About the Grief Recovery Method®
The Grief Recovery Method® has been developed and fine tuned, over the course of forty years. Tens of thousands of people have found recovery following a significant loss as the result of taking the action steps outlined in the Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman. It is an evidence and practice-based, experiential, educational process that invites those struggling with loss to make a series of small and correct choices, that, if taken, will ultimately yield recovery.
How does one define grief?
According to the Grief Recovery Handbook, written by John W. James and Russell Friedman: “Grief is the natural and normal reaction to loss or change of any kind. Grief is also the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.” Grief can also be ”The feeling of reaching out for somebody who has always been there for you, only to find that when you need them one more time, they are not there.” Or, “The feeling of reaching out for somebody who has never been there for you, only to find that when you need them one more time, they still aren’t there.”
How does one define recovery from grief?
According to the Grief Recovery Handbook: “Recovery means feeling better, it means claiming your circumstances instead of allowing your circumstances to claim you”. Recovery means you will be able to participate more fully in life once again, without the ache that was once associated with the loss. “Most important, recovery means acquiring the skills that should have been taught in childhood.”
Recovery is possible if you take the action steps outlined in the Grief Recovery Handbook and/or by participating in an eight week Grief Recovery® support group or going through the seven week Grief Recovery® one-on-one program – either in person or via Zoom.
For those wishing to assist children and youth deal with loss issues or for those who wish to address the heartache associated with the loss of a beloved pet, you may elect to participate in one of the groups specific to those issues.
For some additional information about the Grief Recovery Method® and to read additional blogs related to grief and loss, please visit www.griefrecoverymethod.com
You may also wish to download the free and helpful Grief eBook.