Phyl Edmonds, Grief Recovery Specialist, Grief Recovery UK

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  • 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

    Miseryor

    Happiness?

  • 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

  • Co-production

    "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

    Evidence based

  • 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.edmonds@severnwd.co.uk 07817 910552Grief Recovery UK: www.griefrecoverymethod.co.uk

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