We're all learning to navigate in a covid vaccinated world. I'm so thrilled to be back in person! We are being covid-cautious.
So - here's a little bit about me. I'm Lois Hall and I live in Westerville, Ohio. Professionally, I've enjoyed a long and exciting career in Public Health at the Ohio Department of Health and then with the Ohio Public Health Association. It was actually my work in Public Health that lead me to the Grief Recovery Method.
I was the first person to do AIDS epidemiology in Ohio back in 1981 when the disease was first recognized. The grief was immense! I met John James and invited him to come to Ohio to share his work with the people working in the AIDS field. I was hooked!!! Everything he said made such sense. I was trained/certified by John in 1998 and have been providing the GRM in my community since then. In addition to the loss I was feeling at work, my dad died of metastatic colon cancer in 1990 and my mom died of a combination of cancer and diabetes in 1991. It was a pretty overwhelming time....
In 2001 I was invited to become a trainer for the Grief Recovery Institute and I have been working even more to spread the word about the Grief Recovery Method. I strongly believe that unresolved grief is a major - largely unaddressed - Public Health issue, and, as such, I'm now working to help bridge my two loves - Public Health and the Grief Recovery Method - with the hope that together we can "make a difference, one life at a time." In addition to my work with HIV/AIDS, I also have a passion for helping those impacted by the drug epidemic, those who are, or have been in prison, or who have been incarcerated... and also clergy. Sounds odd to have them in that list of "passion populations" but I have found that often our clergy families have lives just like the rest of us - which often includes the same kinds of losses or circumstances... they just have a harder time of finding support or even being able to talk about their losses.
I typically provide both group and one-on-one Grief Recovery Method programs, as well as the four-session program, Helping Children with Loss, using the book "When Children Grieve," also written by John W. James and Russell Friedman. I can also provide online Grief Recovery Method sessions, one-on-one, the two-day Personal Workshop format, and now the Helping Children with Loss Online program, and the 8 week group program online, as an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.
To reach me by email, please use [email protected], or you can also call me at 541-389-7906.
Here's a link to a 30 minute podcast from August 2021 on the topic of Helping Children with Loss. Hope you'll appreciate it. Click here to listen to the podcast - https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uuj37-10acc3e
If you're looking for a conference or meeting speaker, you can view these examples of my presentations -
. first on Grief as a Public Health Issue, https://griefrecoverymethod.wistia.com/medias/yjxdjso2rv
. second, on my work with Grief Recovery inside a correctional facility, https://griefrecoverymethod.wistia.com/medias/9ra4g1kl90
. third - In April, 2020, I had the opportunity to do a live Zoom webinar for the Ohio State University Alumni Association on the topic of Grief in the Age of the Coronavirus. If you'd like to watch this presentation, you can find it at this link - https://vimeo.com/412459504/
I also had the pleasure of being a guest on the live internet talk show - Let's Talk About Grief - with host Addie Anderson, on Monday, September 10, 2018. You can find the recorded program at
If you're considering taking the 4-day training to become a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, I'd be glad to speak with you about the training too. To register for one of those, go to https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/certification-training. 2022-2023 course dates are also avaialble on the GRI website.
This training is excellent! It is an incredible feeling to be equipped and supported to set out and help people through their grief journeys. Lois is such a loving, caring trainer and her knowledge and experience created an interesting and supportive environment for growth.07/27/2022
I found commeraderie on a level I wasn't expecting and can now call my other three fellow participants as brothers and sisters.06/10/2022
Lois is a GRM master! She leads with her heart and her knowledge base is evident by stories and examples that demonstrate deep life wisdom. I love the way she creates an emotional space for all to be heard and believed with respect. She brings her life experiences that enrich the learning and add relevant meaning. Her vulnerability in sharing her own stories, emotions, and on-going learning helps set the pace for others. I have high standards for facilitators, and Lois rose the bar even higher - thank you. I have made life long friends with bonds of similar experience(s). I'm honored to be part of the Grief Recovery Method Specialist.Support Groups06/06/2022
I highly recommend Grief Recovery Method as a course for men , women, and young adults and anyone who works with people. We all have and will experience loss and deserve a tried and true program to help to recover from them.03/10/2022
GRM Specialist training from Lois was both personally helpful and professionally executed. I cannot imagine a more thorough introduction to the program. Lois’s passion and commitment to the principles and method were both inspiring and uniting for all of us. We all grieve. We all were supported in our grief to learn for ourselves. She then introduced skills and knowledge equipping us to help others. Very grateful! Thank you Lois.03/09/2022
This was an excellent training course. The material covered and completed was life changing. I feel I'm very prepared to help other grieving people be able to have a positive outcome to their broken heart. Thank you Grief Recovery Institute for this wonderful method.11/16/2021