"Grief is emotional, not logical."
"The grief that comes with any emotional loss can be overwhelming and also very isolating. Often people find that those they normally count on for emotional support are at a total loss when it comes to offering effective and meaningful assistance. They will often give you logical reasons why you should not feel bad, but that rarely helps. Grief is emotional and not logical! You are suffering from a broken heart, not a broken head! The fact that you are seeking help in dealing with that emotional pain is not a sign of weakness, but rather a recognition on your part that you are interested in taking recovery action!" - The Grief Recovery Institute
"Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken head."
"Recovery from loss is a achieved by a series of small and correct action choices made by the griever."
- The Grief Recovery Handbook
When life turns out differently than the way you always hoped it would,
How do you not only survive the heartbreak, disappointment and loss, but how do you actually start living life again?
When your heart is broken & your dreams are shattered, how do you move beyond the pain and not stay stuck and isolated in your pain?
When it gets too hard to keep pretending you're okay and the mask of a "happy" face gets harder and harder to keep on wearing, how do you continue on?
When nobody around you seems to understand your pain, yet you know it's unhealthy to suffer in silence, what can you do?
When your inner feelings have been suppressed for so long, how do you even begin to voice those bottled-up emotions?
Is your heart aching after losing a loved one or friend?
Or is your heart broken because of a family estrangement, career change, pet loss, or another devastating loss or change that has left your heart in pieces?
Are you feeling devastated, heartbroken or stuck after a divorce or romantic break-up?
Do you wonder how to move forward with your life or if you will ever be able to open your heart to love and trust again?
Is your long, painful journey of trying to conceive coming to an end without the baby you've longed to hold in your arms?
Do you want to learn how you can work through the pain attached to the many, many losses you've experienced along the way?
"The skills of grief recovery will heal your heart if it gets broken and in turn allow you to participate 100 percent in all of your relationships."
-The Grief Recovery Handbook
"Following the death of my partner, I didn't think there would ever be a way for me to address my pain. I thought that if I acknowledged what had hurt me, that I would be admitting to being permanently broken. I didn't feel like it was safe to admit that I was grieving, let alone accept it. From the very beginning of the program, I felt safe with Robin. With her guidance and unconditional support throughout the seven-week program, I was able to heal even more than the bereavement I had initially come to grief recovery for.
"My healing required that I sit with my feelings as opposed to running away from them. Robin created a space where I could feel safe and supported to heal, and heal I did. While I enjoyed the process, I was skeptical about it actually working. Robin kept me on track, and sure enought, by the final session, I was different. I feel safer and more present in my life and practice. I feel grounded and complete and for this I am eternally grateful. " - Eve
"Robin is welcoming, warm and compassionate. She is genuine and open. Leading without judgment, analysis or criticism, she has gently encouraged me onward towards my goal of becoming free from my past. With my own eyes, I'm beginning to see my heart open, in some ways, for the first time. With Robin, I am learning how to use specific tools to process through wounds & be free. And, I will carry these tools with me for the rest of my life because they really do work!" - Cheryl
"I'm so happy that I had a chance to get to know about this program and go through it. I had no idea that such a program even existed. Having the tools is such a big thing for me. Having a method and the tools to work through things from my past and to know how to deal with things in my future is huge for me. Being able to help my kids learn to deal with loss appropriately is huge for me. And I wish everyone could go through something like this! I felt that our grief recovery specialist, Robin, was so good at leading the program. She came across so understanding and non-judgmental, not trying to analyze everything people shared, in fact, not analyzing at all. I felt like I was getting a big, warm hug when she listened to me." - Carol
"When I finally decided to go through the grief recovery program, I was very skeptical. During the discovery part of the program, I realized that I needed to work through a relationship that had caused me a lot of pain throughout the past 13 years. As a result of going through the grief recovery program, I have become a more compassionate person towards myself and towards others. THANK YOU! This has forever changed my life!" - Diana
"I think it's really powerful to have a specialist who has gone through the course and the grief recovery process herself. I don't think that had I just read the book on my own, that I would have been able to first of all push myself through doing all of the assignments and completing things. The grief recovery program sets you up for success. I feel more forgiving of myself for things I just didn't know." - Sandra
"I am beyond grateful for this experience because I feel that aside from helping me now be freed from the past and misconceptions, unforgiven situations related to my ex partner and chains of resentment that had me bound, I can look forward to a brighter future, especially for the sake of our beautiful children. I am confident now, which is a real gift, that if something comes up, I will have these tools to use and deal with it." - Santiago
"I was not able to express the pain of losing my mother. I hid all the emotions inside of me to minimize the pain and grief. I constantly had dreams of her during the the night until I started the program with Robin. I was encouraged to share my feelings. Robin was a sweet "heart with ears" which helped me talk and face my emotional struggles honestly and comfortably. After opening myself and honestly sharing my feelings, I no longer feel emotionally stuck. And now I have less of those repeated dreams at night. More importantly, I learned a series of tools to handle conflicting emotions. I don't panic anymore when I am missing my mom or being faced with other losses. I also realized how important it is to correctly respond to losses. The tools I learned in the program are indeed useful!" - Liwen