My Passion is to be Present for you in your Grief & Unfinished Relationships...

Helping you tackle your past, move forward, dream again, thrive & blossom.

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Grief is associated with death - but also ANY losses; Relationships that we wish were 'different, better or more'.

  • Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind.

  • The feelings associated to Grief are also normal and natural for you.

  • The problem is we have all been told that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

  • Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behaviour.

  • The feelings may be conflicting and confusing, which in turn can cause frustration and isolation.

  • Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain.

  • Incomplete grief will dictate fearful choices and isolation.

  • The Grief Recovery Institute® came to be when founder John James could find no help for his own loss. 

  • He searched with professionals, libraries and more - finding nothing.

  • Many approached grief with logic but no tools. 

  • Others mistakenly thought "the steps" were what helped. 

  • He spoke to groups of people, and in 1, co-founder Russell Friedman, was invited.  The next day Russell came to the office to volunteer and never left.

  • In the process of finding what worked and what didn't --- they put together specific tools that they saw helped others. 

  • Recovery doesn't mean forgetting.  It means being able to feel better; to become 'unstuck' and move forward; to find completion to relationships that are unfinished for whatever reason.

  • Recovery from loss is achieved by a series of small and correct choices by the griever.

  • Completion allows you to live in the present, look forward and enjoy life again.

  • The Grief Recovery Institute® website has additional resources.