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"If you are feeling stuck after the loss of someone close

(whether it was a loving or a challenging relationship)

I can help you discover, acknowledge and work through all the things you wished had been different,

better or more, the 'what ifs and if onlys'. 

I can help you deliver all those communications of an emotional nature,

that possibly play over and over in your mind. 

When it comes to emotional pain or regret I can help you resolve the unresolved."

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My name is Dawn Ford and I am a Loss & Wellbeing Specialist living in the beautiful county of Herefordshire.

I deliver two amazing loss programmes; The Edu-Therapy and the Grief Recovery Method, both provide you with the practical, mental and emotional tools needed to resolve any incomplete losses you may be currently experiencing. Available online as well in person, meaning location is no longer a barrier to accessing my support. I work locally, nationally and internationally; helping people near and afar.


Edu-Therapy: This is an exceptional educational loss-supporting programme where huge awareness comes from unlearning all those beliefs that our society often holds around painful emotions; especially sadness, shame, grief & regret.  It embraces your uniqueness in your grief and  teaches you the impact grief has upon the brain, the body & relationships. A profoundly insightful and life changing journey, I highly recommend it.

Grief Recovery Method (GRM):        The GRM is also an educational & emotion-led programme. Becoming a certified Grief Recovery Specialist back in 2016 was a life-changing experience for me.  I was also so inspired by its unique 'holistic' approach to 'loss'. As an educator I feel honoured to be able to facilitate others in working through their deep rooted and unresolved grief; you complete the programme with a true sense of being heard, with all your emotions validated, with a greater awareness and with an increase in your emotional resilience too.

We are proud to announce that The Grief Recovery Method is the only grief support programme to have received this distinction of being evidence based. Research shows that The Grief Recovery Method goes beyond a “best practice” or “promising approach” in dealing with the emotional pain of loss. 

The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training is recognised by many professional bodies around the world. In the UK the course has been Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society.

The majority of my Edu-Therapy or Grief Recovery work is around bereavement but I also help clients with other losses such as; challenging relationships, breakups, family estrangement, separation, divorce, moving, bullying, loss of health (yours or the health of someone close) and pet loss. Other losses include intangible ones such as loss of confidence, loss of purpose, loss of self-worth. ​

Helping Children With Loss: In April 2020 I certified as an Advanced GRM Specialist with the Grief Recovery Institute. I am qualified to deliver the GRM online and the incredible 'Helping Children With Loss' programme too. This programme is in a group format,  a super course for anyone who works with or cares for children. You learn the importance of using supportive emotional language; what we've always heard and maybe repeated isn't always the most helpful. You learn how grief affects children's behaviour, and how to help children with their emotions, their grief. I cannot express how enormously beneficial this programme is - for those who participate as well as those they will be helping.

Bespoke Cloth Keepsakes: I have been creating Keepsakes since 2006. I carefully turn your treasured clothes into a Keepsake that you can hold close; bringing comfort in times of sadness, separation and grief. This may be due to a close bereavement, or for a child during or after their parent's divorce, or when a child has one parent who works away for long periods of time, such as in the military.  Each commission is always a privilege.


Grief & Art Workshops: After completing my Art & Design degree in the year 2000 I was invited to deliver the first of many 'Emotions & Art' workshops in schools; using art & textiles as a creative platform to help children express their feelings. Various other group workshops have followed, the most recent of which was a 'Grief & Art' workshop in the summer of 2021 as part of the Knife Angel Tour.


Artist: I am also a practising artist and my last three exhibitions have taken a much more personal exploration. I now find myself combining my love of line, textiles, movement & childhood with loss, tenderness and memory. I am fascinated with the coming together of my two areas of interest & passion.

Please get in touch with me to book your free 20mins Intro Call or for more details

Tel: 07928110041      Email:     

"A weight off my shoulders..

Three months after my mother's death, I bumped into Dawn one Monday morning sitting in a cafe sketching. Fate was certainly with me that day. I burst into tears and poured my heart out. What a relief to learn of her grief support work - I remember going  home that day with a weight off my shoulders.

Dawn has helped me  move forward from the most difficult time in my life. By piecing together all my incomplete past and present  emotions and learning to 'forgive' by letting go of all feelings of resentment. Over several sessions, she listened to my tearful ramblings, providing me with copious tissues - never judgemental, showing me empathy and in complete confidence -  and all in the beautiful setting of her garden room .What I have learnt from the programme will be invaluable for coping with any future feelings of loss and grief  .... Thank you Dawn x"

"I can’t recommend Dawn & the Grief Recovery Method enough . Such an amazing programme which can create profound changes. Eternally grateful for my sessions." Bereavement


"After completing the GRM I feel so confident and empowered; I feel completely unstoppable."  Breakup/divorce

©2020 by Dawn Ford Loss & Wellbeing Specialist.

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