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Are you suffering from a broken heart? Was it caused by a death, divorce, or the breakup of a romantic relationship? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person can experience during a lifetime?

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Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel and it probably isn’t good. In The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program, we are not going to tell you, “We know how you feel,” because we don’t. Neither does anyone else. Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

What is The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program? This powerful and dynamic experience is the most sensible, accessible, and authentic plan available for recovery from loss. Each program is facilitated by one of our Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® in either the 8-session group format or the shorter one-on-one format.

The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition – is used as the text for this program.

It is neither a support group nor a drop-in program. It is an experiential, action-based program with homework assignments.

The Outreach Program provides a safe environment for participants to take the actions of The Grief Recovery Method. You will look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, what losses have affected your life, and take new actions that will lead you to completion of the pain attached to those losses. As a result, our participants find that they are able to discover and complete what was left emotionally unfinished due to a death, a divorce, and other major loss.

The Problem

While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with loss is not normal, natural, or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual.

Myths about grief •Time heals all wounds •Replace the loss •Grieve alone •Be strong •Don’t feel bad •Keep busy

Just looking at the myth that time heals creates the idea that a person just has to wait and they will feel better. We have known people who have waited ten, twenty, thirty, and forty years, and still didn’t feel better. And they would tell you that not only had time not healed them but it had compounded the pain.

“It was refreshing to be involved in a Grief Recovery program where I was supported in the expression of my grief regardless of the nature of my loss – without judgment. I was used to having people try to steer me away from my grief without realizing how unhealthy and destructive it is to bury my feelings or be strong for others. I discovered during this program that my real hard-core grief was resolved faster when I gave it honest, healthy expression instead of burying it inside. In short, this program showed me how to pay attention to my heart and be true to myself. You will truly enrich your life in The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program.”

“The ‘tools’ work! My grief was too heavy to carry and I’m free – thanks to those tools.”

When is it time to start Grief Recovery? Is it ever too soon to recovery? No! Effective Grief Recovery can begin immediately. We tend to create larger-than-life memory pictures in which we either enshrine or bedevil the person who died. This phenomenon increases with time, making it more difficult to discover the truth within our relationships. It is never too soon to address your grief.

What is the difference between The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program and support groups? Many grief groups provide an environment for you to verbalize the thoughts and feelings you experience following a loss. While there is a benefit to that kind of expression, it is not enough. Talking about how you feel does not complete the unfinished emotional business that is attached to a loss. The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program is designed to guide you through a series of actions to not only verbalize your feelings, but to help you complete the pain associated with those feelings.

For the safety and success of all participants, commitment and attendance are essential.

The Solution

People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program, developed and refined over the past 30 years, not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Don’t wait any longer. Time alone will not heal your broken heart.

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The Grief Recovery Method - Individual Sessions
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We will work together to uncover areas of incompleteness in your losses and take safe and effective steps to discharge them. Freeing yourself from the prison of unaddressed sorrow, guilt and anger will enable you to move forward in your life with a sense of wholeness and the ability to make healthy and meaningful choices going forward. You may have experienced the recent loss of loved one or you may be dealing with issues from a decades-old divorce. You may be coping with the loss of your health or your job. You may be facing an empty nest or a crisis of faith. You may be a victim of abuse or other crime. There is no timeline for loss. Your loss may have occurred in childhood or last week. Like most people, you are probably dealing with an accumulation of losses - some big and some much smaller. The Grief Recovery Method will help you address them all. You may have come to rely on substances or other unhealthy behaviors which in turn have created more loss. Your self esteem and self image may have suffered. We all experiences loss but rarely do we have the opportunity and guidance to make emotional "sense" of them. The Grief Recovery Method provides both that opportunity and that guidance. This is a tried and true program that has helped many thousands of people over more than thirty years. This is a six-session program which can done at your speed. This program requires commitment and the willingness to do the work entailed in obtaining completion. I am offering individual sessions at an introductory price of $250.00 for all six sessions. You will be responsible to purchase a copy of the The Grief Recovery Handbook which we will use throughout the program. I will have this book available for sale or you may purchase one independently. Please email questions or to schedule a free initial consultation.

The Grief Recovery Method - Group Sessions
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We will work together to uncover areas of incompleteness in your losses and take safe and effective steps to discharge them. Freeing yourself from the prison of unaddressed sorrow, guilt and anger will enable you to move forward in your life with a sense of wholeness and the ability to make healthy and meaningful choices going forward. You may have experienced the recent loss of loved one or you may be dealing with issues from a decades-old divorce. You may be coping with the loss of your health or your job. You may be facing an empty nest or a crisis of faith. You may be a victim of abuse or other crime. There is no timeline for loss. Your loss may have occurred in childhood or last week. Like most people, you are probably dealing with an accumulation of losses - some big and some much smaller. The Grief Recovery Method will help you address them all. You may have come to rely on substances and other unhealthy behaviors which in turn have created even more loss. Your self esteem and self image may have suffered. We all experiences loss but rarely do we have the opportunity and guidance to make emotional "sense" of them. The Grief Recovery Method provides both that opportunity and that guidance. This is a tried and true program that has helped many thousands of people over more than thirty years. This program requires commitment and the willingness to do the work entailed in obtaining completion. This is an eight session program and is done over eight weeks. The program requires strict confidentiality in order to create a space of safety where healing can flourish. I am offering group sessions at an introductory price of $150.00 for all eight sessions. You will be responsible to purchase a copy of the The Grief Recovery Handbook which we will use throughout the program. I will have this book available for sale or you may purchase one independently. Please email with questions or to reserve your spot.

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