You Can Heal Your Broken Heart

Learn How To Let Go of the Pain & Recover a Sense of Happiness

A Live & In-Person Weekend Workshop

If you’ve ever experienced a devastating loss, you know what it feels like to have a broken heart.  You may have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or endured a decline in your health.  Or maybe your story is one of the more than 40 other losses a person can experience in a lifetime.  When you have unresolved grief, your body becomes a toxic storage tank for your emotions.  And how you handle all that emotional energy building inside you determines whether you will recover or get stuck in your pain.


A very common response to completing the work of the Grief Recovery Method is that it is life changing.  I know this to be true because I am one of those people whose life improved drastically.   When your heart is broken, your life seems stuck.  When you get emotionally complete, your ability to experience happiness begins to grow again.  You just need to be willing to take the next step on your journey of healing.

My Grief Recovery Story

My mom died unexpectedly in 2002.  Her death was the most traumatic experience of my life.  While I’ve suffered many losses throughout my lifetime, no other life event has been as difficult as losing her.  I would often find myself feeling like I was on an emotional  roller coaster where in the blink of an eye, some thought or memory would pop up that would deepen my sorrow.  I would spend the next hour or so desperately trying to find some relief from the heaviness in my heart.  It was so exhausting.  At times, it felt like I would never be free from the pain.  

At my mother’s funeral, the pastor asked everyone to call and check in on me; only one person did.  Most people didn’t know what to say, so they said nothing at all and that was a very lonely feeling.

I felt like I was two different people at times because of how I presented myself in public vs. what I was actually feeling.  I was devastated on the inside but trying to “keep it together” when out in public.  Did I mention how exhausting that is?!  So I read a few books on grief and moved on with my life as best as I knew how.

A few years later, I found myself researching grief recovery programs for my church and discovered the Grief Recovery Institute.  I signed up for a training thinking I was going to learn how to help other people.  I quickly found out there was more healing that I needed first. What I learned about the unresolved grief that we carry inside us, and the need to process it to completion, changed my life.  After the training was complete, I exclaimed to the first person who asked me how it went, "it was one of the best things I have ever done with my life!”  That remains true to this day.  I have remained, and will continue to be, the biggest cheerleader for the Grief Recovery Method.


Almost a decade ago, I began teaching the classes at my church helping others heal from their losses.  Then the Institute asked me to become one of their trainers.  I am one of seven people in the country commissioned to certify people who wish to teach this work.  And it is my absolute honor to be able to do it.

A Weekend Workshop To Help You Heal Your Broken Heart And Recover From Life’s Disappointments

When someone asks, "How are you?"



The Truth

Do you tell them you're "good" or "fine" even if you're not? 

The energy it takes to get through the day when you’re trying to “keep it together” can be physically and mentally exhausting.  Not only that, you may find yourself either constantly remembering painful memories or worrying about what’s going to happen in the future.  

Even if it feels like this is the new normal for your life, I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be!  Whether you are a man or a woman dealing with loss of a spouse, a job, a friendship or any of the more than 40 losses you can experience in your lifetime, there is a way to not only heal your broken heart but also recover a sense of well-being in your everyday life.

Here are just a couple of the benefits that come from completing the steps of the Grief Recovery Method:


In the past, you may have tried to do the following to deal with (or ignore) your pain:

Keeping Busy:  Occupying your time with work and activities will not make your grief disappear.  As soon as you get un-busy, your grief will be right there waiting for you.

Eating (or Drinking) Your Feelings:  While comfort food is delicious, it unfortunately cannot heal your broken heart.  Drugs and alcohol will only numb the pain temporarily.

Other Support Groups:  You may have gone to support groups to talk about your pain but were not provided with action steps to help you recover.

Introducing The Grief Recovery Method Live Weekend Workshop

The Grief Recovery Method Live Weekend Workshop is a 2 day in-person program.

I will show you each step of the Grief Recovery Method using one of my own grieving experiences as a demonstration.  Then you will work on the personal loss that is most restricting your sense of happiness.   The crux of your work will focus on recovery from whatever has disappointed you or broken your heart.

In the Grief Recovery Method Weekend Workshop, it is my aim to help you recover a sense of happiness and satisfaction in your life.

During the weekend workshop, a few of the areas we will address are:

Day 1
  • The ways we are taught to deal with our losses that keep us stuck in our pain
  • Why your coping mechanisms will never bring you to a place of healing
  • Identifying all of your unresolved grief as it cumulatively affects your capacity for happiness  
Day 2
  • In-depth exploration of the 3 steps you can take to help heal your broken heart
  • What to do when you have a loss in the future

  • You will be receiving a copy of the  Grief Recovery Handbook for your future reference.


Should you choose to register for the workshop, I will send you a couple of bonus gifts to tide you over until we meet.

Upon completing your registration, I will send you:

Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss ebook

The Grief Recovery Guide for Loss ebook

This is a condensed version of the Grief Recovery Handbook.  It is one of the most insightful resources I have ever read on the topic of grief recovery. 

How to Make It Through the Day

 I wrote this blog because while grievers are working through the steps of the Grief Recovery Method, their grief may make it hard to focus so I wanted to provide some suggestions on "How to Make It Through."  This will be sent as a pdf and is an exclusive blog for Weekend Workshop participants.

How To Make It Through The Day


Cole photo


Jocelyn is an incredible person and an amazing Grief Recovery Specialist. I'm grateful that I get to call her my friend and it has been an honor to watch her grow into a Grief Recovery Trainer. If you have the opportunity to work with Jocelyn, do it! You will be in good hands.

Cole James,

Executive Director of the Grief Recovery Institute

Sandi Atmore


I have known Jocelyn for nearly eight years and I cannot say enough about her character, kindness, and professionalism. Jocelyn is someone who cares deeply about others, is excellent at what she does and has a compassionate heart that creates safety for anyone who comes in contact with her. I met Jocelyn while we were both becoming certified as Grief Recovery Specialists. I was instantly drawn to her and we have remained friends and colleagues ever since. Due to her work ethic and abilities, Jocelyn went on to become a trainer for other Certified Grief Recovery Specialists. I refer clients to her because I fully trust her ability to work with anyone in need. 

Sandi Atmore,

Life Coach & Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

Gio Photo


It’s been five years since the death of my stepfather and though I pride myself on being a pretty resilient person, it seemed like it was one of those losses that no amount of sheer will and positivity would help me overcome.  It was through my experience with Jocelyn and the Grief Recovery program that helped me to be at peace with what I wished could have been different, better, or more about my dad’s death and help me move on.  I am a healed man.  I have stronger faith.  I recommend to anyone who is dealing with the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or many other countless losses that we experience at every point in our lives that we don’t take the time to deal with.  Thank you Jocelyn and thank you Grief Recovery.

Gio Adams,

Grief Recovery Participant

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Grief recovery with Jocelyn was suggested to be after I went through a painful divorce. I didn't realize that it would also help me work through the history of losses I had experienced up until that point as well as losses I would experience after the course was over. Jocelyn is a gifted instructor who teaches from a place of skill and vulnerability.  She did a great job of facilitating a safe environment where we all felt at ease. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is navigating loss of any kind! 

Harmony Grillo,

Founder & Executive Director of Treaures   

Grief Recovery Participant 

More Feedback from Grief Recovery participant surveys:

“Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I can actually say I’m beginning to feel like my default emotion is joy.  This was what I needed and Jocelyn was a phenomenal teacher.”

“Thank you Jocelyn!  Your courage to share your story gave me the courage to share mine.”

“I am so thankful for this class.  I have never felt so comfortable and complete after a [support] group.”

Worry Free Guarantee

Throughout this page, I have talked about recovering a sense of happiness in your life.  I will provide you with tools that will allow you to do just that.

I want you to feel at ease that the money you invest towards healing your heart will pay off for you.  If you don’t feel you benefited emotionally after completing all of the action steps of the Grief Recovery Method, I will refund your money within 30 days.  Just send me an email, no questions asked:)

Join Me

Throughout this page, I have talked about recovering a sense of happiness in your life.  I will provide you with tools that will allow you to do just that.

I want you to feel at ease that the money you invest towards healing your heart will pay off for you.  If you don’t feel you benefited emotionally after completing all of the action steps of the Grief Recovery Method, I will refund your money within 30 days.  Just send me an email, no questions asked:)

January Los Angeles Weekend Workshop

One Time Payment of $695 or Six Monthly Payments of $115.83

March Sacramento Weekend Workshop

One Time Payment of $695 or Six Monthly Payments of $115.83

When you click a button, you will be re-directed to the Grief Recovery Institute registration page

The 2 Most Common Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I’m interested in the workshop but can’t make those dates?

A:  Here is my entire 2018 Schedule.  You can register in advance for any of the following dates:

Q:  Will there be a test? (Yes, many people have this concern.)

A:  No. You will be doing personal work, however.  But you will not be “tested” on any of the topics presented.  If you happen to be a perfectionistic, let me know and I will give you an “A” 🙂


Although the live workshop is days away, your grief recovery experience will begin once you register by clicking the button above.  If you are registering for the live workshop, you will be re-directed to the registration page located on the Grief Recovery Institute’s website (

After your registration is complete, you’ll be sent an email receipt and I will email you the bonuses mentioned earlier.

Whether you choose to work with me or not, it is my hope and prayer that you recover from your loss so your heart can once again be happy and free.