Local Grief Support

Helping You Remember, Honor, Celebrate & Heal Since 1894

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing.



Founded on the principles outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman, founders of The Grief Recovery Institute®, The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program offers participants a very specific method to deal with unresolved grief. Most importantly, it facilitates healing by focusing on a specific loss--one significant relationship--with the objective of completing what was left emotionally undone.

This program can be truly life changing. The method learned can be used over and over to effectively work through other losses and disappointments. Because of the knowledge they have gained, participants often leave the course with a sense of peace, knowing that they are better prepared for life.

The group structure of this outreach program makes the process less frightening. Though each participant will have to work diligently to resolve his or her own grief, the setting is one of support and comfort. If, however, you are uncomfortable with the thought of working through your grief in a group setting, the same method can be taught and utilized in a one-on-one setting.

Each outreach program is presented by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist which has been formally trained by The Grief Recovery Institute®. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program is a very structured course that typically meets weekly over the course of twelve weeks in the group setting. In order to be most effective, groups are limited to 12 participants. One-on-one sessions are more flexible and may progress at the griever's rate of comfort.

It is never too soon or too late to deal with unresolved grief. However, only the griever can decide when he or she is ready and willing to take it on. If you are ready to work through your grief, we stand ready to assist you.

New groups will be starting throughout the year. Due to the extensive training required, this is a fee-based program.


For more information, please call White Emerson Mortuary at (562) 698-0304.

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