“Grievers do not lack courage or willingness. What they lack is helpful information and correct choices.” - John James, Founder of the Grief Recovery Institute®
- Time Heals All Wounds
- Be Strong
- Replace the Loss
- Grieve Alone
- Don't Feel Bad
- Keep Busy
When we look at the myth that “time heals”, we get the idea that a person just has to wait and they will feel better. We have known people who have waited years to feel better, yet they still do not feel better. These people would tell you that not only time did not heal them, but that it has compounded their pain. The other five myths carry equally unhelpful messages.
“Honesty is the best policy.” - Russell Friedman, Executive Director of the Grief Recovery Institute®
“The only cure for grief is action.” - George Henry Lewes
Grief Recovery Help
Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Beyond death and divorce, there are many other losses such as retirement, moving, pet loss, financial and health issues to name a few, that affect us deeply. Grief is individual and unique, yet the emotions and feeling we experience while grieving are wide and varied.
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual.
Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships. We are all advised to "Let go," and "Move on," after a loss. Most of us would do that if we knew how. Completion of pain caused by loss is what allows us to let go and move on. By following a series of small correct actions, such as looking at our beliefs and dismissing myths that do not work, can one recover from loss.
If you have experienced any kind of loss, and you wish to move beyond the pain, our programs offer you the probability of a richer and more rewarding life. Our Grief Recovery® Program creates a safe environment with tools that help people move beyond the pain caused by a recent loss, or one that occurred long ago.
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Loss
One-On-One Session program will guide you to resolve your loss issues and help you move beyond the grief. As a result of participating in this program, your life may become more enriched, more alive and more fulfilled than ever before.
If you feel the structure of a workshop is not the ideal setting for you, then One-On-One sessions are for you. We offer One-On-One sessions to individuals who recognize the benefit of doing this type of work and are committed to do the necessary work outlined in the program with honesty, that they may maximize their success with the program.
The minimum number of sessions recommended to complete the Grief Recovery® program is 7 sessions, but because everyone is unique, so it may vary. Normally we meet once a week, but some individuals may prefer to meet twice a week instead.
Each session is booked and paid for at least 24 hours ahead of time. Your investment for each 55 minute session is US$35.00. You will need to purchase The Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve, or Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss, depending on your situation. There are no discounts if you pay for 7 or more sessions at a time, but you may do so for your convenience. Please contact us for more information or to set up the date for your first session.
12-Week Grief Recovery® Outreach Program - This program is designed to help each participant grieve and complete their relationship to the pain and unfinished business caused by a death, divorce or any other significant emotional loss.
Our program is a powerful and dynamic experience. The workshop is the most sensible, accessible and authentic plan available for recovery from loss that is being offered anywhere.
For anyone who is grieving any kind of serious loss, this workshop offers principles and tools that work. The workshop includes educational and hands-on exercises that deal with the concepts of grief, identifying incomplete losses, recovery and moving beyond loss.
This program is not an occasional, drop-in group. For the safety and success of all participants, commitment and attendance are essential. The program is led by Gladys Jimenez, Grief Recovery® Specialist, who has been trained and certified by The Grief Recovery® Institute. To ensure your success within this program, your facilitator has direct access to the founders of the Institute.
Enrollment is limited to 10 people per workshop. We will meet for 90 minutes per session, once a week for 12 weeks. Workshops fill up quickly, so reserve your space early. The cost is US$249.00 and you will need to purchase The Grief Recovery Handbook. Contact us for the next workshop dates, locations and methods of payment.