About the Grief Recovery Method®
The Grief Recovery Method® is a method for unlocking and respecting the emotional experience of our grief, both the immediate or presenting grief issues, and those that may have been holding us captive for years. Often, the most recent or presenting loss is actually made more difficult by related experiences from our past which were not recognized or addressed at the time – adding weight to that resulting from the current loss.
Through a defined step-by-step process, the Grief Recovery Method® first explores the “old, ineffective tools” we’ve been using, with the belief that it’s hard to learn new tools if we don’t understand why the old ones might not have been effective. Then, the process shifts to the introduction of new tools which can be used across a wide gamut of losses – from persons, to pets, to hopes and dreams and expectations, to those intangible things like trust, safety or faith. At every step the griever is respected, listened to and heard without judgement or analysis, and is supported in identifying and giving voice to the array of emotions that accompany the full extent of the loss. Once the Grief Recovery Method® process is completed for one loss, it can be used over and over again, to address other past losses, and to help more quickly address new losses.
Hello I’m Chris McIndoe. I am an Advanced Grief Recovery Method® Specialist, based in the North West of England.
My professional life has centred around providing high quality holistic care. During the 20 years of my nursing career I have cared for and supported both patients and families, often through the most difficult times in their lives. In 2015 I made the transition into the funeral industry, which enabled me to continue this supporting role and work with grieving families, often in crisis situations. Through this work I was introduced to the Grief Recovery Method® and was inspired. Working as an Advanced Grief Recovery Method® Specialist consolidates my professional and personal experiences with loss from a very young age. This means that I am well placed to help others on their Grief Recovery journey in a sensitive, confidential and non-judgemental way. I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients, dealing with grief caused by bereavement, divorce and many of the 40 + causes of grief.
I offer Grief Recovery Method® sessions both in person and online, for 1-1 sessions as well as in-person groups for up to 8 people. I am also available for public speaking events and open to other enquiries.
If you are currently dealing with loss of any kind and feel ready to let go of the pain that it is causing, please feel free to contact me and we can take the first steps together.
Grief Recovery Method, 1-1
A seven-session programme delivered in-person, one-to-one, designed to provide you with the tools you need to complete your relationship to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by the grief you are experiencing.
Grief Recovery Method, 1-1 (online)
An eight-session programme, delivered online via Zoom, one-to-one. The online programme offers a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers to take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced. For those who do not have a Grief Recovery Method specialist in their area, this format is extremely effective.
Grief Recovery Method, Groups
An eight session programme, delivered in person with groups of up to eight people. The groups programme offers a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers to take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced.
£320 per person.
Helping Children with Loss
A four session programme for up to twelve people, face-to-face. This action-based programme is designed for adults, parents, family members, teachers, social workers or anyone who has love for, or works with, children. Also available in a 1-1 format.
£180 per person.
Pet Loss Recovery and Support Programme
A six-session programme delivered in-person, for groups of up to eight people. This programme is designed to provide you with the tools you need to complete your relationship to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by the grief you are experiencing relating to pet loss. Also available in a 1-1 format.
£120 per person.
What People Say
"From our very first meeting, Chris created an atmosphere of a calm, controlled, safe space. A place that encouraged openness and honesty and most importantly, a strong feeling of trust. As we worked through the programme, I felt listened to and heard. Chris engendered a feeling of mutual respect that formed the basis of our sessions. This allowed me to explore some painful memories trusting that I was safe and looked after in that space. The programme was excellent but having the right person to work through the sessions with you is invaluable. Chris brings a lifetime of experience to this role, to have her work with me through this was my absolute privilege."
- May 2022
"The most powerful aspects of this course were underpinned by the honest relationship that was built between us. Without this element of trust I wouldn't have been able to be authentic and feel sufficiently confident to share the sadness of my loss... Chris was both professional and friendly. She was supportive, patient and understanding. We also shared a sense of humour...so clearly we connected on a variety of levels."
- December 2021
"The Grief Recovery Method® is an amazing approach to dealing with loss and grief, truly the only method that has helped me process my loss. Of course this was also made even better by Chris' gentle delivery, empathy and understanding - she made sure I understood the process fully and has set me up with tools for life to help me cope with grief and loss. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
- January 2022
"The amazing thing about the Grief Recovery Method is that it is so simplistic and accessible to all.
Chris' knowledge and natural skill is profound."
"This course has helped me immensely. Christine was very helpful and I would recommend her and this programme."
- August 2022
"I always felt that I wouldn't benefit too greatly from grief counselling, on the basis that I felt that I'd never really experienced true grief... and by that I mean the grief associated with death. But Chris, through The Grief Recovery Method®, opened up avenues of grief I had experienced but hadn't considered to be grief. After initially feeling a bit nervous, I then looked forward to each session with Chris and even felt sadness when our sessions ended - although I know I can return to her.
She is simply amazing. There is no judging, no analysing, no questionable advise, just a gentle hand guiding me through the fog of my own grief experiences to clarity and completion.
I highly recommend Chris."
- March 2023
The Grief Recovery Institute® has put together a series of free eBooks that you can download below.