Brian Magee, M. Div
Advanced GRM Specialist - Online Support
Email Specialist

Location

Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Phone Number

+1 403 394 3536

Website

Programs Presented In

English

About Brian:

For 20 years I was privileged to serve as Pastor for a small rural congregation near Lethbridge Alberta. In 2007 I was faced with some significant personal loss. I moved to a new career in funeral service and became a licensed funeral director in 2011.

Part of my motivation to enter funeral service was a desire to find better solutions for the pain of loss than those I had been using.  In addition to my personal need, I had a strong desire to provide truly meaningful resources to other grievers. My search led me to an amazing little book called The Grief Recovery Handbook, by John W. James and Russell Friedman. This was the beginning of a life-changing journey for me.

In 2009, with the support and encouragement of my funeral home management, I was trained by John James and became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. The program was tranformational for me. I felt confident I had found the better way I had been seeking. Since then I have led multiple Grief Recovery groups through the sponsorship of the funeral home. In addition, I give talks on various aspects of grief, primarily in faith and health care settings. I have also led the Helping Children with Loss program, using the book "When Children Grieve," also by John W. James and Russell Friedman. I have recently received advanced training from the Institiute in order to provide some of our programs online.

It was through the Helping Children with Loss program that a partnership with a funeral service colleague, Lorri Penner developed. Lorri is a Registered Social Worker in Lethbridge and is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. In addition to the varied list of amazing things she does as Member Support Coordinator at the Nordbridge Seniors Centre, Lorri leads group and one-on-one grief recovery programs. Lorri partners with me leading group programs at Martin Bros Funeral Chapels.

Between us, Lorri and I normally offer up to 6 group recovery programs annually as well as one-on-one an other program options. 

Please check the program calendar on this page for upcoming dates.

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Our support groups offer a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers to take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced. These groups are led by Grief Recovery Method Specialists, trained and certified by the Grief Recovery Institute.

Specialist Rating For This Program

4.38
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Specialist Rating For This Program

5.00

This program is for those who prefer to work face to face with a trained and certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist 1-on-1, rather than in a group setting. This 7-meeting format utilizes the same proven materials as the group programs in a more private setting.

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For those who do not have access to a trained and certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist in their area, or prefer on-line meetings, this format is extremely effective. These specialists have been carefully selected and specifically trained to offer Grief Recovery Method Support in this setting over a secured network.

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Brian Magee, M. Div

Location

Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Phone Number

+1 403 394 3536

Website