Mandy Crespeigne's background includes Early Childhood Education and Social Work, while Candace Pambrun is a Registered Social Worker and Addictions Counsellor. Both are employed at Hinton Employment and Learning Place, known as HELP in the community of Hinton, Alberta. Together in 2017, they supported a peer support grief group and were first introduced to the Grief Recovery Method and became certified Grief Recovery Specialists in August 2018. Assisting the Yellowhead communities in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, including Evansburg, Wildwood, Edson, Hinton, Grande Cache, Jasper and smaller hamlets nearby.
Mandy and Candace address multiple losses in group form, one on one and online. Including the loss of a loved one, pet loss, relationship loss, health and mobility losses and death. Learning opportunities for those supporting Children who Grieve are also available for professionals or anyone supporting children or youth.
"It is our hope to empower others with the Grief Recovery Method"
Mandy and Candace have both completed the program and are prepared to assist you in the journey as you to rediscover joy and welcome the Grief Recovery Method into your life.
This program is amazing. I have been able to move through my grief... which I wasn't fully aware of how much it occupied my life until I addressed it. Saying Good-bye is very beneficial for me. This program gives me the tools to keep practicing my recovery for my well-being.Support GroupsParticipant in Hinton, Alberta09/01/2020
The program validated many of the methods I have been using are accurate. Now I have a guide (footsteps) to follow to help me recognize the progress I am making and overall feeling of peace. I look forward to continue to work through other losses and keep moving forward to a healthier self. Thank you for the wonderful gift of being part of my healing journey and reigniting my soul.Support GroupsParticipant in Grande Cache, AB08/13/2020
The grief recovery program gave me the tools I needed to learn how to cope with my grief. I honestly didn't realize that a person actually had to use different “tools” to cope with grief.Support GroupsParticipant in Edson , Alberta08/11/2020
the program has worked for me in learning bout the different ways of grief in handling it, and the different ways different ppl have been handling their grief and how they are getting through by the use of this program--its been a different outlook on different avenues that make you see what you may not have seen before of the grief or other grief you have had in you.Support GroupsParticipant in edson, alberta08/11/2020
During the program, I was able to recognize a loss I was not aware was holding me back in grief and was able to deal with it and move onSupport GroupsParticipant in Grande Cache, AB08/07/2020
I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND VIEW THE LOSSES IN MY LIFE IN A NEW LIGHT THAT HAS HAD PROFOUND EFFECT ON MY CURRENT LIFE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE COURSE TO ALL PEOPLE AS THERE IS NO ONE WHO HAS NOT EXPERIENCED ANY KIND OF LOSS IN THEIR LIFE!!! WISH THIS WAS PROVIDED TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS.Support GroupsParticipant in HINTON, AB06/04/2020