Hello, my name is Melissa and I live in Central Kansas. I can't express how thankful I am for this program.
We all carry the unresolved losses from childhood through our adulthoods with us into every relationship, every situation. My mother's death by suicide when I was 9 years old, and ongoing trauma within my family system did little to prepare me for adult grief situations. Continued losses and grief began to accumulate and although I squared my shoulders and convinced myself I was tougher than any of that, the results of those losses continued to permeate below my "intellectual surface."
I actually became involved with the Grief Recovery Program through my employer. That happened to be rather serendipitous. As a trainer, I was required to fully experience the program as my clients would, and I went in to this process believing that I had nothing to "resolve." The Grief Recovery Method provided a level of clarity I had not yet encountered. I completed my training with fresh eyes, and a whole new outlook. While being "strong" was not new to me, allowing myself to take some responsibility for how I allowed those losses to impact me was new. And so very refreshing. It turns out that heart work was much more effective for me than intellectual work.
After a career of working with children and families in the foster care system, I have found a new love in the Grief Recovery Method. It is a privilege to be part of impacting families and youth by assisting in resolving the more than 40 types of loss they might experience.
I lead group classes (while observing Covid precautions) and one on one classes. I look so forward to helping others through this process. I will be walking alongside you and will provide the safe space needed to get real and move to recovery. Make this a priority. You won't be sorry.
I cannot sing the praises of this program enough. I have already utilized some of the listening techniques we were taught with good results. I appreciate that there was no "sugar coating" of the difficulties some of the class may have working through the program. It was an enlightening experience and I will be continuing the journey through my grief to completion.Support Groups03/08/2022