Welcome to Our Centre
Our philosophy of grief and loss is guided by the theory, concepts, and principles developed by The Grief Recovery Institute®.
At The Grief & Trauma Healing Centre, we specialize in grief counselling and we value the importance of discovering and completing what is emotionally unfinished from the past, to truly move forward. We’ve experienced the limiting effects of unresolved grief in our own lives and have witnessed the significant impact on those whom we’ve worked with.
Unresolved grief drains energy and robs choice.
You may have been affected by one of the following losses, either recently or long ago,
- Romantic Break-up
- Pet Loss
- Financial Change
- Loss of Trust
- Loss of Safety or Control
- Loss of Pregnancy
- Loss of Faith
- Loss of Health
- Loss of Freedom
- Loss of Childhood
or any of the other 30 losses that can create the feelings of grief.
Regardless of your loss, our mission is to equip you with the tools to achieve completion from the pain and transform the quality of your life.
As much as we would like to just forget about “old wounds”,
unfortunately we carry the emotional weight of unresolved grief with us everywhere we go.
Now imagine the impact of this weight over a lifetime.
The heaviness becomes so familiar, we begin to believe there is no opportunity for change.
Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative.
It limits and restricts us in our relationships, in our capacity for happiness and joy,
and in our ability to make new choices in the present moment.
Action is necessary to heal from loss.
To truly heal our hearts, it is essential that we take new action to complete past losses, adapt obsolete thoughts and beliefs, modify habits that don’t serve us, and dispel the misinformation about effective recovery.
The good news is, we have a plan.
We utilize a heart-centred, action-oriented method that has demonstrated incredible success for those who are committed to doing the emotional work it requires.
We’ve experienced the transformational power of this educational method in our own lives and in the lives of the hundreds of people we have supported since 2013. We feel honoured to offer the very same tools to you, that healed our emotional pain after loss.
The Grief Recovery Method®
The method that grounds us in our practice is The Grief Recovery Method®. It is a beautiful, highly-structured program designed to help you complete the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss of any kind. It offers you tangible tools to move from your head to your heart, to identify what is incomplete and truly heal from loss. We offer this method in individual and group formats to suit your unique needs and desires.
Click here to find out more about these programs.
We also utilize traditional therapies and methods that facilitate self-healing and recovery from painful and traumatic memories associated to your loss by integrating and desensitizing,
- fragmented memories
- hyperarousal and
- traumatic stress reactions
Such therapies and methods include CBT, EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy. NET is a highly-structured tri-phasic method of remembrance and mourning that integrates elements of EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction, and Prolonged Exposure.
Beyond our passion for grief counselling and bereavement therapy, we thoroughly enjoy our work with couples and families too.
We offer therapy services for couples and families experiencing a range of difficulties.
Click here for more information about how we can help.
We are eager to support you in your unique circumstances and guide you through a process of healing and recovery that will enhance the quality of your life.
Sincerely and With Gratitude,
The Grief & Trauma Healing Team