Grief Recovery® Program

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The Grief Recovery® Program is an action-based, seven-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 40 years to help grievers worldwide. It is most effective when completed with a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. The program is available in-person and virtually.

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 a 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.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Krysti helped me work through my grief and anger. I did not realize the amount of layers of anger I had until Krysti walked me through the program. She was a support on my grief journey and allowed me to unravel all of my emotions in a safe and healthy way. I could not have done this without the support of Krysti.

I feel confident that I would have had a successful grief completion experience with another coach/facilitator, but Marla was compassionate, direct, honest, and held me accountable. We made a connection that was incredibly helpful to me in doing the hard and sometimes painful work of looking clearly at my actions and at the relationship I had with my daughter. I am not only at ease now, I have grown personally because of Marla.

I wasn’t fully aware of the layers of grief that I'd been carrying and the impact they were having on my life. I recently worked with Dawn who took me through the Grief Recovery Method. It was an incredibly insightful and healing process. I already feel lighter and happier after working on just the first of my many layers of grief and loss.

This was better than any talk therapy I have received. I have useful tools and knowledge that I can utilize going forward, and support from Debbie when I need her again.

The Problem

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:

The Six Myths of Grief

  • Don’t Feel bad
  • Replace the Loss
  • Grieve Alone
  • Time Heals All Wounds
  • Keep Busy
  • Be Strong for Others

Just looking at the myth that “time heals” creates the idea that a person just has to wait and they will feel better. There are people who have waited 10, 20, 30, and 40 years, and still didn’t feel better! They would tell you that not only had time not healed them but that it had compounded the pain. The other five myths carry equally unhelpful messages.

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The Solution

Recovery from loss is accomplished by discov­ering and completing all of the undeli­v­ered communications that accrue in relationships.

Completion of pain caused by loss is what allows us to “let go” and “move forward.” It is almost impossible to move forward without first taking a series of actions that lead to completion.

The Correct Actions

The Grief Recovery Method® Program provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss. The program provides a safe environment to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at what losses have affected your life; and to take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to one of those losses.

What am I investing in?

With over 40 years in existence, The Grief Recovery Institute® has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the world heal from significant emotional loss. The Grief Recovery Method® is an action-based tried, tested, and true way to become complete with losses of any kind.

What is the cost?

3 Options:

$150 – per session for 7 weeks (no discount)
$975 – paid in two installments ($75 discount)

HSA/FSA plans are accepted

$900- paid up front ($150 discount)

HSA/FSA plans are accepted

What is unique about this program?

The Grief Recovery Method® is an action-based program to not only verbalize your feelings, but to also help you complete the pain associated with those feelings. It is not time that heals our wounds, it is the actions we take within time that does.

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