Hi, I’m Tammy Adams, Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.
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When I talk about ‘grief’ I do so from a place of personal experience.
When I was a teenager my grandfather fell ill. I went to see him in the hospital as I had so much to tell him. As he lay in his hospital bed, surrounded by family, I lacked the confidence to tell him the words in my heart, how much I loved him, with so many people present. That night I left the hospital with a firm commitment to return in the morning and share the words I longed to say. By morning he had fallen into a coma and by afternoon he had died. I spent years grieving the communications that remained undelivered. Blaming myself for not having the courage to say them when I had the opportunity.
In addition to my grandfather’s death I had a challenging childhood. The patterns I learned in childhood, I went on to replicate in my working life. Trust me, these sentences allude to decades of carrying the real burdens of grief.
There came a point when I had no more interest in continuing to live with insecurities, sadness and the pain of unresolved grief. I took these challenges and did two things: The first was to become a life-long searcher, looking for the tools that would help me move into a happier, more positive, and empowered life. The second was to design a career where I could support others, to find freedom, as they targeted limiting beliefs, fears, and sadness that had kept them stuck.
For over 30 years, I have taught children and adults, provided education supports, training and coaching in both the corporate and educational worlds. You could say that my focus has been on “helping people move towards their desired futures”.
Many of my clients share the feeling of “being stuck”. You will know when you find yourself in the same situation over and over again … and you just don’t know how to stop it. My ultimate goal was to support personal transformation in others. With my support, their actions set them free.
“Tammy helped me unpack the baggage and put a smile on my face in the process. It’s a rare quality for someone to fully listen without judgement but yet still steer you in the right direction.”
The Grief Recovery Method
Have you ever seen pictures of hikers trekking up mountains in the Himalayas? It looks tough, people loaded down with packs and trying to breathe at high altitudes. I also remember the pictures of the amazing Sherpas, the wise people who act as guides and support in sharing the load – those were the people who got the hikers to those amazing peaks and back home safely. They were invaluable because they had climbed the path themselves and could find the safest, trustworthy route.
I was so delighted to find The Grief Recovery Method. The Grief Recovery Institute provided what I needed to completely and successfully support others. In my training, I participated in the program myself, as it’s always important to be able to understand the experience for others. After my own decades of work, I still found more positive results were possible. I feel truly confident about sharing this evidence-based, educational program with my clients. The Grief Recovery Method® provides an alternative to traditional therapy or counselling.
The Need for Grief Support
Carrying grief is a little like strapping a big pack on your own back – whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, a beloved family pet, the impact of PTSD or any other loss – it weighs us down.
I would be honoured to be your guide, your personal grief support specialist. The path is much easier when there is someone alongside you to share the load.
Please feel welcome to contact me for a chat to see if, together, we might be good fit at email@example.com or 519-209-1986.
In addition to The Grief Recovery Method, over the years, I have filled a large toolbox with effective, how-to resources to support you, from boosting confidence in your own skills (which are usually many) to learning to pay attention to what you really want and finding the strength to take your first steps forward. Longing to get ‘unstuck’ is what most of my clients have in common.
In addition to being an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Method® Specialist, I am also a Certified Coach Practitioner, a Certified Personality Dimensions Facilitator, a published author, and a professional speaker. For 5 years I was a regular columnist for A Beautiful Life Magazine. I have appeared on the C-Suite, the Nikki Clarke Show, and several podcasts, radio programs, and summits sharing facts about grief and the cost of ignoring incomplete emotions. I successfully support individuals Canada-wide offering services both in person and online.
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