What is a certified grief recovery specialist?
A Certified Grief Recovery Specialist helps people move beyond death, divorce and other losses by facilitating Grief Recovery Support Groups. They come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds but have one thing in common: a desire to help people.
Grief Recovery Institute was founded in the mid-1980s, by John W. James and Russell Friedman. The program has expanded to provide support to grievers from coast-to-coast, border-to-border in the United States and Canada. In addition, we have affiliates in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, and most recently Mexico.
The purpose: The goal of the Grief Recovery Method is to help complete the relationship to the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss. While death and divorce may seem to be the most obvious losses, these sessions are not limited to those losses.
There are more than 40 life events that can produce feelings of grief, and people say you have to let go and move on with your life, but they don’t tell you how to do that. This Grief Recovery Method Grief Support Group provides a safe environment that enables partnerships and guidance to ensure it happens.
Myths about grief:
- Time heals all wounds
- Replace the loss
- Grieve alone
- Be strong for others
- Bury your feelings
Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. Whether your loss is from:
- Divorce or end of a relationship
- Loss of a career
- Loss of trust
- Loss of faith
- Loss of safety
- Loss of health
This 7-week program provides a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete healing of unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain. It’s an action-based group that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition.
We also are proud to offer a specific program to address pet loss and a program for adults to help children process loss.
Sessions can be done individually or in a group. Contact us for more information. Email email@example.com or call 904.710.7671. Please mention Grief Recovery in your message.