Testimonials for our Certification Training Program

A very down to earth and practical method of dealing with all types of loss. It is almost literally a way to open your door to a more fulfilled life, today!

03/25/2017

The Grief Recovery Method certification program training was excellent! It was a very transformative process for me. I'm excited to take this back into my community to help grieving people.

03/07/2017

This is definately a life-changing tool. Thank you!!!

03/06/2017

The experience of the GRM certification was once in a life time experience; working with a group of strangers that soon became friends and people offering love, support and open heart, ears and mind. Helping each other to complete our own grieves. I loved the experience and Laura Jacks did an amazing job as the facilitator. Thank you Grief Recovery Institute for your work of 40 years!

03/02/2017

I attended the course in Huntingdon delivered by Phyl, who was brilliant. It certainly challenged me with my own grief and has confirmed my desire to help others with this program.

03/02/2017

For anyone who is thinking about attending this training but is a little apprehensive, then please don't be. It is amazing. My experience was really positive, and already it has made a difference in my life.

02/28/2017

The Grief Recovery Method is a unique combination of an invigorating 'retreat' for personal growth and a very valuable, training seminar. Thank you Phyl at GRM for sharing a new pathway to help to heal the world. My best wishes, Judith (Huntingdon, Feb; 2017)

02/28/2017

I am absolutely staggered by the change in myself since doing the Grief Recovery Method Training. My group were all such wonderful people and people who I would call friends for life. Phyl Edmonds is an inspiration to do what she does and she does it incredibly well. Thank you all. I already have my first client and I cannot wait to give her the tools to change her life. Thank you GRUK

02/28/2017

Great training. Would recommend it to anyone interested in helping others.

02/14/2017

About a year ago, my brother-in-law died in a car accident. I've experienced the loss of loved ones when I was younger, but as an adult, the experience is different, especially as I knew the concept of grief. Since my brother-in-law's death, I was drawn to grief/loss counseling, which I eventually started running the grief/loss support group at my work. However, I knew that I was still lacking the tools to help my clients. I was right there with them in the grief process, but I did not how to move beyond that... until a co-worker handed me the Grief Recovery Handbook. I read the first few chapters and immediately felt enlightened. I saw on the back of the book that there were opportunities for training. When I saw that there was one coming up right before my brother-in-law's first year anniversary, I felt a calling to take it, and so I did. Now having gone through the process myself and becoming trained, it has not just provided me the tools to help grievers, but it also gave me a whole new perspective on life. It is one thing to talk and share about our pain, but it is another to have the tools to move beyond the pain. What I love most about this program is that it's applicable to so many other parts of our lives where we feel stunted in growth. Thank you for this opportunity to not only grow as a griever or therapist, but also as a person!

02/14/2017

The Grief Recovery Specialist Certification training is one of the most valuable and effective courses I've experienced. This class teaches in-depth action steps needed to acknowledge and address the pain when grief and loss occurs. It opened my eyes to the necessity of completing the grief process that is natural and normal to the many loss events that can happen in life. Even more important is the impact on emotional health and well-being if the process is incomplete or ignored. Being a Grief Recovery Specialist offers credibility and provides a level of confidence as you guide people through this vital area of care.

02/13/2017

Great class! Great instructor! Great opportunity! "Free to be Me" for the rest of my life.

02/13/2017

As a GR alumni the method was not new to me, rather, from my first class my heart knew that I would one day become certified. Once that time finally came along my experience did not disappoint. My heart and mind grew more in awe of the GRM than I knew possible. True, practical, step-by-step tools to help others' recovery from their grief is an absolute gift of rare fashion. What I did not expect was the emotional connection that we created as a (large) class!. What a gift to go on this ride of learning about ourselves as well as learning to apply it to help the world. Thank you Jocelyn for your passion to train. Also, the death exercise was out of this world amazing!

02/08/2017

The program help me to realize that behaviors are related to grieving.

02/06/2017

At the end of the 4 days, I had all the tools needed to help someone successfully work through the grief recovery method. I now feel like I know more on grief than most professionals. An added bonus was that I finally experienced healing in my grief as a widow. I accomplished in two days, what I had been trying to do with a therapist for two years!!! Amazing! Everyone needs this!

02/01/2017

I loved this training and am so glad I attended. I will be using the material to hopefully bring some healing to my little corner of rural California. My instructor Jocelyn was so lovely and wise. Thank you Grief Recovery Institute.

02/01/2017

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who has searched for a program that not only meets the griever with compassion but has a format that contains a series of steps and actions to help the griever get into their emotional self to move into a place of recovery. The Grief Recovery Method Training has exceeded my expectations.

01/31/2017

I An amazing process! I worked on the two most difficult relationships in my life- two different occasions. And my life is totally changed due to the healings that took place as a result of this process. I am forever grateful. I loved it so much that I became certified. My hopes are that my enthusiasm for the Grief Recover Method will bring many from their heartfelt pain to one of feeling peace and joy.

01/31/2017

Bobbie was the perfect trainer for our group. This experience was so much more than I thought it would be. I am fully prepared to share this knowledge and the Grief Recovery Method with those who are dealing with losses of so many kinds. Thanks so much for everything!

01/31/2017

It was amazing and I am profoundly grateful for the training. I am excited to get my test group completed and to be able to help others with recovery.

01/31/2017

Diving deep into the layers of loss and experiencing the myriad of feelings and emotions felt cleansing and liberating. Taking the program to other people is an exciting prospect and will contribute to the facets of my work.

01/31/2017

Certification training is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. Without a doubt, the process works and I can't wait to share the program with others.

01/31/2017

This is a great training if you want to work with people with a broken heart. It is well presented, easy to follow and understand, very well set up for how to run your groups and private sessions on your own. The material given for your marketing makes it possible to create a new business in a very professional way in a short time. I appreciate the generous attitude of being able to get support after your training at no cost. But all of this would be worth nothing if the Grief Recover Method didn't work - it is a very healing training on a personal level! The way the method gives the opportunity to look at my entire loss history gave me some really valuable insights as well as healing when continuing the personal work on a specific relationship. Very happy to have taken the training and would highly recommend it!

01/31/2017

This is a great certification class with professional trainers and outstanding literature in addition to classroom instruction. I went to class thinking that I would be learning to help others, but in four days I myself began the recovery process from my own grief.

01/30/2017

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