The Action Program For Moving Beyond Loss

Hi I am Ioana;

My life was totally unmanageable. Going through a painful divorce and being codependent created many challenges and struggles not only for myself, also for my children and career. In 2003 I attended a workshop in Palm Springs, California, the founder of The Grief Recovery Method® John W. James spoke on this Program. I was fascinated, I had never heard of this process to heal a broken heart. I learned that if our incomplete loss is not dealt with, it will make it difficult to move on. I learned about the various myths that keep us stuck and by taking a series of small actions can lead us to completion. Going through this 7 week process transformed my life, receiving this gift of healing I wanted to help others, in 2004 I was certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist. This gave me the privilege not only to deal with several significant losses of my own and move forward but also for the last 17 years, with a compassionate heart guide clients 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, pet loss and loss due to a death, plus many more losses.I am also an Intuitive Life Coach and certified NLP practitioner. 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. Do you have a broken heart and wish to move beyond the pain? This program offers you a richer and more rewarding life. Call me today and change your life! 416-258-5069

One on One 1hr 7 sessions Online Zoom


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!

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  • Online Zoom One on One program Fee includes 7 sessions & all material
  • Online Zoom Group program Fee includes 8 sessions & all material (min 6 in a group)

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