style="margin: 0px;" class="nof-centerBody">




If you are in the Smoky Lake, AB area, join me there on January 31st. Flyer


Next 8 week Group Action/Support Program

Starts Monday February 8th, 2016 7 pm



If you’ve found this page chances you have a broken heart either from a recent loss or something that happened a long time ago. You may be feeling alone, discouraged, having obsessive thoughts about events from the past or worrying about the future. You may find yourself constantly thinking about what should have been or what could have been.  You’re not living life fully and are unwilling to take risks like you used to.

I assure you, you’re not alone and there’s nothing wrong with you; you’re experiencing unresolved grief.

There are over 40 different kinds of loss that you may be grieving; death, divorce, career loss, loss of health, pet loss and major financial loss to name just a few. The grief recovery method programs are designed to help you resolve the past so you can feel better and participate more fully in life.

I can help you

  • Identify and resolve what is unfinished in your grief
  • Gain awareness and find resolution for unmet hopes, dreams and expectations.
  • By providing a framework to process your grief and more importantly you will know how to process any future losses and grief.

These are just a few of the results you can attain by completing a Grief Recovery Method program.

There is peace in the present and possibility for the future if you are willing to face the past honestly and courageously.

Your next step is to contact me at or 780-913-6466 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Let’s work on this together!



I have taken many self-help type courses, workshops etc & also read many many books along the way on this journey to be free-er & happier in this lifetime. It had been quite some time since the last one but when I heard what Yvonne was offering it really "spoke" to me. I found it a very valuable experience. I appreciated the opportunity to recognize and grieve those long ago losses and understand how they have shaped my life. I got to practice the craft of being a listener, not a fixer, just too truly listen to another. To be truly present. I re-visited forgiveness and deepened my experience of what that means to me.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity and happy with myself that I responded to my own heart's guidance in this important work. My deepest gratitude & love to Yvonne for her leadership and friendship." – Barbara Osborne

"Grief Recovery has a lasting and lightening effect. I feel less burdened by old hurts. One of the key elements would be Yvonne's unflustered and considered approach. She is thoughtful in what she says and compassionate in what she does. Her steady energy brought stability and comfort to me, to allow the work done to be more complete. Thank you." – Cynthia Peterson

I was fortunate to go through the Grief Recovery process hosted by Yvonne Racine in the fall of 2014.  I heartily recommend this process and also Yvonne as a facilitator.  Yvonne brings a combination of humour, common sense, integrity, and understanding and modeling of the process, through her own personal experience with it, to create a safe and supportive environment for this work. The process is excellent in that it provides a progression of activities, so the sessions are not just the rehashing of old wounds, but instead are moving forward with a manageable amount of stuff to completion. It was great to work in small groups -- I found it helpful and motivating. As the only man in the group I have a message for my fellow men. Real men can grieve! Acknowledging and coming to terms with our own personal losses can make us better fathers, sons, husbands, friends and lovers. At least, those are the preliminary indications. I heartily recommend the Grief Recovery process as facilitated by Yvonne Racine. – Michael C.

The Grief and Recovery Course was quite possibly the best course I have ever taken for so quickly creating a positive turn-around in my perspective.  At the outset of the classes I had no idea how beneficial the results would be. I am grateful for the freedom I have gained and the process I have learned to help me in dealing with all losses.  Yvonne’s style of conducting classes is respectful and insightful and I always come away feeling that my life has been enriched by having spent time with her. - Cathy Kowalski



Not sure if you are experiencing unresolved grief? Free Self-Assessment


Free ebook

Life Celebrations by Yvonne

Memorials, Funerals,

Celebrations of Life


Baby Namings,



Pet Celebrations


Ceremonies of all kinds customized to meet your needs.


Home   Programs   Rates&Dates   About   Testimonials   Articles   Divorce