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Walking With Joy is available for any form of session that best meets our clients’ needs.

The Grief Recovery Method

Joy is a certified Grief Recovery Method Specialists specially trained to create a safe environment for you to discover and complete the emotional pain you have been carrying surrounding a loss in your life. She is your “heart with ears” to listen and support you throughout the Grief Recovery Method, without any judgments, criticisms, or comparing losses.

The grief that comes with any emotional loss can be overwhelming and also very isolating. Often people find that those they normally count on for emotional support are at a total loss when it comes to offering effective and meaningful assistance. They will often give you logical reasons why you should not feel bad, but that rarely helps. Grief is emotional and not logical! You are suffering from a broken heart, not a broken head! The fact that you are seeking help in dealing with that emotional pain is not a sign of weakness, but rather a recognition on your part that you are interested in taking recovery actions!

Grief Recovery

One-on-One Sessions

Private, Comfortable Setting

While some people prefer to work in a group setting, with other grievers, many find it easier to work with a Trained Specialist one-on-one. This will allow you privacy in discussing your emotional pain with a trained professional, who has used the same tools they are offering you to deal with the heartbreak that has impacted their life!

This program is for those who prefer to work face to face with a trained and certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist 1-on-1, rather than in a group setting. This 7-meeting format utilizes the same proven materials as the group programs in a more private setting.

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Joy Gaertner speaking to group

Schedule a Grief Recovery Workshop

Grief is emotional, not logical.

Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances? Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel and it probably isn’t good.

We aren’t going to tell you, “We know how you feel,” because we don’t. Neither does anyone else. What we will do is provide a safe environment where you will be given specific tools to help you recover from loss and ultimately lead a happier life.

The 8-meeting Grief Recovery Method Support Groups offers a safe, evidence-based environment for grievers to take effective and lasting action, no matter the type of loss experienced. Workshops allow participants to work through a Workshop in a lecture-and-small group format. Participants learn from others whose grief may have divergent origins.

Workshops sponsored by organizations and churches are typically open to anyone experiencing grief. Alternatively, a corporation or support group may contract with Walking with Joy to offer a workshop more narrowly focused around those with a specific trauma (e.g., loss of a child, cancer) or within a single company.

Online One-on-One &

Group Workshops

Difficulty coming to the office? Trying to work around kids’ nap schedules? Challenges being in the same space with your co-parent? Travel a lot for business? No problem! One-on-One and Group Workshops are also available by phone or Zoom, as well as in person. Online programs are offered via a secure, completely confidential platform.

Life can be messy and rarely turns out the way we plan. Sometimes that leads us to be depressed, hopeless or stuck. Many times we are ill prepared for these situations. You can discover new skills to find your way out of the maze of life’s struggles and disappointments. Pain that is not transformed is transmitted. Walking with Joy helps you navigate the unexpected twists and turns of life.

Other Topics:

  • Recover Your Relationships: How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/ette
  • Steps to a Pathway to Peace
  • Fabulously Flawed
  • Stress Busters

Joy believes that those who are willing to embrace new challenges and put in the deliberate effort will take the next step in personal growth and freedom.

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Speaking Engagements

Walking With Joy can come to your organization, church or corporate lunch presentation, team training session, or other venue to explain the Grief Recovery Process. Through these presentations, individuals can discover a path towards their own grief recovery.

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