Hi! My name is Susan and I’m so glad you are considering the Grief Recovery Method. I want to share with you where my journey began.
I was completely devastated when my 33 year old sister, Julie, unexpectedly died from a heart attack. I felt like a part of my heart died with her and I desperately searched for what could heal my broken heart. In 2002, that search led me to the Grief Recovery Method, which healed my heart and equipped me with tools to also recover from other losses in my life. The impact of this program was so life-changing I decided to become a Grief Recovery Method Specialist. Since then I have helped hundreds of grievers in both the Los Angeles area and, after 2010, in my current community of Austin, Texas. Over many years, the ripple effect of doing this work has healed hearts as far as Cambodia, Russia, Ukraine, and the Philippines. What began in total devastation became more than I could ever ask or imagine.
On the anniversary of my sister’s death in 2010, I was asked to become a GRM Specialist Trainer. Several losses, including my father's death and mother's dementia, 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. In 2020, I also joined the Institute's GRM Specialist Support team to help Specialists worldwide.
My background includes teaching, acting, dance, public speaking, and ministry leadership. I graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in Psychology, and have had the privilege of being a contributing author for three books, primarily on the topic of grief.
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.
Knowing how devastating grief can be, I don’t want you to feel like you have to walk through your darkest days alone. I would be honored to walk with you.
To schedule a free consultation: https://www.scheduleyou.in/EqTbZqS2i
Great training, well taught. Exactly what I needed, both personally and professionally. Job well done, Ms. Susan.03/11/2020
I loss my son and my dad some years ago and I was really struggling with peace but I can truly say that this training gave me the peace that I had been desiring for years. The training help me dis cover why I dealt with some thing for years and it gave me a freedom. It also motivated me to the help those that are hurting due to loss. I would encourage anyone that have ever experienced any type of lost and has been feeling like they have been burden down and would like to be free to take this training.03/11/2020
Grief Recovery Method was very informative and life changing. Susan was absolutely awesome! She gave us her best every day and her compassion was very warming and needed. Choosing to attend and become a grief recovery specialist was the best choice ever! It opened my eyes to new concepts and tools I look forward to implement in my own life and helping others in their healing process.03/10/2020
As you all know, people are extremely misinformed about how to deal with grief. The last 5 years of my life have been nothing but traumatic, and once my dad died I knew that if this level of trauma keeps occurring, I'll be nothing but a shell of a person if I don't deal with this loss effectively and quickly. I knew it was going to be now or never... I've been to counselors and therapists and group grief sessions before, but none of them seemed to be as specific and focused on my recovery as much as this method. I was angry (at my dad and God), sad, confused, bitter, happy, in denial, lethargic and apathetic all at the same time but the main emotions that I felt were anger and apathy. I really didn't believe I would ever heal from the hole that my dad left in not only my life but my mother's and my sisters'. But this method really did give me the tools to hope again. There were so many things left unsaid to my dad that it started to form a bitterness in my heart that consumed my thought patterns for months. But when I wrote that letter...apologized for the things I needed to apologize for, forgave the things I needed to forgive, and just said the things that needed to be said, it freed me from the burdens of being resentful and gave me the room in my heart again to be hopeful and energized about my life. I am now more hopeful and energized about not only recovering from the other broken relationships that I need to work on but also about what God is going to be able to do now that my heart was more open to his words. I would not have been able to go on this journey had it not been for Susan's grace and patience with me. She went above and beyond to make sure I knew how to do the homeworks and even stopped to just absorb everything that, I believe Satan, was trying to throw at me to distract me from this process of healing and recovery. I even want to give this resource to the Greater Nashville Church and want help others heal from their losses too. I am in the process of becoming a wounded healer...and I can't tell you how much joy that gives my heart, to know that I feel empowered enough to help others despite my scars. Thank you so much for continuing this amazing work and giving me the opportunity to learn from all of your amazing minds and soft hearts. Thank you 1000 times infinity! Sincerely, Aziza Hart1-on-1 Online SupportParticipant in Nashville, TN11/27/2019
The Grief Recovery Method is fantastic! Extremely effective! I am incredibly thrilled to get my new GRM Family! Supportive line! In just 4 days, not only we learned a lot of new tools and method, but also we connected that we all found the same way that we have known each other long. It was a true blessing was The loss graph and relationship graph were unique tools! I have been given misinformation in my entire life, and NOW I learn how to use these tools to deal with any future losses. For myself, family, friends, community, and the world. And last not the least, my words are not enough how to thank Susan Dindinger for her passion and dedication to teaching, supporting, and genuinely connecting to each one of us. I'm thankful for this fantastic opportunity. I strongly challenge everyone to join this program to all those out there suffering from any loss.08/02/2019
For anyone who may be feeling fear or indecision about taking the GRM Certification, I say, go for it! I always felt valued and welcome in the classroom. Susan Dindinger was my instructor and was so clear in teaching the method, and compassionate in taking me through the process myself. I am so glad I signed up!07/31/2019