April Braswell, Grief Recovery Seminars, Divorce Recovery Workshops,


April Braswell 2019

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April Braswell
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GriefRecovery Seminar 
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April Braswell, Russell Friedman, Grief Recovery, Divorce Recovery, Seminar, Workshop,
April Braswell with The Grief Recovery Institute co-founder Russell Friedman 

GriefRecovery® and Divorce Recovery, serving Orange County, Beach Cities areas, including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Long Beach, Costa Mesa.

Grief Support (often for Widows and Widowers Bereavement Counseling), Divorce Support and Bereavement Support Seminars to complete the mixed emotions surrounding a Loss Event.  Coping with the loss of a loved one? Your husband, wife, death of your child, mother, father, parent, brother, sister? Pet bereavement? A suicide? The Grief Recovery® program is unique in that we address the emotions surrounding your loss.

Trained and Certified by The Grief Recovery Institute (Grief dot net) as a GriefRecovery® Specialist, offering Grief Recovery® Seminars over in the Orange County, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, the Beach Cities areas of Orange County. To schedule her for your faith community's program, just send an email with dates and group size.  Email:  AprilJBraswell(at)

Come Fall she will resume offering GriefRecovery® Seminars in the Henderson, Las Vegas, Clark County and the greater Southwest region for Grief Support and Bereavement to complete the emotions surrounding a Loss Event. Some One on One workshops are avaiable this summer with April in the Las Vegas and Henderson area of Southern Nevada.  Inquiries and to schedule a GriefRecovery® Seminar, send an email to AprilJBraswell(at) Click here to grab the short brochure: GriefRecovery® Seminar Brochure

My own peculiar uniqueness is I have had 7 major deaths in 6 years including my late husband dying from cancer after only 13 months of marriage.  I tried a number of books and therapies which only helped somewhat and endured a number of personal expenses related to that totalling way over the 5 figures amounts. 


Learn to SCUBA DIVE From Someone Who Has Been Scuba Diving:

If only I had know there was the GriefRecovery Completion Action Program and I would have saved a fortune, time, energy, and incomplete grief years ago. I say this to let you know that while I have not walked in YOUR grief shoes, there is no "I know" or "I understand" when it comes to grief because each relationship we grieve is unique. 

I want you to know how I can relate and want to save you from the years of unresolved grief garbage I endured and let you know there is seriously real hope. After a death or divorce before you launch yourself back into dating, you'll want to clear the deck by doing the GriefRecovery® Completion seminar.

And it will touch your emotions SAFELY. (100% Confidentiality and Privacy to protect you)

And it is a series of actions which you seriously CAN do.


1.  One on One GriefRecovery Completion Coaching

One on One GriefRecovery Completion Seminars by phone are available for people who cannot make it to one of my in person group seminars

$1295, email AprilJBraswell (AT) to apply and connect first.



2.  GriefRecovery Completion Groups Seminars: $995 per person, limit of 20 per seminar.

Location TBD

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(Note: when a tragedy has hit your community, special arrangements can be made to accommodate a larger quantity of grievers.) Each person will need their own copy of the The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith.

As a GriefRecovery® Specialist I am available to travel to your association, church, or chamber of commerce to offer the seminar to your group in person. Email me a AprilJBraswell AT to cover dates and additional travel expenses. Summer 2009 I am based in the Henderson, Las Vegas, NV area, and back and forth to Orange County, in the Newport Beach and Huntington Beach areas serving Orange County and Clark County.


April Braswell, Motivational Speaker, Pubic Speaker, Professional Speaker, Woman Speaker,

Wherever you are located, whether you are dealing with the grief loss from Divorce or death of a loved one, or even the death of a less than a loved one, you will want to start by reading  The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith




When you are dealing with Divorce Recovery or the Death of a Spouse or simply the any kind of END to a Romantic Relationship, in addition, you want to pick up a copy now of: 

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



When there are children involved, as a caring adult whether a guardian, parent or grandparent, our hearts break for them and we want to help them deal with and complete their grief as well.



Some of the all too many MYTHS ABOUT GRIEF.  How many of these have you heard? And maybe uttered to yourself in some way?


Time heals all wounds

Replace the loss

Grieve alone

Be strong for others

Bury your feelings

Keep busy 

April Braswell, Motivational Speaker, Pubic Speaker, Professional Speaker, Woman Speaker,

"Killer Clichés" About Loss

by Russell Friedman & John W. James of The Grief Recovery Institute

We have all been educated on how to acquire things. We have been taught how to get an education, get a job, buy a house, etc. There are colleges, universities, trade schools, and technical schools. You can take courses in virtually anything that might interest you.

What education do we receive about dealing with loss? What school do you go to learn to deal with the conflicting feelings caused by significant emotional loss? Loss is so much more predictable and inevitable than gain, and yet we are woefully ill-prepared to deal with loss.

One of the most damaging killer clichés about loss is "time heals all wounds." When we present open lectures on the subject of Grief Recovery®, we often ask if anyone is still feeling pain, isolation, or loneliness as the result of the death of a loved one 20 or more years ago. There are always several hands raised in response to that question. Then we gently ask, "if time is going to heal, then 20 years still isn't enough?"

While recovery from loss does take some time, it need not take as much time as you have been led to believe. Recovery is totally individual, there is no absolute time frame. Sometimes in an attempt to conform to other people's time frames, we do ourselves great harm. This idea leads us to another of the killer clichés, "you should be over it by now."

It is bad enough that well-meaning, well intentioned friends attack us with killer clichés, but then we start picking on ourselves. We start believing that we are defective or somehow deficient because we haven't recovered yet.

If we take just the two killer clichés we've mentioned so far, we can see that they have something in common. They both imply that a non-action will have some therapeutic or recovery value. That by waiting, and letting some time pass, we will heal. Let's add a third cliché to the batch, "you have to keep busy." Many grievers follow this incorrect advice and work two or three jobs. They fill their time with endless tasks and chores. At the end of any given day, asked how they feel, invariably they report that their heart still feels broken; that all they accomplished by staying busy was to get exhausted.

Now, with only three basic killer clichés we can severely limit and restrict our ability to participate in effective recovery. It is not only that people around us tell us these clichés, in an attempt to help, but we ourselves learned and practiced these false beliefs for most of our lives. It is time for us to learn some new and helpful beliefs to assist us in grieving and completing relationships that have ended or changed.


QUESTION: I have heard that it takes 2 years to "get over" the death of a loved one; 5 years to "get over" the death of a parent; and you never "get over" the death of a child.
Is this true?
ANSWER: Part of the problem is the phrase "get over." It is more accurate to say that you would never forget a child who had died, anymore than you would ever forget a parent or a loved one. Another part of the problem is one of those killer clichés we talked about, that time, of itself, is a recovery action. Although recovery from loss does take some time, it is the actions within time that lead to successful recovery.

The primary goal of Grief Recovery® is to help you "grieve and complete" relationships that have ended or changed. Successful Grief Recovery® allows you to have fond memories not turn painful and helps you retake a happy and productive place in your own life. In addition, you regain the ability to begin new relationships, rather than attempting to replace or avoid past relationships.

© 2002 Russell P. Friedman, John W. James and The Grief Recovery Institute.
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eprinted by permission.   





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