Cecilia Shandeva 

Grief Recovery Specialist 

Offering programmes in the Grief Recovery Method, the only evidence-based programme of its kind that has been helping people heal from all major life losses for over thirty years 
 

Cecilia Shandeva 

Grief Recovery Specialist 

Offering programmes in the Grief Recovery Method, the only evidence-based programme of its kind that has been helping people heal from all major life losses for over thirty years 
Aoife Douglas Grief Recovery Specialist
Aoife Douglas Grief Recovery Specialist
 

How I can help you 

Dealing with a significant loss is something we all experience. There are many losses in life, death, end of a relationship/marriage, loss of a job, loss of health, miscarriage, fertility and loss faith in life. The GRM programme is an evidence-informed, practice-based program that has been shown to effectively influence components of grief and grief recovery. After completion of the program, the most frequently reported coping behaviours that respondents were less likely to engage in were nicotine use, smoking, misuse of prescriptions drugs, illicit drug use, overeating, alcohol abuse, and gambling. 
 
Our grieving and heartbreak are multi layered and is prolonged due to unresolved emotions, loss of hopes, dreams and expectations. After losing my mother in 2011 and my father a little under three years later, I went searching for support but found typical counselling sessions helped for a while, only to find myself still feeling heartbroken months later. 
 
Thankfully, I discovered the Grief Recovery Method and it enabled me to come to terms with my losses and to find meaning and fulfilment in life again. The Grief Recovery Method is a toolkit that supports healing long-term, and I can now help you. 
 
As well as GRM Specialist, I am the Founder of yugen connections, a Workplace Wellbeing & Resilience Consultancy providing expert advice, wellbeing and resilience psychometric assessments, 1:1 coaching and leadership workshops. 

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 
Miscarriage 
Infertility 
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 
Relocation 
Loss of career 
Addiction 
Loss of identity 

Evidence Based 

The Grief Recovery Method is the only evidence-based grief programme in the world. Research published in peer-reviewed journals has shown that it makes a measurable, positive difference in people's grief journey.  
 

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Learn more about the Grief Recovery Method on your own: 

Videos 

Bereaved Mum Nicky Clifford recommends The Grief Recovery Method 
From devastating bereavement to Grief Recovery - Jill Attree's story 
A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method  

Articles 

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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. 
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