Is the Grief Recovery Method® program evidence-based?
Yes. The GRM program is evidence-based.
The official statement adopted by the research team on the program is:
“The GRM program is an evidence-informed, practice-based program that has been shown to effectively influence components of grief and grief recovery.”
Now, you may be asking yourself what does evidence-informed, practice-based, or evidence-based really mean? If so, you are not alone. Many people have asked the same question.
Here are some helpful explanations:
- Evidence-informed: The GRM program combines person-centered values with several evidence-based practices that are supported by educational research and have been shown to be effective. These evidence-based practices are grounded in behavioral theory, group cohesiveness, meaning-making, and prolonged exposure therapy.
- Practice-based: The GRM program was exclusively developed by grievers FOR grievers based on over 40 years of firsthand experience. The program has been implemented across the globe in 22 unique countries and translated in more than 15 different languages.
- Evidence-based: The GRM program has been shown to effectively influence components of grief and grief recovery through data that has been collected and analyzed from phases 1-3 of the program research project. The components of grief and grief recovery that the program has been shown to effectively influence are grievers’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of grief recovery.
How Does the GRM Program Work?
Based on over 40 years of practice dealing with grief and working one on one with grievers, the GRM program helps reduce grief by teaching grievers:
- New skills on how to cope and process grief (knowledge).
- How to confront old myths or unhelpful patterns of grieving (attitudes).
- How to examine the ways in which grief has impacted their life through detailed assignments and exercises (beliefs).
- And how to let go of pain from loss through the timely identification of apologies, forgiveness, and significant emotional statements, all within a helpful, supportive environment (behaviors of grief recovery).