Have you seen posts about The Grief Recovery Method groups that our own
Mary Anna Rogers, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist leads here at Rogers?
Download a free copy of this Ebook to learn more about the 6 major concepts
​we learn about grief that can prevent us from moving forward.

Six Grief Myths



The Grief Recovery Method

Mary Anna Rogers is a certified specialist with The Grief Recovery Method, and we offer GRM groups here at the funeral home several times a year.  You can find more information at www.griefrecoverymethod.com/grief-support-groups.  Mary Anna can be contacted directly by email at maryannagrm@gmail.com or by calling the funeral home at 223-3481.

The Problem - Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to loss, but most of the information we’ve learned about dealing with loss is intellectual. Although our Grief Support Groups involve some educational elements, effective Grief Recovery must deal with your broken heart, which requires emotional support instead of intellectual explanations. Common myths about grief include: time heals all wounds, replace the loss, grieve alone, be strong, don't feel bad, keep busy.

The Solution - People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you how. The Grief Recovery Method Support Group, developed and refined over the past 30 years, teaches you how to recover from loss with supportive guidance every step of the way.

1) Our Grief Support Groups provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.

2) It’s an action-based group that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition. 

3) It’s not a drop in group. You’ll either do an 8-week group format or a 7-week one-on-one format depending on your preference and availability. 

4) Each Grief Support Group is facilitated by one of our 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.




Grief Resources

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.

Children and Grief

Helping those who Grieve

Coping with Complicated Situations