Recommended Resources

The Grief Recovery HandbookThe Grief Recovery Handbook

By John W. James and Russell Friedman

Newly updated and expanded to commemorate its twentieth anniversary—this classic resource helps people complete the grieving process and move toward recovery and happiness.

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others’, the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with:

  • Loss of faith
  • Loss of career and financial issues
  • Loss of health
  • Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home

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Moving Beyond LossMoving Beyond Loss: Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People

By Russell Friedman and John W. James

In October 2010 the authors became exclusive providers of grief- and grief-recovery-related content on a memorial website called, a site that receives approximately three million unique hits per month, and to which readers submit very personal and unique grief-related questions. Collected in this book are not only a bounty of personal and often moving questions but also the authors’ equally compelling responses and tips for using the Grief Recovery Method to deal with broken hearts. The book not only deals with grief from loss of a loved one, but also the grieving that occurs following a divorce, a sudden downturn in health, the loss of a job, and even the loss of faith.

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When Children GrieveWhen Children Grieve

By John W. James and Russell Friedman

To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss.

In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of “not feeling bad” and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.

There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.

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The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet LossThe Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss

By Russell Friedman, Cole James, and John W. James

If you’ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you’re normal.

If you’ve found that your family and friends don’t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal.

Without comparing our relationships with our pets to those with people, we know that, because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe.

If you relate to any or all of these sentences, this book is for you.

We have been there and most probably will be there again. We will be with you on this journey to help your heart deal with the absence of your cherished companion.

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Moving OnMoving On: Dump Your Relationship Baggage and Make Room for the Love of Your Life

By Russell Friedman and John W. James

In this groundbreaking book, authors Russell Friedman and John W. James show readers how to move on from their unsuccessful past relationships and finally find the love of their lives. Demonstrating revolutionary ideas that have worked for thousands of their clients at the Grief Recovery Institute, Friedman and James give readers the strategies they need to effectively mourn the loss of the relationship, while opening themselves up to love in the future.

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Transform Your Beliefs Transform Your LifeTransform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life: EFT Tapping Using Matrix Reimprinting

By Karl Dawson with Kate Marillat

As the audience for EFT and tapping grows, this book offers a wonderfully elegant way to harness tapping for deep work with beliefs.


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Matrix reimprinting using EFTMatrix Reimprinting Using EFT

By Karl Dawson and Sasha Allenby

Matrix Reimprinting is a completely new personal development technique that dramatically improves health and wellbeing by allowing you to access and transform painful memories that may be holding you trapped in the past. It was developed from the popular self-help technique EFT, a meridian tapping therapy that has shown outstanding results with both physical and emotional issues. Matrix Reimprinting advances EFT by incorporating all the latest developments in the New Sciences and quantum physics. This technique can be self-taught and can help you to overcome a variety of health and emotional challenges, including negat ive beliefs, addictions, phobias and traumas, allergies, relationship issues…and many more. Whether you are brand new to EFT and Matrix Reimprinting or are a seasoned practitioner, this book contains a wealth of techniques and protocols that you can use on yourself, your family, your friends or your clients.

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The Biology of BeliefThe Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Poweer of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

By Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

With more than 100,000 copies sold of his self-published book, The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton teams up with Hay House to bring his message to an even wider audience. This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.

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John Taps Away the BluesJohn Taps Away the Blues

By Gail Mae Ferguson-Maceda

Third grader John is rehearsing for the school dance performance. He is having the best time and really enjoying himself, when his friends make fun of him. John is embarrassed and starts to feel bad about himself. Luckily his Mom, Sadie, knows how to do EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and helps John to feel better as he realizes that he doesn’t have to care what the other kids think of him. In a perfect world, what people say and do wouldn’t hurt us or make us feel bad about ourselves but unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Many problems we face as adults started because as kids we made decisions about life out of survival. These decisions may not serve us anymore but they are stuck there in our subconscious running our lives. We now have these proven and effective meridian energy techniques of EFT to transform these early traumas so we are able to live life more freely and abundantly and to reach our full potentials.

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