Testimonials for our Certification Training Program

I really enjoyed the weekend of training. The teaching was very informative and personal which allowed us to adopt the Grief Recovery Method for our own and in the end making us even more effective facilitators. Our instructor Jocelyn was amazing! She had a complete openness to sharing her personal grief journey. Jocelyn is a great example of what it looks like to have dealt with her losses by bringing them to a resolution within herself, so that she can continue on living a fruitful and productive life even with those memories. She was very receptive to our questions and showed a true willingness to meet us where we are at in our own personal grief journey. I have recommended the Grief Recovery Method training to others. -Geoff Brabec CGRMS


Not only did I learn concepts that were new to me, but by working through the process I experienced unanticipated relief in my grief journey!


When I initially signed up for the training I admit that I had no idea what to expect. As an educator and active participant in ministry, all I knew was that I wanted to help people who were lost, confused, and hurting. I was blessed to have such a wonderful, caring instructor who challenged me to be open and honest about my own issues of grief and then trained our group how to walk through the grief recovery method as a personal testimony to the effectiveness of the program. By the end of the training, not only had I been empowered with the tools/methods to say "goodbye" to the things causing me grief, but I also formed new relationships with such an amazing, diverse group of people who came to find out more about me in a few short days than people who have known me for years. We laughed, we cried, we listened, we hugged, we "broke bread together", and we celebrated each others recovery!


I loved the training and found the concepts and material to be extremely interesting and applicable to grief recovery. Our Trainer was highly engaging, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and caring. She fostered a safe and effective learning environment where our group bonded and grew immensely from the training experience. It is impossible for me to adequately share just how powerful and beneficial this Grief Recovery Method Certification Training was for me! Thank you Grief Recovery Institute! :)


I was very impressed with this training program. I have attended many programs over the years, and this was (is) complete! Every aspect of the training, providing the most appropriate environment for learning, and getting the specialists prepared to go out and provide assistance to grievers has been completely thought through and prepared thoroughly. I highly recommend this program for anyone who wishes to either add this program to what they already provide to their clientele, as well as to those who wish to go out and create a career based solely on this training. This is the training I have been waiting for, to enable me to help others most effectively!


I'm extremely impressed with the Grief Recovery Methods effectiveness. I left the training feeling confident to move forward in helping others in their grief recovery. They have given me everything I need to succeed.


Steve is awesome!


It was a wonderful experience...hard and disturbing because of dealing with something that was beyond my reach before this training/experience. The instructor was excellent at everything she did... It was done with compassion and caring as well as holding us accountable for what we wanted out of it. I believe everyone in our group of learners went beyond what we first believed the workshop was about and what we ourselves could do. Thank you thank you thank you!!!


The experience was life changing! I learned that I was grieving a loss of a close relative who is still alive. I realized, through the training, that I have been grieving the loss of this relationship for over 15 years. During this training, I was finally able to address the undiscovered grief!


The Grief Recovery Methid training exceeded my expectations. The information and tools provided will be instrumental in helping others; one person at a time. Thank you!!


This was a very positive step for me and i plan on using the information and method with future groups that have had losses.


It was a great experience, an awesome group of people. I learned many new tools for helping grievers. Susan and Ed were so kind and caring for each one of us, that I really feel secure. Thanks a lot!!


When grieving you don’t get any clear signs or notifications as you do when perhaps coming down with the flu. The GRM helped point out that there are a range of emotions and experiences that some of us can go through and that it was ok just to feel ok. Phyl did a great job in creating a safe environment for people to share whatever they wanted to share or not, which made the whole experience more worthwhile and positive. I would gladly recommend this training for anyone regardless of where you are in your experience of grief, it will benefit you and well as others you no doubt come into contact with that are experiencing the various ranges of grief.


I was hesitant to spend the money and go 4 days to a seminar since I was a griefer myself, having lost my husband of 58 years just over one year ago. I thank God that I went and learned and I was helped and now I am a specialist can help others. I highly recommend The Grief Recovery Specialist Certification Training.


I have experience The Grief Recovery Certification Training as powerful, not in a lightbulb way but in a more subtle way. It feels that the exercises works. During the training I was suprised by the extreme level of tiredness, however this has all dissappeared a day later. Instead I expereince a sense of strength and peace...something has released itself from me. it feels very good and leaves me with a confidence that the programme works!


Marianne Greene - French -Misionary and teacher in Mexico. I am very grateful to have been able to go through this course which I have found very enlightening, clear and helpful.I particularly appreciate how you have made it very user friendly so that one can easily follow the step by step approach and get started soon after the completion of the course! Very well done and very effective !


I was not expecting to have the opportunity to clear my own heart from years of grief but I am glad that the training helps us first so that we can better help others. I feel light, healed, and excited to be able to do the same for others. Grief Recovery is just that, Recovery! I feel like a new person and I look at grief and life differently now. My level of understanding is blown through the roof. Grief Recovery is not just the average support group, its real healing in this method. I have even changed my major in college from Nursing to Human Development and Aging so that I can continue to be of service to others. I have been fighting with my heart on rather to continue my pursuit of Nursing but I received my clarity after taking the training. Thank you again Lois Hall and The Grief Recovery Method for giving me the tools needed to change my life towards my calling and purpose!!


I attended the Grief Recovery Specialist Certification training and have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and insight on how to work through my own grief; and how to help others find peace and strength to live the lives they were meant to live. I trust that moving forward I will not only have a more peaceful and insightful life, but I have been fortunate to come away with friendships that will continue to nourish me in every way. Sign up my friends ... you won't be disappointed. Filomena Mazzone Certified Grief Recovery Specialist November 2017


The certification training exceeded my expectations! Going through the certification training helped me to identify, cope with, and overcome the grief I locked away for far too long.


I was overwhelmed with how this process helped me. The work was difficult at times, emotional but it was sooooooooooooo worth it. I have felt lighter and more free since the class. Very different being back home in my environment I have improved so very much. So worth it and I am excited ti share it with others.


This is a training that should be started with our kids in school. Grief stops a person in their tracks. What a blessing to have tools to move myself and those I come into contact with forward. Thank You!


The 4 day Grief Recovery Specialist Training is a very in depth and organized training. I am confident after going through the training that I will be able to present the Grief Recovery Method and will be able to help many people.


Dealing with loss is hard for humans. Withnessing how hard is to grieve, the unspoken pain and the unheard cries for help determend me to find a method that works in grief. The training was extremly helpful, Right on the spot with the step by step guidence. Thanks for the essence of decades of experience in the manual. Thanks for our trainers for their Great insights and thoughtful explaining of method. Truly lifechanging to know how to complete relationships! by


I believe that I will look back and see this training as one of the most pivotal and defining moments of my life. I came to get trained to help others and instead I got what years of therapy and self help books could not do. I have peace. I am forever grateful.