Grief Recovery Courses

  
GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD (GRM)

 
Are you seeing reduced concentration, temper, acting out, withdrawal, anxiety, reduced attainment?

These are all commonly grief symptoms.
Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.
Grief recovery offers specific actions needed to move beyond loss of any kind.
  

Grief is caused by the end or change in a familiar pattern, even when the end is our choice. There are over 40 losses in like that evoke feelings of grief.

Unresolved grief can leave you feeling physically and emotionally unwell. Exhibiting signs of headaches, panic attacks, IBS, infections, depression and in the worst cases suicide.

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.

The Grief Recovery Method (GRM) isn’t counselling, therapy or alternative treatment. Instead it’s an action plan for taking small steps to recovery, whatever your loss. 

It is possible to regain energy and wellbeing following loss.



Please contact Bekki @ sunflowers 🌻
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ADULT GROUP COURSES

We offer this course to individuals over the age of 18

As a charity we believe that everyone should have access to support irrespective of financial situation and we therefore aim to offer places on this course to those bereaved by suicide for free. This still incurs a cost to us, so we are always looking into fundraising and funding options to support this.

Currently, we are able to offer the course FREE OF CHARGE to any individual who is currently living in Gloucestershire who has been bereaved by suicide.

If you live outside our area, you are welcome to travel to attend the course; i'm afraid there will unfortunately be a fee charged to attend.

The course is delivered over 8 weeks within a group setting. You would be expected to attend once per week for two hours and will work closely together building positive relationships. We really believe that ‘peer’ support is hugely beneficial to feel supported through your grief.  There is also weekly tasks to complete at home in your own time

BOOKING INFORMATION

To book on to the course you will need to complete a booking form.

Would you like to know more? Why not come along to our next Open Evening to see if you feel you would like to attend?

2019 Courses

Our next INFORMATION EVENING is on 7th March 2019, the course would begin the following week for 8 weeks.


COURSE FEEDBACK
  
‘it made me think about things and consider what had happened and the impact it had on me in a way I hadn’t before’

‘It allowed time to process and reflect on my own’

'‘The skills I have learnt are invaluable. It has changed the way I go about my everyday life and I intend to apply the skills I have learnt to other losses I have experienced. Its like a secret weapon in my armoury, it gives me a little more confidence in life and I feel like I have a new skill to help me when I feel lost’

‘It has helped give techniques for coping that I can draw on anytime……I got a lot from the discussion regarding forgiveness and guilt

‘I’ve given thought to previous losses and how they have affected me, and how I can cope with more recent loss’
 
‘The grief recovery programme is something I believe should be available to everyone and I hope it’s recognised by more organisations in the future’

‘I found the course more beneficial that I originally thought it would be. It has helped me to think things through and acknowledge my feelings. I have more insight into loss’
  

 Get in touch to find out about our next Courses.​​

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HELPING CHILDREN WITH LOSS

  We also deliver the course for professionals/parents on helping children deal with loss.

It is a delivered as a 6-week course. Adults attending are encouraged to look a little at loss and how it has affected them to enable them to relate to children effectively.

It teaches helpful things to say, and what not to say. It encourages parents/professionals to keep energies flowing, so that children in group settings/alone can emotionally deal with losses. It teaches children to connect to their behaviour in an emotional way, encouraging emotional resilience. We cannot force talking, but by going first, and being a ‘heart with ears’ you are showing children that it is ok to talk about our feelings. We teach children, you cannot always control what happens to you, but you can manage your response. We aim to adapt the skills that parents, and professionals already have.

Children and teenagers in school’s encounter so many losses; leaving parents, friendships, moving to a new house, moving schools, moving countries, foresting, adoption, divorce, extended families, ill health, difficulty with studying, exam pressure, and so much more. We want to support adults in helping children deal with loss. We believe that teaching emotional resilience will ensure children/teens flourish in their settings.
 
BOOKING INFORMATION

At Sunflowers we offer this programme to professionals and to parents.

There is currently a charge per delegate, however group bookings can be made at a reduced fee. For more information or a personalised quote, please contact us.

We would be happy to send information on the evaluations from the most recent course.

FEEDBACK FROM COURSES DELIVERED IN SCHOOL SETTINGS

“I have been given the skills to help the children I work with to deal and cope with all areas of grief. I have also learnt a lot about myself”.

“I think reading the book has changed some of my own ideas on how to talk with children. To be more open and talk about subjects that maybe painful”.


“I feel I can talk to children confidently. I feel I am better equipped with the right things to say. I have gained a good understanding in how important it is to be honest and show our emotions to teach children that feeling sad and seeing adults upset is ok”.


“It has been so beneficial learning what to do when children are upset and saying that they miss their parent”.
 
“iI have learnt o listen to children, not offer empty sentiments but to be honest with them”.

“I will talk to children more openly regarding grief. I will be a listening ear and not jump in with tissues”.


“I have already made changes in practice- Letting children grieve, opening to the children and asking the right questions”.
 
  

Adult Group Courses

Helping Children with Loss