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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Helping me identify what grief is and how it holds one down. Navigating through the world wading through unresolved grief is a tough way to live, and having someone knowledgeable and compassionate to rescue me from the waters has made a huge difference in my outlook and activity level. I feel freer and more able to move through the world the way I want rather than the way I have been held back.1-on-1 Online Support09/23/2022
I thought I was an open book until I realized I wasn't. Cindy extracted things from me that I didn't know were there. It's time to re-write my narrative and with the tools Cindy gave me, I can do that!Support Groups09/16/2022
I have completed my 2nd loss with the help of Cindy Cook. Cindy had an amazing ability to help bring to the surface what had been deeply immersed in me for so long. I didn’t realize initially that a 2nd loss would be in my future, but I see now how the layers of losses are intertwined. I was so inspired by the personal growth as a direct result of working through my 1st loss, that I chose to dig even deeper. I completed my 2nd loss around having been molested as a 4 year old little girl. I am so very grateful to Cindy. Her ability to provide a safe space for me to process what happened to me nearly 50 years ago has been priceless. I am aware today in a way that I have never been aware before. I have been repeating behaviors based in shame and guilt that I had no idea of. I am so very grateful to be free of more baggage that I have been carrying that was never mine to carry in the first place. I am looking forward to the possibility of working through a 3rd loss. I cannot describe the lightness I feel as a result of clearing of my container. I deserve to feel as happy and loved from within as I can be. Working through my 2nd loss has brought me to a whole other level of freedom.Support Groups09/01/2022
I have completed my 2nd with the help of Cindy Cook. Cindy had an amazing ability to help bring to the surface what had been deeply immersed in me for so long. I didn’t realize initially that a 2nd loss would be in my future, but I see now how the layers of losses are intertwined. I am so very grateful to be free of more baggage that I have been carrying that was never mine to carry in the first place. I am looking forward to the possibility of working through a 3rd loss. I cannot describe the lightness I feel as a result of clearing of my container. I deserve to feel as happy and loved from within as I can be. Working through my 2nd loss has brought me to a whole other level of freedom.Support Groups09/01/2022
For decades I struggled with anger, resentment and conflicts over the relationship with my mother. I entered the program to find help in grieving the loss of my husband only to discover that there are many kinds of losses. When appropriately guided each one can be processed healthfully and let go. I now have the skills to work through several relationships that have burdened me. I know that each one that I process will liberate me and restore my power to me.1-on-1 Online Support07/27/2022
Words cannot express my gratitude for Cindy and the Grief Recovery Method. I am 52 and I woke up one morning with an overwhelming need to forgive my mother. I had no idea that grieving would have anything to do with forgiving someone. The GRM helped me to see that forgiving my mom included grieving a loss of a mom, even though she is still alive. If it hadn’t been for the recommendation of my friends, I would have never been able to experience this turning point in my life with Cindy and the program. My work with Cindy was done virtually and her authenticity and ability to be present made it possible for me to feel as if we were in her space in Washington. I felt safe and with a professional. The virtual experience was never an issue. In the past, I have seen counselors and never really reached a “closing” point on my issues. The formula of the program specifically addressed my loss of a childhood/mother in 8 sessions. After reading reviews on the main GRM website, I was wondering if my loss was appropriate for this method. So many of the comments were centered around loss of a husband or marriage or specific person; things/people that were “over/done”. The GRM addressed my loss of a childhood with precision and authenticity. My mom is still alive. I am so grateful that I didn’t need to wait until she was gone to find peace and forgiveness. I don’t know what our relationship will look like in the future, but all that truly matters is that I have finally found the peace in my soul that I have longed for. There were specific structured program exercises every session and to be able to have Cindy as my guide was truly a magical experience. Cindy’s ability to be emotionally present and connected to heart and soul was incredible, inspiring and safe. She truly has a heart of gold and I felt as though I could trust her from the moment we met. I feel blessed to have found her and the program. The friends that recommended Cindy told me that the work they did with her and the GRM changed their lives as well. I have a history of 30 years in a recovery program and have done much work around self growth. This work has been with counselors and well as self help. The GRM addressed more layers of the onion than I was even aware of, and I was able to clear my soul and find more peace living my life than I ever imagined possible. Cindy was the conduit of finding my peace and freedom. I truly feel a sense of freedom from a season of my life. It is over and the time is now, I am free to choose and I had no idea that I had been confined to the prison of my past. I had no idea that I was confining myself as a result of events in my past. I had no idea that the work I did with Cindy would allow me to be forever changed. The GRM provided me tools to ensure that the future will not hinder my progess as well. While you can follow he program on your own, I cannot recommend choosing to follow the path of the program with a GRM practitioner enough. Cindy was the practitioner that truly made he difference. She was able to provide a perspective that would not have been possible on my own. Her presence as a guide and a witness was truly a blessing. I am forever grateful. I will be recommending her for the rest of my life. If you are willing to do the work that is asked of you and are ready to let go and truly move on, this is the program for you. I have changed the path of my life and I am forever grateful to Cindy for walking the path with me.Support Groups07/20/2022