Olivia Nunn 

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 
 

Olivia Nunn 

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 

I undertook the Grief Recovery Method Programme recommended by a friend. It was life changing and having tried other types of help for past losses this was so different and complete that I became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist to help others like you. 
 
Having had the suicide of a close friend followed by the suicide of my 40 year old brother six months later, I was doing a good job at 'keeping busy and pretending I was okay' until eighteen months later the death of my father then grandparents all within another year. 
 
Some deaths I could process and deal with and others left so many things left unsaid and unheard, which caused anger, sadness and increased anxiety. 
 
During this period I chose to divorce and needed to provide emotional stability and support for my three young children. 
 
I can say with complete honesty that as a result of undertaking the Grief Recovery ProgrammeI am now in a good place - happy and emotionally tidy. My skills have enabled my children to be open about their feeling and communicate when they are sad. 
 
I run the course as 1-1 or groups and both are equally good. I also teach the Helping Children With Loss programme. A four week, 8 hours course to train parents, teachers, anyone supporting or working with children to help them recover if they are emotionally stuck and complete on their pain, sadness, anger associated with significant emotional loss. 
 
I am happy to have a call with you to understand the nature of your loss and explain how the course will help you on your journey to recovery. 

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  "Undertaking the GRM course has helped me significantly in the bereavement process. The work we did together helped me to gain some powerful and insightful perspective over certain life events and relationships. Understanding the components of the GRM and utilising those tools to work through specific bereaved relationships, it sowed the seeds towards closure and healing for my brother. Though there remains an uncomfortable sense of loss for me personally, GRM empowered me to explore that relationship and say what my heart truly wanted to say to him so that there wasn't that lingering sorrow over things left unsaid or unresolved. The letter stage allowed a safe and constructive outlet to review critical points within the relationship and finalise them all on good terms.  From personal experience, opening up to GRM and the tools it shares has a powerful impact on opening my heart to love and happiness again. The greatest success personally from completing GRM was the ability to retain and nurture the positive memories and aspects of the bereaved relationship, while leaving any negatives behind after having been freed from their shackles. When I think of Paul now, there is so much joy; a joy which I aspire to carry into whatever lies ahead." David, 2020  “I found the content extremely thought provoking which is a good thing. The personal aspects that needed to be identified and acknowledged were sometimes very difficult but at the same time provided a great release. The 1 : 1 sessions were so important and I came to realise within the first 2 sessions that you had to be prepared to commit your whole self to the course in order to get the most out of it. For me the entire course has had such a positive effect on my mental health. It gave me the opportunity and safe space to confront a very traumatic time in my life and the tools to help me move on. I would highly recommend the Grief Recovery Course” - Jane, 2020  “Since doing the course, my attitude towards my mother has changed considerably. I am still in communication with her, but it is now on my terms. If she says anything detrimental to me, I let it go over my head as I refuse to let it upset me. I have found that as I am more in control of when I speak to her, she is absolutely delighted when I telephone. To be fair, she rarely says anything nasty these days, I think that because now I am more able to cope and don’t dwell on the past so much, my thinking has become much clearer and more focused on the present. We sometimes have to stand up for ourselves and not be a door mat for others to trample on. Your course has given me the tools to do this and for that I am extremely grateful to you. I sometimes still do have anxiety issues, but that is something I have to live with now, but at least the episodes are few and far between and bearable. Learning to let go of the past, to enjoy the present and look forward to the future are my goals these days, and so far it is working.” -Susan, 2019 

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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 

  • 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.
  • Grief is not a sign of weakness
    Often mourning an event, or showing sadness, can be seen as a weakness. We’d like to put this misinformation straight.
  • Preparing For the Highs and Lows of Exam Results
    Once again, the academic year has dished out lots of losses for teachers, students and parents alike; loss of normal, loss of routine, perhaps even loss of loved ones or colleagues.

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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. 
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