Welcome to my page, I am Syrina. My gift is to give people hope after loss.
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to help people. It started when I was 15 years old. I mustered up the courage to tell my family that I was being sexually abused, and had been on and off for years. Going through the court trial I found it extremely hard to sit on the stand and tell all of the details, as it seemed like everyone was judging me. The only thing that gave me the strength to continue, was the hope that if I told my story that I could prevent someone else from going through the pain that I went through. I believe that I did. But I was not healthy, although I did the normal things like getting married and having a baby but I was not okay. I struggled with being 'a good wife', which was a wonderful side effect for me from the abuse, and my inability to have a healthy relationship. My journey of healing, and working through the sexual abuse, was a long one and it cost me my marriage.
"We are taught how to acquire things in life, but not what to do when we lose them" ~ John James.
Looking back, I can see how ill equipped I was going into and through the marriage; I carried a great deal of unresolved pain and grief. It took me until my 30’s to feel like I had finally worked through the pain and to feel a sense of health. A few short years later, I lost my son, Alex. Once again, I found myself lost in my pain with no hope and I must have heard a million times that 'you never get over the loss of a child'. The one thing I knew was I did not want to take 20 years or more to work though this loss.
I am so grateful that I found the Grief Recover Method (GRM), and found helpful and accurate information, effective tools, and actions I could take to work through (not get over) the loss of my son. What I noticed was the steps that I did to work through both of these major losses were quite similar and while the first loss took me over 20 years and the second loss, that of my son, was measured in a few weeks. Not only have the actions of GRM allowed me to live free of the pain I experienced, learning these tools has helped me in other losses I've experienced in my life, and I now feel well equipped for any losses yet to come.
That's when I knew that becoming a Grief Recovery Specialist was my calling. Since becoming a GRM Specialist, I have continued to learn and develop my skills and I'm now an Advanced GRM Specialist, able to work with grievers who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce, pet loss, bankruptcy, or any of the 43 major life events that result in painful emotions. I want you to know, you are not alone in the pain you feel after experiencing a loss. It is my hope that you will let me be the hope that you need to start the journey of Grief Recovery and working through your loss. You deserve to live your best life, to be your best self, and live life free of the pain that comes when we experience a loss.
I offer a variety of Grief Recovery Method programs in my community, such as in-person 1-on-1 GRM, Grief Recovery Support Groups, and Helping Children with Loss. Besides serving the greater Calgary area, I also offer Grief Recovery support online.
For a free consultation, please contact me 403-651-2694 or schedule a session