Physical Office Located in: Granada Hills, CA 91344
Programs offered: Grief Recovery Method, Pet Loss, Online Grief Recovery Method, Helping Children With Loss, Life Coaching
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Sandi Atmore was born in a naval hospital in Portsmouth, VA. Her family moved many times before settling back with the remainder of the extended family in Upstate New York. Her childhood was tumultuous and she suffered physical, sexual and verbal abuse from the time she was 2 until the age of 15. The dynamic in Sandi’s home was that all bad things were to be kept behind closed doors and so to the outside world her family looked happy and normal. To deal with the stress and abuse Sandi developed the same coping skills she learned from her caregivers, denial and repression.
As an adult, Sandi moved to Florida and then settled in California in 1998. Her life revolved around moving up the corporate ladder and fitness. Childhood wounds that had left an internal feeling that something was terribly wrong with her fueled her drive. If she could just “make it” in business and have the perfect body then perhaps that terrible feeling would go away. It didn’t work. Neither did drugs or alcohol. By 2003 Sandi was a Vice President of Sales and Marketing and smoking crystal meth every day. In 2005, after facing the abuse of her childhood Sandi walked away from drugs. She discovered Grief Recovery in 2006. The Outreach Program gave her the structure and tools to heal from the inner wounds. After using the tools for several years, Sandi became certified as a Specialist in 2010. Sandi is now an Author, Speaker, Life Coach and Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®. She is also the founder of Grief Unchained. Her journey to healing from childhood trauma had given her a deep understanding of the pain and bondage this kind of trauma can have on an individual’s life. Sandi is married, resides in southern California and has a BS in Business Administration.
I came to the Grief Recovery Method Certification Training from an academic perspective, not thinking I had grief of my own to work on. Little did I know! The training was enlightening both personally and professionally. My instructor, Sandi, was experienced and so engaging and informative. I really felt like she wanted us all to succeed. It was a life changing 4 days!06/10/2020
Grief Recovery Method is one of the best choices I have ever made! I feel like I got my brains back. Plus my physical health. I have so much focus now too.I highly recommend this course or at the very least getting the book. I had a wonderful trainer and group that I trained with.06/09/2020
The Grief Recovery Method has absolutely transformed my life. I finally feel like I have a piece of myself back that I didn't even know was possible. I cannot thank the Grief Recovery Institute enough for creating this program!!06/09/2020
This course gave me the “language” for my pain and experiences which is a Gift in itself. To have someone hold your hand and guide you through the darkness of your life is Hope. To give them tools to continue on with life is Love.06/09/2020
I will write one and send one to you once I had write it down. My mother-in-law died last night so my somewhat brain scattered and sad. Thanks again05/11/2020
Sandi is an amazing instructor who knows just how to delicately hold space at all the right times. This is surely some of the hardest and also, some of the "worthiest" work you'll ever do. Thank you so much for providing such safety and support to walk through and process such difficult experiences. This has been transformational and life changing already!05/05/2020