Phyl Edmonds, Grief Recovery Specialist, Grief Recovery UK
Post on 07-Apr-2017
PHYL EDMONDSSevern Intervention Services Director & Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
GREAT JOB (TaMHS)LOVING HUSBANDCLOSE FAMILY & FRIENDS HAPPY & HEALTHY BUSY SOCIAL LIFE
1 in 4 peoplewill experience a mental health issue
WIDOWED BY SUICIDENO JOB continuous rejectionRELATIONSHIPS CHANGED ERRATIC BEHAVIOUR SUICIDAL
SymptomsAnxietyDepressed Suicidal CryingManiaIntrusive thoughts/frightenedPhysical illness
BehavioursAlcohol - to numb the painLate nights - frightened to sleepJunk foodDidn't recognise myself!
No jobNo relationshipNo homeNo purpose
Fear rest of lifewould be like this
End it all!
THE FUTURE LOOKED BLEAK
A CHOICE HAD TO BE MADE
ROAD TO RECOVERY
CONNECTTALK & LISTEN, BE THERE, FEEL CONNECTED
REMEMBER THE SIMPLE THINGS THAT GIVE YOU JOY
YOUR TIME, YOUR WORDS, YOUR PRESENCE
EMBRACE NEW EXPERIENCES, SEE OPPORTUNITIES, SURPRISE YOURSELF
DO WHAT YOU CAN, ENJOY WHAT YOU DO, MOVE YOUR MOOD
TAKE NOTICEKEEP LEARNINGGIVEBE ACTIVE
Local Services & Self Help
Counselling - IAPTMindfulnessImproved nutritionReading self help materialVoluntary work
All this helped, but just existing - and still no job!
Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.
It is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and wellbeing.
It is not counselling or therapy.
An education programme for moving beyond death, relationship breakdown and all losses in life including health, career and faith.
The Grief Recovery Method
40 years22 languages"Quality Checked" status - National Counselling SocietyEndorsed for CPD by professional bodiesCost effective
Increasing numbers of mental health professionals worldwide are training as Grief Recovery Specialists - "missing piece of the jigsaw"
The Grief Recovery Method
COMPLETED THE GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD
TRAINED AS A GRIEF RECOVERY SPECIALIST
HELPED OTHERS -LASTING SIGNIFICANTIMPROVEMENTS TO WELLBEING
CO-PRODUCTION IN TELFORD & WREKIN
"A relationship where professionals and citizens share power to plan and deliver support together, recognising that both have vital contributions to make, in order to improve quality of life for people and communities"
NHS funded Grief Recovery Specialists
Where am I now?
Telford & Wrekin Approved Provider training & EHWB projectsGrief Recovery Specialist - helping others recover their livesUK wide Grief Recovery Specialist TrainerHelping Children Deal with Loss - education & careLocal transformative co-production member
A life of purpose, content & happy
Phyl.firstname.lastname@example.org 07817 910552Grief Recovery UK: www.griefrecoverymethod.co.uk