Marisa Daly 

Advanced 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 
 

Marisa Daly 

Advanced 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 

In the early months of the global COVID-19 pandemic, during a period of hard lockdown, I was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis itself was terrifying; however, what made things worse was the fact that I had to walk the journey essentially on my own, due the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.  
 
I attended all doctor’s appointments alone and when I went in for my surgery, I walked in to an empty hospital very much alone, waving goodbye to my husband and children, desperately trying to be brave. Post-surgery, my body recovered remarkably quickly, but the deep sense of loss and emotional pain experienced made me feel extremely isolated and unbearably sad, with grief being a constant companion. I simply could not shake off the grief, no matter what I tried or what people told me.  
 
I found the Grief Recovery Method quite by chance, while listening to a podcast on the topic. With the help of the Grief Recovery Method I was able to understand my feelings and be complete with my grief. This has helped me find my way back to the world of work and life in general.  
 
Grief and loss are often not spoken about in the workplace. We tend to shy away from these topics and sometimes even avoid the griever, as we simply do not know what to say. This is not what a grieving person needs, as it increases the feelings of isolation and not belonging, which, in turn, can cause them to appear distant, disengaged and ‘different’.  
 
With the help of the Grief Recovery Method education program, anyone can learn to deal with loss in a manner which enables one to feel whole again and move forward with life, especially in the workplace.  
 
I am passionate about supporting professionals who have experienced tangible or intangible loss, helping them to process their grief, so that they are able to re-engage fully in the world of work and life in general. It is possible to move forward after loss and to throw down the heavy yoke of grief. 

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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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 

  • Help for survivors of bereavement by suicide
    If you've suffered a loss by suicide or are looking for bereavement counselling for suicide, we're here to offer support.
  • First Mother’s Day without Mum
    Last July, just as I’d pitched up a tent in a field in Cornwall, I got a devastating call from my mum’s friend to say that she’d started coughing up blood not long after we’d left home and had been taken by ambulance to hospital. She didn’t want to worry us. The next day, we learned she had terminal lung cancer that had spread.
  • Esther Rantzen - Living with Grief
    It's not very often tv talks about grief so we're thrilled that Channel 5 have given Esther Rantzen the chance to explore the topic in this ground breaking documentary. A widow herself, Esther wanted to understand other people's reactions to loss and in the in-depth programme she talks to 6 people about their grief experience.

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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. 

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. 
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