Robin Heart Suttin is an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and Certified Life Coach. She has been trained by the Grief Recovery Institute to offer the 1-on-1 Grief Support Online program.
When my friend died in a car accident, I desperately searched for a way to get rid of the pain I was feeling. I got really busy doing volunteer work because I wanted to honor my friend's life by helping others. I thought, back then, that staying busy helping others would heal my aching heart. Yet, at the end of the day, no matter how hard I worked, no matter how busy I stayed, there was still a huge hole in my heart.
In 2004 I was told by doctors that I had endometriosis. Before going in for surgery, I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years. Waking up from surgery, I was given the devastating news; damage had been done, resulting in infertility. I was heartbroken over the death of my hopes and dreams to get married and start a family. Later that year I heard the news - my ex was getting married to a beautiful young woman, and not long after that I heard some more news - they were having a baby. Flashbacks of tender moments - talking excitedly with my ex about getting married and starting a family together - now felt like a knife piercing my heart. How would I survive this pain? I had always heard that time heals all pain, so I swallowed all of those painful emotions, put on my "happy face" and stayed as busy as I could waiting for the day when time would somehow heal my pain. It didn't.
Years later, after several more heartbreaks, I finally got married. I thought, back then on my wedding day, that getting married would erase all pain from past romantic relationships. Oh boy, was I wrong! One year into our marriage, I was so emotionally stuck. I had so many unresolved issues from past romantic relationships that I was unable to open my heart fully to love and trust my husband. There was a huge wall between us.
During my training at the Grief Recovery Institute, I was required to personally go through the Grief Recovery Method program first before they would certify me to teach others. I learned how to grieve the loss of my hopes and dreams for my life. I learned how to grieve the loss of those so close to my heart. I learned how to work through the pain attached to the broken places in my heart that I had been too afraid to look at. The wall around my heart finally came down and I felt like I'd lost a ton of heavy emotional weight that I had been carrying around for years.
In 2015 I got certified as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist and I have been teaching these healing tools to others since then. In 2018 I received additional training and certification to teach the Grief Recovery Method program online. I love seeing participants experience emotional healing and transformation!
"Following the death of my partner, I didn't think there would ever be a way for me to address my pain. Robin created a space where I could feel safe and supported to heal, and heal I did. While I enjoyed the process, I was skeptical about it actually working. ...By the final session, I was different. I feel safer and more present in my life and practice. I feel grounded and complete and for this I am eternally grateful. " - Eve
"I think it's really powerful to have a specialist who has gone through the course and the grief recovery process herself. I don't think that had I just read the book on my own, that I would have been able to first of all push myself through doing all of the assignments and completing things. The grief recovery program sets you up for success. I feel more forgiving of myself for things I just didn't know." - Sandra
“Having a method and the tools to work through things from my past and to know how to deal with things in my future is huge for me.” - Carol
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The program helped me to make my life review, and permitted me to remember many events, that were important to me and my husband. I took this opportunity to work on those spots that were not touched before, because when you suffer a lost of a dear family member, a lot of cultural behaviours do not help you to face reality. It was a hard work, but Robin Suttin accompanied me with proffesionalism and compassion. I feel much better now, and I am looking forward to go on living my life with joy. I want to thank Robin and the whole Grief Recovery team! It was outstanding and 5 stars is my rating!Support GroupsParticipant in Lugano, Ticino05/05/2020
This program was very well-structured and helped me move purposefully through the process to a place of completion. I would have gotten stuck at a couple of points trying to work through the material on my own. It turned out to be critically important to be working with a facilitator. The process is hard work but also fruitful. I do think I'm in a different place emotionally and relationally, and I can see how the ideas will continue to benefit me and be applicable in the future.Support GroupsParticipant in Fort Worth, TX01/03/2020
The Grief Recovery Method was recommended to me by one of my mentors when I was struggling through the dissolution of my marriage. I was absolutely devastated by what had happened and needed help to get through my feelings and my new reality. My mentor specifically recommended Robin Heart Suttin because she had also worked with Robin and had transformative results and I am SO glad that she did. Robin is amazing and has literally changed my life since we first began to work together in June. I did an 8 week 1:1 online course with her and have since done an additional person and have one more person to go. The work has been profound and intense and more healing than I could have ever imagined. Robin is truly compassionate, knowledgeable, and handles our sessions in a way where it feels safe to be honest and vulnerable with her. She is able to move me toward such deep understanding and connections and literally things have come up in just one session with her that have never come up in years of therapy. I don't know how she does it, but she is able to help me transform my life which is the greatest gift that anyone can give another person. I am so thankful that Robin was recommended to me and that I am able to work with her. She has helped me immeasurably. I tell people about the Grief Recovery Method and how helpful it has been. Robin is a wonderful teacher and guide.1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in New Canaan, CT11/07/2019
Oh how long a week is... that with this work I could feel like a brand new person-- not one that hides or cowers or fears her past... but one that is willing to take an honest look at the past in order to stand more firmly in the present. I have never felt more open; more alive. Robin is by far one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. She gave me so much support and she accepted me completely without judgment or question. She encouraged me to accept myself and accept my feelings with total honesty and clarity. I am grateful for this work. I am so grateful for Robin.1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Brooklyn, NY10/21/2019
I am beyond grateful for this experience because I feel that aside from helping me now be freed from the past and misconceptions, unforgiven situations related to my ex partner and chains of resentment that had me bound, I can look forward to a brighter future, especially for the sake of our beautiful children. I am confident now, which is a real gift, that if something comes up, I will have these tools to use and deal with it.1-on-1 Online Support06/15/2019
I learned to perceive loss of parent in a different way. I can face my loss instead of avoiding it.1-on-1 SupportParticipant in Nashville, Tennessee05/18/2019