovery Method transformed a young man who'd attempted suicide.
Hope For Those Bereaved By Child Loss
"I was in a very dark place and felt like I was going to drown in hopelessness." The loss of a child is truly devastating, it is the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent.
Baby Loss, Isolation and a Wave of Light
Taking place 9th-15th October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
Helping Children With Recovery
As a new academic year begins, you may find many children need extra support and encouragement as they try to recover from two academic years full of disruption and uncertainty.
- Hope For Those Bereaved By Child Loss Posted on 14th October 2021 at 14:04
- Baby Loss, Isolation and a Wave of Light Posted on 12th October 2021 at 15:42
- Can the Passage of Time Really Mend a Broken Heart? Posted on 5th October 2021 at 17:20
- Forgiveness and Setting Yourself Free From Regret Posted on 28th September 2021 at 17:09
- How The Grief Recovery Method Transforms Lives Posted on 24th September 2021 at 10:00
- Are Well-Meaning Friends Preventing You From Dealing With Grief? Posted on 21st September 2021 at 17:17
- 5 Tips for Managing Grief and Loss in the Workplace Posted on 16th September 2021 at 12:01
- Helping Children With Recovery Posted on 8th September 2021 at 11:33
- You may be hearing the words, but are you really listening? Posted on 31st August 2021 at 16:26
- Grief is not a sign of weakness Posted on 24th August 2021 at 10:23
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Grief Recovery Group Programme
Experience the power of Grief Recovery in a group setting. 8 two-hour sessions with a maximum of 12 people. The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments using the Grief Recovery Handbook as the reference book.
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Grief Recovery 1 to 1 Programme
This step-by-step course shows individuals how to complete the actions necessary to recover from grief in seven 1-hour sessions. Taking place in a safe environment with a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, it provides a genuine alternative to counselling or therapy. It is a powerful, dynamic, sensible and accessible programme that is genuinely for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to help themselves.
The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments using the Grief Recovery Handbook as the reference book.
Grief Recovery Helping Children with Loss
The Helping Children with Loss programme is for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children in a professional environment. It provides adults with the same tools and techniques used in the evidence based Grief Recovery Method, so they can assist children and young adults of any age or ability level through a loss.
Grief Recovery Pet Loss Programme
The loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. Sadly, the impact of the heartbreak of this type of loss is often downplayed or ignored by friends and family. This 6-meeting program is focused on offering pet owners an effective mechanism for taking action to move through and beyond their grief.