If you have found me, then I can only imagine your heart is heavy, your pain is real, and you've run out of options, tools and resources to help you with your loss. I invite you to be curious about GRM as an option for healing and restoration of your authentic self. I found GRM because I wanted to find other resources for healing my old wounds around loss that surfaced and were affecting my current relationships. In truth: My heart hurt so badly and I too, wanted the pain to go away.
As a consumer, I would want to know if my facilitator could relate to me. Therefore, I will share a little about my losses:
- I have experienced many deaths in my life from death by suicide, to dying of cancer, old age, and many others.
- I have sat bedside with friends and families as they've grieved the imminent death of their loved one.
- I have had a loss of business that resulted in complete loss of everything to include our home, cars, and stability.
- I have had broken relationships that have broken my heart and I didn't know where to turn or how to heal.
- I have said "Goodbye" to many beloved pets that were an intimate part of my life and healing for me and my family.
- I have experienced grief with intangible losses such as loss of safety and trust, in our ever-changing world.
This is what I gained by completing GRM: I found that my grief was inhibiting me from joy and fulfillment. I learned that how I learned to grieve as a child was limiting me today. I realized that I had a lot of emotional loss that was "unresolved" and that I have a choice of continuing to carry these in an unhealthy, or healthy, way. I was astonished that taking action can free me of the enormous emotional burden that was plaguing my soul. I learned that it is possible to "move beyond grief!"
What I want for you is healing, in a new way:
- I'm offering to sit present with you, heart to heart (even on Zoom), and walk alongside you in your journey as you walk forward.
- I want you to know you that you are not alone.
- I long to help you identify and pracitce a new tool for grief recovery that can be used to heal other losses.
- I want you to experience hope.
I have co-facilitated Grief & Bereavement Support Groups for 14 years. In addition, I co-facilitated Survivors of Suicide Support Group for three years for Hope Bereavement Services at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. I am on the SMART Team (School Mobilization Assistance Response Team) for Clark County that responds and supports schools after a crisis (e.g. suicides, shootings, and other trauma).
At this time, I am offering the following services:
ONLINE SUPPORT: This format, via ZOOM, means I can reach each griever, coastline to coastline. We will meet for 7 sessions, 1-1.5 hours in duration, for 7 weeks in a row. Please feel free to call or email me.
1:1 Grief Support in & around Clark County, WA: These individual, in PERSON or online, are 1 to 1.5 hour sessions (to include weekly homework), are 7 weeks in duration, 1x/week. For cost of service, location, questions, and scheduling, please feel free to call or email me.
8-Week SMALL GROUP Grief Support/Clark County. Please email or call me with your contact information if you are interested in being added to the waiting list for the next GRM group, as there is a limited capacity, and of course, limitations around meeting in groups during Covid. These groups are an average length of 2 hours, 1x/weekly, with 4-6 participants. This intimate setting provides a unique opportunity to connect with other grievers to remind you that you are not alone.
1:1 Pet Loss Grief Support: Please call or email for information.
Most importantly, I encourage you to find a GRM Specialist you connect with to begin mending the past and present "you." I know that it has made a huge difference in my life. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
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I did not realize the weight of grief/loss that I was carrying around. This program has had a profound impact on my life, I feel lighter, as if I can fly. It has provided me with a life-long tool to continue working through grief/loss of the past, present, and/or future. I cannot say enough good things about it, put the work in and you will be greatly rewarded. I am beyond grateful!1-on-1 Support03/31/2022
My 3rd Grief Recovery Method left me lighter and has propelled me into embracing a new life. All experiences are different. All were necessary for me. My facilitator is gifted in her practice. She called me to pull out areas I don’t know were showing. Areas fogging my clear vision. I did the homework and it was daunting, but so very empowering. Every morning I wake grinning knowing I get to live my life without the weight of unresolved grief. Amen1-on-1 Support03/16/2022
I have been hoping and praying for years to find proper tools and methods to assist in going back to the unresolved grieving places. This class is a game changer!1-on-1 Support02/17/2022
Second grief journey, check and check. The lightness I feel can be specifically identified by the word "vapor". Not a readily used or thought of word for me. As God often does, He illuminates my path by one powerful message that is so distinctive its undeniable in truth and undiscernible to anyone but me. Then right when I'm smiling through a long grocery store line, a soul appears and whispers to me, "you are like a vapor". Can you imagine living your entire life with shame so heavy permeating every decision, thought, and action? I'm going to begin my 3rd journey in the next 2 weeks. Endless joy, peace, and learning comes flooding in, soaking every cup full of kindness and love. My husband of many years is supportive and grateful. Incredibly difficult this work. It takes time. It takes courage. It takes a tremendous amount of trust. Cindy (GRM Facilitator) is smart, humble, creative, gracious, supportive, engaging, and respectful. She listens with her eyes and leads with her heart. She asks the perfect questions that stay with you like a hiking friend on your uphill journey. Just when you finish your thought that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, she adds levity, and gifts you with that unbelievable smile. I can only say that her support is like a huge mirror. She holds it up for you to see yourself. Full of grace, beauty, and endless love.1-on-1 Support12/16/2021
In this approach to recovering from grief in comparison to standard 'counseling, I felt completely free to expose how my loss felt. Sometimes I cried, sometimes I laughed and sometimes I felt profound loss. Instead of getting a, 'Why does that make you laugh?' question back on something I might say, I got an acknowledgement of, an acceptance of, the emotion. Having someone who welcomed all my memories felt like I was able to pour them into a vessel which would keep them safe. It is hard to explain how wonderful it was to not get platitudes in response to my emotions. Don't tell me it's okay or that you understand, because it's not and you don't. But when you allow me to identify the joys, the pain, and the uniqueness of my daughter, you've help me give her flight. I am so incredibly grateful to have been able to go through an experience which has set us both free.1-on-1 Support11/11/2021
The GRI program was the beginning of a lifelong journey I have been seeking. Being an extremely emotional woman, I embraced the process and trusted the journey. Cindy was an amazing facilitator that encouraged me to be vulnerable. It was brutal at times and she was always accessible to me when I contacted her for guidance. I was overwhelmed and didn't know which loss in my life to "work" on. I was very unsure if I was in the right place. Me writing with pen to paper pages and pages of my grief and pain was cathartic. Reading and processing the program with clear and guidance from Cindy was essential in my success. I can share my first journal entry the day after I read my final letter to Cindy. It speaks to my heart and it rings truth. A disguise has been eliminated and the light is emanating from places in this source I didn't remember existing. All familiar, they are dancing, bursting, and radiating from the truth that was born. It feels like new life, but I know it. No introductions needed. It's movement expands like sparkles bursting and bouncing into this vessel formally used as a taskmaster to fear, shame and guilt. All excused, all released, escorted by the giver of light. Covered in brilliance, there was no place for them to remain. Humbled by the cleansing, yet full of loving rays warming me to tears of joy and gratefulness, I run. I trust to more of me. I want more. Then, the sweet whisper of His blessing. "I am with you".1-on-1 Support11/03/2021