"The GRM program is an evidence-informed, practice-based program that has been shown to effectively influence components of grief and grief recovery."

Program is Evidence based

"We, at the Grief Recovery Institute, are proud to say that research at 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. We are also proud to say that our program is the only Grief Support Program to have received this distinction of being evidence based!" Grief Recovery Institute Website

What Does Evidence Based Mean?

The term “Evidence Based” means there is research that looked into how the Grief Recovery Method works and is published in a peer-reviewed journal. The results of the research, by Drs. Rachael Nolan and Jeff Hallam, was published in two articles in “The American Journal of Health Education.” They also presented these studies at several conferences.

This means that their studies display that The Grief Recovery Method goes beyond a “best practice” or “promising approach” in dealing with the emotional pain of loss. Thus, there is high confidence that those who follow the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan can find happiness in their lives despite the loss they suffered.

The Grief Recovery Method helps grievers deal with the things they wish might have been different or better. It gives them the chance to address their dreams and hopes for the future, which is not the future they had planned. It helps them address the words left unspoken. It helps them with the lost relationship that they thought would cause them pain for the rest of their lives. All these things may sound too good to be true, but this research shows that the dream of a better tomorrow is very possible, thanks to the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan!

What the Program Does
  • Teaches basic information about grief, coping and processing grief
  • Identifies how to confront old myths or unhelpful patterns of grieving
  • Examines ways in which understanding of grief has been developed
    throughout our lives by important people and society (beliefs).
  • Provides action-oriented tasks on how to let go of pain from loss through the timely identification of apologies, forgiveness, and significant emotional statements, and helps reduce the use of short-term energy relieving behaviors (behaviors of grief and grief recovery)