Explore Life Coaching, Patti Phillips

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Method®, is an educational program that provides the correct action steps to help people move beyond the pain caused by emotional loss. It is a program that offers a safe environment to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at losses that have affected your life; and to take new actions which lead to completion and release from the pain attached to one of those losses. As part of the program, you will be provided with a copy of the Grief Recovery Handbook to act as your guide.

One of the key teaching in the program is that grief is not exclusive to emotional loss through death. Other losses that may result in grief include, but are not limited to; relationship breakdown (partner, family, friend), moving, job change, health issues, retirement, loss of self, etc.

Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that build up in relationships. The Grief Recovery Method® was created in the mid-80’s as a result of its founder, John W. James, struggling to find helpful support after the death of his son. He developed a process that, over the last 30 years, has helped thousands of people around the world recover from past losses and once again embrace life. You can learn more about the method by clicking here.

As a life coach, it’s very important for me to have something in my backpack to support people when the pain of unresolved grief gets in the way of moving forward and living a fulfilling life. That is why I became certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist.

I offer The Grief Recovery Method primarily by one-on-one sessions that take place weekly, over the course of seven, 45-60 minute sessions, in-person or by phone. If an alternative meeting frequency is desired, this can be explored. I also offer “Heal Your Heart” Retreats in Pinawa, MB. Please ask if that’s of interest.

The in-person meetings take place in my home office. This means it’s a little different than what you might expect in a professional office space. The benefit is that I can charge less for my services. Street parking is available right in front of my house and bus service is also convenient.

I can’t guarantee you won’t get a little hair on your clothes because I have two dogs and a cat which makes it nearly impossible to keep things fur-free. One of my dogs thinks she’s my assistant and will want to sit with us to offer compassion. If you’re hugely allergic, we’ll need to sort that out. I schedule sessions for when my family is away to honour confidentiality and safety.

The total program fee is $700 or $100 per session. The fee includes a copy of the Grief Recovery Handbook If additional meetings are required to complete the method, beyond the seven sessions, they will be provided at a rate of $100 per session. If paid in full at the beginning of the process, a discounted fee of $630 is offered.

Ongoing 1-on-1 life coaching sessions and group coaching options are available upon completion of the Grief Recovery Method® to support forward personal growth and self improvement. This can be explored at the end of the final session.

Please contact me if you’d like to explore this service option.

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