Karen Brown 

Certified 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 
 

Karen Brown 

Certified 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 

Welcome! My name is Karen Brown I am a Grief Recovery Specialist based in Worcestershire. I am also a qualified nurse practitioner and have been working within the NHS since 2002.  
 
Throughout my professional career I have supported many grieving people faced with the sudden death of their loved ones and those dealing with long-term illness.  
 
In 2013 my whole world came crashing down when I lost my 22 year old son from suicide. His sudden unexpected death was devastating and I did not think I would survive in a world without him. The years that followed were a constant cycle of struggle and deep relenting emotional pain. I was desperate for help and attended grief counselling and attended various support groups. Although it was comforting to express and share my own experiences it didn’t last, compounding my feelings of deep despair, frustration, and hopelessness.  
 
I was determined not to become defined by my sons death and as a pragmatic person I knew I needed a more tangible way to deal with my emotional pain and by chance stumbled across the grief recovery method. Since completing the Grief Recovery programme my sense of release and relief have been overwhelming and has transformed my life.  
 
I am amazed how the programme has worked for me and feel passionate about raising its profile by helping others who have suffered a significant loss. If you are feeling stuck, or hopeless about your situation and want to feel better but don’t know how, then please take that important step and reach out – I want to help. 

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.  
 

Testimonials  TBA 

 

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Helping Children with Loss 

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.  

Connect online 

Connect Online 

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 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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