If you have found me here, you likely have a broken heart.
I have seen, supported, and encouraged grieving people for the past twenty years. I am comfortable dealing with any kind of loss, whether that is a physical death, end of a relationship, loss of a job, loss of health, or any of the 40+ identified losses we can experience in our lives.
My Dad died in 2007; six years after surgery to remove a brain tumor. Those years were made up of good days and bad as the changes in him became more evident. The Dad I once knew slipped away and I spent those years actively grieving the loss of who he once was. Because of that, his physical death did not affect me emotionally as much as I might have expected, and I felt I had processed his passing in a healthy way.
Ten years after his death, I was reading a book written by a woman about her relationship with her father. She shared how she had worked through deep grief by writing letters to her Dad decades after he had passed. I began to cry because the thought of writing to my own Dad had ignited grief I hadn’t even been aware of. I had unfinished emotional issues with my Dad and deeper healing was necessary.
Early in 2021 I discovered the Grief Recovery Method and was trained as a specialist soon afterwards. Going through the Grief Recovery Method myself has helped me become emotionally complete in my relationship to my Dad. One of the biggest gifts for me was discovering positive aspects of our relationship that had been deeply buried under the hurts and disappointments I tended to focus on.
The Grief Recovery Method is the tool I have been looking for in my search to better support and help those who are hurting. I’m grateful for the program in my own life and believe it is a powerful tool for everyone whose heart is heavy with loss.
It would be my honor to walk with you through the Grief Recovery Method as you work to process the emotional pain of loss in your own life. I am trained as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and offer one-on-one sessions as well as group sessions virtually for anyone anywhere in the world. I am located in central Virginia where I also offer in-person groups and one-on-one sessions. Please contact me to learn more. You do not have to grieve alone.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in the GRM. The program is effective in walking a person through each step of recovery with care and understanding. The book and the facilitator worked together to help me complete each step but the burden of the emotional work was 100% on me. This provided the structure I needed to keep moving forward in the process and at the same time kept me accountable to do the work to complete my own pain. This gives me a sense of control over my own emotional life. I did the work so I know that the process is complete. I am hopeful in applying the new things I've learned to other relationships and also to come back to the GRM for other losses. I love you. I miss you. Goodbye :)1-on-1 Online Support05/17/2022
I heard about GRM a few months after the death of my wife. It was a challenging course, but so very with the work and effort required. For me, this was very much a life altering process and study. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity and would highly recommend it to anyone walking through grief or loss.Support Groups05/16/2022
It encouraged and enabled me to work on a relationship that I knew was strained, but never thought about the need to find completeness now, since my parent is still living. It did an excellent job helping me to realize the benefits of working on that relationship now.Support Groups11/01/2021
This program allowed me to unpack my loss in a simple, straightforward way; layer by layer, week by week, I became more aware of my emotions, and felt like I was "made whole" in being coached and guided on how to organize and express those emotions to my amazing facilitator, who empathetically listened and supported me in my grief, truly hearing my heart and what I needed to say.1-on-1 Support08/31/2021