John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Unresolved Grief is Cumulative and Cumulatively Negative - Learn to resolve your grief.

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Webinar Logo March 27th, 2014

Is Recovery from Grief and Loss Actually Possible?

When people hear the words grief and recovery together, they often say, “I didn’t know that recovery from grief was even possible.”

Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative, and since time can’t heal emotional wounds, it is essential that you learn how to grieve and complete the losses that have affected your life.

In this seventh installment of the Tributes.com - Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, tackles the topic of recovery from loss, and explains what recovery is and how it is possible for anyone.

Here is all that’s needed:

  • An open mind to the possibility of recovery
  • Awareness that you may be emotionally incomplete with someone living or dead
  • Courage and willingness to take the actions that lead to recovery

Webinar LogoNovember 20th, 2013

The Impact of Grief During the Holiday Season

In this sixth installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, gives helpful guidance for grieving people who are dealing with the emotions generated during the Holiday Season. This session will be helpful for those who are entering the Holidays for the first time since someone important to them has died, and even if the death occurred a long time ago.

The video topics include:

  • The empty seat at the dinner table is a massive reminder of who's not there
  • Family rituals that also point out who is missing
  • Learn what to say, because not saying anything about the loss can make grievers feel even worse
  • Creating a connection with the grieving person helps them participate instead of isolating at this most painful time

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Webinar LogoSeptember 12th, 2013

Death of a Child — Unfulfilled Hopes, Dreams and Expectations

In this fifth installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, explores the emotions surrounding the death of a child and helps the listener begin to uncover the path to recovery. It is also helpful for anyone who has friends or relatives who have experienced the death of a child of any age.

While a still-birth or death at any point after a child is born is obviously devastating for parents, siblings, and other family and friends, miscarriage is a grief event that society often doesn’t acknowledge. This webinar addresses miscarriage and also delves into the heartbreak of infertility and the inability to create the family you have dreamed of. The webinar covers the specific topics below as well as questions that were submitted by participants prior to the live event:

  • Our relationships with our children begin at conception, and sometimes long before
  • Grief is normal and natural but we don’t always know what to do with our broken hearts
  • The importance of completing the unique relationship before trying again
  • Dealing with the well-intentioned but unhelpful things that people say

Webinar LogoJune 13th, 2013

Death of a Parent — Moving from Grief to Recovery

In this fourth installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, explores the emotions surrounding the Death of a Parent.

Most of us will experience the death of our parents. Although our connections with our parents started before we can consciously remember, those relationships established a great deal about what we think and believe and much of how we live our lives. It is no wonder that their deaths affect us with so much emotion. The webinar covers the specific topics below as well as questions that were submitted by participants prior to the live event:

  • Every Relationship Is Unique – No One Knows How You Feel!
  • When Is It Time To Begin To Recover?
  • Keeping Fond Memories But Shedding The Pain

Webinar LogoMarch 28th, 2013

Death of a Spouse — Moving from Grief to Recovery

In this third installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, explores the emotions surrounding the Death of a Spouse and begins to uncover the path to recovery.


Webinar LogoNovember 13, 2012

Helping Others Navigate the Journey of Grief Recovery

We all wish we knew better ways to talk to our friends and family who've been affected by the death of someone important to them. Many people also want to learn how they can actually help people deal with the overwhelming impact of death and other significant emotional losses.

In the following webinar Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, introduces some of the myths that inhibit us from talking openly about our grief and the grief of the people we love.

  • Learn some very practical and helpful things to say in situations that may have baffled you in the past.
  • Become aware of many of the unhelpful things NOT to say that inhibit the people you know who are struggling with a loss.
  • Find out about the Grief Recovery Method Certification Training program that’s open to anyone with a genuine desire to help grieving people

Webinar LogoApril 10, 2012

Grief: A Normal & Natural Reaction to Loss

Grieving people often feel lost and alone, as if no one cares or wants to listen to them. Most people don’t know recovery from significant emotional loss is even possible.

In this helpful and hopeful webinar with Russell Friedman, Tributes.com Grief Expert and Executive Director of the Grief Recovery Institute answers these and many more questions:

  • Is it okay to feel sad when your heart is broken?
  • Can time heal a broken heart?
  • Is it better to be strong or to be human?
  • Is keeping busy helpful?
  • I’ve always heard “Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” Should I avoid being around people when I’m sad?

What you learn may surprise you. It will open your mind and your heart to the possibility of recovery and give you hope. Click below to watch.