Maxine Bryce 

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 
 

Maxine Bryce 

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 

My name is Maxine Bryce, I’m based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire. 
 
In the last 20 years, I’ve helped thousands of people recover from childhood trauma, abandonment, betrayal, loss of love and other painful experiences that affected their ability to feel safe, to be at ease, to feel happy or to be fully engaged in anything. 
 
If you have lost your trust in life, I can help you get it back. 
 
A series of crushing losses including the abandonment by my father, losing everything in a fire on a ship, thousands of miles from home, I was held hostage in a war-zone in the Middle East for months, and injuries forced the loss of my career I loved in dance. 
 
This lead me to exist in a permanent state of Fight - Flight or Freeze. 
 
My experiences, gave me valuable insight for helping others release emotional pain, anxiety etc. but deep down, I realised there was still something missing that prevented me from living life fully. 
 
I heard about the Grief Recovery Programme from a friend and decided to investigate for myself. I was so impressed to learn that this is the only Evidence Based programme in the world. I decided to sign up for the training. 
 
During the programme I uncovered and resolved issues I had considered were done, that were actually still affecting every decision I made. I’m so excited to share this programme and it’s results with you. 
 
Call or email me to arrange a confidential chat to find out more and to see if this programme is right for you. 
 
I look forward to being able to help you get the changes you want, wherever you are in the world. Maxine. 

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 

"I initially contacted Maxine because I was heartbroken by the loss of my nineteen-year-old cat. I chose to work with Maxine and the Grief Recovery Method in the hope that I could deal with her loss. I received so much more! Maxine opened doors that revealed to me that I had unresolved grief from numerous experiences in my life. 
 
"Maxine and the Grief Recovery programme gave me the skills and tools to resolve all my current and past losses as well as the confidence to resolve any future losses. Even though I've been through several different change programmes Grief Recovery Method is the most insightful yet practical programme I've ever done. 
 
"I highly recommend Maxine. Not only is she an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, she has the warmth and compassion to create the safety I needed to face the things I’d been carrying most of my adult life. If you have suffered significant losses in your life I recommend the Grief Recovery Method with Maxine Bryce - a winning combination!" 
Alex Rees, 1:1 online participant. 
 
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"It’s almost 6 months since I lost my beautiful Tavi, and she was the first dog of my own that I’ve had to say goodbye to. The circumstances around her death were pretty devastating, and the grief hit me hard. She was my heart dog…the first dog I raised from a puppy, and she became my teammate through so many adventures and my support through so many major life events. I miss her deeply. 
 
"In January I got talking to Maxine Bryce, who not only is a fellow agility handler but a Practitioner for The Grief Recovery Method, which is an educational, action-based programme. I was of course a little skeptical – I mean, everyone tells you that time heals grief, right? So I just had to wait for it to get better, surely? But I was open to trying, and learning, so I gave it a go. 
 
"I can say that it really has been quite enlightening, and fascinating, as well as emotional too, of course! I’ve learned some really helpful things about 'grief' but I’ve also learned that it is about so much more than just death. I’ve been able to apply my new knowledge to other situations in my life too – incomplete relationships, loss of plans or expectations, and so much more. I’ve been through my life with a fine-toothed comb and sifted out a lot of crap. I’ve definitely realised that the last few years have been a total bombardment of losses of many kinds, but I can start to tackle these now. 
 
"Maxine was great, she loves her dogs too, so it makes me feel more understood to work with a fellow dog lover. She has guided me through this programme, helped me to apply it, and she really listened and respected what I talked about. 
Maxine has also given me so much help and support in many other aspects of my life, for which I am very grateful. 
 
"I have completed the process for Tavi, and now I am tackling some other losses too. 
Obviously, I still miss my beautiful girl, and that’s totally normal, but it has certainly put to bed some of the negative emotions that I was still holding onto, such as guilt and regret. I still think about her, and the tears still fall at times, but my heart feels less broken now. I notice that when I share her photos and videos on my Facebook, I no longer use the ‘broken heart’ emoji! Just the black heart, to represent my beautiful black dog that remains deep in my heart forever." 
 
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"Having suffered terrible losses over the past years, preceded by many years of abusive childhood I was at a stage where I believed my life would continue in this way forever. My most recent loss was when my partner whom I loved desperately, decided to leave me. This happened the week my mother died and shortly after my brother had also died last year. 
 
"I was offered counselling and I was already taking anti-depressants following the death three years previously of my beloved sister. The counselling was semi helpful because I could talk about my losses but I never felt that I took anything from that to help me. I was at a very low ebb, heartbroken at losing my sister and devastated when my partner left me, taking with him all my hopes and dreams for the future. Maxine introduced me to the Grief Recovery Method and when I felt ready I contacted her to arrange our first session. Initially, I was apprehensive and not sure if this could help me but I cannot emphasise how wonderful and liberating the sessions with Maxine have been. 
 
"Maxine is very kind and understanding, never judgmental and extremely empathetic to my situation, always ready to help if at any time I struggled. Since completing the programme I have been able to cut down my medication by 50% and unbelievably I can now look back at my old relationship without any pain or feelings of loss or bitterness. The pain and heartbreak of losing my sister will never go away but I am now able to look back with fondness and laughter rather than pain. 
 
"Maxine has now provided me with the tools I need to work through other areas of my life which I still need to address and I know that she will always be there to help should I struggle at any time. 
 
"I cannot recommend Maxine and the Grief Recovery Method enough, I now feel free and positive for the first time in many many years for which I will always be grateful." 
 

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Videos 

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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. 

Grief Recovery Pet Loss Programme 

The loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. Sadly, the impact of the heartbreak of this type of loss is often downplayed or ignored by friends and family. This 6-meeting program is focused on offering pet owners an effective mechanism for taking action to move through and beyond their grief. 
 

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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