Devastated by the death of my sister Julie, I desperately searched for what could heal my broken heart. In 2002, that search led me to the Grief Recovery Method, which not only healed my heart but equipped me with tools to recover from other losses experienced in my life. The impact of this program was so life-changing I decided to become a Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist and began helping hundreds of grievers in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2010, I continued serving the grieving community after relocating to Austin, Texas. Over many years, the ripple effect of doing this work has healed hearts as far as Cambodia, Russia, the Ukraine, and the Philippines. What began in total devastation became more than I could ever ask or imagine.
Interestingly, on the anniversary of my sister’s death in 2010, I was asked to become a GRM Specialist Trainer for the Institute. Several losses temporarily postponed this dream, but I am now honored to be able to expand the hope and healing of this work by training others to become GRM Specialists.
I offer a variety of GRM programs: 8 and 12 week Grief Recovery Support Groups, online and in-person 1-on-1 Grief Support, Helping Children with Loss, Grief Recovery Weekend Workshops, and GRM Specialist Certification Training.
I was at the point where even the thought of my brother and his mental illness would give me anxiety and send me into a panic for days. I was wrestling with resentment toward him as well as incredible fear surrounding his condition and behavior. I couldn’t physically be around him without feeling tense and erupting with anger. Doing Grief Recovery was the one of best things I have ever done in my life. I don’t feel panic or anger toward my brother - I feel love, compassion and sincere gratitude for him. I can enjoy my brother for who he is and where he is at in his own process and his burdens are not mine to bear. I was able to grieve some losses in our relationship without carrying the pain forward. Now our relationship is defined by fondness and appreciation - the pain is in the past and it will stay there. I will never be the same after Grief Recovery. This method works and it gave me back the parts of me and this relationship that I so desperately was missing and needed back. Thank you so much for this work - it changed my life.2 Day Personal WorkshopsParticipant in Austin, TX04/14/2019
Although I was very reluctant to go to class, I found it rewarding to push through. I found the structure useful as I worked through my strong emotions of grief and loss.Support GroupsParticipant in Austin, TX04/14/2019