Grief Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the Client to maximize their healing potential after loss. Personal coaching is designed to provide grief support, facilitate the processing of acceptance of grief, develop eventual future goals, to move forward after loss, with the development of a plan or strategy for achieving those goals.
Grief coaching is: Creating a gentle, welcoming environment for you to enter your own journey of self-discovery and healing. I will be there to witness that and help you move forward.
Personal coaching is like holding a ladder up to the top of your mind while you look it over and see for yourself what is there.
Each session begins with a gentle reminder of this process and a question to start us off: What’s on your mind today? There are no right answers. There are no wrong answers. Maybe you'll have an absolute goal for that day. Maybe you just want to talk and see where it takes us. It is grief support on your schedule, in your way.
Grief coaching is not: Giving advice or making suggestions. I will not tell you what to do. I will not try to lead you toward any ideas. I might make an occasional observation, but personal coaching is not for me to talk at you; it is for you to speak out loud about what is happening in your mind, heart, and spirit. It is my goal to do one thing- provide you with grief support.
Feelings are allowed here. Even those that are labeled “negative” are ok. This is a safe space to allow yourself all of the emotions that grief carries and be given the time and means to see them clearly so you can choose what you want to do with them.