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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Moving Beyond Loss: Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People: Featuring the Proven Actions of The Grief Recovery Method

Moving Beyond Loss: Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People

So much of life depends on how well we deal with the inevitable losses that occur. Moving Beyond Loss is filled with accurate and helpful guidance for dealing with death, divorce, and other losses.

— Holly Prigerson, Ph.D., associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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The Grief Recovery Handbook

The Grief Recovery Handbook

This book is required reading for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people's lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines and problem and provides the solution

— Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

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When Children Grieve

When Children Grieve

There isn't anyone in life who hasn't experienced some kind of loss. It's comforting to know that we are not alone in our sadness and that practical, easy to read, thoughtful help is available by of Russell Friedman, John W. James, and Leslie Landon Matthews' gentle insights on the pages of When Children Grieve. Thank you, Neighbors, for your obvious care.

— Fred Rogers, Producer/Host, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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Superando Perdidas Emocionales

Superando Perdidas Emocionales

Este libro es obligatorio en todas mis clases. Mientras más utilizo este libro más estoy convencido de que la pena no resuelta es la raíz de la mayor parte de los problemas que tiene la mayoría de la gente. Según mis conocimientos, este manual es el único que define el problema y ofrece la solución

— Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Profesor de Sociología, Chapman University

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Moving On

Moving On

Some people think about changing, some people talk about changing and there are those that actually take actions that lead to better results. If you are in the last category, Moving On spells out the actions that will help you change.

— Dave Lakhani, author of Persuasion: The Art of Getting What you Want

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The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss

The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss

For the past forty-four years as a practicing veterinarian, I have wished there was a book I could recommend to my clients to deal with their broken hearts when their pets have died. Finally, The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss is available to help them deal directly with their emotions, at the time they most need it.

— Suresh V. Dogra, DVM, Aloro Pet Clinic, Studio City, California

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Find Local Support

If you or someone important to you wants help with grief: Look for a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist℠ in your community. The Grief Recovery Institute ® trains and mentors Certified Grief Recovery Specialists℠ throughout the United States & Canada.

See Russell and John's blog at Psychology Today

Workshops & Training Schedule

The Grief Recovery Institute ® offers Certification Training programs for those who wish to help grievers.

    February 2017
    Richmond, VA - February 3-6, 2017
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL - February 10-13, 2017
    Huntingdon, Cambs, ENG - Feb 24-27, 2017
    Toronto, ON, Canada - February 24-27, 2017
    San Antonio, TX - February 24-27, 2017
    March 2017
    New York, NY - March 3-6, 2017
    Omaha, NE - March 3-6, 2017
    Baton Rouge, LA - March 10-13, 2017
    Handforth, Manchester, England - Mar 17-20
    Memphis, TN - March 17-20, 2017
    Calgary, AB, Canada - March 24-27, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA - March 24-27, 2017

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