Programs offered: Grief Recovery Method, Pet Loss, Online Grief Recovery Method, Helping Children With Loss, Life Coaching
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Sandi Derby 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.
The GRM is life transformational and I feel like I finally found what's missing, what was left incomplete in my life and finally have the tools to do the personal work with support from trained and compassionate specialists.01/26/2022
This program has helped me to realized that the root of my pain started with the relationship I never had with my mother; I am at peace with myself because I went through the Grief Recovery Method. I am now working through other relationships as a result of starting this program.Support Groups05/24/2021
This training was life changing. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, gave great examples, provided excellent slides and tips, and was compassionate during question and sharing moments.01/18/2021
I am sooo throughly pleased in my investment in taking the facilitation training! I have felt supported and encouraged every step of the way and cannot wait to share this knowledge and experience with others. Thank you!01/18/2021
The material is excellent. I am grateful to learn the GRM and will be using it in my own life and in my practice.11/19/2020
Wow. Finally, a way to understand and move beyond grief. Truly amazed at this program and how much it helped me. Now, I can move forward with my life, without all the confusion of unprocessed grief. I feel physically and mentally lighter and am more able to live in the present. Words cannot express how grateful I am for this program and Sandi Atmore. Thank you!!!Support GroupsParticipant in Los Angeles, CA08/13/2020