As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® Tammy Adams is directed by the ideas and values of The Grief Recovery Institute®. This unique and effective approach to grief recovery allows individuals the opportunity to discover and complete what is emotionally unfinished. She has personally experienced the effects of this program, using the techniques to complete her emotional pain. She is humbled by the effects she has witnessed of those who have completed the program.
Tammy sees The Grief Recovery Method® as the corner stone of Intuitive Understanding. For example once an individual has completed The Grief Recovery Method® she can offer additional support for their next steps in career development or personal transformation. Energy modalities offer self-care options for relaxation.
Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships.
We are all advised to “Let Go,” and “Move On” after losses of all kinds. Most of us would do that if we knew how.
- The Definition of GRIEF
- The Problem
- Six Myths
- The Solution
- Safety and Correct Actions
- 43 Losses
- Moving Beyond Loss
Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we never compare losses, any list would include death and divorce as obvious painful losses. Our list also includes many others; retirement, moving, pet loss, financial and health issues, etc.
The range of emotions associated with grief is as varied as there are people and personalities. There is no list of feelings that would adequately describe one person’s emotions, much less an entire society.
Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or for other reasons.
While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural, or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual.
The majority of incorrect ideas about dealing with loss can be summed up in six myths which are so common that nearly everyone recognizes them. Most people have never questioned whether or not they are valid.
- Time Heals All Wounds
- Grieve Alone
- Be Strong
- Don’t Feel Bad
- Replace the Loss
- Keep Busy
Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships. We are all advised to “Let Go,” and “Move On” after losses of all kinds. Most of us would do that if we knew how.
Completion of pain caused by 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.
Before taking the actions to complete, it is important to look at and often dismiss some of the ideas or myths that we have tried to use with loss, but which are not working.
The Grief Recovery Method®: Grief Support Group provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss. It is an eight-week program that creates a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at what losses have affected your life; and to take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to one of those losses.
The Grief Recovery Handbook – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, including Health, Career, & Faith (released by HarperCollins in 2009), and an accompanying format, both written by John W. James and Russell Friedman, founders of the Grief Recovery Institute®, are used as texts for the Grief Recovery Programs.
There are 43 losses that can produce the range of emotions we call grief.
The long list includes
- Divorce or the End of a Relationship
- Loss of Health
- Major Financial Changes
- Moving and many others
Grief is normal and natural but many of the ideas we have been taught about dealing with grief are not helpful.
If you have experienced one or more losses and you wish to move beyond the pain, this program offers you the probability of a richer and more rewarding life.