The Grief Recovery Method®

The ONLY Evidence-based Action Program for Moving Beyond Loss

 

Whispering Hope specialises in the internationally-recognised Grief Recovery Method®.

 

More than 500,000 people across the world, in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA, have benefitted from the Grief Recovery Method®  in the last 40+ years.

 

It is the only grief support program to have received the distinction of being evidence-based and effective (based on research conducted at the Kent State University in Ohio, USA.)

 

The Grief Recovery Method® will help you:

  • Understand what is loss and grief
  • Identify misconceptions you have about loss and grief
  • Identify your coping mechanisms
  • Identify how you have been affected by what others say
  • Identify past losses
  • Process a major loss of your choice
  • Have a safe space for you to process your emotions, along with a skilled and empathetic facilitator
  • Make correct choices to take small steps toward recovery.

THE PROBLEM:

We are uncomfortable with grief

We just want grief to go away!

 

This makes us prone to dispensing clichés and prescribing ‘quick-fix’ advice such as:

  • “Give it time; you will feel better soon”
  • “You must stay strong!”
  • “Don’t cry; he is in a better place now”
  • “Keep yourself busy and you will feel better”
  • Isn’t it time you moved on? It’s been so long.”

 

These are not only unhelpful, but are actually harmful, because they hinder healing and recovery.

 

For someone who is blindsided by tragedy or engulfed in grief, moving on is not merely an act of the will. Grief is a natural and emotional response to loss. Grief is not logical; it is emotional. Heartbreak requires healing, and that’s where we must begin.

 

Why prolong your pain when you can move beyond the grief? Get in touch with us today. 

THE SOLUTION:

The Grief Recovery Method®

A systematic program with tools for processing our complex emotions of loss and grief

 

We start on the road to recovery by acknowledging the full extent of our loss, and articulating all the things we never got to say and do. Only then we will find emotional completion.

 

Your Grief Recovery Specialist will take you through each step of the Grief Recovery Method®, helping you take effective action to deal with your specific personal loss.

 

Just as a small key can unlock a large door, the Grief Recovery Method®  hinges on strategic key choices that anyone can make, to take that 1% responsibility to open their heart and head to recovery.

 

Our goal is for you to journey towards the place of acceptance and peace, having the ability to remember and cherish past memories without the pain and guilt.

 

You will get there. We’re here to help you get there. 

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

AVAILABLE AS AN INDIVIDUAL, PAIRED OR GROUP PROGRAM

“I AM NOW ABLE TO SEE THE ROAD AHEAD, BEYOND THE INTENSE GRIEF”

“I view grief differently now. I can slowly see the long road ahead more clearly, beyond the intense grief. I have a better understanding of recovery and have the hope to continue on. I also have better tools to help me in managing my children’s loss and grief.” – G.A. 

“A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO PROCESS MY PAIN”

“This was a safe environment. Like pulling out a rubber stopper, dealing with the pain causes friction, but once it’s pulled out, all the hurts, pain and abuse are flushed away.” – P.Y. 

“WHAT A RELIEF TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT GOING CRAZY”

“Going for the Grief Recovery Method® Program at Whispering Hope reassured me that I wasn’t losing my mind, and confirmed for me that grief is messy and complicated. It helped me to look at my own loss and grief, and figure out what to do with it/with myself. It also helped me realize there may be other issues in my life that need to be dealt with, as I journey towards wholeness.” – G.H.L. 

“I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE MEMORY OF MY SON ANYMORE”

“I’m truly glad that I came to Whispering Hope for the Grief Recovery Method® program. I am not afraid to recall the memory of my son anymore, as I’ve learnt how to deal with my emotions in a more constructive way. I am more confident to move forward, because I now have the skills to complete my emotions with no negative feelings; to remember him without the pain.” – L.S.L. 

“I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY I BEHAVED THE WAY I DID”

“I experienced multiple losses — loss of loved ones, health, job and finances — all within one year. It was difficult to face up to all these losses. The Grief Recovery Method® program at Whispering Hope helped me to break the standstill and numbness in my life. Through the sessions, I became aware of the misinformation and myths on loss. I began to understand why I behaved the way I did — it was my way of coping with the grief. GRM has taught me what I can do with the buried pain, why I need to do it, and how I can do my part towards becoming emotionally complete and healthy.” – S.G. 

“I CAN NOW MOVE FORWARD”

“I learnt that we can actually do something to move ourselves along the road of recovery, without needing to depend on the response or apology from the other person. ‘Giving a voice’ to whatever that was not complete is a very powerful tool. Thank you.” – E.C. 

“THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR. I FEEL LIGHTER AFTER EVERY SESSION.”

“Since my dad’s suicide, I have been searching for a way to recover from my grief. The journey had not been easy. The Grief Recovery Method® has taught me to re-learn and re-look at how to have the right perspective, knowledge and use the right action-based tools to walk out of my grief in a shorter time successfully. I felt freer, lighter and happier each time I walked away from the sessions.” – Y.L. 

“FACING MY GRIEF WAS TOUGH BUT THE OUTCOME IS FULFILLING”

“The Grief Recovery Method® gave me hope that I can recover, and not be crippled by the different and inevitable losses we have in life. GRM is hard “heart” work. The “deep dive” into life losses during the program was tough, but the outcome is fulfilling. The program has equipped me with the needful tools that I can turn to, when I face losses in the future.” – C.C. 

“EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING BUT VERY ESSENTIAL”

“The process was emotionally challenging, but very essential. It has released my emotions, helped me see things differently and humbled me. It made me aware and helped me take ownership of the relationship (as it takes two hands to clap). The goodbye to my pain and disappointments gave me a completion to my grief. I feel it has been resolved. Thank you for the Grief Recovery Method®. I feel recovered.” – S.L. 

“I SAID GOOD-BYE TO 31 YEARS OF MISERY. I AM NOW BACK TO BEING MYSELF!”

“The Grief Recovery Method® program at Whispering Hope has given a ‘voice’ to my 31 years of misery. It has allowed me to cry my heart out. I am now a changed person! I have thrown away my grief… and I am now back to being a lively person, able to to move on in life.” – A.C. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Grief Recovery Method 

(Individual / Paired / Group)

[Signature Program]

  • Step-by-step guidance through the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method®
  • Conducted 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 or as a group (4 to 10 participants)
  • Facilitated by a certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • All our Grief Recovery Specialists have been trained and certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, and have had personal experiences in grief and loss
  • Individual / Paired Program provides the Most Flexibility, as the sessions can be arranged to fit your schedule
  • Group Program provides the Best Learning and community support, as you will learn from others in the group.

Helping Children Grieve

(For Parents / Educators / Concerned Adults)

  • Equip yourself to help the children in your life
  • Learn how we adults often perpetuate misconceptions about grief that hinder children’s healing and recovery
  • Learn what not to say to children, and what to say instead
  • Learn how to help children navigate through grief
  • Based on the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method® 
  • Facilitated by a certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • All our Grief Recovery Specialists have been trained and certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, and have had personal experiences in loss and grief.

Grief Awareness Talk
(For Workplaces / Schools / Communities)

Why this is needed:
  • Grief is part and parcel of life. As such, we all need to learn to grieve well, so we can bounce back from life’s losses.
  • But so much of what we have been told or taught about grief is wrong or misguided, and does not serve us well.
  • We lack the language to describe, articulate and process our own grief, and to emphathise with others in their grief.
  • Purpose: To become more aware about the pervasiveness of grief, what losses / events / changes can cause grief, and gain a better understanding of what grief really is
  • Goal: To become more self-aware as individuals, and to become more empathetic towards those who grieve

Grief Sensitivity Training
(For Leaders & Managers)

Why this is needed:
  • Leaders today, in both corporate or community settings, need to be equipped to handle situations of loss and grief.
  • Most of us are at a loss when confronted with someone in grief. We struggle with knowing what to say.
  • What’s worse, in trying to avoid awkward conversations, we end up avoiding the person altogether — at a time when they need us the most!
  • Purpose: To equip leaders and managers with practical tools and tips on how to relate with those in grief
  • Goal: More supportive teams and communities, with healthier and more productive individuals, who are able to recover from life’s losses and bounce back from grief and failure.

Employee Counselling & Executive Coaching
(Individual / Group)

WHY THIS IS NEEDED:
  • Your organisation may be paying the price of grief without realising it.
  • Employees who are stuck in grief may struggle with productivity, decision-making, and their general physical, mental and emotional health.
  • We provide confidential sessions in which employees can work with a certified Grief Recovery Specialist to process their grief issues, and take positive action steps that enhance their mental and emotional health.
  • Purpose: To help valued employees process loss and grief.
  • Goal: Happier and more productive employees, who are able to recover from life’s losses and bounce back from grief and failure.

Corporate Programs on Mental Health & Emotional Wellness

WHY THIS IS NEEDED:
  • Employees and stakeholders today expect organisations to be more empathetic and humane, and to have a more enlightened approach on issues concerning loss and grief.
  • We will work with you to design a holistic (and much needed!) Grief Sensitivity & Grief Recovery Framework for your organisation or group.
  • Draw upon our sound principles, deep expertise and unique perspective in grief processing and recovery.
  • Empower your employees to manage life’s losses, and to take positive action steps that enhance their mental and emotional health.
  • Purpose: To develop a more holistic and enlightened corporate framework on loss and grief.
  • Goal: Optimal health for your employees, teams and organisation as a whole!

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