Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sharon Brubaker and I have been an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist for over 11 years. Given below is an excerpt from my upcoming book Hope…Heal…Recover.


Mom, “I lost Austin”, was all I heard from my 17-year- old daughter Brittani. She was screaming into the phone. I was sitting a realtor’s open house with my husband Tony. To this day, I am sure she does not know that she used the words “I lost”. I tell you I could hear the fear in her voice so clearly. “Mom, I am so scared. I don’t know what to do”. At this point my knees buckled and I was on the floor. The tiny voice inside of my head kept repeating, keep your voice strong. Don’t let her know that you are scared. This phone call started the three hours of hell that changed all of our lives forever. Erica, Austin’s mother, had decided not to join over 21 family members, on the annual Father’s Day boating trip.

As you have read, on Father’s Day weekend 2006, I received a call from my youngest daughter that would change my life forever. While on vacation with the family, my then 10-year-old nephew Austin drowned. I felt as if someone had instantly inserted a knife into my heart.SHARON BRUBAKER - Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

While I was very busy trying to be strong for everyone, I started searching a support group that would help my family to begin the healing process. There was very little out there. Or, what was there, just did not fit our needs. During the first few days, we were simply trying to remember to breathe. My heart was breaking and nothing I did or heard from friends or family comforted me.

After about 8 months, I stumbled upon The Grief Recovery Method ®. It was during this program that I slowly began the healing process for myself.

As soon as I completed The Grief Recovery Method ®, I knew that my life long mission would be to learn everything I could about grief, and make it my life’s work to help others heal from their broken hearts.

I am truly honored to walk through the journey of grief recovery with my clients. At a time to grief, I work with clients to help them understand that unresolved grief is almost always associated with wishing things were better, different or more and that it can have to do with any unfulfilled hopes, dreams and expectations.

I am not only a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist—I am a griever. I teach in my program that grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss of any kind. Yet, we were never taught how to grieve. Sadly, most of the information we are given immediately following a loss from family or friends is incorrect. It does little or nothing to help us feel better or to begin the healing process. So, we continue to search and search.

I teach in my program that suffering from a broken heart is not limited to death alone. We, as Grief Recovery Specialists, know that there are over 43 know losses that a griever can suffer from—death and divorces being the most common. I have worked with hundreds of amazing people as I help them discover what is incomplete in their own heart.

I work with grievers not only because I was one but because I know that this system works. The Grief Recovery Method® is a unique process that takes the individual through a series of steps that enables him/her to identify the incomplete relationships that have caused pain and prevented them from moving forward and enjoying a more fulfilled and happy life.

Today, I am offering you a free over-the-phone mini-session with me. It let’s you and I get acquainted and see if this is the grief program for you. Please click here to set a time that is most convenient for you. I am available 7 days a week. Day or evening calls can be set-up.

Do know that I am with you, holding the space of each and every griever out there. There is hope. You can heal your broken heart. Recovery means to live again without the pain of a broken heart. Allow me to show you how.


About Sharon Brubaker

Grief is individual and unique for every person. A person’s relationship to each aspect of their life is also unique. As such, the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or other reasons requires customized attention using proven skills and understanding.