How I can help you
I undertook the GR course in a group format recommended by a friend. It was so life changing that I became a specialist to help others like you.
Having had the suicide of a close friend followed by the suicide of my fourty year old brother six months later I was doing a good job at 'keeping very busy and pretending I was okay' until the death eighteen months later 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 also 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 GR course I am now in a good place- happy in my life. My skills have enabled my children to be open about their feeling and communicate when they are sad.
I was uneasy about doing a group but would recommend it as there is no comparison of losses and got a lot out of it.
I am happy to chat to you and provide more information- there is no obligation. You have invested time to search out this support so please do contact me to I can help you take the next steps on your journey of 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
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
Loss of career
Loss of identity
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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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.