The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses

Are You Suffering From a Broken Heart?

If you found this page there is a high probability that you or someone you love is suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce or from one of the more than 40 other losses that can impact our lives? If so, you have come to the right place and you are not alone.

The Grief Recovery Method® has been helping people feel better following a loss for over 35 years. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, I am not going to tell you “I know how you feel” because I don’t. What I will do is provide a safe environment where you will be given specific tools to help you recover from loss and lead a happier life.

Grief Defined

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we never compare losses, most people immediately think of death and divorce as obvious and painful losses. The Grief Recovery Method is effective for many losses including but not restricted to retirement, moving, pet loss, financial loss, health issues, loss of trust or perhaps your life is not where you had hoped it would be.

Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings, thoughts and emotions each person will have about the relationship that has changed and been altered by death, divorce or any other loss that has impacted someone’s life.

The Problem

While grief is normal and natural, most of the information out there regarding grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Society is full of misinformation in and around grief and it can stand in the way of healing and recovery. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual. Grievers don’t have a broken head. Grievers have a broken heart.

There are six myths about grief that are so common that most of you will most likely recognize them and perhaps have come to believe some of them. The misinformation is best described as:

  • Time Heals All Wounds
  • Grieve Alone
  • Be Strong
  • Don’t feel bad
  • Replace the Loss
  • Keep Busy

The Solution

People will tell you that time heals all wounds, to stay busy or to let go and move on but they often fail to tell you how. Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships.

Completion of pain caused by any loss is what allows us to let go and move on. It is almost impossible to move on without first taking a series of actions that lead to completion.

The Grief Recovery Method Programs

The Grief Recovery Method creates a safe environment that provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss. It is a program that guides people to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss, to identify what losses have impacted their lives and to take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to one of those losses.

Programs offered:

This program is an individual personal approach to Grief Recovery that allows you to explore and uncover your grief at your own pace with the safety and confidentiality of working with me one on one. I recognize and appreciate that everyone’s grief and the healing process is unique. The 7 session program may be perfect for you or you may find that you need additional sessions to complete the program. My number one priority is your emotional completion to the pain isolation and loneliness caused by your loss.

As part of the program, you will receive The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman. We will be using text and material from this book to guide you to recovery.

This group approach to Grief Recovery will provide the opportunity to share and connect with others who have also experienced a significant loss, without judgment, criticism, or analysis.

The support group is a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to share the feelings you experienced following your loss and to courageously take new action to complete the pain associated with those feelings. It is not time in itself that heals our wounds, it is the actions we take within the time that does. Thus, our grief healing program requires total commitment.

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.

As part of the program, you will receive The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman. We will be using text and material from this book to guide you to recovery.

This 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.

This program is also valuable for counselors, 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.

As part of the program, you will receive a copy of 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.

 

If you or a loved one is suffering from a broken heart and if you would like more information on any of these Grief Recovery programs please complete the contact form to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. I am honored to help you in any way that I can.

We all have a story and I know this program works because it helped me to move beyond pain, change my life and helped me to rediscover peace and so much joy.

In Peace and With Love,

Michele Deville