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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


Ask John & Russell

It's not always possible to get back into the inner circle, but you can still deal with your broken heart. (Published 01/26/2016)

Q:

As my mother was dying, twenty years ago, she wouldn't allow anyone except my father and me to be present. I come from a very large family, and my siblings somehow hold me responsible for them not being allowed to be there. Since then, I’ve been shunned and excluded from family events. Although I’ve filled my life with supportive and loving friends, and my boyfriend, who was my rock, I miss my family. I’ve tried in every way to correct what I view as
my mother's selfish behavior in not allowing any of them to visit and say good-bye to her. Is there anything I can do to create a happy ending?


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Workshops & Training Schedule

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

    April 2017
    Indianapolis, IN - April 7-10, 2017
    Princeton, NJ - April 7-10, 2017
    Reading, Berkshire, England - April 21-24, '17
    Denver, CO - April 21-24, 2017
    Vancouver, BC, Canada - Apr 28-May 1,'17
    San Francisco, CA - Apr 28-May 1,'17
    May 2017
    Seattle, WA - May 5-8, 2017
    Dallas, TX - May 5-8, 2017
    Milwaukee, WI - May 19-22, 2017
    Torquay, Devon, England - May 19-22, '17
    Regina, SK, Canada - May 19-22,'17
    Los Angeles, CA - May 19-22, 2017

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