How does it work?
Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss. However, unresolved grief can leave people drained of energy, lacking confidence and unable to concentrate on everyday life. It is therefore important to address this sense of incompleteness and find a way to move on.
Grief Recovery courses are usually spread over 12 weeks. Most Grief Recovery sessions are conducted in groups to help combat isolation and encourage grievers to support one another. Each week you will attend a two hour session, during which you listen to other participants and share your own progress. You will also be given some tasks and extra reading to do outside classes – this will probably take you about an hour a week to complete.
Is it for me?
Grief Recovery can help people of all ages deal with the pain of loss. It can be used to aid recovery after death, divorce, financial changes or health issues.
If you really don’t want to partake in group activity it is possible to have one-on-one Grief Recovery sessions.
Good to know
The Grief Recovery program and Grief Recovery Institute were developed by John W. James after he learned to overcome the grief caused by the death of his three year old son.