I’m Ann Allen and I get you back into your life after loss.
I've navigated many waters from my place of birth in New Zealand, to arrive in Vancouver WA, where I currently reside.
Many life experiences have led me to an understanding of the human condition and how we all struggle to be approved of by others and how we should “be”; especially when we are grieving.
The Grief Recovery Method changed my life and helped me see how I was “being”. I was so stuck; I couldn’t move forward with my life.
I was trained by Russell Friedman over 10 years ago and since that time, I've helped many, many people move forward with their lives, using the very same method.
We use very specific action steps that will help you recover from your loss, so that you can get back into your life! Pain holds us captive. It’s time to let it go. It's time to thrive!
I just recently lost the love of my life, Princess; my 18 year old kitty. She has been the biggest loss in my life and it sent me to a very dark place. I was absolutely devastated. I used the Pet Loss Program, and I can now move on!
I currently provide: Grief Support Groups - One on One Grief Support - (Also available online) - The Pet Loss Program - Helping Children with Loss, in the greater Vancouver, WA and Portand, OR areas.
If you really knew me, you would know that I passionately love animals and speed. I just donated my motorbike, but I still feel the call of the road...
But most of all, you would know that I believe we have to be OK with who we are when we look in the mirror and know we’ll get it wrong sometimes, but that’s OK.
My Life - My Terms!
That’s my Motto - That’s my Mission - That’s my Movement
Come join me.
Here are some words from those I have helped:
"I am so glad I did this; now I feel free of this relationship and I can truly move on with my life" - BO
"I can now say that I am happier than I have been in a long, long time. The issues and People that I worked on are just memories now, but they don't control or dominate my life anymore...Ann is loving, caring, insightful, experienced and trained, which overqualifies her to lead in this Grief Recovery Method...I felt completely safe and comfortable in opening up to Ann in total confidence..." - Mike S
"Grief Recovery has changed my attitude giving me relief and opening my life up. There are things in my life I hid, even from myself. Thank you for this course of recovery" - Carol R
"I became open, honest and trusting with Ann and she listened to my whole life story and emotional pain...I will continue to use this method in my life on other losses and will be recommending others to join this program" - Donna B
"I am so grateful for this book and Ann's help. I could not have recovered from my grief over my Mom without this. Grief Recovery really works. It is such a relief" - Carol M
Call me: 360 721 3433
Email me: [email protected]
Please see below for the programs I present:
Having a framework for processing grief is so much more helpful than just floundering around trying to cope on my own. Searching and trying to implement other resources would have cost me more time and agony. The system's way of organizing the events and emotions so that a person can complete a goodbye letter in a meaningful manner, is a brilliant tool. So thankful to have met Ann and completed this program with her.Helping Children With LossParticipant in Vancouver, Washington10/03/2019
I appreciated having to draw a concrete timeline of my relationship and then articulating each major memory in a form that allows me to move on. I have spent years stuffing down my feelings because I have had to be functional. It was very healing to be able to discuss and then move through my grieving process.1-on-1 SupportParticipant in Vancouver, WA10/02/2019
Still early though I feel and see changes where ever I look, and if not I find making adjustments still available if I look. Time will tell. Excited and energized. Thank you.1-on-1 Support08/01/2019
The program worked for me because it took me through steps and homework that I would have never been asked to do in a traditional therapy session. The uniqueness of the program really helped me to process my grief and get through it in ways I never thought possible. Thank you!1-on-1 Support07/16/2019
I have always been a very angry person, I couldn't always see it, but others would point it out to me. In the last 6 months, my anger has gotten much worse, so much worse that it was affecting relationships and my work. After completing the program, I feel much less angry. I feel lighter, more open and more able to deal with frustration. I also have seen that relationships that bring me pain don't have to continue.1-on-1 Online Support06/20/2019
The Grief Recovery Program far exceeded my expectations, as I could not imagine moving through the mire of my emotions so quickly. The whole process of recovery was distilled down to core concepts that helped me navigate that process, with the help of my most skilled and dedicated facilitator, Ann Allen. Also, I am sure the benefits of this program will endure, as I now have an expanded perspective as I move forward. Thank you, also, for the inspiration and compassion at the very core of this program!1-on-1 SupportParticipant in Vancouver, WA03/22/2019