The first time I heard the word grief, I was curious as to what that was. I was not familiar with the term. But it brought me to an awareness.
Here is my story: I was placed into foster care at 11 days old and shuttled between my birth mother and various foster homes 8 times until age 2 ½ when the province removed me from my birth mother placed me into my what would become my forever home. I was subsequently adopted at age 4 ½ into a dysfunctional family.
Not understanding the anger, the sadness, and the despair, I have learned that I carried grief with me for most of my life. And finally, at 49 I caught my husband having an affair. My world fell apart. BUT that’s REALLY when my relationship with grief began….
Historically, we have measured grief as death only, but it is so much more. It is loss of finances, health, pets, children, marriages, homes through divorce, homes through fire, bankruptcy, loss of employment, our youth, sickness, loss siblings, spouses, friends, parents, children. It is everywhere. It’s part of life. And often, we aren’t aware that we are grieving and more importantly we don’t know that we can take time to grieve.
The very best description of grief came from a friend of mine. Helen, she said, it’s as if someone turned the lights off and when they were turned back on again, life has never been the same.
This is the very essence of Grief. – forever changed, no turning back. This is where the work begins.
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The grief that comes with any emotional loss can be overwhelming and also very isolating. Often people find that those they normally count on for emotional support are at a total loss when it comes to offering effective and meaningful assistance. They will often give you logical reasons why you should not feel bad, but that rarely helps. Grief is emotional and not logical! You are suffering from a broken heart, not a broken head! The fact that you are seeking help in dealing with that emotional pain is not a sign of weakness, but rather a recognition on your part that you are interested in taking recovery action! When you choose me as your coach I will be by your side. You are NOT alone. Sessions are 1-hour/week for 7 weeks and will be held on Zoom. Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to register for grief recovery support.