In July 2008, my 18 year old son was severely injured in an automobile accident, living for 10 days in Trauma ICU before dying. At that time, I sought counseling to help me "Get Over It". All the books I read and the sessions I attended still produced an underlying sadness. This lasted for years.
2019 began with a move to a new house, then a 90th birthday party for my Mom on January 5th, the birth of my second grandson on the 25th, and my Mom dying unexpectedly of a heart attack on the 31st. I was just plowing through all that, when I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer in May. June and July brought 2 surgeries and also the loss of a dear friend from his battle with Muscular Dystrophy in July.
To say the least, I was emotionally and physically spent. God in his infinite wisdom, pointed me to The Grief Recovery Method®️ website. I began researching and then ordered the Grief Recovery Handbook. BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE FOR MYSELF! I started working through the book on my own, and found the power in this method!
I have since gone through the process myself and I am now certified to facilitate. This method is unlike anything else I have ever done or read, and trust me, I have read lots of “Grief” books, “ Self help books”, etc. along with countless therapy sessions.
What is this method? Well, first of all, it is an action program for moving beyond Death, Divorce and any other of the 40+ losses we experience as humans. Grief is a normal and natural reaction to these losses, we just haven’t been equipped to talk and be honest with one another or ourselves about our grief.
In my physical recovery, I have taken continued steps to get better. Although I have scars from my surgeries, I am healing according to plan. Do I still hurt sometimes, YES. Do I see the scars every day, YES! Do I feel better and am able to enjoy life again...Absolutely! While the physical was healing, The Grief Recovery Method®️ helped me recover from my broken heart.
My goal is to now reach as many people as I can and facilitate recovery for them.
I am located in Mooresville, NC and currently hold classes in the Lake Norman area and Asheville, NC area.