Success Stories

My greatest honor is to take a hurting heart and guide them on a journey of grief support and healing after loss. Even though the specific steps I teach them are the same for everyone, my approach is unique to each client as their grief and loss is like noone else’s. I don’t see you where you are. I see you where I know you can be and together, we will get you there.

Warmly,

Talia Bombola
Marriage & Family Therapist
    
Talia Bombola

"Hands down one of the best experiences with a healer I have ever encountered. Anne-Marie as a person is healing, so the work she does flows naturally. She creates a sacred space for you to be yourself, unhurried and without judgment. She is truly gifted!

DO IT! Whatever it takes to get yourself into that office is worth it. You DESERVE this and you are WORTH IT! Your life will change for the better in ways you want and in ways you never realized. If you are considering it, take the leap. Anne-Marie and her program will catch you and hold you."

Sandy Lotz-Weiner
    
Sandy Lotz-Weiner

"I felt supported around opening up to, being with, and feeling my deep pain and sense of loss. It allowed me to express my feelings without fear of judgement or needing to carry my pain alone. You witnessed and supported me as I reviewed my relationship with my husband. This gave me the opportunity to process, understand, surrender to and let go of the pain and to access the beautiful memories and the love, once again."

Monica Nordquist
    
Monica Nordquist

“Anne-Marie is amazing! I felt completely understood and validated. It was like I mattered! It is just the way she speaks to you and has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are. I felt so safe as we processed my unresolved grief. I have a lightness in my life now. Everyone needs to do this!”

Dr. Les Triché
Principal, California Institution for Women
    
Dr. Les Triché

“Anne-Marie was able to connect with the audience immediately and deeply, she had them crying but also, at times, laughing. Her down-to-earth demeanor and genuine concern along with her educational content had a powerful impact."

Christine Lister
Marriage and Family Therapist
    
Christine Lister

I lost my husband of 24 years unexpectedly. After plugging into a grief group and doing individual therapy, I still felt like I needed something more. Working with Anne-Marie made a huge difference for two main reasons: the material we used and Anne-Marie herself. Then the process time with Anne-Marie validated my experiences and gently, but persistently moved me forward in my emotional journey. I would highly recommend working with Anne-Marie to resolve unprocessed grief no matter how long ago the loss.

Tammi Risse
    
Tammi Risse

It’s been an eye-opening experience! I’ve learned I am not broken or damaged, but completely normal. I was given the tools needed to clean out all the pain in my heart. When I have another loss, I NOW have the ability to work through the anger, hurt and pain, and make more room in my heart for future love, joy, and happiness! I'm looking forward to the new memories I plan on making and getting to know and like and accept the new me. I was given a lifelong gift, that I will treasure forever.

Joseph Netzel
    
Joseph Netzel

I am still reaping the benefits of the program. I didn't even realize all the baggage I carried through life until I first came to Anne-Marie Lockmyer. She is fantastic, a Godsend

Private Client
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Private Client

Awesome Program! Everyone needs to experience this Grief Program!

Private Client
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Private Client

A painful loss I thought I had done my best to "get over" was still debilitating, but now resolved. I can honestly say I am healed from it. After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this class with this facilitator to anyone and everyone.

Irma Morris
    
Irma Morris

I’m 72 and was still struggling with the damage of hurt and worthlessness that was impacting all my relationships. I thought I had processed and accepted my childhood. It wasn’t until I went through the process with Anne-Marie that I ended up truly forgiving and letting go. I walked through the prison doors that were created by pain and abuse and am free - finally! It’s awesome!

Private Client
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Private Client

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you. She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation. She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned. Anyone considering this program should just do it!! The emotional weight that is lifted is life-changing. It’s that simple. Totally worth it.

Private Client
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Private Client

After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this program and Anne-Marie to anyone and everyone. Thank you for this opportunity.

MN
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MN

“Anne-Marie  has been amazing to work with.  I feel completely understood and validated. She has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are and what you’re going through.” 

AN
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AN

“Anne-Marie really cares and she gets me. I can trust her.”

MI
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MI

“I had no idea that loss had such an impact on my life. I thought I was doing ok.  Anne-Marie  gave me eyes to see and tools to heal. It was a huge weight off that I didn’t even realize I was carrying until I got rid of it.”

Private Client
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Private Client

“I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during such a tough time in my life. You always listen and understand. You gave me the tools to get rid of the pain in a healthy way instead of the destructive things I was doing to cope.I didn’t even realize I was doing them.”

IK
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IK

“I was hopeless and Anne-Marie gave me hope.She never gave up on me. She showed me the way to healing. Thank you.”

JN
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JN

“I had no idea I was still carrying around so much pain over my divorce.  What a relief to be free.  Thank you for making me feel valued and cared for and taking me through grief recovery. Everyone needs to do this!”

Private Client
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Private Client

“Because of this program, I understand loss in a whole new way.  I thought loss was just due to a death. For the first time, someone recognized and helped me acknowledge a life full of traumatic losses. Anne-Marie made me feel safe and valued.  She gave me the confidence to work the program. She knew just how to deal with me. She gave me hope when I had given up.” 

Tania R.
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Tania R.

“ Thank you Anne-Marie. We are so grateful and blessed to have participated in your grief healing program. Can’t tell you how much that has helped all 3 of us. “

Renee H.
    
Renee H.

“This was the absolute BEST program I’ve attended!! I did the 6 session program and it  helped me out 100%!! I’d lost both of my parents last year (within 4 months of each other) and wasn’t handling it very well. I was having major anxiety attacks.. crying and not wanting to leave my house! She helped me understand the process.. and gave me tools to work!! She saved my life!!!🌸”

    
Terri Olsen

It’s difficult to explain what I was feeling before I met Anne-Marie, but as she explained what grief is, I knew I had some unresolved pain in my life.  I felt like I was doing well dealing with one particular (huge) loss, but sometimes my emotions were triggered and I felt sad, upset or other emotions that just never seemed to go away.

Since processing one of my biggest losses, I have felt no pain, sadness or anger towards this person.  I had put this loss in a box on a shelf, so I didn’t have to see it/feel it, but it needed to come off the shelf and its contents “shredded!”  At the moment the process was completed, I felt and continue to have feelings of relief [sigh]. 

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you.  She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation.  She makes herself available for questions and guidance through the process and is very encouraging, especially when it gets toughest and you need that extra gentle push to get past the most painful part.  She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned.

JUST DO IT!!  The emotional weight that is lifted is life changing.  It’s that simple.  Totally worth it.”

Natalie McCollum
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Natalie McCollum

“A few words about you and how you helped me:

First I was so taken by your story and how well you understand grief.  I felt that you really understood that grief is tough to get through since most of us feel it in our hearts and in not our heads.  That really resonated with me. 

CBT did not help me because in my mind and brain I already knew I was not going to die from my grief… however, my heart was so sad that I felt like it.  Another therapist kept telling me, “but, you don’t have cancer and so your chances of dying are so slim.” I knew that but my heart was still so sad.  I realized that listening to people tell me that my brain needs to not be sad, was not working. 

Also, your approach of listening to my entire story in order to sort through and get the most important pieces that need to be dealt with was key. Sometimes, people need to be heard and validated.  You do that in spades.  The book is great tool and guide.  However, you created a safe space to allow me to grieve deeper and do the work, to be vulnerable and to go to ugly places without judgment.  It is part of the healing process and so powerful.  Thank you for being such a good listener, empathizer and motivator to get through the tough recovery process in order to experience a better way to feel and live.  One more thing I would tell others is that this is a deep journey and it requires patience, determination and hard work to get through.  You might feel worse before better.  “

Private Client
    
Drexelle Park

I did not believe I needed "grief healing". I have found healing in the past through wonderful counselors, retreats, and church programs. But I couldn't quite lift off a very heavy weight. I happened to meet Anne-Marie in person and within 5 minutes of talking to her, I found myself weeping. I did not understand why.

After going through her multi-week program virtually during COVID-19, I now understand.

If you let yourself embrace the process fully, diving deep into what has driven you to grieve, her process is surgical. It required a depth of exploring and communicating specific losses that I had never before realized was possible. For the first time in my life, I allowed myself to feel the pain that I've spent my life avoiding to feel. And it hurt, like hell. But I'm so very grateful Anne-Marie was there to guide me through that.

I honestly believe God used her to bring me what I truly needed: release from the weight I had so long carried.
Face what you are scared to acknowledge. Go deep. Be freed. And don't do it alone. I highly recommend having Anne-Marie to help guide you to the freedom that can be found on the other side.

 

Kimberly McAlexander
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Kimberly McAlexander

“I can't say enough positive things about my experience. it is an investment in time yes, but ultimately a long-term investment in yourself. I felt that I received personalized and individualized attention from Anne-Marie and really and truly received the tools and guidance that I needed to move forward. I highly recommend this service if you are struggling with grief and loss in your life.”

DD GALLONIO
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DD GALLONIO

“If you are going through some sort of loss Anne-Marie is the Specialist you should talk to. She is very caring and helped me tremendously . I can't thank her enough for giving me the tools to enjoy life again.”

Robin Smith
    
Robin Smith

“My experience with Anne Marie, was life changing. Anne Marie is so loving and caring, I would definitely recommend this program to anyone.” 

Rachel A.
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Rachel A.

“Working through the Grief Recovery  with Anne-Marie was such a healing experience! Her own personal experience with grief gave her the ability to relate to me in my deepest pain, and she was full of wisdom to pass on to help me heal as well. Anne-Marie is so warm and encouraging, and you can tell she genuinely cares about you, so each session with her literally felt like it was done with a dear friend and made me feel very comfortable opening up to her. Her scheduling is flexible and anytime I emailed with a question she replied within a couple hours. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She is truly gifted at what she does.”

Sue Grantis
    
Sue Grantis

“As a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist, I can’t tell you how thankful I was to meet Anne-Marie and learn of her compassionate wisdom to move through the darkness of grief and loss. She was truly one of those people you meet in life.....that helps you to know hope and healing ARE POSSIBLE! I first met Anne-Marie, at a recent grief and trauma training at a Warriors Oasis Retreat in New Mexico. With such grace and authenticity, Anne-Marie shared her own tragic story of loss and then moved into sharing extremely practical strategies that have come from extensive research.This wisdom goes far beyond what we commonly know to be comforts in guiding people through grief. With great care and understanding Anne-Marie creates a safe and trusting environment to create a doorway into healing. Anne-Marie invites us to honour our loved ones and helps us to be curious about envisioning the future and not only the past. I would wholeheartedly invite anyone to join her retreat settings or seek one on one counseling support!”

Darryl Jung
    
Darryl Jung

“Anne Marie is the expert you never wanted to need, but grateful to have when you do. In my small business, an employee had a ruptured aneurysm and within 24 hours had passed. It was both a professional and personal shock to myself and my staff as he was both a team leader and a dear friend to us all. Within a week Anne Marie was in our office to meet with myself and my staff to help us process the shock of our sudden loss and coach us in how we can support each other as a team. While nothing could have prepared us for this loss, I'll forever be grateful for the ways Anne Marie was able to bring my staff comfort for this moment and equip us with the coping life skills for the future. When it comes to an individual or group grieving and experiencing trauma or loss, there is nobody I would recommend faster than Anne Marie.”

Lisa Scandolari
    
Lisa Scandolari

“Anne-Marie Lockmyer is a Radiant soul who flourishes her gifts through her experience on Grief and Loss. She speaks directly to your heart! Her devotion and passion on Grief, Loss and Trauma is the real thing! Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Shame, Sadness, Loss - deeply hurts. Anne-Marie shares we are wired for change we are wired to Grow, we are wired to Heal. Learning to Rewire. Learning to Heal your broken Heart is possible. The door to the human heart can only be opened from the inside, through deep work and Anne-Marie is that person to help you. She has experienced deep loss herself. “

Jane DeRose
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Jane DeRose

“Forever grateful for the healing & peace found and for Anne-Marie's guidance along the journey!”

Breanne Buscaglia
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Breanne Buscaglia

Finding refuge while navigating through the daunting journey of grief is crucial and yet so hard to find. From my first meeting with Anne-Marie, the middle, and to the end I felt safe. I felt seen and I felt heard. The support exceeded my expectations during the process while allowing me the space to fully trust I could be all in on healing. I recommend this to anyone seeking to love themselves deeper. I was surprised to have gained so many tools that I will forever carry with me into my future. Overall this was a life-changing gift to myself that I would strongly encourage for others. No regrets. The value is priceless!

Talia Bombola
Marriage & Family Therapist
    
Talia Bombola

"Hands down one of the best experiences with a healer I have ever encountered. Anne-Marie as a person is healing, so the work she does flows naturally. She creates a sacred space for you to be yourself, unhurried and without judgment. She is truly gifted!

DO IT! Whatever it takes to get yourself into that office is worth it. You DESERVE this and you are WORTH IT! Your life will change for the better in ways you want and in ways you never realized. If you are considering it, take the leap. Anne-Marie and her program will catch you and hold you."

Sandy Lotz-Weiner
    
Sandy Lotz-Weiner

"I felt supported around opening up to, being with, and feeling my deep pain and sense of loss. It allowed me to express my feelings without fear of judgement or needing to carry my pain alone. You witnessed and supported me as I reviewed my relationship with my husband. This gave me the opportunity to process, understand, surrender to and let go of the pain and to access the beautiful memories and the love, once again."

Monica Nordquist
    
Monica Nordquist

“Anne-Marie is amazing! I felt completely understood and validated. It was like I mattered! It is just the way she speaks to you and has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are. I felt so safe as we processed my unresolved grief. I have a lightness in my life now. Everyone needs to do this!”

Dr. Les Triché
Principal, California Institution for Women
    
Dr. Les Triché

“Anne-Marie was able to connect with the audience immediately and deeply, she had them crying but also, at times, laughing. Her down-to-earth demeanor and genuine concern along with her educational content had a powerful impact."

Christine Lister
Marriage and Family Therapist
    
Christine Lister

I lost my husband of 24 years unexpectedly. After plugging into a grief group and doing individual therapy, I still felt like I needed something more. Working with Anne-Marie made a huge difference for two main reasons: the material we used and Anne-Marie herself. Then the process time with Anne-Marie validated my experiences and gently, but persistently moved me forward in my emotional journey. I would highly recommend working with Anne-Marie to resolve unprocessed grief no matter how long ago the loss.

Tammi Risse
    
Tammi Risse

It’s been an eye-opening experience! I’ve learned I am not broken or damaged, but completely normal. I was given the tools needed to clean out all the pain in my heart. When I have another loss, I NOW have the ability to work through the anger, hurt and pain, and make more room in my heart for future love, joy, and happiness! I'm looking forward to the new memories I plan on making and getting to know and like and accept the new me. I was given a lifelong gift, that I will treasure forever.

Joseph Netzel
    
Joseph Netzel

I am still reaping the benefits of the program. I didn't even realize all the baggage I carried through life until I first came to Anne-Marie Lockmyer. She is fantastic, a Godsend

Private Client
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Private Client

Awesome Program! Everyone needs to experience this Grief Program!

Private Client
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Private Client

A painful loss I thought I had done my best to "get over" was still debilitating, but now resolved. I can honestly say I am healed from it. After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this class with this facilitator to anyone and everyone.

Irma Morris
    
Irma Morris

I’m 72 and was still struggling with the damage of hurt and worthlessness that was impacting all my relationships. I thought I had processed and accepted my childhood. It wasn’t until I went through the process with Anne-Marie that I ended up truly forgiving and letting go. I walked through the prison doors that were created by pain and abuse and am free - finally! It’s awesome!

Private Client
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Private Client

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you. She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation. She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned. Anyone considering this program should just do it!! The emotional weight that is lifted is life-changing. It’s that simple. Totally worth it.

Private Client
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Private Client

After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this program and Anne-Marie to anyone and everyone. Thank you for this opportunity.

MN
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MN

“Anne-Marie  has been amazing to work with.  I feel completely understood and validated. She has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are and what you’re going through.” 

AN
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AN

“Anne-Marie really cares and she gets me. I can trust her.”

MI
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MI

“I had no idea that loss had such an impact on my life. I thought I was doing ok.  Anne-Marie  gave me eyes to see and tools to heal. It was a huge weight off that I didn’t even realize I was carrying until I got rid of it.”

Private Client
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Private Client

“I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during such a tough time in my life. You always listen and understand. You gave me the tools to get rid of the pain in a healthy way instead of the destructive things I was doing to cope.I didn’t even realize I was doing them.”

IK
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IK

“I was hopeless and Anne-Marie gave me hope.She never gave up on me. She showed me the way to healing. Thank you.”

JN
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JN

“I had no idea I was still carrying around so much pain over my divorce.  What a relief to be free.  Thank you for making me feel valued and cared for and taking me through grief recovery. Everyone needs to do this!”

Private Client
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Private Client

“Because of this program, I understand loss in a whole new way.  I thought loss was just due to a death. For the first time, someone recognized and helped me acknowledge a life full of traumatic losses. Anne-Marie made me feel safe and valued.  She gave me the confidence to work the program. She knew just how to deal with me. She gave me hope when I had given up.” 

Tania R.
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Tania R.

“ Thank you Anne-Marie. We are so grateful and blessed to have participated in your grief healing program. Can’t tell you how much that has helped all 3 of us. “

Renee H.
    
Renee H.

“This was the absolute BEST program I’ve attended!! I did the 6 session program and it  helped me out 100%!! I’d lost both of my parents last year (within 4 months of each other) and wasn’t handling it very well. I was having major anxiety attacks.. crying and not wanting to leave my house! She helped me understand the process.. and gave me tools to work!! She saved my life!!!🌸”

    
Terri Olsen

It’s difficult to explain what I was feeling before I met Anne-Marie, but as she explained what grief is, I knew I had some unresolved pain in my life.  I felt like I was doing well dealing with one particular (huge) loss, but sometimes my emotions were triggered and I felt sad, upset or other emotions that just never seemed to go away.

Since processing one of my biggest losses, I have felt no pain, sadness or anger towards this person.  I had put this loss in a box on a shelf, so I didn’t have to see it/feel it, but it needed to come off the shelf and its contents “shredded!”  At the moment the process was completed, I felt and continue to have feelings of relief [sigh]. 

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you.  She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation.  She makes herself available for questions and guidance through the process and is very encouraging, especially when it gets toughest and you need that extra gentle push to get past the most painful part.  She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned.

JUST DO IT!!  The emotional weight that is lifted is life changing.  It’s that simple.  Totally worth it.”

Natalie McCollum
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Natalie McCollum

“A few words about you and how you helped me:

First I was so taken by your story and how well you understand grief.  I felt that you really understood that grief is tough to get through since most of us feel it in our hearts and in not our heads.  That really resonated with me. 

CBT did not help me because in my mind and brain I already knew I was not going to die from my grief… however, my heart was so sad that I felt like it.  Another therapist kept telling me, “but, you don’t have cancer and so your chances of dying are so slim.” I knew that but my heart was still so sad.  I realized that listening to people tell me that my brain needs to not be sad, was not working. 

Also, your approach of listening to my entire story in order to sort through and get the most important pieces that need to be dealt with was key. Sometimes, people need to be heard and validated.  You do that in spades.  The book is great tool and guide.  However, you created a safe space to allow me to grieve deeper and do the work, to be vulnerable and to go to ugly places without judgment.  It is part of the healing process and so powerful.  Thank you for being such a good listener, empathizer and motivator to get through the tough recovery process in order to experience a better way to feel and live.  One more thing I would tell others is that this is a deep journey and it requires patience, determination and hard work to get through.  You might feel worse before better.  “

Private Client
    
Drexelle Park

I did not believe I needed "grief healing". I have found healing in the past through wonderful counselors, retreats, and church programs. But I couldn't quite lift off a very heavy weight. I happened to meet Anne-Marie in person and within 5 minutes of talking to her, I found myself weeping. I did not understand why.

After going through her multi-week program virtually during COVID-19, I now understand.

If you let yourself embrace the process fully, diving deep into what has driven you to grieve, her process is surgical. It required a depth of exploring and communicating specific losses that I had never before realized was possible. For the first time in my life, I allowed myself to feel the pain that I've spent my life avoiding to feel. And it hurt, like hell. But I'm so very grateful Anne-Marie was there to guide me through that.

I honestly believe God used her to bring me what I truly needed: release from the weight I had so long carried.
Face what you are scared to acknowledge. Go deep. Be freed. And don't do it alone. I highly recommend having Anne-Marie to help guide you to the freedom that can be found on the other side.

 

Kimberly McAlexander
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Kimberly McAlexander

“I can't say enough positive things about my experience. it is an investment in time yes, but ultimately a long-term investment in yourself. I felt that I received personalized and individualized attention from Anne-Marie and really and truly received the tools and guidance that I needed to move forward. I highly recommend this service if you are struggling with grief and loss in your life.”

DD GALLONIO
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DD GALLONIO

“If you are going through some sort of loss Anne-Marie is the Specialist you should talk to. She is very caring and helped me tremendously . I can't thank her enough for giving me the tools to enjoy life again.”

Robin Smith
    
Robin Smith

“My experience with Anne Marie, was life changing. Anne Marie is so loving and caring, I would definitely recommend this program to anyone.” 

Rachel A.
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Rachel A.

“Working through the Grief Recovery  with Anne-Marie was such a healing experience! Her own personal experience with grief gave her the ability to relate to me in my deepest pain, and she was full of wisdom to pass on to help me heal as well. Anne-Marie is so warm and encouraging, and you can tell she genuinely cares about you, so each session with her literally felt like it was done with a dear friend and made me feel very comfortable opening up to her. Her scheduling is flexible and anytime I emailed with a question she replied within a couple hours. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She is truly gifted at what she does.”

Sue Grantis
    
Sue Grantis

“As a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist, I can’t tell you how thankful I was to meet Anne-Marie and learn of her compassionate wisdom to move through the darkness of grief and loss. She was truly one of those people you meet in life.....that helps you to know hope and healing ARE POSSIBLE! I first met Anne-Marie, at a recent grief and trauma training at a Warriors Oasis Retreat in New Mexico. With such grace and authenticity, Anne-Marie shared her own tragic story of loss and then moved into sharing extremely practical strategies that have come from extensive research.This wisdom goes far beyond what we commonly know to be comforts in guiding people through grief. With great care and understanding Anne-Marie creates a safe and trusting environment to create a doorway into healing. Anne-Marie invites us to honour our loved ones and helps us to be curious about envisioning the future and not only the past. I would wholeheartedly invite anyone to join her retreat settings or seek one on one counseling support!”

Darryl Jung
    
Darryl Jung

“Anne Marie is the expert you never wanted to need, but grateful to have when you do. In my small business, an employee had a ruptured aneurysm and within 24 hours had passed. It was both a professional and personal shock to myself and my staff as he was both a team leader and a dear friend to us all. Within a week Anne Marie was in our office to meet with myself and my staff to help us process the shock of our sudden loss and coach us in how we can support each other as a team. While nothing could have prepared us for this loss, I'll forever be grateful for the ways Anne Marie was able to bring my staff comfort for this moment and equip us with the coping life skills for the future. When it comes to an individual or group grieving and experiencing trauma or loss, there is nobody I would recommend faster than Anne Marie.”

Lisa Scandolari
    
Lisa Scandolari

“Anne-Marie Lockmyer is a Radiant soul who flourishes her gifts through her experience on Grief and Loss. She speaks directly to your heart! Her devotion and passion on Grief, Loss and Trauma is the real thing! Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Shame, Sadness, Loss - deeply hurts. Anne-Marie shares we are wired for change we are wired to Grow, we are wired to Heal. Learning to Rewire. Learning to Heal your broken Heart is possible. The door to the human heart can only be opened from the inside, through deep work and Anne-Marie is that person to help you. She has experienced deep loss herself. “

Jane DeRose
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Jane DeRose

“Forever grateful for the healing & peace found and for Anne-Marie's guidance along the journey!”

Breanne Buscaglia
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Breanne Buscaglia

Finding refuge while navigating through the daunting journey of grief is crucial and yet so hard to find. From my first meeting with Anne-Marie, the middle, and to the end I felt safe. I felt seen and I felt heard. The support exceeded my expectations during the process while allowing me the space to fully trust I could be all in on healing. I recommend this to anyone seeking to love themselves deeper. I was surprised to have gained so many tools that I will forever carry with me into my future. Overall this was a life-changing gift to myself that I would strongly encourage for others. No regrets. The value is priceless!

Talia Bombola
Marriage & Family Therapist
    
Talia Bombola

"Hands down one of the best experiences with a healer I have ever encountered. Anne-Marie as a person is healing, so the work she does flows naturally. She creates a sacred space for you to be yourself, unhurried and without judgment. She is truly gifted!

DO IT! Whatever it takes to get yourself into that office is worth it. You DESERVE this and you are WORTH IT! Your life will change for the better in ways you want and in ways you never realized. If you are considering it, take the leap. Anne-Marie and her program will catch you and hold you."

Sandy Lotz-Weiner
    
Sandy Lotz-Weiner

"I felt supported around opening up to, being with, and feeling my deep pain and sense of loss. It allowed me to express my feelings without fear of judgement or needing to carry my pain alone. You witnessed and supported me as I reviewed my relationship with my husband. This gave me the opportunity to process, understand, surrender to and let go of the pain and to access the beautiful memories and the love, once again."

Monica Nordquist
    
Monica Nordquist

“Anne-Marie is amazing! I felt completely understood and validated. It was like I mattered! It is just the way she speaks to you and has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are. I felt so safe as we processed my unresolved grief. I have a lightness in my life now. Everyone needs to do this!”

Dr. Les Triché
Principal, California Institution for Women
    
Dr. Les Triché

“Anne-Marie was able to connect with the audience immediately and deeply, she had them crying but also, at times, laughing. Her down-to-earth demeanor and genuine concern along with her educational content had a powerful impact."

Christine Lister
Marriage and Family Therapist
    
Christine Lister

I lost my husband of 24 years unexpectedly. After plugging into a grief group and doing individual therapy, I still felt like I needed something more. Working with Anne-Marie made a huge difference for two main reasons: the material we used and Anne-Marie herself. Then the process time with Anne-Marie validated my experiences and gently, but persistently moved me forward in my emotional journey. I would highly recommend working with Anne-Marie to resolve unprocessed grief no matter how long ago the loss.

Tammi Risse
    
Tammi Risse

It’s been an eye-opening experience! I’ve learned I am not broken or damaged, but completely normal. I was given the tools needed to clean out all the pain in my heart. When I have another loss, I NOW have the ability to work through the anger, hurt and pain, and make more room in my heart for future love, joy, and happiness! I'm looking forward to the new memories I plan on making and getting to know and like and accept the new me. I was given a lifelong gift, that I will treasure forever.

Joseph Netzel
    
Joseph Netzel

I am still reaping the benefits of the program. I didn't even realize all the baggage I carried through life until I first came to Anne-Marie Lockmyer. She is fantastic, a Godsend

Private Client
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Private Client

Awesome Program! Everyone needs to experience this Grief Program!

Private Client
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Private Client

A painful loss I thought I had done my best to "get over" was still debilitating, but now resolved. I can honestly say I am healed from it. After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this class with this facilitator to anyone and everyone.

Irma Morris
    
Irma Morris

I’m 72 and was still struggling with the damage of hurt and worthlessness that was impacting all my relationships. I thought I had processed and accepted my childhood. It wasn’t until I went through the process with Anne-Marie that I ended up truly forgiving and letting go. I walked through the prison doors that were created by pain and abuse and am free - finally! It’s awesome!

Private Client
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Private Client

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you. She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation. She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned. Anyone considering this program should just do it!! The emotional weight that is lifted is life-changing. It’s that simple. Totally worth it.

Private Client
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Private Client

After 34 years I never thought I would be able to release the anger, hate & pain from my father. But when I did I was exhausted, proud, relieved and so blessed. I would recommend this program and Anne-Marie to anyone and everyone. Thank you for this opportunity.

MN
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MN

“Anne-Marie  has been amazing to work with.  I feel completely understood and validated. She has the ability to look deep in your eyes and understand who you are and what you’re going through.” 

AN
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AN

“Anne-Marie really cares and she gets me. I can trust her.”

MI
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MI

“I had no idea that loss had such an impact on my life. I thought I was doing ok.  Anne-Marie  gave me eyes to see and tools to heal. It was a huge weight off that I didn’t even realize I was carrying until I got rid of it.”

Private Client
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Private Client

“I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during such a tough time in my life. You always listen and understand. You gave me the tools to get rid of the pain in a healthy way instead of the destructive things I was doing to cope.I didn’t even realize I was doing them.”

IK
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IK

“I was hopeless and Anne-Marie gave me hope.She never gave up on me. She showed me the way to healing. Thank you.”

JN
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JN

“I had no idea I was still carrying around so much pain over my divorce.  What a relief to be free.  Thank you for making me feel valued and cared for and taking me through grief recovery. Everyone needs to do this!”

Private Client
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Private Client

“Because of this program, I understand loss in a whole new way.  I thought loss was just due to a death. For the first time, someone recognized and helped me acknowledge a life full of traumatic losses. Anne-Marie made me feel safe and valued.  She gave me the confidence to work the program. She knew just how to deal with me. She gave me hope when I had given up.” 

Tania R.
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Tania R.

“ Thank you Anne-Marie. We are so grateful and blessed to have participated in your grief healing program. Can’t tell you how much that has helped all 3 of us. “

Renee H.
    
Renee H.

“This was the absolute BEST program I’ve attended!! I did the 6 session program and it  helped me out 100%!! I’d lost both of my parents last year (within 4 months of each other) and wasn’t handling it very well. I was having major anxiety attacks.. crying and not wanting to leave my house! She helped me understand the process.. and gave me tools to work!! She saved my life!!!🌸”

    
Terri Olsen

It’s difficult to explain what I was feeling before I met Anne-Marie, but as she explained what grief is, I knew I had some unresolved pain in my life.  I felt like I was doing well dealing with one particular (huge) loss, but sometimes my emotions were triggered and I felt sad, upset or other emotions that just never seemed to go away.

Since processing one of my biggest losses, I have felt no pain, sadness or anger towards this person.  I had put this loss in a box on a shelf, so I didn’t have to see it/feel it, but it needed to come off the shelf and its contents “shredded!”  At the moment the process was completed, I felt and continue to have feelings of relief [sigh]. 

Anne-Marie is a gentle, kind and loving person; perfect for walking through this process with you.  She listens intently and helps you see things you can’t see because you’re too close to the situation.  She makes herself available for questions and guidance through the process and is very encouraging, especially when it gets toughest and you need that extra gentle push to get past the most painful part.  She is transparent, genuine and open with the details of her own journey, so you never feel alone or abandoned.

JUST DO IT!!  The emotional weight that is lifted is life changing.  It’s that simple.  Totally worth it.”

Natalie McCollum
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Natalie McCollum

“A few words about you and how you helped me:

First I was so taken by your story and how well you understand grief.  I felt that you really understood that grief is tough to get through since most of us feel it in our hearts and in not our heads.  That really resonated with me. 

CBT did not help me because in my mind and brain I already knew I was not going to die from my grief… however, my heart was so sad that I felt like it.  Another therapist kept telling me, “but, you don’t have cancer and so your chances of dying are so slim.” I knew that but my heart was still so sad.  I realized that listening to people tell me that my brain needs to not be sad, was not working. 

Also, your approach of listening to my entire story in order to sort through and get the most important pieces that need to be dealt with was key. Sometimes, people need to be heard and validated.  You do that in spades.  The book is great tool and guide.  However, you created a safe space to allow me to grieve deeper and do the work, to be vulnerable and to go to ugly places without judgment.  It is part of the healing process and so powerful.  Thank you for being such a good listener, empathizer and motivator to get through the tough recovery process in order to experience a better way to feel and live.  One more thing I would tell others is that this is a deep journey and it requires patience, determination and hard work to get through.  You might feel worse before better.  “

Private Client
    
Drexelle Park

I did not believe I needed "grief healing". I have found healing in the past through wonderful counselors, retreats, and church programs. But I couldn't quite lift off a very heavy weight. I happened to meet Anne-Marie in person and within 5 minutes of talking to her, I found myself weeping. I did not understand why.

After going through her multi-week program virtually during COVID-19, I now understand.

If you let yourself embrace the process fully, diving deep into what has driven you to grieve, her process is surgical. It required a depth of exploring and communicating specific losses that I had never before realized was possible. For the first time in my life, I allowed myself to feel the pain that I've spent my life avoiding to feel. And it hurt, like hell. But I'm so very grateful Anne-Marie was there to guide me through that.

I honestly believe God used her to bring me what I truly needed: release from the weight I had so long carried.
Face what you are scared to acknowledge. Go deep. Be freed. And don't do it alone. I highly recommend having Anne-Marie to help guide you to the freedom that can be found on the other side.

 

Kimberly McAlexander
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Kimberly McAlexander

“I can't say enough positive things about my experience. it is an investment in time yes, but ultimately a long-term investment in yourself. I felt that I received personalized and individualized attention from Anne-Marie and really and truly received the tools and guidance that I needed to move forward. I highly recommend this service if you are struggling with grief and loss in your life.”

DD GALLONIO
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DD GALLONIO

“If you are going through some sort of loss Anne-Marie is the Specialist you should talk to. She is very caring and helped me tremendously . I can't thank her enough for giving me the tools to enjoy life again.”

Robin Smith
    
Robin Smith

“My experience with Anne Marie, was life changing. Anne Marie is so loving and caring, I would definitely recommend this program to anyone.” 

Rachel A.
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Rachel A.

“Working through the Grief Recovery  with Anne-Marie was such a healing experience! Her own personal experience with grief gave her the ability to relate to me in my deepest pain, and she was full of wisdom to pass on to help me heal as well. Anne-Marie is so warm and encouraging, and you can tell she genuinely cares about you, so each session with her literally felt like it was done with a dear friend and made me feel very comfortable opening up to her. Her scheduling is flexible and anytime I emailed with a question she replied within a couple hours. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She is truly gifted at what she does.”

Sue Grantis
    
Sue Grantis

“As a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist, I can’t tell you how thankful I was to meet Anne-Marie and learn of her compassionate wisdom to move through the darkness of grief and loss. She was truly one of those people you meet in life.....that helps you to know hope and healing ARE POSSIBLE! I first met Anne-Marie, at a recent grief and trauma training at a Warriors Oasis Retreat in New Mexico. With such grace and authenticity, Anne-Marie shared her own tragic story of loss and then moved into sharing extremely practical strategies that have come from extensive research.This wisdom goes far beyond what we commonly know to be comforts in guiding people through grief. With great care and understanding Anne-Marie creates a safe and trusting environment to create a doorway into healing. Anne-Marie invites us to honour our loved ones and helps us to be curious about envisioning the future and not only the past. I would wholeheartedly invite anyone to join her retreat settings or seek one on one counseling support!”

Darryl Jung
    
Darryl Jung

“Anne Marie is the expert you never wanted to need, but grateful to have when you do. In my small business, an employee had a ruptured aneurysm and within 24 hours had passed. It was both a professional and personal shock to myself and my staff as he was both a team leader and a dear friend to us all. Within a week Anne Marie was in our office to meet with myself and my staff to help us process the shock of our sudden loss and coach us in how we can support each other as a team. While nothing could have prepared us for this loss, I'll forever be grateful for the ways Anne Marie was able to bring my staff comfort for this moment and equip us with the coping life skills for the future. When it comes to an individual or group grieving and experiencing trauma or loss, there is nobody I would recommend faster than Anne Marie.”

Lisa Scandolari
    
Lisa Scandolari

“Anne-Marie Lockmyer is a Radiant soul who flourishes her gifts through her experience on Grief and Loss. She speaks directly to your heart! Her devotion and passion on Grief, Loss and Trauma is the real thing! Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Shame, Sadness, Loss - deeply hurts. Anne-Marie shares we are wired for change we are wired to Grow, we are wired to Heal. Learning to Rewire. Learning to Heal your broken Heart is possible. The door to the human heart can only be opened from the inside, through deep work and Anne-Marie is that person to help you. She has experienced deep loss herself. “

Jane DeRose
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Jane DeRose

“Forever grateful for the healing & peace found and for Anne-Marie's guidance along the journey!”

Breanne Buscaglia
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Breanne Buscaglia

Finding refuge while navigating through the daunting journey of grief is crucial and yet so hard to find. From my first meeting with Anne-Marie, the middle, and to the end I felt safe. I felt seen and I felt heard. The support exceeded my expectations during the process while allowing me the space to fully trust I could be all in on healing. I recommend this to anyone seeking to love themselves deeper. I was surprised to have gained so many tools that I will forever carry with me into my future. Overall this was a life-changing gift to myself that I would strongly encourage for others. No regrets. The value is priceless!

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