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Helping Children Grieve Anytime Webinar

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is proud to offer our newest Anytime Webinar, Helping Children Grieve. It joins the recently released webinars, Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds and Beyond the Casserole. Watch from the comfort of your home anytime it is convenient for you. And the best part is that for a limited time all the webinars are FREE.  You will also receive access to eBooks with each webinar when you register.

HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE

Explore how to help a child you know who may be grieving. As parents, friends, clergy, teachers, or other adults who interact with children, we often don’t understand how to deal with our own grief let alone effectively deal with a grieving child. You will learn how adults influence a child’s reaction to loss.  You will discover the common losses experienced by children. You will also learn how to determine when it is the “right time” for a child to attend a funeral.  Length: 35 Minutes

You will also receive access to the free eBook:

1) Helping Children Grieve

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OTHER WEBINARS IN THE GRIEF RECOVERY SERIES

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds – Find out what you can do to release the emotional pain caused by the more than 40 different life experiences that can cause grief, including death, divorce, and moving. Length: 50 Minutes

Beyond The Casserole – Begin to understand loss from the griever’s point of view, and how you, as family, friend, coworker or concerned community member can help.  Length: 35 Minutes

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Grief Reiki® Academy Anytime Webinars

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is proud to offer two new Anytime Webinars. Watch from the comfort of your home anytime it is convenient for you. And the best part is that for a limited time they are FREE.  You will also receive access to two eBooks with each webinar when you register.

TIME DOESN’T HEAL ALL WOUNDS

Explore how to complete the grieving process and move beyond the pain associated with loss. Grief doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. Learn about commonly understood myths about grief, including the so-called Five Stages. Find out what you can do to release the emotional pain caused by the more than 40 different life experiences that can cause grief, including death, divorce, retirement and moving.

Length: 50 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) The Major Myths About Grief

2) Debunking the 5 Stages

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BEYOND THE CASSEROLE

Learn how to help a grieving friend or loved one.  Begin to understand loss from the griever’s point of view, and how you, as family, friend, coworker or concerned community member can help. You will learn practical tips for helping a griever, including what to say and what not to say.

Length: 35 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) Helping Others Who Are Grieving

2) The Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss

 

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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STERBS

What’s Your STERB When You Are Grieving?

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We may find ourselves having a particular go-to behavior when we experience a loss. Taking on these short-term energy relieving behaviors (STERBS) are usually easier than actually feeling our emotions. They help numb the pain. Sometimes this numbness is literal when it comes to alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, these behaviors provide only a temporary distraction.

WHAT ARE STERBS?

The Grief Recovery Method says STERBs may include:

Extreme sports

Social media addiction

Alcohol

Excessive shopping/retail therapy

Long hours at work

Drugs (illegal or prescription)

Overeating/not eating

Excessive exercise or not exercising

Binge watching TV/movies

Avoiding social situations

Online video games/gambling

Harmful or dangerous sex

They make you feel better in the short term but as you continue these behaviors for an extended period of time, your grief keeps trying to resurface until you can’t avoid it any longer. Eventually, you might explode physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

The best thing you can do is to become aware of these go-to behaviors. When you do, it’s easier to replace them with other healthier behaviors. For me, I found that I immersed myself in work to avoid dealing with my grief. In the short-term, it served its purpose because I would get home late and go right to bed. This gave me no time to think or feel anything related to my grief. But in the long term, I really didn’t feel any better. In fact, since I hadn’t faced my emotions at all, I felt worse. Everything started to bother me. I became angry. I felt like I might scream at my coworkers out of my own frustrations. This is when I realized that being at work all the time wasn’t helping me at all.

So I consciously made a change. I started to leave on time (sometimes even early) and went down to the beach to walk. Walking opened up the door to my emotions. I found myself crying and walking. I didn’t care who saw me. My grief journey had truly begun.

Again, taking on some of these behaviors on a short-term basis can be normal when you are grieving, and that’s okay. However, when they grow into long-term escape mechanisms, it becomes unhealthy. Being aware of your behavior patterns can help you to make a shift toward healthier coping mechanisms. Instead of working long hours, leave on time and take a walk. Instead of staying on social media until the wee hours of the morning, read a book or listen to music.

Your heart will be glad you did!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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