Talks & Events

We are proud to offer free talks to our community on a variety of topics. Coping with loss through the holidays, recovering from grief and loss, The Grief Recovery Method®, pet loss support, and PTSD treatment are just a few of the topics we speak about. Feel free to contact us for further information about our upcoming talks and events.

Free Talk | Breaking Through the Barriers of Unresolved Grief | December 7

Grief is a deeply painful, lonely, and isolating experience for many of us. When someone we love dies or a relationship ends due to divorce or some other circumstance, we often feel unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with our emotions.

Sadly, we haven’t been taught the information on how to heal from loss in a healthy and healing manner. Instead, we are told to “move on”, “keep busy”, “be strong”, “wait for time to heal” and eventually, to “get over it”. All of this misinformation further isolates us in our pain and distracts us from our emotional healing. Over time, we may develop a strong relationship to our pain and begin to believe that healing is not possible. We stop participating in life and sadness becomes our new normal.

The good news is, your grief does not have to be a life sentence. There are tools that can help you to move beyond the pain and heal your heart after loss.

We invite you to join our Director and Registered Psychologist, Ashley Mielke, for an emotional, engaging, and educational heart-to-heart talk on how to break through the barriers of unresolved grief to healing and recovery.

At this powerful one-hour talk you will learn about,

  • what grief is
  • different types of loss
  • normal reactions to loss
  • emotional incompleteness
  • myths of grief
  • academy award recovery
  • short-term energy relieving behaviours
  • signs of unresolved grief
  • impact of unresolved grief
  • three “F”s of grief
  • keys to healing, and
  • grief recovery

For more information and to order your free ticket, visit

We look forward to seeing you soon.

From Our Hearts to Yours,

The Grief and Trauma Healing Team

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8-Week Grief Recovery Method® Grief Support Group | January 13, 2018 | 1-3pm

We are deeply passionate about facilitating the emotional healing and recovery for those who have been affected by loss of any kind. We know all too well how painful, isolating, and lonely grief can feel, having experienced life-altering losses of our own.

You may be grieving due to a:

  • death
  • divorce
  • romantic break-up
  • pet loss
  • job loss
  • financial change
  • loss of trust
  • loss of faith
  • loss of health
  • loss of childhood

or any of the other 33 losses that can create the feelings of grief. You may discover after reading the list above that you are grieving as a result of an accumulation of many losses over time. This is completely normal and natural, as we don’t often associate “grief” with losses other than death.

The 8-Week Grief Recovery Method® Program is an educational, heart-centred, action-oriented program that will equip you with the tools to complete a relationship that has ended or changed due to death, divorce, or any other circumstance.

Emotional completion allows you to discover and say goodbye to any undelivered communications, pain, isolation, loneliness, and fear that is keeping you stuck. Your undelivered communications may be anything you wish had ended differently, better, or more, or any unrealizable hopes and dreams you may have had, but are now crushed due to death, divorce, or other circumstances. Completion allows you to carry forth any fond memories of the relationship and talk about the person or relationship without your feelings turning painful. It offers the opportunity for new meaning, purpose, and hope moving forward.

A group setting offers you an opportunity to share and connect on a heart-to-heart level with others who have also been affected by loss. It is a warm, safe, and open space for you to feel heard without judgment, criticism, and analysis.

It is not time in itself that heals our wounds, it is the actions we take within time that does. Thus, our program requires total commitment. Your weekly participation is vital for maximum benefit in the healing and recovery process.

We welcome you to join Psychology Intern and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, Gina Baretta, in participating in this transformative 8-week program that begins on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Your investment for participating is $395 ($25/hour).

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