I found GRM by chance when I was looking for a solution to why my life was going from bad to worse. It seemed that everything and everybody was out to get me. GRM helped me make sense of it. I liked that it was structured and not wishy-washy. It was still really emotional but that’s what I learned – I need to be honest about how I feel as I go along instead of “being a strong man”. As Joules reminded me several times, “We are human first and foremost, and what makes us human is our emotions.” Joules knew what she was doing and knew how to challenge me in the right way when I was avoiding stuff I didn’t like. She was approachable and I liked her relaxed manner. I’m definitely glad I spent money on myself and recommend GRM and Joules.
I was desperate and was struggling to function at work and at home. I was about to lose my job because I felt overwhelmed at the death of my daughter, the break-up of my marriage years beforehand and the breakdown of my relationship with my son. The Grief Recovery Method helped me to recognise the impact of adverse childhood experiences and doing the work on my parents helped me to get rid of all the toxic baggage I'd been carrying for years. I hadn't realised that I didn't know how to deal with loss and that there are tools that help - why wasn't I taught this before?! Joules was compassionate and made me feel safe to explore all the experiences I'd buried and that was eating away at me. GRM helped me to release myself from my childhood and I now feel a great sense of relief. I feel free and excited to go forward in my life.
Working with Joules has been a breath of fresh air. Memories of my family used to be clouded with pain. Now memories are happy, sad, amused, sometimes infuriated (!), but the pain has dissipated. I'm able to remember and talk about them in a way that I wasn't before. Trust the process, it really is excellent and Joules is immensely skilled at making sure you'll get the best out of it. If you're considering the GRM, then just do it. Trust me, your future self will thank you!
Doing GRM blew me away! I was struggling with a new and old relationships and doing this course helped me to pinpoint why and make peace with it. Mind-blowing! GRM helped me to figure out my priorities and gave me confidence to take a massive next step. Joules was amazing and brilliantly guided me through all the stuff that came up. She was patient, understanding and human! I can’t thank her enough.
I was recommended GRM by a friend in order to ‘get over’ an ex. I’d never considered this to be a grief issue but the course helped me formulate my thoughts and feelings more clearly. I was very happy I chose Joules to assist me: she was knowledgeable, experienced and empathetic. She treated my issues earnestly but also allowed her natural humour and lightheartedness out when appropriate.
Who knew that it was possible to turn grief around and actually achieve closure? I didn’t and so I reached out to Joules with a sense of uncertainty and trepidation. Emotions are alien territory for me and I have become extremely adept at wearing the ‘everything is fine’ mask even after losing my marriage, home and job that I loved all at the same time. My devastation was seeping through my well-worn mask, waves of sadness and desolation were becoming more frequent – even 3 years after the event and I was realising that ‘time heals all’ no longer rang true for me as I was getting worse. My friends gently helped me to see that it was necessary to address my complex emotions around my losses head on and I am now so relieved to have found the GRM – the evidence-based approach and testimonials on the main website gave me confidence to take the first step. The first chat with Joules instantly gave me reassurance that this would be a worthy investment in myself, not just for now but for the future. Having worked through the culturally ingrained myths and common ineffective coping mechanisms and their implications, Joules patiently and compassionately held the space and provided me the time to fully understand the steps in processing grief and the GRM components. In fact, Joules gave me the opportunity to work through 3 of my major losses, including finding peace around my miscarriages, and today I face the future with an optimism and excitement that I have not experienced for a long time. I feel free, so relieved and through the process I was able to retrieve a catalogue of beautiful and precious memories that had become tied up with the painful recollections and so my mind had just taken to numbing huge chunks of my history. Recovering these was an unexpected gift for which I am extremely grateful. If you are seeking a thoroughly supported and supremely cathartic approach to processing grief and accomplishing emotional closure then I would wholeheartedly recommend Joules and the GRM.