Designed for family members and loved ones who know a person who has died from addiction-related causes, this grief support differs from general grief support because the focus is specific to the traumatic loss and the stigma that often surrounds an addiction-related death.
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INDIVIDUAL GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT
Please contact Gloria for a complimentary strategy session about how some of the following services may be of benefit to you in your recovery.
Initial Grief Recovery Support Session: 90-minute session either in-person session or via the telephone
It is Gloria’s experience that the client receives the most from the grief support relationship when the first session is 90 minutes in length. During this initial coaching session, Gloria will listen and suggest different support options that are most helpful for where the client is on this type of grief journey. Ideas about the focus of this initial recovery coaching session will be discussed during the 30 minute complimentary coaching session.
Living in the Wake of Addiction is a gift, an answer, and a beacon rolled into one. This book deconstructs the modern definition of addiction as a brain disease, and illuminates the needless yet unrelenting shame, stigma, misunderstandings, and misperceptions cloaking the central issues of addiction and mental health.
– Howard McMillan, MA, LADC, CPP, Wayzata, Minnesota
Initial Grief Recovery Support Session for Two People: 90-minute session either in-person session or via the telephone
It is Gloria’s experience that the client receives the most from the grief support relationship when the first session is 90 minutes in length. During this initial coaching session, Gloria will listen and suggest different support options that are most helpful for where the clients are on their grief journey. Ideas about the focus of this initial recovery coaching session will be discussed during the shared 30 minute complimentary coaching session.
Living in the Wake of Addiction is more than just a gripping tale of the heartbreak and cruelty that the brain disorder of addiction brings to the family. As a psychotherapist and recovery coach, Englund brings the objectivity needed to weave together her insight from substantive research, new findings in treatment for the addict, and a fresh perspective for caregivers who are “on their last nerve.” Her humility and insistence on finding the “right relationship” with her beloved son, and herself, inspires and brings hope for us all.
– Barbara Arney MA, Founder of Luna-Essence for Women, author of Rhythms of Brilliance
All of the following sessions require the 90-minute Initial Grief Recovery Support Session:
Single Grief Recovery Support Session: 45-minute Telephone Session
With courage and a fierce conviction to help others, Gloria Englund offers a lifeline for those who struggle to navigate the stormy seas of addiction. With the wisdom of a teacher, the compassion of a true caregiver, and the credibility of a survivor, she uses her family’s story and her expertise as a psychotherapist and recovery coach to show what works and what doesn’t work. She focuses on dealing with the myriad issues that arise when a loved one is in the powerful clutches of addiction. Living in the Wake of Addiction is brimming with hard-earned insights and useful tools for caring for oneself while struggling to support an addicted loved one. It is about healing in the midst of heartache. More important, it is about hope.
– Cynthia Orange, author of Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One’s PTSD and Sing Your Own Song: A Guide for Single Moms
Single Grief Recovery Support Session: 60-minute In-person Session
When we first realize a loved one is in the grips of addiction, none of us knows what to do. We flounder. We begin an extended period of trial and error, frustration and fear, anxiety and anger, sadness and hopelessness. If you find yourself in this situation, read Gloria Englund’s book…and believe it. It will accelerate your learning curve, it will reduce your errors, it will save you some of the uncertainty that creates the emotional turmoil…and it will give you hope.
– Marc Brown, co-founder, Mayflower Church Addiction Recovery Support Ministry
Single Grief Recovery Support Session: 90-minute In-person Session
Throughout much of history, addiction has been regarded with an unwarranted legacy of shame. Living in the Wake of Addiction presents a strong challenge to this undeserved stigma. Beyond the engrossing and drama-filled narrative, there is something new here. Gloria Englund provides guidance for how we can become bridges, rather than obstacles, to our loved one’s recovery. I applaud Gloria for creating this balanced and pioneering work. Hers is a voice of reason, and a voice of hope. She is dedicated to paving the way for a cure, while providing wisdom and encouragement for the long journey toward that goal.
–Val Olson, MA, LPE, CPCC Founder and CEO of Val Olson Company, LLC
Single Grief Recovery Support Session for Two People: One-hour In-person Session
Englund has written a moving, deeply personal account of the devastation of addiction and its effect on her relationship with her son, Aaron, and her family. In the course of her story, she shreds misconceptions about addicts, addiction, and the frightening consequences that affect all our lives with the rise of opioid dependency. Gloria helps the reader find hope for change by offering options instead of placing blame and judgment regarding addiction. If you’re ready for the honest dynamics of this steadily rising threat, and want to find healing for your family amidst the ruin of addiction, Living in the Wake of Addiction is the book for you.
– The Rev. Guy Drake, Deacon, Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Single Grief Recovery Support Session for Two People: 90-minutes In-person Session
Living in the Wake of Addiction is absolutely brilliant and relevant to the field of recovery and healing. I endorse this book wholeheartedly. It gives a unique blend of the author’s personal and professional experience to educate, while providing practical tools to implement change, as well as valuable support for people in all stages and roles of recovery. Gloria’s work offers concrete hope that recovery is possible and life-giving for all.
– Louise Griffith, MA, LP, speaker and author of You Are Worth It: 52 Weeks to Honoring, Loving and Nurturing Your Soul.
Grief Recovery Support Package: Three 45-minute sessions via telephone
When purchased as a package these calls offer three telephone sessions at a reduced price:
$150 for three Recovery Coaching Sessions via the telephone
Living in the Wake of Addiction is a page-turner that I could hardly put down. Gloria has written a rich story told with humility and truth about what life is like—the good and the bad—when caregivers have a loved one who is ill with the disease of addiction. The book is packed with truth about how this disease affects the caregiver as well as the person who is ill. It offers hope and wisdom about how to respond and focus on your own self-care as you live life with your addicted loved one. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 25 years experience, I recommend this book to anyone struggling on the difficult and painful path towards wholeness while living in the wake of addiction.
– Maureen R. McNeal, M.A., L.I.C.S.W., L.M.F.T. www.awakecounseling.com
Grief Recovery Support Package: Three 60-minute in-person sessions
Bought as a package these in-person sessions offer three coaching sessions at a reduced price.
$200 for three 60-minute Recovery Coaching in-person sessions.
Living in the Wake of Addiction is a compelling story that goes well beyond a mother’s loss of her son to heroin. By sharing not only her personal story, but also the current medical understanding of this chronic brain disease, Gloria Englund has created a work appropriate for those with an addiction, their loved ones, professionals, and the general public. Her guidance throughout by using Lessons creates a concise way to further explore and understand addiction, and how to care for those affected. The timeliness of this publication is important for it is imperative now, more than ever, to move the disease of addiction from the shadows of shame and stigma—to awareness and understanding.
– Mel (Mary Ellen) Scholl, LADC, Certified Empowerment Coach, and founder and former owner of Women’s Pathways to Health, LLC
GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS
A Different Kind of Grief©: 90-minute in-person sessions once a week for six consecutive weeks. Minimum commitment is 6 weeks. Meeting time and place to be determined.
A Different Kind of Grief© is a six-week, in-person group where you can share your grief journey and challenges with up to six others individuals. This time together will include a check-in and educational materials specific to a traumatic loss and the lost of a loved from an addiction-related death.
$150 per person for six-week commitment
Sobering and ruthlessly realistic, this book plumbs the depth of the destruction that addicts wreak on themselves, their loved ones, and our society. Englund is courageous, clearly taking on the myths of addiction and recovery—such as the idea addiction is a moral failing, rather than a chronic brain disorder. She is heartbreakingly generous in sharing truthful, compelling stories of her own beloved and torturous mother-child relationship in order to eradicate stigma and help others. Most importantly, this book offers hope. She writes: “23.5 million people in the U.S. are in long-term recovery. With the right kind of support, recovery from substance use disorder can be achieved for a lifetime.” Barely a year goes by that I don’t officiate at a funeral of someone who died from addiction. Our hearts are breaking. Englund aims to change this.
– Rev. Sarah Campbell, Team Lead Minister, Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis, MN
Monthly: A Different Kind of Grief© Group: 120 minutes (Two hours) in person sessions once a month for three consecutive months. Minimum commitment is 3 months. Meeting time and place to be determined.
Members of this group have completed at least one of the A Different Kind of Grief © six-week group sessions and now meet monthly for three consecutive months. Gloria will coach a group of up to eight people as they gain support and share their grief journey and challenges.
$75 for three consecutive months paid in advance of first session