In one of the stars I shall be living.

In one of them I shall be laughing. 

And so it will be as if

all the stars were laughing,

when you look at the sky at night. ~

The Little Prince / Antoine de Saint-Exupery

​​​​636 Washington St., Suite 7, Canton, MA 02021

​(617) 388-5546

This video gives a brief overview of the Grief Recovery Method program and includes comments from people who have gone through the program. I've included other client feedback videos on our other website pages, too.

​​​Take the proven action-steps needed to recover from grief--not just cope with it--from a dad who experienced a devastating loss and became a Grief Recovery Specialist.  


Joe Sweeney

​Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

​​​​​​Current 8-week course:


Mondays, Oct 16-Dec 11, 2017, 7 to 9pm.  

This is an 8-week structured program, not an ongoing support group. Typical support groups allow grievers a chance to talk about their feelings and losses, but if you're just talking about them, nothing really changes. Perhaps you've already noticed that? The reason so many people call this program life-changing is that it involves taking action. Actions produce change.


Call today 617-388-5546 to register and if you have any questions. Space is limited to 12 people max. The course fee of $395 includes The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Edition (Harper Collins) and all materials.


For a good overview of the program, please view the 10-minute video below of a presentation I did for a group earlier this year in Canton.

VIDEO: Joe discusses an upcoming Grief Recovery Program at the Congregational Church of Canton, March 2017. This 10 min video gives a good overview of the Grief Recovery Program. Please note that although this particular course was offered at CCC, the Grief Recovery Program is in no way a faith-based program.

Is Your Heart Broken?

Was it caused by a death, divorce, or the breakup of a romantic relationship? Or was it caused by any of the 40 other losses that a person can experience during a lifetime? My goal is to provide the type of effective help we had so much trouble finding when our son died. Although I work especially closely with grieving parents, my work is in no way limited to them.


The primary method I use is the Grief Recovery Method and I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. The Grief Recovery Method is not an ongoing support group, but is a structured method to address unresolved grief by taking specific steps, done in either an 8-week group format or 7-week one-on-one format. And it works. You can read all about it in detail on my Grief Recovery Method page here. The program is based on The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Edition, by John James and Russell Friedman, founders of the Grief Recovery Institute, which has been helping people deal with loss for the past 30 years.


We also have a program for adults who want to help their children or grandchildren who are grieving. The "When Children Grieve" page here includes tips you can put to immediate use if you have found yourself in this most important role.


Please take the time to view the videos here, read about the myths of grieving that keep people from recovering, and contact me if I can support you. (By the way, have you heard the myth that "time heals" or that you should wait a certain amount of time to begin healing?...)


I am based in Canton, MA., and our programs provide grief support in Canton and the surrounding areas.


Joseph Sweeney

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and Dad