Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant loss of any kind. The range of emotions are as varied as are the individuals.
Grief cannot be neatly categorized. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross work "The Five Stages of Grief" was about death and dying...not living beyond the loss.
When you are suffering, on a daily basis, with the pain of a broken heart, there is one major question you need to ask yourself: Do I want to continue to suffer this pain for the rest of my life? Many people think this is the only option, and the fate they must endure forever. Many become accustomed to finding themselves in tears at odd moments throughout their days when they think of a love or relationship lost. Others believe that their loss has destroyed their happiness and sense of security, and now feel that they will be bitter and joyless forever. That is not the case. You have options that can move you out from under this cloud.
We, at the Grief Recovery Institute, are proud to say that research at Kent State University has shown that The Grief Recovery Method approach to helping grievers deal with the pain of emotional loss in any relationship is “Evidence Based” and effective. We are also proud to say that our program is the only Grief Support Program to have received this distinction of being evidence based!
The goal of The Grief Recovery Method® is to help you complete your relationship to the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss. I will work one-on-one with you to untangle the feelings and emotions tied to your loss. I can provide the tools to show you how to take 1% responsibility for your part of the loss. 99% grief/feelings plus 1% ownership equals 100% whole.
There are over 40 different types of loss.
• Death • Divorce • Retirement • Moving • Pet Loss • Financial Change • Loss of Health • Legal Problems • Empty Nest • End of Addiction • Starting School • Loss of Trust • Loss of Control • Loss of Safety • Loss of Faith • Loss of Fertility • Circumstances due to Covid-19 • The list goes on.
I can work with you one on one to help you overcome your broken heart.
Our Grief Support Groups provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.
It’s an action-based group that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition.
It’s not a drop-in group. It is an 8-week group format or a 7-week one-on-one format depending on your preference and availability.
The Grief Support Group will be facilitated by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialists. Specialists come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds, but have one thing in common: we all desire to help people.
Children notice everything. They watch and learn from those around them. To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss.
The goal of this program is to provide the tools to free children from the false idea of “not feeling bad” and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.
There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this program can make a difference.
This is Bella. She was obviously very smart!
Pets play an important role in our lives. Often times they are the only family we can depend on. When they are suddenly gone you are left with a broken heart. If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal.
If you’ve found that your family and friends don’t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal.
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.
If you relate to any or all of these sentences, this program is for you.
I have been there and most probably will be there again. I will be with you on this journey to help your heart deal with the absence of your cherished companion.
As an Advanced Specialist we can meet via the internet on Zoom.
I have been a Grief Recovery Specialist for over four years. My husband and I raised 3 sons. The loss of our middle son, who died from a heroin overdose brought me to this juncture. I discovered the successful process for completing my grief with this program and knew I wanted to help others move beyond their pain. This evidence based, educational program can also help YOU. It is hard work but it is definitely worth the effort. It would be an honor to help you move beyond your loss.
99 + Me - Rainy Day Picnic ©
Rainy Day Picnic is the first in a series of books to help adults navigate the difficult struggle of children dealing with loss. This series will be a conversation starter to teach your children to take responsibility for how they process their emotions.
One hundred percent of what may have happened to them may not be their fault but they have to decide how they are going to process those thoughts, feelings and emotions. Each of us have to “own” at least 1% of any situation.
We need to teach our children to move from being a victim to a victor. A small key can open a large door to understanding that a bad situation does NOT have to define their entire life. They can move beyond death, divorce, bullying, or any other challenge or loss they face.
They need to understand that it is okay to not always be okay. They can heal by learning to complete the pain these events have caused. If they cannot undo what has happened then hopefully they can understand that they CAN do something about how they react.
Car Wash - Trust the Track
Avery and Austin have been the subjects of two books I have written about taking responsibility for how you react to things that are thrown at you in life. While driving through a car wash, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I realized the similarities of life! You can’t really see where you are going and there are a lot of things coming at you all at once and sounds that can be pretty scary. It dawned on me, that is my reality! There are situations in life that you simply have to “trust the track” and recognize that you will make it through unscathed if you take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. You have to own at least 1% of what happens to you even if your situation is 100% out of your control.
There is so much to learn about living life through loss.
Really, I Am F.I.N.E.
F.I.N.E. really means Feelings, Inside, Not, Expressed!
Avery has stepped up to help her Aunt Cheryl write a book about returning to school during a pandemic. Avery and Austin join forces with some other students to help one of their friends who doesn’t seem quite like herself. They want to know why she seems so unhappy. They listen to her with love and help her understand that it is up to her to be happy again. She has to own at least 1% of what happens to her even if her situation is 100% out of her control.
Baxter and the Magical Mirrors
Avery and Cheryl have teamed up this time to write a book about pet loss. Avery and Austin’s beloved dog Baxter died and they feel lost without him. They have so many thoughts and feelings that they want to share with Baxter if they had one last chance. This story takes them to the park at the end of the Rainbow Bridge where they are able to connect to Baxter with the help of a wonderful guide named Bella and the magical mirrors. They realize that even though they are not physically together any more they will always be connected through their hearts. So, join us on a magical journey.
COULD THIS BE YOU?
99 + me = 100% Take Responsibility . Own your feelings!
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm