How I can help you
Are you feeling overwhelmed with sadness?
Struggling with feelings of helplessness, guilt, regret, or anger?
Do you feel stuck, going round and round in a thick fog?
I can help you cope with these confusing feelings by teaching you a fresh approach called the Grief Recovery Method. This is an evidence-based, step-by-step process to take action to help yourself, rather than just sitting and talking about your feelings over and over again.
Two grieving men founded the grief recovery method after failing to find support that they could relate to. For all men out there wondering if this is for you, it could be just what you are looking for. You will learn how to cope with the pain of loss and get your life back on track again.
Every person is unique, every relationship is unique and so everyone’s experience of grief is unique.
I am Tricia Pelling, a certified Grief Recovery Specialist based in York, North Yorkshire. I have worked with adults, parents and children for over 25 years as a teacher, play therapist and child and family support worker. There has been one common denominator that I have constantly come up against: unresolved grief and the devastating effects of loss.
In searching to support others, I found Grief UK and after working on my own losses, I now focus on those who feel emotionally trapped in grief. I am particularly keen to help bereaved men and fathers who often find it hard to seek support for themselves.
Please get in touch for a chat to find out more. It’s time to reclaim your life and feel happier again.
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
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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.
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A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method
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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.