The Grief Recovery® Program is an action-based, 7-week program that allows you to work through your grief on an individual basis. This reputable program, created by John W. James and Russell Friedman, has been used for more than 35 years to help grievers from all over the world. This program is most effective when completed with a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
The text used to guide you is The Grief Recovery Handbook - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition - The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman. The text and other materials will be provided to you upon commitment to the program.
What is Grief
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we can never compare losses, any list would include death and divorce as obvious painful losses. Other losses include retirement, moving, pet loss, financial and health issues, marriage, graduation, end of addictions, and unmet hopes, dreams, and expectations.
The range of emotions associated with grief varies. Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by the loss.
Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative impact on our capacity for happiness. Plus, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief 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.
The majority of incorrect ideas about dealing with loss can be summed up in six myths:
- Don't Feel bad
- Replace the Loss
- Grieve Alone
- Time Heals All Wounds
- Keep Busy
- Be Strong for Others
The Correct Actions
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