Classes


There are several recovery program formats available. For adults, I offer a support group format as well as an individual, private format. I also offer a special workshop for adults who work with children.


Grief Recovery Method: Grief Support Group

8 WEEK FORMAT – $100

Time frame: In a group situation, we meet for 8 sessions; each session lasts two hours. The time may vary due to the number of attendees. A group can consist of six to twelve participants.*

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* While groups form at any time, there are always pre-scheduled group programs offered in the spring and fall.

 

Grief Recovery Method: One-on-One  –  $125

7 WEEK FORMAT

Time frame: We meet for 7 sessions; each session lasts for 60 minutes.

CALL to schedule one-on-one appointments

 

When Children Grieve – Helping Children Deal with Loss

7 WEEK FORMAT  –  $75

This program is for adults to help children deal with death, divorce, pet loss, moving and other losses. The class offers the opportunity for parents to be actively engaged in their children’s healing from their grief and to teach their children more effective ways to deal with loss for the rest of their lives.

Time frame: We meet for 6 sessions; each session lasts for two hours.

*The book for this class is When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman. (2002)

 

When Children Grieve – Helping Adoptees and Foster Children Heal from the Trauma of Separation

7 WEEK FORMAT  –  $75

This class addresses the trauma experienced by children who are separated from their family of origin regardless of age or circumstances. The class is for adoptive or foster parents who wish to better understand the grief their children are experiencing and how it is being displayed through behavior. The class offers the opportunity for parents to be actively engaged in their children’s healing from their grief and to teach their children more effective ways to deal with loss for the rest of their lives.

Time frame: We meet for 6 sessions; each session lasts for two hours.

*The book for this class is When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman. (2002)

 

The Heart of the Grief Recovery Method

While the Grief Recovery Program is supportive, it differs from other support groups. For example, it is not a casual drop-in gathering. Commitment, attendance and participation are essential to your successful recovery. During our sessions, you will not be judged, interrupted, criticized, analyzed or advised by other members or by me. You will be listened to and acknowledged with respect. Therein lays the support.