March 7, 2023 – WINTER PARK, FL – Growth through Grief, a widowers wellness resource, announces the release of the Growth through GRIEF healing framework, a set of self-assessments and best practices to help men who’ve lost their spouse to better navigate their grief journey.
According to the US Census Bureau there are 3.6 million widowers in the US alone, and many more worldwide. These men are underserved in support, wellness and healing, often suffering alone, with high rates of depression, alcoholism / substance abuse, and suicide.
This new framework is designed to provide a personalized guide to healing, using GRIEF as an acronym to define the elements facilitating the transcendence from sadness and loss to healing and growth. The elements are: G for Grace, R for Reflection, I for Intention, E for Elevation and F for Faith.
“Losing a spouse has been quantified as the number one most stressful life event, and often, the loss is coupled with upsets in sleep, diet, identity, homelife, career and finances.” according to Tom Pisello, widower and founder of Growth through Grief. “Unaddressed, the sustained stress from these compound losses takes a toll on the widower emotionally, physically and spiritually, exactly what our Growth through GRIEF healing framework is designed to overcome.”
The Growth through GRIEF online self service healing framework includes diagnostic assessments, to help widowers understand the manifestations of their loss, coupled with practical workshops and worksheets to help guide healing and growth efforts.
“Men are private in their loss, often suffering alone and rarely reaching out for the help they need.” says Helen Keeling-Neal, licensed mental health professional and Growth through Grief board member. “This framework delivers the tools widowers can use on their own to inspire their healing and guide a more peaceful grief journey.”
The Growth through GRIEF framework is available as a free resource and can be found at https://growththroughgrief.org/tools/
About Growth through Grief
Growth through Grief is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, resource and community designed to help widowers through their healing process, helping to turn loss and sadness into growth and purpose.
To facilitate the journey, Growth through Grief delivers a proprietary healing framework, assessment tools, along with a wealth of articles, and podcast interviews, videos and community events, all designed to help widowers learn from other widowers, mental health professionals, wellness experts, faith leaders and growth coaches, all designed to improve mind, body and spirit and achieve growth through the grieving process.
Growth through Grief was founded by widower, successful serial entrepreneur and author Tom Pisello, and is directed and fueled by expert leaders in mental health, spiritual health, wellness and charitable services.