Vicki Hagadorn - Life Coach, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist®, 
Author, & Speaker  
Growing up in California, I lived in a household of alcoholism, drugs and a great deal of codependent behaviors. As a young woman, I struggled terribly to find significance in myself and battled with my own demons of alcoholism and bulimia. In 1992, I began a journey of recovery which started with sobriety. Having sobriety as a foundation, I began to build a life. As an adult, the divorce of my parents and the break up of my family led me to the Grief Recovery Outreach Program. 
In my journey of emotional health and recovery, I had invested tens of thousands of dollars in intensive therapy and counseling. When I experienced the Grief Recovery Method, I was amazed at the healing that happened in such a short time. I knew this was like nothing I had ever experienced before. 
The quest I was on to conquer patterns of codependency, have healthy boundaries, and confidently step into who I was meant to be was finally a reality.
The freedom I experienced through Grief Recovery was so incredible I knew that I wanted to bring these tools to as many hurting, grieving people as I could.
I have had the great privilege to have taken hundreds of people through the Grief Recovery Outreach Program. As a mentor and a life-coach, I specialize in helping people use the tools of Grief Recovery to break through the strongholds that hold them back from realizing their dreams and destinies.  And it works!!
For me, the tools of Grief Recovery 
were the foundation of deep healing and recovery...
 and with such incredible results of all this growth,  I am on a mission to help others just like you!
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind...
The feelings of grief are normal and natural for us. The problem is, we have all been socialized to believe that these feelings are unnatural and abnormal. While grief is normal and natural, and clearly the most powerful of all emotions, it is also the most neglected and misunderstood experience for people. Both by the one grieving and those around them.

Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end or change in a familiar pattern of behavior.

There are actually over 40 losses we will experience in our lifetimes. While death and divorce are the most obvious, some other losses are: the loss of a pet, moving, a romantic break-up, the loss of a close friend, graduation, a miscarriage, financial changes, getting a promotion/leaving a job, retirement.

Often these common life experiences are not seen as grieving events. We grieve for the loss of all relationships we deem significant. Some losses are more intense than others, but they all bring about emotions that are difficult to navigate.

There are also other losses we identify as grieving experiences, the loss of trust, the loss of safety, the loss of innocence (physical or sexual abuse). Society still does not recognize these losses as grief issues.

Loss of trust events can have a major, lifelong negative impact on a person’s capacity for happiness and we have not been equipped to process it in an emotionally healthy way.

Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain.
Unresolved grief is emotional, not intellectual. All the efforts to heal the heart with the head fail because the head (the intellect) is the wrong tool for the job. It’s like trying to paint with a only makes a mess.

Since most of us have been socialized to attempt to resolve all issues with our intellect, grief becomes a huge problem.
Until now....