Testimonials for our Certification Training Program

The Grief Recovery Method changed my life!! The weekend training was an amazing experience....I gained a new family...


I was introduced to the Grief Recovery Method by a colleague 7 years ago. I was invited to attend when he offered "When Children Grieve" as a loss occurred in my children and grandchildrens life. I had no idea prior to attending how Recovery could occur, but I quickly found out. Although the course was to assist children and understand what they need, the concepts resonated so strongly with me and allowed me insights into my own losses in life. Once the 6 weeks was complete, it was my intention to find a way to become a Grief Recovery Specialist.... and I did. I am honourd to be able to walk beside people who have lost and lead them through the steps to heal their hearts. Thank you for this method that works!


The training was exceptional, having the trainee's complete the very exercises that they will be facilitating was an excellent teaching tool. The additional exercises for the facilitator's were also very helpful and made the entire experience real and personal. The trainer was professional, yet responsive to our needs and truly represented integrity and fidelity of the Grief Recovery Method. This program has enhanced me personally and professionally


The Grief Recovery Method training was an awesome exsprience! I come form a little island called Bermuda and I was not sure what to exspect in the training. The presenter was very knowledgeable animated and compassionate. Lois made the learning exsprience ever so easy. The people whom I met and spend the past 4 days with were amazing we will be friends for life. We created a very special family bond. The Grief Recovery Method training changed my life I am a living testimony that it really works. I love the fact that is in interactive and the most important outcome of your success is your input,effort and honestly to apply the step by step road map to Grief Recovery that is laid out before you. I have been involved in community work for over 30 years and have never exsprienced a training method that impacted my life so powerfully! I am now more empowered to help others. I am excited and look forward to taking all that I have learned over the past 4 days to help the children and families that I serve to heal and live happy and healthier lives. My tag line is “Heal the heart heal your life”! I believe I will be the first Grief Recovery Specialist in my country and I’m proud to be an alumni of such an awesome network of Grief Recovery Specialist around the world! Dr. Gina Spence


I had mixed feeling about attending this training for fear what it would have unearth in the presence of strangers. The trainer did such an excellent job in creating a safe/brave space that I freely shared. She paid attention to the dynamics of the group and facilitated opportunities for us to bond which resulted in powerful sessions.


At some time in the future I would be happy to do this. I am sporting a head cold at the moment. So I must decline for now.


The grief recovery course came to me in a series of events which took place over several years. My losses have been numerous and unrelenting and so I began the search for understanding long ago. I found the grief recovery book and read it. I even invited a lady I knew to share the book with me and do the exercises. We got as far as her doing the work but she was not at a place where she could offer me the same in return. That was my first experience with the grief recovery method. Although I was not able to work on my own recovery, I did learn a great deal from her as she shared her history and verbalized the things she wanted to say to her loved one who died. What I now know is that it is much more effective when written in a letter. I put this book aside for several years as more losses and deaths occurred in my life. I enlisted several different counselors who were not comfortable with the many losses I had and often focused on having me relive my events. I also met with those who thought if I was in touch with my body and how I breath and do self touch therapy I would learn to love and accept myself and my life better. One specialist was helpful in asking me many questions about what things I did to empower myself. But none of them offered the ultimate solution which is to face the incomplete relationship. None knew how to help me do this. It was even more challenging since of the many deaths were included our only 2 children. I decided to take one more look at the grief recovery and began this with yet another friend. It was a very different experience and was much more helpful. I knew a course could help me refine and articulate better the purpose it was meaning to have on others I may yet encounter. I called Ashley and shared with her my concern about being too overwhelming for those in the class if I were to share my losses. I was worried I would have the same reaction I'd had from the others who felt my losses were beyond their capability to help me through them. Ashley assured me that it would be fine and not to worry. I felt from the email she sent me that I could trust this process. It was mostly because of her kindness ,sincerety, and confidence in this method that I decided to follow through with the course. What I found was not only open arms and understanding for my losses and trials, I found love. I found a true spirit of love from all those who were in the class. As Ashley had followed her intuition, or Higher Guidence, to act upon, she had us perform an exercise which directly affected the impact this course had on me and as a result I was healed from the belief that my sorrows could never be understood and therefore, I could never truly fit in anywhere in this life. I am indebted to those who had gone before me with thier own losses that they might help those like myself. I am currently taking 2 people through this program and feel excited and hopeful that they might gain even the smallest part of what I have gained. Thank you John and Russel for your dogged determination to help others and thank you Ashley Mielke for trusting your inner voice Sincerely, Silvana Phillips


The Grief Recovery Training for would-be practitioners or for people who, grieving, decide to step into this for an intensive four day immersion will not be disappointed. The Training which I undertook in the UK with Carole Henderson and colleague was clear, intentional, and necessarily demanding while the frame of the work and its associated emotional bundles was held very securely and well. I emerged tired and full of a sense of having completed deeply good inner work. Thanks to all!


The training was exceptional. I deal a great deal with homeless individuals and this course will help me teach them how to recover from there grief


GRM changed my life and my perception on the reality of grieving and how to promote healing through expressed communication. I am share this new found knowledge with other grievers.


During an exercise...I had to share the feelings of another trainee. Reading her words brought me to tears because I was reading my thoughts in her words! At that moment, I realized that grief does not discriminate. In spite of our differences (race, age, socio economic status) the root of our pain was the same....and that is where the healing will begin.


Lois was a fantastic instructor! She was very informative and helpful. I am so glad I took this course and even more so that she was the instructor!


Excellent training - which has made me feel that I have the right tools to work with loss in all its forms in my role as a coach. Invariably loss will come into many coaching conversations. The Grief Recovery Method has provided me with the confidence to know that if a client chooses to work on this that I am able to effectively support them at an incredibly difficult time.


The Grief Recovery Method has been an envaluable experience for me it has provide me with such relief of all the unsaid emotions I have carried around for years with people who have passed away or are alive . I feel so grateful of having acquired the skills establish a meaningful connection with anyone from the onset of meeting someone new for the first time and maybe the last .I felt so empowered I have had many ah ha moments that have empowered me to think better act differently and enjoy every moment life has with people I come across every day or through Facebook or ortherwise The whole experience was extremely transformational and I feel so empowered and confident I feel like a new women with a greater purpose and connection to life and events in it


I found the Grief Recovery Certification Training an enriching emotional experience that also prepared me to help others understand their grieving process and give direct actions that will help them move beyond grief as they connect more deeply with themselves and others.


I just completed the Grief Recovery Method specialist training in Edmonton and it was fantastic! From valuable content to practical exercises, to powerful delivery, the entire experience was very rewarding! I highly recommend this program to all.


I felt complete with the loss I worked on during the training.


The Grief Recovery Method opened my eyes to the losses in my life that I still needed to process. I am very grateful for the opportunity to help others while still helping myself. I have done other grief programs that were specifically for those who have lost a spouse, but this method gave me actual tools to recover. Since we are all grieving something, I would recommend The Grief Recovery Method to EVERYONE!


I entered the training with no relative previous training or tools other than reading a couple of the books and having a broken heart and a young son. It was a transformative experience. Both healing and educational. I left feeling uplifted, empowered and very confident in being able to share these gifts to other people.


I went into this training hoping to gain knowledge and experience to help others and I left helping myself with my own grief recovery. This is a method that can help anyone.


I had such a great, emotional, wonderful and releasing weekend. I will be forever thankful for Laura's kindness and gentleness and for holding my hand and my heart through this entire process.My life is forever changed because of Laura and the Grief Recovery Method. There is so much potential to help others with their pain and guilt, I can't wait to use the GRM to help others. Laura is wonderful and I'll love her forever


As an LMFT, I found this material to be extremely helpful. While not therapy, It certainly helps one to apply the tools in a very helpful way, which leads to healing.


It was a good course that made you take deep introspection about all you have encountered in your life and how you handled and adapt to life's experiences. It forged lasting relationships and it was very educational and informative. I


Yes. GR certification really helped me by equipping me with information to help others.There is more satisfaction in helping others.Am now well equipped.