From the U.S. territory of Guam, Darlene discovered the Grief Recovery Method after suffering her deepest loss. Darlene's husband Frank died suddenly in a tragic motorcycle accident in 2015. Frank's death sent her into a spiral of darkness that led to isolation, fear and so many other overwhelming emotions she had no control of. She desperately sought help from all directions including her faith in God, joining a widow support group and seeing a psychologist for two months. Nothing or no one could help her find the relief from her pain that she needed. She almost lost all hope of finding light and joy again until she was introduced to the Grief Recovery Insistute's website by a friend. Unfortunately, none of the workshops she found were offered on Guam. In her desperation to make sense of the overwhelming feelings of grief that constantly consumed her, she signed up for the first workshop she could schedule and was off to Austin, Texas. After taking the Grief Recovery Method Workshop and learning the small correct actions to heal her heart, she finally saw a small spark of light and believed in joy and hope again. This was the start of a purposeful journey that she immediately embraced and six months later became certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist.
Darlene has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Customer Service and Corporate Training combined. Working in the corporate world at the time of her husband's death she experienced first hand just how little equipped organizations are to support employees when transitioning back to work after experiencing loss. This realization led her to work with corporate organizations to offer a range of programs and training that will arm them with the right tools to effectively deal with Grief in the Workplace. These programs teach organizations to honor the space of grief and provide the geniune support employees need to thrive in the workplace while they are still grieving.
Darlene is currently an advanced specialist and delivers the Grief Recovery Method through the online program and the 2-day personal workshops, not just on Guam but around the globe. She is a global speaker passionate about giving grief a voice and a Life Coach with a focus on Self Love which allows her to continue to help grievers move from recovery to discovery.
Walking this journey as a widow by teaching the Grief Recovery Method continues to allow Darlene to honor her husband's memory while helping other's heal and find purpose and meaning in their own lives.
It has taught me a new way to deal with my losses and I especially love how it taught me to take care of one loss at a time.2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Barrigada, Guam01/12/2020
GRM has given me the tools to start to learn more about myself and how I handle loss on many different levels. I believe I now have the tools needed to grow my ability on how I cope and recover from loss. I recommend this program to everyone!2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Agana Heights, Guam01/12/2020
In the span of 2 days, I was able to share feelings over the loss of my mom, these feelings I have never shared with anyone even those closest to me. After participating in the 2 day workshop with Darlene, she has helped me understand the tools I need not to overcome the great loss I suffered, but how to deal with the emotions and grief that come from that loss. The Grief Recovery Method, is definitely something I would recommend to others who have suffered with ANY type of loss in their life. After going through the program you will be better equipped on how to handle other things life throws at you and not suppress your feelings. It is possible to recover from grief and regain your energy/life.2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Agana Heights, Guam01/12/2020
That relationship graph was "WOW"! I now have a tool I can use to disallow people to take control of my being!2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Agana Heights, Guam01/12/2020
I was shown a different outlet to use to work through my grief. I was also able to finally identify the many areas my grief was coming from. There were some things that occurred in my life that I didn't even realize I was grieving from until I took the GRM. Overall, as hesitant as I was to go through with the workshop in the beginning, I knew I had to try it, as everything else I was doing didn't seem to be working. I left feeling so grateful I didn't back out and went through with the workshop.2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Agana Heights, Guam01/12/2020
My nightmares are gone!! And that has been a relief. Been having those nightmares for over 20yrs and finally it's gone and I've learned to let go and thanks to this workshop I barely have anxieties..❤❤2 1/2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Guam, GU01/11/2020