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Testimonials For Jeff Archambeault group work

Grief Recovery Specialist / Advanced C.P.E. / M.Div. / B.A. Sociology                                 (taken from www.griefrecovery.com website as posted by Institute in my "microsite")

★★★★★5.00 Stars

It helped me to understand the stages of grief and how to cope. I am forever grateful to this program. It should be advertised more as I was lucky by chance heard from an acquaintance. I would highly recommend it.

03/28/2021

★★★★★4.00 Stars

Sharing with people I like to say I can trust. I want to start fresh on my own. I know I have to change my life. I'm more confident, my self esteem is better. I don't think about the bad things in the past. I was very negative. I'm positive and making decisions.

03/28/2021

★★★★★.5.00 Stars

I was able to find the core loss that I believe to be the catalyst for many other losses in my life. Being able to complete that fundamental loss through the 8 weeks, has provided much healing. The encouragement to stay the course through some difficult passages was outstanding. The program's structure and composition and the facilitators' fidelity to its application, made the journey a safe and valuable one.

03/28/2021

★★★★★5.00 Stars

During my dance with grief I have learned through my group sessions the importance of being heard and being safe in doing so. I have the learned the significance of sharing and being connected to another, dancing the same dance but perhaps to another genre of music. Yes, we are all unique in our grief journey but yet have a shared sameness for the loss of one's beloved. I have come away with the knowledge that letting go of hurt and anguish does not mean to forget my loved one. In contrast, her memory will live on forever in my thoughts, and in my heart. The healing has begun!

Participant in Support Groups West Nipissing

12/20/2020

★★★★★4.00 Stars

It helped me put words to my feelings and made me aware that my feelings were normal.

10/28/2020

Participant in North Bay, On

★★★★★4.00 Stars

I think I have already explained in other sections of the survey, perhaps incorrectly, but the bottom line is this program was an amazing support and came at the right time for me in my grieving journey. It has given me the tools to begin to heal my heart and I cannot believe the peace and relief of emotional pain it has provided. Not just the facilitator, who was excellent but also the other participants or co-grievers especially during the one to one sessions where we could talk about and share the pain of our losses. There were no negatives to my taking this grief support program only positives and I would strongly recommend this course to anyone with any unresolved grief. It made a world of difference to me .

10/28/2020

Participant in North Bay, Ontario

★★★★★4.00 Stars

The program has help me a lot just by the sharing with others, and listening to what others have to say also.. I don't cry every moment now .. but I do get my moments but not as frequently as before I started this program.

04/17/2020

Participant in North Bay, ON

★★★★★4.00 Stars

it was a challenge for me that is for sure at the start. had some laughs and tears. definitely proud of myself that I completed it.

06/23/2019

★★★★★4.00 Stars

The program gave me the tools to use where I can apply to many other losses in my life. It has shown me there are many people who grew up not being able to show their emotions and that is just not right. We need to express ourselves. This program will also help in other areas in my life such as personal relationships. I would recommend the grief recovery method.

06/23/2019

★★★★★5.00 Stars

The program helped me realise how much emotional baggage I was still carrying around inside. It also taught me the skills needed to address loss and get through it, and put it to rest in a positive way. EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE!!!!

03/27/2019

Participant in North Bay, Ontario

★★★★★4.00 Stars

I entered the Program apprehensive, and concerned that I would need to share personal information with a group of people. The setting and make-up of the Group was non-intimidating, encouraging and friendly. I soon felt comfortable and felt the progress doing assignments and exercises in each session, building skills and confidence. I felt safe and validated with partner sharing, and in group discussion. In 8 sessions, I feel I have the basic tools to apply to all grieving relationships and will continue to apply the principles learned in The Grief Recovery Method. Thank you for this opportunity.

01/02/2019

Participant in North Bay, Ontario

★★★★★3.00 Stars

I would have benefited from a short personal interview with the facilitator before the 8 week program.

01/02/2019

Participant in North Bay, Ontario

★★★★★4.00 Stars

It has helped me recognize things that I do that might offend or hurt people without thinking about it and not doing it consciencly. I know how to act better so I can avoid those situations. Thank you team.

01/02/2019

Participant in North Bay, ON

★★★★★5.00 Stars

I was curious and had been looking for answers for a long time, this program gave me more than expected... Thank you.

01/02/2019

Participant in North Bay, Ontario

★★★★★5.00 Stars

When I started the program I wasn’t sleeping very much, now things are much better,I’ve taken a second class and things are working out quite well.

06/18/2018

Participant in West nipissing , ON

★★★★★5.00 Stars

GRM has opened my heart and mind and given me the tools to navigate through many obstacles that used to keep me paralyzed in fear,by working the steps I was able to centralize my confusion and put a finger on exactly what the fuel was for my fire, I now have an extinguisher for multiple types of fires.

10/20/0018

Participant in North Bay, On