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 purpose of the Grief Recovery Method: Helping Children with Loss Program is to teach the parent or caregiver how to guide your children in completing their relationship to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by a significant emotional loss of any kind
This program is also valuable for counselors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children on a regular basis.
There are many myths about dealing with sad emotions that confuse children: time heals all wounds, cry alone, bury your feelings, don't feel bad...have a cookie and you'll feel better. In this program, using When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman, as the reference book, you will learn how to replace these myths with practical guidance for your children.