The Grief Recovery Method

Birds flying over seaside at sunset representing The Grief Recovery Method


Exact dates for 2025 to be determined.
Thursday evenings
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Online on Zoom.

Grief is emotional, not logical. It can be caused by a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship. It can also result from any of the forty other losses that people may experience, including moving, pet loss, or a change in finances. No matter what the cause, if you are grieving, you know how you feel and it probably isn’t good. The Grief Recovery Method may be right for you!

In the safe environment of this 8-week course, we’ll help you discover specific tools to recover from loss and ultimately lead a happier life. The Grief Recovery Method helps you deal with those things you wish might have been different or better. It gives you a chance to address your dreams and hopes for the future, which may not be not the future you had planned. Also, it helps you address any words left unspoken and come to terms with the lost relationship that you felt would cause you pain for the rest of your life.

Come together one evening a week over Zoom with CMA Medeiros, a trained and certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist.  She will guide you through the following:

  • Meet, discuss grief, reactions, and responses to grief.
  • Get a clear view of how grief can build up.
  • Practise compassion for yourself and others,
  • Develop deep listening skills and start to increase your vocabulary related to emotions.
  • Acquire practical lifelong skills for processing and dealing with loss and grief.
  • Learn how to listen and support others moving forward.
  • Gain tools to help you recognize your feelings and emotions tied to losses,
  • Equip yourself to make choices about moving through grief that won’t weigh you down.

This learning experience is about two skills that go hand in hand: How to compassionately witness others who grieve and learning how to be present with your own grief.

Read testimonials from the 2024 Grief Recovery Method participants.

Important notes

  • There will be class discusion during the sessions and homework for each of the eight weeks.  Homework will include reading, writing and journaling exercises.
  • To find out if this course is the right course for you, we encourage you to attend an introduction session before the course begins.
  • You must register for this course as places are limited.
  • Due to the nature of this course, we ask that you commit to attending the course from beginning to end for all eight weeks.
  • We require a minimum of 9 participants to be able to hold this course.

For more information

Research at Kent State University has shown that The Grief Recovery Method approach is evidence-based and effective. It helps grievers deal with the pain of emotional loss in any relationship. To find out more about this method and to download free e-books on grief, visit the Grief Recovery website.


If you are interested in taking part in this 8-week course, please signal your interest to Verity, WE Mind Mental Health Program Coordinator, by email or phone at 418-684-5333, ext. 11932.


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