The Grief Recovery Method is a veteran created and
developed program

Are you....

  • A spouse, child, parent or other family member of someone who served
    our country?
  • ​Someone who served in the military at any point in your life?
  • ​Active Duty? Guard? Reserves?
  • A combat veteran?
  • ​A civilian contractor or civil service who has worked with the military?
  • ​Employed by the Veterans Administration?
  • ​Associated with any public or private veteran focused organizations?
  • Involved with your local veteran community centers?

Do you want to be trained to deal with the invisible wounds no one wants to
talk about?

And do you want to teach these skills to others?

What exactly are the invisible wounds we all carry?

  • Death – the feelings we carry after someone we know has died.
  • Divorce or romantic breakup – the death of a relationship no matter how long it lasted.
  • The end of your military career due to separation, retirement or disability.
  • ​Estrangement in relationships – with family, friends or others.
  • ​Loss of trust around leadership, values, or military service.
  • ​The shame around military service.
  • ​Transitioning back to civilian life after military service.
  • ​Survivor’s guilt.
  • ​Comrades who have died by suicide.
Veterans have never lacked the courage to deal with the invisible wounds. What has been missing is truly helpful information and the actions that actually work.

Ed Owens - combat veteran

The GI Bill Chapter 28, 30, 33 or 35 and Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 31

Both the 4-Day Grief Recovery Method Foundational Certification Training and the
Online Capabilities Training have been approved for full reimbursement through the GI Bill
Chapter 28, 30, 33 or 35 and Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 31.  

Directions for finding fully reimbursed Grief Recovery Method certification trainings

Values we share with you:

  • The Grief Recovery Method was created by a combat veteran.
  • We have been helping veterans and their families for over 40 years.
  • This is a mission focused, action based educational program.
  • ​This method is about maintaining absolute confidentiality.
  • ​You will work peer to peer.
  • ​This is not therapy and counseling.
  • ​You are not broken and do not need to be fixed.
  • ​This isn’t a theory for dealing with pain, this is a proven,
    evidence-based program.


We have trained thousands of active service, veterans and dependents.
Here's what some of them have to say...

To see the full-length versions of these testimonial videos, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Using the Grief Recovery Method (GRM) as a tool in your practice

By going through our 4-day Foundational Grief Certification Training, you will get access to lead five different Grief Recovery Method formats in-person with your clients which include:  

7-session Grief Recovery Method One-on-One Format

8-session Grief Recovery Method group format

4-session Grief Recovery Method alumni format

(to work on additional losses)

6-session Pet Loss format

4-week Helping Children with Loss format

Going through our additional Online Capabilities Training will allow you to work online with your clients using the same formats. 

Hear from veterans and dependents who have made the Grief Recovery Method an integral part of their practice

Here are six full-length testimonial videos for you to view.

Johnny Martin
National Director of Graduate Support, University of Health and Performance,
Serving all Military Branches

Thera Storm
Military Spouse, LCSW, Therapist

Ed Owens
E-7 MSgt, USAF/USA (retired),
VP Grief Recovery Institute

Rachelle Jones
E-5 SSgt, USAF/USA (retired), Military Spouse

Elisa Marquis
Military Spouse, Military Mother, Works with Gold Star Families, Life Coach

Jeromy Wells
Lt. Col, USAF/USA (retired), Chaplain

Three Veterans on How the
Grief Recovery Method Helped Them

  • May 28, 2015
  • Allison James Henry