I am an Advanced GRMS and GRI Trainer based in the UK and have 30+ years of experience in Early Years, Primary and University level education as a teacher and university lecturer, with Masters in Autism and Neurodiverse conditions.
Since certifying in 2013, I have been the proud Director of my Community Interest (Not for Profit) Company and has been funded by the National Lottery many times, alongside delivering the Grief Recovery Method through Social Prescription. I am also contracted to many large organisations nationally and internationally to support their employees through the GRM and work closely with the Health and Education Authorities.
Additionally my work with the Helping Children with Loss program has further fuelled my passion for supporting the wellbeing of young people, believing it gives parents, carers and professionals the communication tools they need to support others to the best of their ability.
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Catherine Best was an amazing trainer! I thought 4 days online was going to be so boring but it was interesting and engaging so it literally made time fly. Learning the Grief Recovery Method has changed my life in so many ways. I can’t wait to get started sharing it with others.11/16/2022
I am so grateful that I said yes to The Grief Recovery Specialist Certification Training. Upon completion I believe that I have been given top notch tools that I can implement in my own life. I have evidence of it from the comprehensive work I did on myself during this training. I am looking forward to introducing many others to this life changing method. I would encourage you to go ahead and schedule a call to see if it is a right fit for you. You will thank me later for it!11/15/2022
I was very nervous going into this. I am 6 months out from losing my infant daughter and had a lot of anxiety about what kind of "stuff" I was going to have to deal with. Not only did this tremendously help me let go of a lot of anger caused by secondary losses, but I also feel very well equipped to help others!11/15/2022
I signed up to The Grief Recovery Method Training as I had suffered a big loss in 2020 which impacted me in ways I could never have imagined, and my health also took a hit as a result of the trauma and unresolved grief. Many talk therapies were very helpful but it was the GRM book that spoke to me the most. No one was looking at grief from the perspective of the GR Institute. The book really resonated with me and it gave me hope. I signed up to the training as I wanted to work on my own losses, as well as help others who suffer from loss and grief alone. The training was insightful and it equipped me with the tools to better process my grief and any future losses, as well as develop the skills to help others. I am grateful to the programme, and I believe the narrative around grief needs to change and I look forward to supporting that change.11/12/2022
I'm amazed at how uncomplicated and straight forward everything is. The only roadblock to gaining these skills is the willingness to face the places in your life you wish could have been different, better, or more.03/15/2022