Grief Recovery Programs

individual Grief Recovery

1-on-1 Recovery

While some people prefer to work in a group setting, with other grievers, many find it easier to work with a Trained Specialist one-on-one. This will allow you privacy in discussing your emotional pain with a trained professional, who has used the same tools they are offering you to deal with the heartbreak that has impacted their life! Program length: 7 sessions

Grief Recovery Support workshop

Group Recovery

The Grief Recovery Method group format will help you grieve and complete relationships that have ended or changed. It allows you to have fond memories not turn painful and helps you retake a happy and productive place in your own life. In addition, you regain the ability to begin new relationships, rather than attempting to replace or avoid past relationships. Program length: 8 sessions

Helping Children with Loss workshop

When Children Grieve

This program (1-on-1 or group) provides instruction, information and tools to equip you with guidelines to help children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss. Program length: 4 sessions


The Grief Recovery Method is an Evidence Based Program

The Grief Recovery Institute is proud to say that research conducted by Kent State University has shown that The Grief Recovery Method approach to helping grievers deal with the pain of emotional loss in any relationship is “Evidence Based” and effective. It is also the only Grief Support Program to have received this distinction of being evidence based!

Evidence-based grief recovery program

Grief Recovery Alumni Testimonials





"Very helpful!!! Years of heavy weights were released!!"

1-on-1 Support


"This program not only helped me complete the pain from my loss, but has helped me better understand and support those around me going through a loss."

1-on-1 Support

"When I first lost my Mom I struggled with being angry with her and felt like our relationship had way to many hurts to be positive. But as I progressed through the program, I realized our relationship was more positive than I thought and it made me see my Mom through different eyes. Also, being able to say things to her that I could not say to her while she was here helped me express things to her better than I could have ever done so in person. But the biggest help was being able to say I forgive you for... I am so glad that I completed the program and have even entertained the thought of becoming certified in the program so that I can help others deal with loss in a healthy way."

1-on-1 Support


Frequently Asked Questions

What losses can you help me with?

All losses are welcome! There are over 43 losses that can cause grief.

How is this different from therapy?

The Grief Recovery Method is a scientifically tested Evidence Based Program that provides grievers with a tried and true method that has been continuously refined and used time and time again over the last 40+ years, across multiple countries, and in multiple languages, to help them heal from loss(es). Unlike traditional therapy, it comes with a pre-established framework, a distinct focus on grief, and a limited number of meetings.

Do I have to attend every session?

Yes. The recovery programs are not drop in meetings. You will either do an 8-week group format or a 7-week one-on-one format depending on your preference and availability. Your commitment and faithful attendance is essential.

How do I get started?

It’s important to take action and proceed at a pace you feel comfortable with. We invite you to schedule a FREE consultation to answer any questions you have about the programs (1-on-1 or group) and what might be the best course of action for you.

What can I expect during sessions?

Each recovery program is facilitated by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialists. Specialists come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds, but have on thing in common: a desire to help people. All programs are action-based group and involve reading and writing assignments. You will be welcomed into a confidential, non-judgmental space where you’ll be expected to share the emotional truth of your story as it happened to you. You will learn about all types of loss and you will choose what loss you want to focus upon.

What should I bring?

Yourself. Books and worksheets are provided for you.

Is there an age requirement?

Though designed for adults, TemperedFit's resident Certified Grief Recovery Specialist is authorized to guide teens through the programs. If you have a mature 16 or 17 year-old who would benefit from grief recovery, we can help.

What's the difference between 1-on-1 and group programs?

  • Group: Work with a Specialist in a group setting, hear the Specialist's story as well as the stories of others and get support from the group through the later weeks of the program
  • 1-on-1: Work privately with a Specialist and get direct support, utilizing the same proven materials as the group programs

What else should I know?

While you may come with a specific loss in mind, your Specialist, Dr. Marlena Butler, will lead you through the process of looking at all of the emotional losses that have touched you throughout your life, so that you can be focused on the one that has impacted you to the greatest degree.

Pet Loss Support workshop

Special request program

The work of this program (group or 1-on-1 format) is focused on dealing with the emotional impact the loss of your pet has had on you. That impact includes the grief you might feel if your pet died, ran away and never returned, or if you had to give her or him away. Program length: 6 sessions