I’m a Love, Life & Relationship coach. I support people who have experienced a significant loss of any kind and want to rediscover themselves: I use proven processes to teach them the tools and action steps to move beyond the pain, isolation and resignation of grief and heartbreak, to complete what’s unfinished in their relationships (past and present), and shift old outdated beliefs so that they can be free to once again create and live a life full of joy & love.
Because of my personal history with the Grief Recovery Method I am very passionate about helping others to learn and use this process: I first learned about it to help me get past the shock and all the aftermath of the suicide of my dad in 2000. It not only restored me from that grief, but also from a lifetime of secretly wishing for a different childhood, a healthier and happier dad, etc... I’ve used the GRM again to help me navigate my next big loss, my divorce in 2009: Thanks to these tools I was able to honor my marriage despite the acute pain of it’s loss, and part with my husband in the most amicable way possible (that was before the “Conscious Uncoupling” program existed, which I now also teach as it complements the Grief Recovery Method very well).
Today the Grief Recovery Method has become an organic part of my life that helps me live more wholeheartedly, “complete” and authentic in all my relationships, past and present. And I love teaching this toolkit to my clients, so they can liberate themselves as well. I provide Grief Recovery One-on-One Coaching in person and online, as well as group coaching in Alexandria VA and the DC area.
Certified Coaching Credentials:
- Conscious Uncoupling™ & Calling In “The One”™ - by Katherine Woodward Thomas
- DreamBuilder® & Life Mastery™ - by Life Mastery Institute®
- Yoga (RYT-500)
This Grief Recovery Program has totally revitalized my emotional life. I had not realized how emotionally shut down I had become as a result of so much unprocessed grief going back into childhood until, suddenly, I was opening up and joy was finding freedom to flourish.1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Alexandria, , Virginia11/19/2020
I was able to acknowledge the pain as well as be grateful for the value of a lossed romantic relationship that had become the foundation for all of the relationships that followed, including my marriage. My marriage ended much in part due to this past lossed relationship that I had never completed. With the ability to respectfully complete both lossed relationships, I finally feel hopeful that my future will include authentic happiness and love.1-on-1 Support07/15/2019
Fantastic process. It provided peace and healing in ways that traditional therapy/counseling never provided. The GRI and the Specialists all over the world helping people through the GRM are awesome. I wish I would have found this when I was younger! The Grief Recovery Handbook needs to be on a bookshelf in every school, office, library, and house of worship. I will do my part and spread the word. Thank you to all the people at the GRI! God bless you!1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Greenbelt, MD12/26/2018
I did not even realize how much grief I had accumulated over a lifetime. I feel so much lighter, having been able to let so much of it go already through this program. I finally feel at peace with the passing of my mom - and in addition I now feel so much closer to my partner, since Martina encouraged me to do a relationship graph for him in addition to my mom's. I'm so glad she insisted I do this, because I see him and 'us' so much clearer now.1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Alexandria, VA12/08/2018
I have been in extreme emotional pain for quite some time. I grew up with a narcissist father, then married a worse version. I always thought I was depressed. One day the counselor told me I was grieving. A light bulb went off! Grief not depression. Wow. "I can deal with grief", I said. Moving through the program with a coach, was amazing. Her coaching skills moved me at the perfect speed through the program. I learned so much about how I hold anxiety, sadness, and anger in my body. I learned how my body responds when its unsure, when it needs to release. I learned how I AVOID emotions and what that looks like for me. I learned when and how I use food to feed my insecurities, exercise to release my anger. I was aware of much of this already, but knowing it and then having the extra skills to move through it, release and let it go, was firm confirmation. Although I have goals for my work and life, I had lost the ability and the energy to make those goals a reality. Having released the grief and reconciled the losses, I now have the energy to move forward. With sincere gratitude I thank John and Russel for the work they did. So simple, so powerful.1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Arlington, VA11/29/2018