Recovery from loss is accomplished by discovering and completing all of the undelivered communications that accrue in relationships. We are all advised to “Let Go,” and “Move On,” after losses of all kinds. Most of us would do that if we knew how.
Completion of pain caused by loss is what allows us to Let Go and Move On. It is almost impossible to Move On without first taking a series of actions that lead to completion.
Before taking the actions to complete, it is important to look at and often dismiss some of the ideas for myths that we have tried to use with loss, but are not working.
The Grief Recovery® Outreach Program creates the safety and the correct action choices that help people Move Beyond the pain caused by loss. It is an educational program, which creates a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at what other losses have affected your life; and to take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to a recent loss, or one that occurred long ago.
The Grief Recovery Handbook, The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, including Health, Career & Faith (released by HarperCollins in 2009), and an accompanying format both written by Institute founders, John W. James and Russell Friedman are used as the text for the Outreach Program.