The Grief Recovery Method Support Groups offer a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers. Participants can take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced. These groups are led by Grief Recovery Method Specialists, trained and certified by the Grief Recovery Institute.
Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to change or loss of any kind. Death, divorce, moving, financial changes, health changes, relationship changes and on and on. It is also the result of unmet hopes, dreams and expectations. The loss of intangible concepts such as safety, trust, security, respect, faith, and hope are all a part of grief. Grief is universal. All of us have experienced grief throughout our lives, as a result of many changes and losses. However, we are not well prepared to really handle, manage or recover from the emotional impact which result from these changes and losses.
Grief is Universal
Just as our grief is universal, the ineffective ways of dealing with it are also universal. Often, the way we manage our grief is the same – or similar to – the ways our parents and other key figures in our lives have managed theirs. In fact, sometimes for many generations. In addition to parents and key family members, we also learn ineffective tools for dealing with grief from other key adults in our lives. These include teachers, clergy, coaches, counselors, even the media and tv and music personalities.
The GRM is just that – a method – a step by step process – an “action program” – for unlocking and respecting the emotional experience of our grief. Both the immediate or presenting grief issues, and those that may have been holding us captive for years. Often, the most recent or present loss is actually made more difficult by related experiences from our past which were not recognized or addressed at the time.
Through a defined step-by-step process, the GRM first explores the “old, ineffective tools” we’ve been using. This is done with the belief that it’s hard to learn new tools if we don’t understand why the old ones might not have been effective. Then, the process shifts to the introduction of new tools. These tools can be used across a wide gamut of losses. From persons, to pets, to hopes and dreams and expectations, to those intangible things like trust, safety or faith.
Grievers want to be heard. Not fixed.
At every step the griever is respected, listened to and heard without judgement or analysis. They are supported in identifying and giving voice to the array of emotions that accompany the full extent of the loss. Once the GRM process is completed for one loss, it can be used over and over again, to address other past losses, and to help more quickly address new losses.
The GRM is an action-based program that involves reading and writing assignments as outlined in “The Grief Recovery Handbook, the Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses.”
This program has been shared for over 40 years, on six of seven continents, with the book having been translated into over 20 languages over those years.
While done in the group format, it is not a “drop in” group. This means that those who participate are there throughout the entire program, to help build the sense of safety and trust.
The GRM is facilitated by a Grief Recovery Specialist, certified by the Grief Recovery Institute. These Specialists are trained to deliver the GRM and have experience in working with a variety of types of loss, and people from all walks of life. Each of our Specialists has a deep desire to help grieving people.
This program is an evidence-based program, having documented statistically significant improvements in grievers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to grief. More information about the research can be found at:
There will be 8 virtual sessions in total for this program which are on the following dates:
July (2021) 4, 11, 18, 25
Aug (2021) 1, 8, 15, 22
All sessions run from 7pm-9pm
Materials (including the book) are included in the price $349
There will be a maximum of 8 people per group.
It’s never too soon to start healing your heart and I would be honoured to walk with you as you do so.
Contact me at [email protected] to register or if you have any questions at all.
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Meg is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Certified Life Coach Practitioner.
She dedicates her time to helping others who have suffered hardships, tragedy, or pain, by giving them the foundation to live life to the fullest.
Her purpose is to encourage others to take control of their lives and not let circumstances destroy it. Find your passion for life again and receive the support you need from someone who may not know what you are feeling but knows how hard change can be, especially in the face of adversity.
If you would like to know more information on coaching or one of the Grief Support programs, you can book a FREE consultation to determine your next steps.
Call: 587-432-5836 Email: [email protected]