Tammy is a native New Yorker who normally lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, but is waiting out the war from a temporary base in London, UK. She recently oversaw the translation of the Grief Recovery Handbook into Russian and facilitated the training of the first group of 15 native Russian-speaking Certified Grief Recovery Method® Specialists in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Tammy first went through The Grief Recovery Handbook in 2007 on her own, after several stressfuls international moves, and the loss of sending her daughter away to university -- the beginnings of the empty nest. That experience opened her eyes to the many incomplete relationships and the accumulated, undealt-with grief in her own heart –- beginning with the early deaths of both her parents -- and to the tremendous amount of pain, from various types of losses, in people around her. Tammy went on to train to become an Advanced Grief Recovery Method® Specialist, offering private and group support services in both English and Russian, online and in person. She has been married for over 35 years, has two grown children and two grandsons. She is an ordained minister with the International Churches of Christ, a published author, experienced public speaker and fluent in English and Russian.
Her vulnerability is what stood out to me. Obviously someone is certified, has been through trainings, has experience leading groups, but her vulnerability in sharing her journeys through grief and the Grief Recovery Method was unexpected. It made me think "she gets it, she's been there". It also helped with explaining the homework assignments and reassured me to "trust the process".Support GroupsParticipant in N/A, N/A11/10/2023
Very encouraging in all the steps! Repeated many times that we don't need to have expectations of if we feel something during the exercises or not, which made me feel safe and not judging myself. Engaged in all of us. Positive and safe atmosphere!Support GroupsParticipant in N/A, N/A11/10/2023
Tammy's professionalism and empathy shined brightly throughout every session enabling me to feel heard and in a totally safe place to be honest and vulnerable. Her answering of any questions was thorough and the unity and confidentiality engendered within the group promoted total honesty and openness.Support GroupsParticipant in N/A, N/A11/10/2023
Tammy was enthusiastic and well informed, compassionate, patient and supportive. She used her own example very helpfully and humbly. She created a group that was genuinely a safe place, where truth could be spoken freely.Support GroupsParticipant in London, London11/10/2023
Tammy was encouraging everyone all over the way and giving additional consultations when it was needed. She created such an open and warm atmosphere at the group. I’m just incredibly grateful for the chance to do it with her as a fasilitatorSupport GroupsParticipant in N/A, N/A11/09/2023
Tammy was amazing. I felt a bond with her from the very beginning. She was so clear and full of compassion with her instructions. She treated everyone with dignity and respect. I just love herSupport GroupsParticipant in N/A, N/A10/31/2023