What is grief?

Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. It is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.

Conflicting feelings are opposing emotional responses resulting from the same loss, like pain and relief. For example, when someone dies after suffering a long illness, those left behind may feel emotional pain knowing they can no longer see or touch the person. At the same time, they may feel a sense of relief knowing that the person’s suffering is over. 

Grief is individual and unique. As every rela­tionship is different, so are the thoughts and feelings each person has about the rela­tionship that has been altered by any of the following:

Common Losses

  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Financial changes
  • Health issues
  • Moving

…and over 30 other losses!

Overlooked Losses

  • Graduation
  • Career changes
  • Marriage
  • Empty nest
  • Retirement
  • Pet loss

Intangible Losses

  • Trust
  • Faith
  • Joy
  • Freedom
  • Security
  • Comfort

Why is it so hard to overcome?

While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural, or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with it is intellectual. In fact, a lot of what we learn counters to what we

    actually need

for healing and leaves us ill-prepared to effectively work through intense emotional pain. See if you resonate with any of these incorrect beliefs about dealing with grief:

  • Don’t feel bad
  • Replace the loss
  • Grieve alone
  • Time heals all wounds
  • Be strong
  • Keep busy

Just look at the unhelpful messaging of “time heals all wounds” for instance. It creates this false hope that if we just quietly wait, we will eventually feel better. Sadly, we have never really questioned whether these ideals are even valid:Some can carry the emotional weight of unresolved grief for years, yet all that waiting will do very little to heal a broken heart. In fact, it can actually compound the pain! Being emotionally stuck impacts relationships, limits our capacity to experience happiness and joy, and inhibits our ability to make new choices in the present moment. It’s not the passing of time that completes unresolved grief, but rather what you do in that time to take action towards recovery that really matters.

Grief Recovery Method® Workshops provide the experiential tools necessary to grieve.

Am I ever going to get over it?

Chances are by visiting this page, there is a strong probability you’re currently struggling with a broken heart. It may be the result of a death of someone close to you, a divorce, job loss, a major life change, loss of identity or one of the other 40+ reasons individuals grieve.

Regardless of what brought you here, you feel how you feel, and sorting through all the mire can be quite challenging. 

That’s where I come in as a life coach. While I will not tell you how to feel, I will provide a safe and confidential environment along with tools to help you recover from the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by your loss.

According to the Grief Recovery Institute, not being able to move beyond your grief does not indicate that there is something wrong with you but rather that you have been trying to recover from your grief using misinformation.

The Grief Recovery Method® is an action-oriented program that addresses incomplete communications. To date it has transformed the lives of thousands. It is the completion of pain caused by loss that allows you to let go of what’s holding you back and move forward with your life.

This is not therapy or counseling but rather a powerful dynamic experience that creates long term benefits.

The Grief Recovery Method® is for anyone who has experienced a change in a familiar pattern of behaviour or a loss. It is never too soon to begin.

Recovery from loss is achieved by a series of small and correct choices made by the griever.” The Grief Recovery Method.

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Grief Recovery Method® Workshops provide the experiential tools necessary to grieve.

If you found this page there is a high probability that you, or someone you love, is suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce or another major loss? If so you might feel sad, distracted, or confused. You are not alone. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for 40 years. Below you can learn about our different Grief Recovery formats.

What Is the Grief Recovery Method®?

The Grief Recovery Method® is a heart-centred, action-oriented program that is designed to help you complete the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss of any kind. Whether you are grieving due to a death, divorce, romantic break-up, or any of the other 40 losses that can create the feelings of grief, the program will equip you with the tools to complete any unresolved emotions that are still causing you pain.

People say “you have to let go” and “move on” but they don’t tell you how. The Grief Recovery Method®, developed and refined over the past 30 years, teaches you how to recover from loss with supportive, emotional guidance every step of the way. The Grief Recovery Method® is a tried, tested, and true way in which to acknowledge and become complete with any loss that has affected your life.

It’s important to know that everyone grieves in unique ways and it’s okay if your grief is different than those around you. At times you may even be unaware that you are grieving or that you’ve experienced a loss that deserves to be grieved.

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What is grief?

Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. It is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. There are many losses you can experience in life that may result in grief including:

Common Losses

  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Financial changes
  • Health issues
  • Pet loss

…and over 30 other losses!

Not So Obvious Losses

  • Moving
  • Retirement
  • Empty nest
  • Marriage
  • Graduation
  • Career changes

Overlooked Losses

  • Trust
  • Faith
  • Joy
  • Freedom
  • Security
  • Comfort

Why is it so hard to overcome?

Probably the main reason why it is so difficult to overcome grief is that you probably weren’t taught it is a misunderstood emotion.you have been conditioned not to! 

As much as we would like to just forget about “old wounds”,

unfortunately we carry the emotional weight of unresolved grief with us everywhere we go.

Now imagine the impact of this weight over a lifetime.

The heaviness becomes so familiar, we begin to believe there is no opportunity for change.

Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative.

It limits and restricts us in our relationships, in our capacity for happiness and joy,

and in our ability to make new choices in the present moment.

 

There is no  that would ade­quately describe one person’s emotions, much less an entire society. The range of emotions associated with grief is as varied as there are people and personalities. 

Grief is individual and unique. As every rela­tionship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the rela­tionship that has been altered by death, divorce, or for other reasons.

Am I ever going to get over it?

While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural, or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual.

The majority of incorrect ideas about dealing with loss can be summed up in six myths which are so common that nearly everyone recognizes them. Most people have never questioned whether or not they are valid. The misinforma­tion is best described in the following:

Six Myths

  • Time Heals All Wounds
  • Grieve Alone
  • Be Strong
  • Don’t Feel Bad
  • Replace the Loss
  • Keep Busy

Just looking at the myth that “time heals” creates the idea that a person just has to wait and they will feel better. We have known people who had waited 10, 20, 30, and 40 years, and still didn’t feel better. And, we know that they would tell you that not only had time not healed them, but that it had compounded the pain. The other five myths carry equally unhelpful messages.

 

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The range of emotions associated with grief is as varied as there are people and personalities. There is no list of feelings that would ade­quately describe one person’s emotions, much less an entire society.

Grief is individual and unique. As every rela­tionship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the rela­tionship that has been altered by death, divorce, or for other reasons.

If you found this page there is a high probability that you, or someone you love, is suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce or another major loss? If so you might feel sad, distracted, or confused. You are not alone. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for 40 years. Below you can learn about our different Grief Recovery formats.

What Is the Grief Recovery Method®?

The Grief Recovery Method® is a heart-centred, action-oriented program that is designed to help you complete the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss of any kind. Whether you are grieving due to a death, divorce, romantic break-up, or any of the other 40 losses that can create the feelings of grief, the program will equip you with the tools to complete any unresolved emotions that are still causing you pain.

People say “you have to let go” and “move on” but they don’t tell you how. The Grief Recovery Method®, developed and refined over the past 30 years, teaches you how to recover from loss with supportive, emotional guidance every step of the way. The Grief Recovery Method® is a tried, tested, and true way in which to acknowledge and become complete with any loss that has affected your life.

It’s important to know that everyone grieves in unique ways and it’s okay if your grief is different than those around you. At times you may even be unaware that you are grieving or that you’ve experienced a loss that deserves to be grieved.