with Crystal Givens, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist

Types of losses that grief recovery addresses

Many times we don't know that we are grieving!

Grief is not just related to death. There are over 40 life events that can produce feelings of grief. Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or CHANGE of any kind. Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.

The following details the different types of losses.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list nor is it ranked in order of importance.

Dealing with family loss, Colorado Springs grief recovery


Marital separation
Domestic Violence
Loss of Safety
Child Custody Battles
End of a romantic relationship
Loss of a Pet
Loss of Trust
Long term-illness
Loss of Approval
Life-threatening Diagnosis
Change in health of family member
Change in physical mobility
Change in Relationships
Empty Nest
Loss of control (of my body)

Dealing with financial loss, Colorado Springs grief recovery


Loss of Trust
Long-term Illness
Military Deployment
Financial Changes - positive or negative
Legal Problems
Termination of Employment
Career Change

Ebb and flow, grief recovery, colorado springs, co
Loss associated with milestones, grief recovery in Colorado Springs


Personal Injury
Starting/Ending School
Career Change
Empty Nest
Military Deployment
Change in health
Change in Church activities
End of Addiction
Loss of Faith
Change in physical appearance

Going through the Grief Recovery process with Crystal helped me move forward with my life. It allowed me to let go of painful, hurtful pieces of relationships or circumstances yet hold onto treasured times and memories. The relief I received from this process was well worth the time and effort.

While grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss, the problem is that we have not been taught the correct skills on how to deal with loss.  

Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain.  

Healing a broken heart requires emotional support; being listened to with respect without judgment, analysis, and criticism.

Unfortunately, most of the information we have learned about loss is intellectual and not helpful.

But there is hope…

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My research has told me that the value of the GRM program lies in the fact that it was created by grievers for grievers and that is why I believe (and now have shown through my research) that it works.
— Dr. Rachael Nolan
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The Grief Recovery Method

Grief and Loss are one of life's most misunderstood and difficult experiences. We don't know how to deal with or recover from a loss.

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. Grief is individual and unique.

Recovery is feeling better and able to move forward from loss. Recovery is living a life that is no longer limited or affected by emotional pain.  In order to recover from our grief, we need the correct information and tools.

Awareness of your loss and grief are the first step.

The next step requires action.

As with a broken arm, we take action to heal the limb. In the same way, an action is also needed to heal a broken heart. The Grief Recovery Method is a proven, step-by-step process for moving beyond loss.

The Grief Recovery Method is an educational program that provides specific tools on how to recover from any type of loss.

The quote "time heals all wounds" is incorrect and often compounds the emotional pain. What matters is what you do with that time.

It is never too soon to start healing your broken heart! I want to help and walk with you on your path to healing and recovery. Good news...this program will get you back to the life YOU were created to live!


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