For nearly 40 years the Grief Recovery Method has helped people all over the world move beyond bereavement, divorce and other losses. As a result of the work of over 10,000 Grief Recovery Specialists our programmes have received many thousands of thank you notes, reviews, testimonials and feedback surveys speaking of the huge difference this structured, heart-led approach has made. 
In Spring 2019 we reached a new milestone when the peer reviewed "American Journal of Health Education" (Volume 50 issue 2 to be precise" published research carried out by Dr Nolan and Dr Hallam of Kent University Ohio confirmed that the Grief Recovery Method made a measurable postivie impact on the grief journey of the participant. 
Evidence base Grief Recovery

So what does this mean? 

If your heart is broken and you're looking for the best help possible you can now contact us with increased confidence that it will make a real difference to you. For more about how GRM can help with your loss click here. 
If you commission interventions or programmes for people who have experienced any form of loss, no matter what the cause, then the combination of an evidence base and the structured format (meaning finite cost) makes the Grief Recovery Method the obvious choice

So what did the research find? 

Firstly the size of the effect the Grief Recovery Method has on participants: 
Effect size is measured between 0 and 1 with 0 being equivalent to 0% and 1 being equivalent to 100% so a score of 1 would be the perfect score - that 100% of the participants were impacted by the programme. 0.8 (80%) or more is considered excellent. Between 0.5 and 0.79 is considered good. 
Most community based programme effect sizes range from 0.2 - 0.5 on average. 
On the variable of knowledge (pre test - post test) GRM scored an impressive 0.82 
On the variable of attitudes (pre test - post test) GRM scored an almost perfect 0.91 
On the variable of beliefs (pre test - post test) GRM scored a good 0.53 
On the variable of behaviours (pre test - post test) GRM scored very good 0.78 
After completion of the programme the most frequently reported coping behaviours that participants were less likely to engage in were: 
nicotine use 
misuse of prescription drugs 
illicit drug use 
alcohol abuse 
After completion of the programme the behaviours participants were more likely to engage in were: 
The GRM functions as a primary, secondary and tertiary prevention public health programme. 

Find out more 

If you'd like to know more about bringing Grief Recovery to your organisation please call on 01234 862217 or book a call with MD Carole Henderson using her online diary here. 
If you'd like to know more about training to be a Grief Recovery Specialist and offer Grief Recovery programmes to your clients / in our community click here or book a call with Carole Henderson here. 
If your heart is broken and you want to know more about GRM and how it can help you click here or book a call with Carole here. 


About the Author 
Carole Henderson
Carole Henderson is Managing Director and Senior Trainer at Grief Recovery Europe and was the first-ever Grief Recovery trainer in the UK. Since 2010 she has trained hundreds of Specialists from over 30 different countries to help others move beyond loss. She has been featured in The Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement (TES), Jeremy Vine, The Sun and numerous other publications.  
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