After the death of my husband of nearly 40 years, I met briefly with a grief counselor from hospice but sensed the need for a different approach to recovery. In my search, I came across the Grief Recovery Method (GRM); a time limited, action oriented, one-on-one program with a certified counselor.
A local counselor, Whitney Hall, came to my home to explain the GRM process and I had the opportunity to briefly describe my recent loss. Whitney is a warm, welcoming, compassionate professional. Our weekly visits focused on the information and tools of the GRM. Whitney is a gifted, active listener who offered insight and alternative perspectives, while maintaining the truth of my experiences, values and faith. I was open and honest and felt truly heard, understood, validated and affirmed. It was a guided journey on a path back to a hopeful reality. She witnessed my grief; all of it. An invaluable experience. - Rachel
"I went through the GRM process in a group led by Whitney and by the conclusion experienced the completion of a grief event that I had over 25 years ago. I was able to receive support from the other members of the group and give support to them. The assignments were clear and brought me along in sensible steps to a conclusion I didn't expect - completing the grief process. As a result I have been able to move ahead without being tethered to an event from a quarter of a century in my past. " R.
Grief is so complex - much more than just feeling sad because of a loss. The Grief Recovery class provided a means to process all the overwhelming feelings and to navigate through this transition in my life. - D.
I was not exactly sure what to expect when I started taking this course. But, with hesitation, I dove in and did everything that was required. The interesting thing was not only did the course help me to come to a conclusion about something that I was having difficult with, but I also got to know myself much better.
Whitney did a wonderful job in guiding this class, and helping me to understand and conclude a problem that I had carried for over 15 years. Whitney is so full of compassion and empathy. I feel like my heartache became hers and together we came to understand my grief and bring it to a conclusion. I highly recommend this group to everyone. - S.