THE GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD
I offer both a 7-week one-on-one format and a 8-week group format to complete the actions necessary to recover from grief. These are not counseling or therapy sessions. These are powerful, dynamic, sensible and accessible programs that are for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to heal themselves.
Both formats provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs and behaviors, and examine what losses you have experienced throughout your life, so you can then learn and take the actions that will help you complete the pain attached to those losses. It’s an action-based program that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition by John W. James and Russell Friedman. As a result, participants find that they are able to discover and complete what was left emotionally unfinished due to a death, divorce, or other major loss.
This is not a drop-in style group format. Your weekly attendance of this program is vital for maximum benefit in the healing and recovery process.
I have created a safe environment that allows you to articulate your feelings and take an active role in regaining your emotional balance.
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses
WHEN CHILDREN GRIEVE
For the Parents and Guardians of Grieving Children
to Help Them Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving and Other Losses
To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience. This 6-week group program is primarily for parents and other guardians of grieving children who have been affected by a significant loss, like the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, or someone else important to them, the divorce of the child’s parents or grandparents, or pet death to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession.
This program is also valuable for counsellors, therapists, teachers, and anyone else who interacts with children on a regular basis.
Our alternative to traditional one-on-one grief and loss counselling is to teach you how to guide your children in completing their relationship to the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by a significant loss of any kind.
There are many myths about dealing with sad emotions that confuse children: time heals all wounds, cry alone, bury your feelings, don't feel bad...have a cookie and you'll feel better. In this program, using When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman, as the reference book, you will learn how to replace these myths with practical guidance for your children.
GRIEF RECOVERY FOR PET LOSS
Without comparing our relationships with our pets to those with people, we know that, because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe.
When a beloved pet passes away, people often resort to incorrect mechanisms to deal with the grief, such as trying to move too quickly past the loss (dismissing the real impact), or even attempting to replace the pet immediately. However, these are merely two myths out of six that we discuss and dismantle in The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss by Cole James, John W. James, and Russell Friedman. This 6 week one-on-one or group program addresses how losing a pet is different from losing a human loved one, and ultimately, how to move on with life.
If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal.
f you’ve found that your family and friends don’t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal.
What Am I Investing In?
The Grief Recovery Method®, which is the basis for all of the programs described above, is a finite, powerful, and permanent way in which to identify, process, and become complete with your emotional losses. With over 30 years in existence, The Grief Recovery Method has helped hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world truly recover from their loss experiences. The Grief Recovery Method is NOT a passive process; it is in fact grief work. There is "homework" involved. The steps are simple, but they are not emotionally easy. The difference is... they work. You will receive a copy of The Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve or The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss, additional handouts as well as a journal for processing your feelings. The process is educational and experiential in nature so you will feel emotions you have tried to suppress for years. That is part of the work to becoming complete with your emotional losses.
Grief Recovery West Los Angeles accepts payment through PayPal, checks, and cash.
Due to the nature of the work we are doing I do not accept pay per session.
If you chose to work with me, you are committing to attending all necessary sessions in order to complete the process. Therefore, you are required to pay in full at or before the first session.
One-on-One Grief Recovery Work
Group Grief Recovery Work
>> minimum of 7 sessions
>> sessions are 60 minutes in duration
>> sessions are once a week
>> minimum of 2 people - maximum of 8 people
>> sessions are a FULL 2 hours in duration
>> sessions are one day or evening a week for 6 weeks for
the When Children Grieve and Pet Loss programs,
and 8 weeks for The Grief Recovery Method program
If you are interested in working with me, schedule a free 15 minute discovery session to find out if Grief Recovery is the best fit for you.