I’m Ann Allen and I help you heal your life after loss.
I have navigated many waters from my place of birth in New Zealand, via a few years in Australia, to arrive in Vancouver WA, where I currently reside.
Many of my life experiences and journeys have led me to a place of great understanding of the human condition and how we all struggle to be approved of by others and are so often motivated by the need to meet other’s expectations of how we should “be”; especially when we are grieving.
The Grief Recovery Method changed my life and how I view things and helped me see how I was “being”.
I felt such a relief to know that what I had been feeling all these years (related to my unresolved grief), is normal and natural AND all those feelings of guilt, fear, shame, betrayal and so many more, that I had been carrying around had not only made me physically sick, but I was so stuck; I couldn’t move forward with my life the way I wanted to.
I was trained by our very own Russell Friedman over 10 years ago and since that time, I have helped many, many people move forward with their lives, using the very same method.
I create and hold a compassionate space for you to heal from your loss and the resulting grief, while guiding you through very specific action steps that will help you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain, 10, 20 even 40 or 50 years after you lost something or someone that was so precious to you. Pain holds us captive and restricts our movement. 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. To date, she has been the biggest loss I have faced in my life and it sent me into a very dark place. I was absolutely devastated. Because of the Pet Loss Program, I am actually able to function in my life and move forward.
My new community offering: “Frank Discussions about Grief and Loss” has been a great hit and helpful for many people to come face to face with the losses and emotions that may still be causing them pain.
I currently provide Grief Support Groups - One on One Grief Support - The Pet Loss Program - Helping Children with Loss, in the greater Vancouver, WA and Portand, OR areas. You will see them listed below. I am now thrilled to be able to offer online Grief Recovery Sessions. We can connect in the comfort of your own home!
If you really knew me, you would know that I passionately love animals (OK, especially cats), love design, love speed (on my motorbike), love my Friday nights with pizza, movie and refreshing beverage. But most of all, you would know that I believe before we can change the world, we have to be "that" person we need to be. 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: