Robin Suttin is an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and Certified Life Coach
Welcome! I'm Robin and I want to give you a really warm welcome. Whatever has brought you here - whatever loss or heartache or change in your life that has left you feeling devastated and heartbroken, I want you to know that there are some tools that you can use to move beyond the pain, isolation and loneliness of loss.
When I first heard about the Grief Recovery Method, I wasn't fully aware of just how much unresolved emotional pain I had been carrying around in my life - for years! After several romantic breakups, I did eventually get married. I thought on my wedding day that I would finally be freed from all of the pain from my past, yet I hadn't worked through any of it so I ended up carrying it all right into my marriage. It didn't take long before there was a huge wall between me and my husband. All of my past loss of trust issues and feelings of insecurity came to the surface and I was living in an emotional jail. I couldn't open my heart fully because I lived in fear of getting hurt again.
During our second year of marriage, I had an emergency surgery that left me totally heartbroken. My dream of one day holding the baby I had always dreamed of holding in my arms came to an end. It was final. I would never conceive. It was the death of my hopes and dreams for the life I had always envisioned. While recovering from surgery, my husband was helping me to walk down the hospital hallway when we passed a young couple with their beautiful newborn baby. I glanced at their precious little bundle of joy and then I looked up at the parents and managed to exchange a slight smile with them before quickly dropping my head just in time for the tears to silently stream down my face. My husband, who is quite tall, didn't even know that I was crying. I didn't want him to know. I didn't want anyone to know the depths of my heartache. Instead, I stayed busy pursuing a successful career teaching English as a foreign language to distract myself from the pain.
While teaching an English course to adult professionals in Cracow, Poland, two of my students experienced devastating losses. During their private English lessons with me they wanted to talk about their loved ones who had died. While listening, the seed was planted in my heart to learn more about grief and how to support those who were grieving. My search led me to the Grief Recovery Institute. Though I signed up for my training because I wanted to learn how to help others to heal their broken hearts, I soon discovered that my own heart was also desperately in need of emotional healing. I learned how to grieve my own personal losses and 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 had lost 100 pounds of emotional weight.
In 2015 I became a certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist and in 2018 I received additional training to become an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist which allows me to teach Grief Recovery Method programs online to participants all over the U.S. and internationally too!
I have experience working with individuals who have come to me because of:
- Death of a parent
- Death of a partner
- Death of a loved one to suicide
- Romantic breakups
- Family estrangements
- Childhood trauma
- Strained relationships with parents, siblings, in-laws
- Miscarriages and infertility
- Dissatisfaction in life
- Moving to a new country
- Pet Loss
I love the work I get to do! I love seeing participants experience their own emotional healing and transformation through using the tools of the Grief Recovery Method.
"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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I read the book by myself, and it was nothing compared to working with Robin.She was fantastic and helped me complete the loss of my father who died terribly. I am so grateful to her for how she facilitated the program and for the program itself. I have a lifelong toolkit and even decided to get a puppy instead of fearing loss because I know that no matter what happens, I have a way to heal. Thank you!!!1-on-1 Online Support11/25/2020
To say it in one word, it would be liberating! It went beyond what I had expected and I can honestly say that I have learned so much, both about myself and about my kids. I feel I need to review it and reread the book a few times in order to get as much as I want out of it, but even through this 4-week period, I have gained so much from it, especially in ways of discovering and expressing emotions, listening with my heart and being an example to my kids and as well as a lot of unlearning to do, but it's a hopeful type of learning rather than overwhelming with too much to grasp. I'm very thankful for this program and all you have put into it and I feel better equipped to help my children when situations of grief come up, as well as things that they have been through in the past. There has not been a super hard and major event or loss in their lives yet, but I am extremely thankful that I have gone through this program now and I believe that this program is for everyone, not only those holding on to difficulties and pain. How much more can we be a help and support to relatives, friends, neighbors, kids we work with, our own children, etc. if we took a little time to learn more in this area, what you've learned and gone through and then how you put it so well into this book and program. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.Helping Children With LossParticipant in Sarre-Union, Alsace10/15/2020
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