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Private Certification Training for Your Organization
The Grief Recovery Institute is proud to offer Private Certification Training Programs, in addition to those open trainings held in North America and Abroad.
We have provided such training within Corporations, the Military, Native American and First Nation communities, Addiction Treatment Programs, Mental Health Organizations, Hospice and Palliative Care Providers, and Funeral Service Professionals. The effectiveness of this training has been noted in articles in Time, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, MSNBC, The Today Show, and CNN, to name just a few media platforms. A study done by Kent State University has established The Grief Recovery Method to be an Evidence Based Program, and it is considered an “evidence-informed, practice-based program that has been shown to effectively influence components of grief and grief recovery.”
Grief: A normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind
Grief is one of the normal and natural responses to every major change that people experience during their lifetime. While many people associate the word “grief” with a death, such emotional pain can also be related to divorce, the loss of a pet, a change in working situation, traumatic events, moving, and a wide variety of other life experiences.
People talk about the need for resiliency when faced with difficulty, challenging, or painful life events. Resiliency is about our ability to bounce back from, or the capacity, to recover quickly from difficulties we face in life. Inherent in this is having the necessary tools and life skills needed to face these challenges or the emotionally painful losses experienced in life. In working with people around the world for over 45 years, we know that people are taught how to acquire things in life but not what to do when we lose them. The Grief Recovery Method is an action-based program that teaches someone grieving an emotionally painful experience the tools and life skills necessary to build resilience in the face of life's difficulties.
Our Grief Recovery Index, published in 2003, and positively reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, calculated that over $75 billion was lost in the workplace due to the reduced productivity of those employees dealing with matters of personal loss. Admittedly, this study is several years old, but those costs have hardly decreased with time. We are currently involved in a several year process of updating this information and the data collected thus far indicates that this number now tops over $100 billion in direct economic loss to businesses and organizations annually in the United States. The indirect impacts of grief in the workplace are in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
The Value of Grief Recovery Method Certification Training
Proven effective world-wide
While there are a variety of grief support programs offered in many communities, The Grief Recovery Method is a proven approach that has been shown to be effective throughout the world for over 40 years.
We do not just deal with grief caused by a death. Studies show there are more than 40 types of losses that can cuase one to grieve. Rather than just “supporting people in feeling their grief,” our approach offers the opportunity to face the many elements of loss. Plus, it offers an effective set of tools for “completing” the unfinished business that continues to inflict emotional pain.
Our steps help you thrive after loss
This program is not a form of extended psychotherapy, but is therapeutic in helping people in moving beyond these painful emotional feelings, so that they may once again enjoy any fond memories they might have of the relationship lost. Our goal is not to make people “get over” the pain of their emotional loss, but rather to survive and thrive in spite of it.
The Value of Scheduling a Private Certification Training
Scheduled Around You
This training can be scheduled at a time and place of your choosing, rather than requiring your staff to travel to a training location. This can save the time and cost of travel, meals, and accommodations for your organization.
Grow Closer as a Team
Group Trainings serve as a unique bonding experience in bringing your team together to deal with the multitude of grief causing experiences that might negatively impact those you serve and your community.
This training offers your staff the opportunity to assist their peers, and the community, with the challenges that everyone faces in day-to-day living. Creating a team of Certified Grief Recovery Specialists provides an opportunity to have “first responders” available to handle grief issues as they happen, rather than waiting for the impact of these losses to cause lifelong emotional pain.
Have the Right Tools
Your team of Specialists will have the necessary tools to be able to effectively communicate with grievers in the workplace and your community, without inadvertently adding to their emotional suffering. They will have the tools to not only assist people in the moment of that loss, but to also help them take recovery action for the balance of their lives.
As a part of this private training, our Staff can assist your organization in finding the best ways to implement effective support programs within your environment, saving the time and expense of making these decisions on your own.
Organizations with whom we have done private trainings
The following organizations routinely certify their employees in our 4 day Grief Recovery Method Certification Training
Educational Requirements for Those Seeking Certification Training
While many of the people who look to The Grief Recovery Institute for certification training as a Grief Recovery Specialist come from a professional background, that is not a requirement. We have provided effective training to people from a variety of other backgrounds, who found themselves dealing with grieving people on both a daily and intermittent basis. Some of our best Specialists have no advanced formal training, but have used our tools in effectively dealing with the overwhelming pain of emotional loss in their own lives, and now wish to help others. The value of our approach comes from recovered grievers helping other grievers to take recovery action. That is why our certification training is designed to require all participants to take recovery action in their own lives, so that they are never requiring those they assist to do anything that they have not already done for themselves. This is what makes our Certified Specialist truly safe advocates for the grievers they serve!
The Grief Recovery Method® is the most comprehensive Grief education and certification you will find.
People come to us not only to help others, but because their lives were devastated by personal loss. Having gone through grief, they know how hard it can be and want to help others who are also grieving.
The Grief Recovery Certification Training will give you the tools you need to effectively help grievers recover from loss as well as an opportunity for personal healing. The program was developed by someone who was going through loss himself so this is not just a theory, but also a method that has worked for millions of people continuously for the past 40 years.
Join thousands of people and become a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist!
Founder & CEO – The Grief and Trauma Healing Center