Help with Grief 

The Grief Recovery Method teaches you the correct actions so you don’t have to hopelessly wait in pain.  Certified Grief Recovery Specialists offer individual as well as group support for those who have suffered a significant personal loss of any kind.  Choose one of the sections below to receive specific support for bereavement, heartbreak or pet loss. 

Help with Grief 

The Grief Recovery Method teaches you the correct actions so you don’t have to hopelessly wait in pain.  Certified Grief Recovery Specialists offer individual as well as group support for those who have suffered a significant personal loss of any kind.  Choose one of the sections below to receive specific support for bereavement, heartbreak or pet loss. 

Over 40+ life losses can cause grief 

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 

Grief isn't what you think it is 

Grief is defined as the “conflicting emotions that follow the ending or change in familiar patterns of behaviour.”  
 
This complex emotional state has nothing to do with our intellect. We cannot rationalise ourselves better. Therefore any “treatment” that appeals to our heads and not our hearts is doomed to fail. 
 
Recovery, therefore, is not about understanding grief on a rational level, it's about learning the language of the heart. When we do that, we can start feeling better. 
 
How to heal from grief
"As a result of that workshop my relationship with Flynn has been completely transformed. I’ve got all my memories back of him whereas before I was stuck on the painful ones of the end of his life. This meant that as soon as I’d think about him the pain would hit me all over again. Now that the pain has gone I can remember everything about him. Of course, I miss him every day and sometimes I’m sad when I think about him – which is all normal and natural. But often I remember him with happiness & I also feel closer to him than ever which is wonderful.” 
- Nicky Clifford, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, on the Grief Recovery Method after the death of her son 

Grief isn't what you think it is 

Grief is defined as the “conflicting emotions that follow the ending or change in familiar patterns of behaviour.” 
 
This complex emotional state has nothing to do with our intellect. We cannot rationalise ourselves better. Therefore any “treatment” that appeals to our heads and not our hearts is doomed to fail. 
 
Recovery, therefore, is not about understanding grief on a rational level, it's about learning the language of the heart. When we do that, we can start feeling better. 
"As a result of that workshop my relationship with Flynn has been completely transformed. I’ve got all my memories back of him whereas before I was stuck on the painful ones of the end of his life. This meant that as soon as I’d think about him the pain would hit me all over again. Now that the pain has gone I can remember everything about him. Of course, I miss him every day and sometimes I’m sad when I think about him – which is all normal and natural. But often I remember him with happiness & I also feel closer to him than ever which is wonderful.” 
- Nicky Clifford, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, on the Grief Recovery Method after the death of her son 

What is the Grief Recovery Method? 

Because grief is such a misunderstood and little talked about topic it may be easier to start by saying what the Grief Recovery Method isn’t: 
 
It’s not counselling 
It’s not therapy 
It’s not an alternative treatment 
 
While any of the above routes may be of some little or great benefit, they mainly offer a path to discovery of the thoughts and feelings you have around the loss in your life. However, here at Grief Recovery we maintain that discovery is not the same as recovery. The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan. It is a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever it leads to the completion of all the unresolved business linked to the loss. It is also - to the best of our knowledge - the only grief support programme with an evidence base to its positive impact. There are a number of ways in which you can learn the Grief Recovery Method for yourself, or you can learn how to teach it to others by becoming a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. 

Videos 

Videos 

Bereaved Mum Nicky Clifford recommends The Grief Recovery Method 
5 Things Never to Say to a Bereaved Person by Carole Henderson 
A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method  
Bereaved Mum Nicky Clifford recommends The Grief Recovery Method 
5 Things Never to Say to a Bereaved Person by Carole Henderson 
A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method  

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