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.
The book described a different way to cope with loss than I'd ever heard about. For example, Discovery and Completion are an amazing way to look at loss. The Apologies, Forgiveness, Significant Emotional Statements, and Fond Memories are extremely helpful to help oneself and others to process uncommunicated feelings. The Emotional Energy Checklists are useful tools to help oneself or others put feelings into some sort of sequence and write a completion letter.Helping Children With Loss03/25/2021
I had no idea that grief could be so strong and unresolved in relationships that don't end in death. It's been life changing to know the myths, have the tools and now be able to help my granddaughter with her grief.Support Groups02/01/2021
This program has helped me to understand the importance of apologies, forgiveness and statements of emotional energy that must be a part of the grief recovery process and that behind every person with "issues" is someone who has not gone through the completion of the grieving process. Also that feeling sad is not bad, and that anger is a mask for sadness. The only way we can effectively help children or other people grieve is if we own our own "stuff". It's not about what we have to say, it's about what they have to say.Helping Children With LossParticipant in Hinton, AB12/01/2020
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