Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to change or loss of any kind – death, divorce, moving, financial changes, health changes, relationship changes, and on and on… Grief is also the result of unmet hopes, dreams and expectations and the loss of intangible concepts such as safety, trust, security, respect, faith… and hope. Grief is universal. All of us have experienced grief throughout our lives as a result of many changes and losses. But we are not prepared to handle, manage, or recover from the emotional impact of these changes and losses.
The GRM explains why we are so ill-prepared to recover from our grief if it’s so universal and a normal and natural response.
Just as our grief is universal, the ineffective ways of dealing with it are also pretty universal. Often, the way we manage our grief is the same – or similar to – the ways our parents and other key figures in our lives have managed theirs… in fact, sometimes for many generations. In addition to parents and key family members, we also learn ineffective tools for dealing with grief from other key adults in our lives as we are growing up – teachers, clergy, coaches, counselors, and even the media and TV and music personalities.
Grief is an emotional response – yet often, we try to ease our grief by using intellectual tools – we try to “figure it out,” “solve it,” or “understand” it. Just as if we were asked to paint a room but were only given a hammer and a screwdriver, we cannot recover from grief with inappropriate tools. If given a paintbrush, paint, and a drop cloth, we could indeed paint a room. Given the proper emotional tools, we can also achieve recovery from our grief. That’s what the Grief Recovery Method provides – the appropriate emotional tools for doing this work.
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60-Day Emotional Healing Course
The 60-Day Emotional Healing Course is a program format initially provided for grievers directly through the GRI staff and designated GRMS (by invitation and contract). Grievers learn about the program on the GRI main website and sign up for one of the scheduled sessions.
The format includes the standard 8-week GRM online group format plus an optional 4-session Alumni format - giving them the opportunity to complete two relationships during the course of the program.
The goals of this format are:
1) to be a way for the GRI to provide some direct programs for grievers
2) to “pilot test” this offering as a lead-in to participants’ signing up for the GRMS training
3) to document the process, the pros and cons of such an offering, and provide insights to GRMS on how they might also offer this format most effectively.
It is also intended that upon completing the 60 days if participants want to do more alumni work, they would be encouraged to find a GRMS of their choosing with whom to continue that work.
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What Our Clients Say
Goodmorning Dahria. I can’t even express how grateful I am to have you in my family and I’s lives. I did have some anxiety going back to school not because of school itself but for my family’s sake but with you in the picture my anxiety is at ease. I love you too. Thanks! See you soon ❤️