How I can help you
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Judith. Thank you for taking the first step in exploring how the Grief Recovery Method programmes I offer could help you.
Are you feeling bereft, heartbroken, lost, stuck, anxious, angry or any of a myriad of emotions, perhaps conflicting, following a loss? Are people telling you to just ‘move on’ or ‘keep busy’ yet nothing eases your pain? Perhaps you do not know where to start or who to talk to?
Through 1:1 and Group programmes, I offer a safe and confidential space for you to gently work through what is keeping you in pain, stuck or unable to be in the present moment following a loss of any kind using the step by step personal action plan offered by the Grief Recovery Method.
Please don’t wait for time alone to heal- it doesn’t. You can take action to heal your heart now. Please contact me to arrange a no obligation informal chat to talk about what has been happening for you and to see whether you feel a Grief Recovery Method programme is right for you. My contact details are at the bottom of the page.
In 2018 I had a breakdown. It seemed to come out of nowhere. The following year my family and I experienced a significant loss which impacted us all deeply. Whilst struggling to support my children in their grief my sister-in-law recommended that I read the book ‘When Children Grieve’ by John W James and Russell Friedman. It was while reading this book that I had a lightbulb moment. I realised that my breakdown had been caused by unresolved grief and the cumulative weight of losses built up in me over many years - bereavements, relationship breakdown, a loss of health etc. My sister-in-law, suggested I attend a Grief Recovery Method personal workshop to explore this. It was a turning point in my life.
Having walked through the steps of the Grief Recovery Method myself, and having experienced the incredibly positive impact using the Grief Recovery Method had on my own life- releasing me from pain long carried and allowing me to walk forward unimaginably lighter in life - in 2019, I trained to teach others this powerful step by step action plan so that they too could be released as I have been. Grief recovery means feeling better. It does not mean forgetting but it does mean being able to walk forward relieved of pain.
For many the term ‘Grief’ is associated with bereavement, but, as well as the loss of a loved one, there are over 40 other life events can evoke grief through loss including relationship breakdown, redundancy and infertility. There is more about the wide range of losses, some tangible and some not, which the Grief Recovery Method can help you with below. If you are grieving a loss of any kind, I am here for you.
Grief associated with a life-long or life-changing diagnosis, either your own or that of a family member, is often overlooked but can have a very significant impact on the lives of many people in terms of lost hope, dreams and expectations. If this resonates with you, as it did me, please get in touch.
I happen to have some qualifications in Psychology (BSc Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology) but it was not until I discovered the Grief Recovery Method that I found something which could release me from the pain I had been carrying due to loss in my life. Many people will be familiar with the concept of counselling or therapy following a loss. Perhaps you have tried it. While counselling may be of some benefit, it mainly offers a path to discovery of the thoughts and feelings you have around the loss in your life. Discovery is not the same as recovery.
The Grief Recovery Method is a personal action plan. It is a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever leads to the completion of all the unresolved emotional business linked to the loss. It is this completion which relieves grievers of pain. The Grief Recovery Method is also - to the best of my knowledge - the only grief support programme with an evidence base to its positive impact. You can find out more about that below.
If any of the above has resonated with you and you would like to find out more and see if a Grief Recovery Method programme with me could be right for you - 1:1 or in a group, through video calls or in person (as current circumstances allow) - please do get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of the page. My face to face programmes take place in the Coventry area.
Alongside my work with grievers I also offer a Helping Children with Loss (HCWL) Programme. Having felt completely out of my depth in supporting my children through loss before I found the Grief Recovery Method and having witnessed the grief of a school community, children and adults alike, following the loss of a hugely loved student twice in my life, I am passionate about the HCWL programme.
The Helping Children with Loss programme is an ACEs informed programme for adults - parents, teachers and other professionals - who would like to be better equipped to help the children in their care cope with losses of any kind. It uses the principles of the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method but adapts them for use with children of all ages and ability levels.
With the ongoing myriad impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, now more than ever, those supporting children and young people need the skills to support them through loss of all kinds. You can find out more about HCWL below.
If you wish to learn how to support children and young people experiencing loss please do contact me for a no obligation chat about the HCWL programme. You can find my contact details at the bottom of the page.
I hope to hear from you soon.
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
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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 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 1-1 Online
This evidence-based, step-by-step course will help participants complete the actions necessary to recover from grief in seven 1-hour sessions that take place online with an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. 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 Online
The Helping Children with Loss programme is an online course 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.