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From a Free Ebook to regular blogs and updates, a great source of resources.


Here at the Grief Recovery Institute (AUS & NZ) we recognised that grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss - whether that loss was caused by a death, the end of a relationship, loss of employment, or one of the over 40 significant life events that invoke experiences of grief.  On this site, you will find more information about the various ways in which you can help yourself using the Grief Recovery Method.  There is a series of useful articles & videos on specific grief related issues.


If your work regularly brings you into contact with grievers, then you will love the Grief Recovery Method Certification Training. This comprehensive package is a mix of classroom training, practical experience, learning materials and on-going individual support. Hugely popular with mental health professionals, counsellors, funeral directors, clergy (regardless of which faith),  allied health professionals, and many other professionals.  The certification is recognised by dozens of professional bodies around the globe. In Australia,  so far, it is endorsed by the ACA and MHNA for 30 hours of OPD.

Many grievers, having experienced just how little useful help there is out there for people like them, also train as Grief Recovery Specialists in order to bring this highly effective program to even more people. The Grief Recovery Method, developed by John W. James and Russell Friedman, founders of the Grief Recovery Institute (USA) has helped many tens of thousands of people around the world but what is it? 

Because grief is such a misunderstood and little talked about topic, it may be easier to start by saying what the Grief Recovery Method isn't:

  • It's not counselling

  • It's not therapy

  • It's not an alternative treatment

While any of the above routes may be of some little or great benefit, they mainly offer a path to discovery of the thoughts and feelings you have around the loss in your life. However, here at the Grief Recovery Institute (AUS & NZ) we maintain that discovery is not the same as recovery. The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan. It is a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever, it leads to the completion of the unresolved business linked to the loss. There are a number of ways in which you can learn the Grief Recovery Method for yourself or you can learn how to teach it to others by becoming a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. 

Find out more about using the Grief Recovery Method to help yourself by clicking here.

A copy of the Free Ebook is available by clicking here.

Learn how to move beyond death, divorce and other losses.

Time won't heal a broken heart, action will.

Don't wait any longer to take the first step!

Find out more about using the Grief Recovery Method
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"I thoroughly enjoy doing my One on One client work and I will continue to do so as long as I have my Holistic Health Practice. Why? IT WORKS….My clients have had liberating results after going through The Grief Recovery Method with me. Many have made the same comment; I had tried so many other things and nothing worked, but this did!….Even though there are other options for the support of grievers, none of them really move grievers past the pain of loss like the program formulated by John and Russell."

The Open Rose, Holistic Health Center

"Once in a generation, a book comes along that alters the way society views a topic. We teach our children to read, write, and do math so their lives will be successful. While gains are important, loss in unavoidable. Sadly, we do not always teach our children useful skills to deal with the feelings caused by losses, large and small-mainly because we do not know how. When Children Grieve is an essential primer for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis."

"This training is the most simple training I've ever done, yet nothing about it is simplistic.  This should be mandatory learning for people around the world" - Dr. Louise Kemp

Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

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We have a range of books for various situations dealing with Grief

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