Testimonials For Lorri Penner, BSW, RSW

5.00 Stars

The program gave me insight on how to complete all losses I have had. It was interesting to learn that I could actually follow the grief support method with a living person or life-changing event. I will be going through this process for more of the losses in my life. Thank you for the opportunity to learn how to properly complete losses in my life; this course is has been such a valuable tool for me and I will continue with the process as I move forward in my life.

Support Groups
03/22/2022
5.00 Stars

The program presented a very specific and unique path to recovery. The facilitators guided our group through the steps with honesty and in a caring manner. They demonstrated very clear exercises consistent with the handbook. They then explained what we were to complete for the next week. Each of these exercises were fundamental steps to the next weeks work. The goal is to have a complete grief experience and this certainly happened for me.

Support Groups
03/22/2022
4.00 Stars
Support Groups
03/22/2022
4.00 Stars

It helped me deal with the death of my father even though it occurred many years ago.

1-on-1 Support
12/30/2020
4.00 Stars

The program helped me gain emotional peace with my loss and to understand the misguided messages of the culture around me and its expectations.

1-on-1 Support
12/29/2020
5.00 Stars

One evening my life became unbearable. I had experienced a loss and the pain was too great and I decided I did not want to live any more. Thankfully friends found me and took me to the local hospital and what happened there changed my life forever. An ER doctor after hearing my story told me about a woman in the city that he knew of that worked with people who had experienced losses in their life and he said after working with her, their lives changed. He gave me her phone number and encouraged me to call her. The next morning I phoned Lorri and we talked for almost an hour. During that time I felt cared for and that she heard every word I said, and she didn't judge me at all which was not something I was used to because I always felt judged. I decided to give the 1 on 1 program a shot because honestly what did I have to lose? Each week Lorri and I would have our session and each week of the journey I learned more than I ever imagined. Lorri would use examples from her own losses to demonstrate and explain the concepts and this helped me so much. I realized that in my life I had experienced so many losses and I did exactly what I was taught to do, I put them in my backpack and tried to ignore them. Lorri was available to answer any questions I had by email, text or phone and her answers were always explained in a way that I could understand. This woman has changed my life! I am excited to be alive now and I know how to complete other losses in my life now too thanks to Lorri and The Grief Recovery Program! I also want to add, a few weeks after finishing the program, a small parcel arrived in the mail. I opened it up and in there was a small rose quartz heart with a hand written note from Lorri. This heart was sent as a reminder of the work we did so I could heal my broken heart. Thank you.

1-on-1 Online Support
12/14/2020
4.00 Stars

I now have the tools to help deal with any grief / loss and help my family and friends when they are dealing with their grief / losses.

Support Groups
12/09/2020
5.00 Stars

I have discovered new tools how to deal with loss. Thank you.

Support Groups
12/09/2020
5.00 Stars

Lorri helped to normalize my experience and give me "permission" to experience my own unique pain and loss. Although I remain sad and grieving, she helped me find a sense of peace with living in this pain and loss transition zone.

1-on-1 Support
11/29/2020
5.00 Stars
Support Groups
11/17/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, AB
5.00 Stars

Helped me to be able to cope with the loss of my husband and deal with previous childhood traumas. Lorri Penner and Brian Magee were extremely helpful in teaching me how to release past baggage. Exceptional coordinators.

Support Groups
11/17/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
4.00 Stars

I have a much better understanding of grief and that it is a natural reaction to a myriad of losses. The program has given me strategies how to deal with my grief. My energy level has improved and I have less anxiety. My sense of well being has improved. The loss history graph has made me aware of my losses and that I need to deal with them. I plan on attending the next alumni 4 week session to do so.

Support Groups
07/30/2020
Participant in Lethbridge , Alberta
4.00 Stars

I began the program shortly after my husbands death. I thought it was too soon, that I should still stay home and away from people.On the very first group session, I learned that I was exactly where I needed to be. Each time we met, I thought I'll try one more night, but each session taught me something valuable, so I kept going. I believe that because of Brian and Lorri, their empathy, knowledge, support and love they have for how this program really works, I have successfully completed my loss with my husband, his death, our history together. I am okay. I will be sad for a long time, but I can think of memories we shared and smile, and laugh! The ugly memories and trauma are no longer at the fore front of my mind. I will forever be grateful for the program and the support I received.

Support Groups
07/30/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, AB
5.00 Stars

I had no hope for a better tomorrow. I was lost and didn’t know I was grieving a huge loss, my job and career.

1-on-1 Support
05/27/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
5.00 Stars

Lorri Penner has a gift in helping people shift through grief of any kind. Lorri believed in me and gave me a new lease on life when I was struggling and led me on a healing journey that truly changed my life. She took my calls and texts in stride and always made time for me when I needed it most. She is one of the most heart-centered leaders I know and has a heart of pure gold. I cannot recommend Lorri and this program enough. If you or someone you love is looking to as Lorri said, heal your broken heart, she is who you need on this journey. What I have learned is that grief is not only about loss from a death, grief is normal and okay, we are not flawed because we are grieving, our losses are all unique, and being heard is critical to our journey. Thank you!

1-on-1 Support
03/17/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
5.00 Stars
Support Groups
03/10/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
5.00 Stars

This program is amazing and I would highly recommend it for any type of grief and loss. The faciliators were genuine in showing our group members kindness and compassion. I went to the group for one reason and ended up working on something totally different. I found the group to be so beneficial as I learned so much about grief and loss, forgiveness, and how we can better navigate this process. Thank you for providing this very helpful group!!

Support Groups
03/10/2020
Participant in Lethbridge, AB
5.00 Stars

It has helped me understand why my grief was so overwhelming and I feel like I am emerging from a fog that was taking over my life

Support Groups
11/26/2019
Participant in Lethbridge , Ab
5.00 Stars

Helped me move from mental recovery to emotional recovery.

Support Groups
11/26/2019
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
5.00 Stars

It was an outstanding experience and learned how to discuss grief with those around me.

1-on-1 Support
11/21/2019
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
4.00 Stars
1-on-1 Support
10/03/2019
Participant in LETHBRIDGE, AB
5.00 Stars

Help me learn different tools to handle my grieving different things in my life

1-on-1 Support
09/25/2019
Participant in Lethbridge, Ab
5.00 Stars

My doctor referred me to Lorri because of ongoing sadness that wasn't responding to any treatments; including medication and therapy. Initially I felt like this was just one more thing that wasn't going to work. Lorri was so empathetic and caring and guided me on a journey where I felt supported each step as I examined my life and losses.I feel like I now have my life back and am looking forward to doing this work with other losses in my life. Thank you!

1-on-1 Support
09/25/2019
Participant in Lethbridge, Alberta
4.00 Stars

The GRM gave me a whole new way to approach grief. There are so many losses that someone can go through in their lives and I feel we were never properly educated or taught how to deal with these types of things. This program showed me many things I and many others have been doing wrong all these years, and even better a way to deal with them properly so they don't keep recurring and preventing forward movement and progress into feeling more complete in the future. I have already recommended this program and book to friends and family and just finished the course a week or so ago!!

Support Groups
07/02/2019

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