The Action Program For Moving Beyond Loss

Hi I am Ioana;

Certified in 2004 as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, I personally went through the Grief Recovery Method® in 2003 because my life was totally unmanageable. Going through a painful divorce, being codependent and dealing with family addiction created many challenges and struggles, not only for myself but also for my children and career. I learned that if our incomplete loss is not dealt with, it will make it difficult to move on. The Grief Recovery Method® transformed my life to a more loving, open and healthier me. Being an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist gave me the privilege, not only to deal with several significant losses of my own and move forward and also to help others heal their broken hearts. For the last 18 years, I have guided clients with a compassionate heart through the process of Grief Recovery Method® helping them to move beyond their own pain.

I have experience in helping Grievers with their losses related to codependency, addictions such as drugs or alcohol, loss of trust, loss of a career, financial loss, loss of childhood, relationships, and loss due to a death or simply feeling stuck plus many more losses. My professional self includes 35 years in the corporate world, and a Life Coach, and NLP Practitioner. Being recently retired (which can be a loss as well), gives me more time to focus on helping Grievers take the actions of The Grief Recovery Method®. I am a member of Al-Anon since 1998; Al-Anon is a 12- Step support group for families and friends of alcoholics. I'm also a member of CODA (Codependents Anonymous). In addition, since 2003 I serve as a Regional Alumni Family Volunteer for Hazelden Betty Ford Centre for the Toronto Chapter. Since 2011 once a month, in love and service, as a volunteer I go into the Toronto East Detention Jail to provide 12-step meetings and Grief Recovery to the inmates. I truly feel blessed by The Grief Recovery Method® work and my accomplishments; the challenges and hard times have brought me to where I am today - to a fuller, more enriched life than I could have ever imagined. Let me show you how to move beyond your pain and enrich your life! Call me today and change your life! 416-258-5069

One on One 1hr 7 sessions Online Zoom or In Person


Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we never compare losses, any list would include death and divorce as obvious painful losses. There are 43 losses which can produce the range of emotions we call grief; retirement, moving, pet loss, financial, health issues, the end of a relationship and many others. The range of emotions associated with grief is as varied as there are people and personalities. There is no list of feelings that would adequately describe one person's emotions, much less an entire society. Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or for other reasons.


While grief is normal and natural, most of the information passed on within our society about dealing with grief is not normal, natural or helpful. Grief is the emotional response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing with loss is intellectual. The majority of incorrect ideas about dealing with loss can be summed up in six myths which are so common that nearly everyone recognizes them. Most people have never questioned whether or not they are valid. The misinformation is best described in the following;



Just looking at the myth that "time heals" creates the idea that a person just has to wait and they will feel better. We have known people who had waited 10, 20, 30 and 40 years, and still didn't feel better. And, we know that they would tell you that not only had time not healed them, but that it had compounded the pain. The other five myths carry equally unhelpful messages.


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 or myths that we have tried to use with loss, but are not working.


The Grief Recovery Method®, Online zoom One on One and Group Program provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss. It is a program which creates a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at what losses have affected your life; and to take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to one of those losses. We use 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 John W.James and Russell Friedman, Founders of The Grief Recovery Institute are used as texts for the Program.


The Grief Recovery Method® Program is not an occasional, drop-in group. For the safety and success of all participants, commitment and attendance are essential to achieve life changing results. The Grief Recovery Method® is led by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Ioana Battista since 2004 has been trained and certified by The Grief Recovery Institute. To ensure your success within this program, your facilitator has direct access to the founders of the Institute. If you have experienced one or more losses and want to transform your life call me and I will show you how!

Free 30min Consultation Phone or Zoom Call 416-258-5069

Facilitated by Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Ioana trained by the Grief Recovery Institute®

  • Investment of  $1200 Online Zoom or in Person One on One program includes 7 sessions & all material
  • Investment of  $680 Online Zoom Group program includes 8 sessions & all material (min 6 in a group)

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