Frequently Asked Questions

How does the programme work?

It is not a ‘drop-in’, the programme has been written in stages, with one naturally following the other, therefore all sessions have to be attended.

You can choose to do either an eight-week group format or a seven-week one-on-one format depending on your preference and availability. Contact me

What type of losses does this method work for?

While death and divorce are obvious, many other loss experiences have been identified that can also produce grief.  Among them are:

  •  Death of a pet
  •  Moving
  •  Starting school
  •  Death of a former spouse
  •  Marriage
  •  Graduation
  •  End of addictions
  •  Major health changes
  •  Retirement
  •  Financial changes – positive or negative
  •  Holidays
  •  Legal problems
  •  Empty nest

People who have struggled with a traumatic childhood; such as those brought up in a violent home or with an alcoholic parent, adopted or fostered children, sons and daughters of a parent who develops dementia, (where they feel the loss of the person they once knew) can also find the Grief Recovery Method helpful. Contact me

How do I know if I, or someone I know, is incomplete with a loss?

If you feel you need to talk to someone about a loss or painful experience and these negative memories have an impact on your daily life.  Some typical responses associated with grief are:

  1.  Reduced concentration
  2.  Disrupted sleeping patterns
  3.  Changed eating habits
  4.  Roller coaster of emotional energy
  5.  A sense of numbness
  6.  Unwillingness to think about or talk about someone who has died, or express feelings about any other losses
  7.  Wanting to talk only about the positive aspects of the relationship
  8.  Wanting to talk only about the negative aspects of the relationship

Unresolved grief may be at the root of any fear associated with thoughts or feelings about a relationship and therefore you perhaps may be also struggling to cope with the associated emotions of a loss and feel more pain and negativity than positive emotions.  These are all normal and natural responses to loss. Their duration is unique to every individual and may mean you need help to come to terms with the unresolved loss. Contact me today

What do we mean by recovery?

Recovery means feeling better. Recovery means claiming your circumstances instead of your circumstances claiming you and your happiness. Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again. Recovery is able to enjoy fond memories without having them precipitate painful feelings of regret or remorse. Recovery is acknowledging that it is perfectly alright to feel sad from time to time and to talk about those feelings no matter how those around you react. Recovery is being able to forgive others when they say or do things that you know are based on this lack of knowledge about grief. Recovery is one day realising that your ability to talk about the loss you’ve experienced is indeed normal and healthy.

Most important, recovery means acquiring the skills that we should have been taught in childhood.

Recovering from a significant emotional loss is not an easy task. Taking the actions that lead to recovery will require your attention, open-mindedness, willingness, and courage. If you would like to acquire this powerful and useful toolkit. Contact me

What happens if I change my mind once I’ve started?

If you are unsure whether the Grief Recovery Method is right for you, simply contact me for a free no obligation chat where we will discuss your suitability and what you wish to get out of the programme.

If you would like to go ahead and complete the programme, we can then take steps to confirm your booking and complete payment.

The payments you have made are not refundable. If you need to postpone the completion of the course due to a change in circumstances I will issue a credit note for the number of remaining sessions.

If you need to postpone a single session for any reason, please give at least 48 hours notice to avoid a cancellation fee.

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