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Here are 6 reasons I became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. See if any of them resonate with you.
Grief is one of the most off limits topics of conversation in the world. One of the few times it’s still socially acceptable to express grief is when someone dies.
Have you heard this one?
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; cry, and you cry alone"
How about these phrases:
Some people think about changing, some people talk about changing, and there are those who actually take actions that lead to better results. If you’re in the last category, Moving On spells out the actions that will help you change.
Author of Persusion: The Art of Getting What You Want and The Power of an Hour: Business and Life Mastery in One Hour a Week
Friedman and James are in the life-changing business. Are you ready for your life to be changed? Take this book home and read it.
Author of People Stories: Inside the Outside and The Wizard of Ads trilogy
Once in a generation, a book comes along that alters the way society views a topic. We teach our children to read, write, and do math so their lives will be successful. While gains are important, loss in unavoidable. Sadly, we do not always teach our children useful skills to deal with the feelings caused by losses, large and small-mainly because we do not know how. When Children Grieve is an essential primer for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis.
Professor of Sociology, Chapman University and UC Irvine
The Grief Recovery Handbook and these men have helped thousands of people heal wounds I never thought could be healed. They put a stop to the adage “time heals” by reminding us that time just passes and it’s our action that heals. There is a way to get rid of the PAIN of a loss. I’m living proof.
I thoroughly enjoy doing my One on One client work and I will continue to do so as long as I have my Holistic Health Practice. Why? IT WORKS….My clients have had liberating results after going through The Grief Recovery Method with me. Many have made the same comment; I had tried so many other things and nothing worked, but this did!….Even though there are other options for the support of grievers, none of them really move grievers past the pain of loss like the program formulated by John and Russell.
Wheat Ridge, CO
The most beneficial outcome of The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training is that I can pretty much guarantee my clients a life after grief because of The Grief Recovery Method….I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I use The Grief Recovery Training and materials every day in my work with clients. The most significant emotional experience I have in my therapeutic tools is The Grief Recovery Method….I am respected in my community as someone to turn to when grievers need help. I have been certified for almost 20 years and whether I am working with someone grieving or someone needing to work through other issues, I have a heightened sensitivity to clients that I can trace back to The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training.
MFT - Marriage and Family Therapist
The Grief Recovery Method has given me fantastic tools to help grievers work through their issues in a step by step manner. I have seen HUGE changes in people during the 12 week program. I know I am facilitating a process which greatly HELPS people….As the Bereavement Coordinator at Crossroads Hospice in Cincinnati, I use The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program to help families of our patients deal with grief and loss. Our company also allows us to open up the groups to anyone in the community with a grief issue. I hold a regular group at our Crossroads Hospice office; one at The Wellness Community, which is a cancer support community; and one at a church about 50 miles outside of Cincinnati.
When visiting hospital/hospice patients and families, I encounter many grieving people and I am able to counter many of the myths and comments they have heard, and convince them they can complete the unfinished business they are carrying….As a hospital chaplain, I am offering The Grief Recovery Method to the staff and community.
Hospital Chaplain, Phelps County Regional Medical Center
There isn’t anyone in life who hasn’t experienced some kind of loss. It’s comforting to know that we are not alone in our sadness and that practical, easy-to-read, thoughtful help is available by way of Russell Friedman, John James, and Leslie Landon Matthews’s gentle insights on the pages of When Children Grieve. Thank you, Neighbors, for your obvious care.
Producer/Host of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" and honorary chairman of the Caring Place
The Grief Recovery Handbook is required reading for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution.
Professor of Sociology, Chapman University
The Grief Recovery Method is the most comprehensive and effective process I have seen in my 20 years as a therapist for dealing with grief and unresolved issues from the past….I use The Grief Recovery Method in my counseling practice, in training sessions, speaking engagements, at my church, and in Outreach Programs I conduct….The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training has provided me with a specialized area of focus for my private practice along with better tools to help grievers, and those clients who are unaware that unresolved issues from the past are currently impacting them and their relationships
Licensed Professional Counselor
have seen the mighty effects The Grief Recovery Method has had on multiple people including combat vets (myself included). I had personally been on a search for quite some time for something that worked and this is the action program that I found most beneficial for all people