Bereavement & Grief Coaching & Support
When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to “put your oxygen mask on first,” before helping others. Yet many people find it very difficult to put themselves and their well-being as a top priority. When you are journeying through a bereavement you will almost certainly need to make some critical decisions and it is essential that you are able to make the right ones.
What is Coaching?
Coaching itself is not a ‘new’ technique – it is the result of a gentle evolution – a greater awareness that many life situations embrace multiple, sometimes tangled issues that need a wider, holistic view to unpick, clarify and resolve them. The objective of coaching is to leave you feeling more in control, less overwhelmed and with a clear plan of action to keep moving.
A coach focuses on the interactions between all areas of your life, on where you are now and where you want to be in the future – and yet has no prescriptions, remedies or proposals. Instead the coach acts as a catalyst to empower you to take control of every aspect of your life and accept your personal responsibility in that role. You and your coach work together to discover the questions that will help you see a situation from new viewpoints, shift unhelpful attitudes and elicit the answers you already have within you.
A coach will talk about what you want in your life – both ‘in an ideal world’ and in the short term. Together you will look in detail at how things really are for you in the here-and-now. They will help you come up with a lot of things you could do to get closer to where you want to be. And together you’ll agree on some ways in which you will move towards that destination, step-by-doable-step.
We work with exceptional coaches who specialise in grief and bereavement.
Bereavement and Grief Coaching
Working with a specialist bereavement or grief coach will help you understand your feelings of loss and, over time, assist you in moving forward towards recovery and a new life. With compassion and understanding a coach can help you towards acceptance by working through the stages of grief and understanding your loss and any changes to your life.
A bereavement coach will help you set goals for personal growth and create a new vision for your future.
Clearly we grieve the person we lost, but what many don’t understand is that is only part of it. We grieve who we were together, all that we shared, and who we were when they were here. We grieve all the important things they have missed, and will miss. We grieve the future we were supposed to have together.