You are in the right place…
…if you have recently experienced a loss and are finding it hard to concentrate or function.
…if you have ever had your heart broken by loss.
…if you have been told to “move on” or “get over it”.
…if you have the feeling that life could be better if you could just heal some old wounds.
Unfortunately, there are several myths about grief that just won’t go away. According to the Grief Recovery Method, these are:
- Don’t feel bad (don’t cry, don’t worry, it’ll be fine, you’re alright, think positive…)
- Replace the loss (have a cookie, enjoy some “retail therapy”, you can always get a new dog, cat, partner…)
- Time heals all wounds (grief gets better on its own…)
- Keep busy (get back to work as soon as possible, declutter your house, find a new hobby…)
- Grieve alone (don’t cry in front of others, if you’re going to cry, go to your room…)
- Be strong (for the kids, for your siblings, for your parents…)
These myths are everywhere, and they make us feel like we’re getting it wrong when we grieve.
The Grief Recovery Method is a highly effective, proven technique for relieving the pain of loss. In individual or group sessions, we can work together to help you relieve your pain and learn how to deal with future losses as well.
Parents, teachers, professionals
Anyone who has a child or cares for children on a regular basis knows how difficult it can be to watch a young person struggle with losses such as the death of a grandparent or pet, moving to a new town or a new school, the divorce or separation of parents, long-term illness in the family, or a breakup with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
There are indeed over 40 life events that cause the feelings of grief, and the average child will experience 15 significant losses by the time they reach adulthood.
We all want our children to be happy, resilient and well-adjusted. It’s frustrating and painful when we don’t have the right words to help them. Furthermore, we would like to be able to support them through significant life losses that could have a huge impact on their future.
Helping Children with Loss is based on the same principles as the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method, which has been serving grieving people for over 3 decades. The action steps outlined in this course can help anyone accompany a child through loss and finally gain the confidence to say and do the “right” thing.