I undertook the Grief Recovery Method programme with Caroline as my grief recovery specialist, following the death of my husband 3 months earlier. I hoped it would help me to come to terms with my loss and the immense grief I felt after losing him to a terminal illness which lasted 15 months.
The course lasted 7 weeks, was very structured and there was homework after every session. Caroline was very organized and presented the course well. She was clear in her explanations and able to answer my questions during our sessions together. She helped me to understand what the course was about and how it was helping me in my quest to ease my grief.
The reading and work was very thought provoking and I was encouraged to think deeply about situations that had occurred in my life, and about the highs and lows of my relationship with my husband during our time together. Caroline gave me examples to enable me to understand the tasks given to me as we worked through the programme book. She showed empathy and understanding of my situation, always listened to what I had to say and always encouraged me to speak my mind.
Having completed the programme, I feel better able to carry on my day to day life and would recommend it to anyone with unresolved grief, whatever that grief may be from. The memories I have of my husband will never leave me and I never want them to, but I can remember now with more fondness and less sadness then before.
S Gloucestershire Sept 2020
I started the grief recovery process with Caroline following a very difficult separation from my partner. This had left me very distressed and I was finding it difficult to cope on a daily basis. The programme has helped me enormously to understand the losses in my life. Prior to this my husband had died suddenly, over fifteen years ago and due to family responsibilities I was unable to access any support. These two events have had a very negative and cumulative effect upon me.
The course was very well delivered and I found Caroline was very easy to talk to, she explained the process well and was able to direct and help me with any technical issues. It was very beneficial to understand the coping mechanisms that I had used to manage the different types of losses and to be given the tools needed to move forward. This was very helpful.
The homework enabled me to consider my past life experiences at my own pace, and in my own time.
Caroline was very understanding, kind and professional throughout and I feel that I have benefited greatly from the course. I would recommend it.
T via zoom Jan 2021