Life After Loss

Introducing the new Website for Grief Recovery Specialist and Life After Loss™ Coach,
Lynne Staley ~

Lynne writes:

July 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of my training to facilitate
The Grief Recovery Method™ Outreach Program to support people who are navigating life after loss. Perhaps there is something in my ten years of experience that will help you to reconcile the pain you’ve experienced from a recent or long-ago loss experience.

Here’s my backstory: In 1999, a dear friend of mine died unexpectedly and I was stunned by my deep, emotional reaction to her death. In the year that followed, I took on a creative project marrying my hobby of collecting quotes with the idea of paying tribute; the outcome was a hardcover book designed to collect written reflections about someone precious who died.

In Death Is the Secret to Life: A Tribute Journal
, published in 2000, honors the memory of my friend.

Surprised by the lack of resources readily available to grievers (or, perhaps resources that spoke to me), I became a student of the subject of grief and loss. One of the books I discovered was The Grief Recovery Handbook. Impressed by the book’s simplicity and common sense curriculum, I contacted The Grief Recovery Institute, Sherman Oaks, California, about their certification program. As a companion to grievers since my training in 2002, I am a guide to individuals and groups using The Grief Recovery Method™ curriculum. I also speak to parents, educators and other support professionals to help them prepare for and navigate the loss events that are inevitable in our lives.

There are so many supportive resources ~ in print and on the Internet ~ and I will share selections through this online journal that I think might be useful as you create your life after loss.

Blessings ~