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About the Author

Rob Voyle

Rob Voyle

The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative inquiry in church and coaching settings.

Rob's Approach to Training

  • Helpful: Training must provide practical, sustainable solutions for today's challenges.
  • Humorous: Creativity and humor go together as people enjoy new insights.
  • Healing: I create opportunities for people to experience transformational insights that lead to new ways of living, working, and being in the world.

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        Helpful, Humorous, Healing
        approach to training.

Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

Practical Appreciative Inquiry based strategies to effectively resolve grief and resentment.

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Restoring Hope Video

Restoring Hope

Watch author Rob Voyle help a client resolve traumatic grief using the strategies outlined in his book: Restoring Hope.

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The Nature of Hope

Resources for
Restoring Hope

Hope is the ability to imagine a tomorrow that would be life-giving and enjoyable and know that you have the resources to achieve that future.

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In Times Of Sorrow

My sister Marilyn and her husband Don and their daughter Brie are my heros when it comes to dealing with grief. Marilyn and Don's son Zaan died when he was eight years old having lived most of his life with a brain tumor. Zaan was an amazing child, who, like many with a short life span seized what life he had and lived it to its fullest. When he died my sister wrote and recorded Child of the Angels as her tribute and farewell to Zaan.

Listen to: Child of the Angels:   Listen To Audio File

Read Don's account of grief excepted from Restoring Hope.

Restoring Hope: Appreciative Strategies to
Resolve Grief and Resentment

209 page manual with extensive exercises and scripts for resolving grief and resentment.

Rather than talking about the importance or need for hope
this book will
teach you how to restore someone's hope!


  • The Appreciative Way of Coaching
  • Restoring Hope: Core Processes and Resources
  • Resolving Painful Memories.
  • Resolving Grief.
  • Forgiveness and the Art of Releasing Resentment

>>   See Table of Contents.

>>   See Listing of Healing Exercises.

>>   Read Foreword by Steve Andreas.

>>   Read Introduction to Restoring Hope.

Resources for Restoring Hope

When you purchase Restoring Hope you will also have access to the following online resources:

  • Download exercises to use as protocols when working with clients.
  • Access mp3 recordings of all the exercises for personal educational use.
  • Updates and new protocols as they are developed.

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Do you work with people who are:

  • Weighed down by painful memories;
  • Are stuck in grief and unable to move forward;
  • Seem to forgive only to have the resentment return full force?

Then this is a resource you need!

This manual provides practical, creative, strategies to help people find sustainable healing.

These are essential tools for clergy, coaches, psychologists, spiritual directors, and counselors.

What Readers Say

This book is a gold mine of practical methods to make things better. Ed Leidel, Episcopal Bishop and Congregational Coach serving North America.
Rob Voyle has produced the most comprehensive manual for dealing with the consequences of serious negative life events. Andy Austin, author, The Rainbow machine: Tales from a Neurolinguist's Journal.
This book is filled with things you can actually do to heal from grief and resentment. Whether you use this book on your own, as a member of a group, or to help others, you will find here a resource rich with hands-on and effective strategies for healing. Jim Finley, author, Merton's Palace of Nowhere.

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Restoring Hope Workshops

We are providing a series of one day and two-and-a-half day Restoring Hope workshops at a variety of locations.

Please see the Training Program for further details.

Email Rob Voyle if you would like to host a training for your constituents.

Restoring Hope Retreats

Opportunities for personal transformation and development.

In addition to our training programs we provide healing retreats for people to resolve their own trauma, grief, and resentment.

Please see the Restoring Hope Retreat for further details.

Email Rob Voyle if you would like to host a retreat for your constituents.

Restoring Hope Tutorials and Webinars

We provide 5 week tutorials for people who have purchased Restoring Hope or attended a training program and want to receive just-in-time consultation as they develop their practical expertise.

>>   Restoring Hope Tutorial

Restoring Hope Videos

Watch author Rob Voyle coach actual clients through the Restoring Hope strategies.

Please see the Restoring Hope Videos for further details.

Email Rob Voyle if you would like to host a retreat for your constituents.

Restoring Hope: Free Tele-Seminars

We have several audio recordings that cover some of the material in the Restoring Hope book.

>>   Listen to Dr. Voyle teach on Restoring Hope

>>   Listen to Dr. Voyle teach on Resolving Painful Memories

>>   Review the Chapter on Resolving Painful Memories

>>   Listen to Dr. Voyle teach on Guilt, Shame, and Self Forgiveness