Michelle Bucknor 

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 
 

Michelle Bucknor 

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 

“...The future depends on what you do today…” Mahatma Gandhi 
 
You may have heard the saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Whether you have been hurting for a long time or something has just occurred, you only need to make one change in your life to get started. Maybe you have suffered a loss (of something or someone that was of value or precious to you) and find you cannot bounce back, no matter how hard you try. If you are finding it hard to focus on work, feeling sad most times, enjoy your family and friends or take care of yourself as you should, you may be experiencing grief. We can help and provide the well-needed support you require. 
 
Having had a career spanning over 30-years in Operations and Customer Service Leadership and Management, I have always been passionate about people and the impact I have on their lives on a daily basis – whether they are internal or external to the organisations. This background in the corporate/commercial space, infuses a unique perspective from both a commercial and personal angle. I have seen first-hand how effectively managing the support given to individuals positively impact their well-being; and the domino effect when ignored or incorrectly managed, the [possibly] deep negative impact loss and grief have. This in turn affects their mental and physical health, not only in the workplace but also their lives with their families and friends. Key is how managers can identify, understand and support their people during those times, cultivating and maintaining a true ‘people-centric’ approach, which in turn reaps benefits of loyalty and commitment to the company. 
 
The Grief Recovery Institute and their goal of supporting people suffering from the ill-effects of loss and grief resonated significantly with me. I wanted to be a part of an organisation that was ensuring this help and skills are made available to the widest possible numbers – support when it is needed. The application of practical techniques is grounded in sound evidenced based programmes for individuals, families, teams, and organisations. All people focused. 
 
Are you someone who is experiencing the sting of loss and grief? Or are you a family member or friend who is concerned and wondering how you can be a positive support to someone you care about? Please…. get in touch for a confidential, no obligation chat. There are no waiting lists and the opportunity to just be yourself and say how you are really feeling is positively encouraged. No pretence, no judgement. Please…. get in touch now. 
 
I found The Grief Recover Method having had many and varied losses in my life. Family members, including a spouse and close friends. Some of these experiences/events included unexpected and sudden losses. It became clear to me (strangely, while participating in a business course one day), that my life’s journey seemed to be permeated by loss. That impressed on me that from my own experiences; I could be a source of help and support to others who were on this journey and were struggling. 
 
I trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist early 2017 and more recently as an Advanced Practitioner, which provided the additional benefit of enabling me to bring the programme to people – online and in their own environment, wherever in the world they live. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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 

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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 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 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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