The Grief Recovery Method – Support and Effective Recovery Tools

The Grief Recovery Method


Grief is:
  • the normal and natural reaction to a significant emotional loss of any kind
  • the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behavior
  • a neglected and misunderstood process
  • a unique experience for everyone


Based on the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale, there are more than 40 sources of grief. A few of the familiar ones are:
  • death of a loved one
  • divorce
  • dismissal from work
  • child leaving home
With “change” as an important element in our definition, we can include:
  • change in residence
  • retirement


Being the misunderstood process that grief is, we receive erroneous and unhelpful messages – very often from our families, as well as from society at large – about how to manage our feelings after a loss. Have you heard any of these?
  • Don’t feel bad/sad/scared
  • Replace the loss
  • Grieve alone
  • Grief just takes time
  • Be strong – be strong for others
  • Keep busy
If you’re looking for grief support, the Grief Recovery Method can help! It builds and enhances coping skills and provides very effective grief recovery tools.

Click here for information on the process and fees.


I found this work to be deeply healing and rewarding on a multitude of levels. The specific approach of the Grief Recovery Handbook is profound and tangible. Beth facilitated our group in a conscious, compassionate and personal way. I found myself resistant to doing the homework as it got deeper and more personal, but I knew that my resistance was an indication that healing was taking place. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have learned these skills that I will undoubtedly carry with me for the rest of my life. I felt proud of myself and my group as we showed up to do this work. Beth’s ability to hold space for the reality and depth of what shows up in this work created a solid foundation for our entire group to connect and share. Thank you for sharing this gift with the world. – CR, LMBT

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