Coping With Grief and Loss Through
Grief Counseling and Life Coaching
By Christopher P Hill
Grief is a human way to deal with the feelings of love
that we believe have ended. Another way of defining
grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant
emotional loss of any kind.
There is no one way to grieve. As we all are individual,
we all grieve different and often turn towards grief
groups. Also, our society at large does not have a
general way to honor grief. Since we are a society that
is always struggling with time management and high
demands, taking time to grieve or knowing how to grieve
is not part of our system. However, religion often fills
this gap in our society.
Each religion has rituals to follow for grief and how to
grieve a loss. These rituals can provide us with a way
to get through the initial shock of grief, but as many
people know who have been through a loss, that when the
rituals of religion end there is still grief and the
adjustment of loss with which to deal.
There are many different opinions about grief such as
"time heals all wounds", and many believe you can
actually break this emotional experience into five
stages of grief. It is important to keep in mind that
depending on the individual and their personal
situation, many of these opinions or "myths" about
grief, or even recommendations from some of the top
grief books, can actually slow down or prevent some
people from moving beyond their pain.
Where Should You Seek Grief Support?
When it comes to the most of the important things in our
lives, seeking group or professional help can usually
provide some of the best possible information, support,
and direction. The two most common types of professional
help families seek to help cope with grief and loss are
Grief Counseling and Life Coaching.
How Can Grief Counseling Help?
Funeral Directors wear numerous hats, and are expected
to accomplish many important things in a short period of
time, while facing many funeral planning challenges.
Families are grieving and have important decisions to
make under much duress. They may often expect a degree
of emotional support that some Funeral Directors may not
have the time or skills to be able to provide.
Through grief counseling and working with a Life Coach,
these added levels of emotional support and expertise
can very often help families bridge and offer the help
that most families are searching for.
Five Powerful Ways a Life Coach Can Help Families
1. Offer the support needed to get through this
2. Help families develop a short term, "what's next",
plan for their lives.
3. Help families establish new or revised long term life
goals pertaining to work, school, relationships, hobbies
and general wellness.
4. Provide families with hope, motivation and direction
to take control of their lives in the new role that they
inherited as a result of their loss.
5. Some families can turn to and listen, since many
times what is most needed most in a time of sorrow and
confusion is just simply listening.
Grief Counseling is one of the fastest growing trends in
self improvement, wellness and life in general. By
offering this level of grief support and Life Coaching
services; you are keeping your business relevant, and
fulfilling your potential to better serve your families.
Coaching is not therapy or counseling. A therapist would
be recommended if your client is particularly
overwhelmed and unable to cope with their grief. Another
popular and healing option is to consider using grief
message boards, which is where people who are have
experienced similar losses gather together online to
talk in real-time via the Internet.
What is a Grief Recovery Outreach Program?
If you have experienced one or more losses, and you wish
to move beyond the pain, this type of program offers
step by step actions that will help you overcome your
grief. It is the only program of its kind and has helped
thousands of people worldwide recover from their
heartbreak. Learn more now about a Grief Recovery
Outreach Program we recommend.
In summary, there are many ways to work through things
like grief, loss, or even a crisis. There is help
available to those who are grieving a loss, and we
strongly suggest you consider seeking professional help
in addition to some of the other excellent options