Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
In grief, the heart makes its own rules.
When we lose someone we love, we grieve not only for what was lost, but for what might have been.
Recently I’ve noticed that many of the people in my circle have been struggling with various issues of life. They are beat down, tired, discouraged, weary, confused and hurting and just sad. [Read more…]
Change takes effort & commitment, patience & time, but there is HOPE!
Grief is a very natural process, but it can be hard to go it alone! Many people just like you find that grief coaching is a helpful, life-affirming way to work through pain and set the foundation for a better future.
If the idea of working with a grief coach is new to you, you aren’t alone.
One thing to understand is that grief coaching is very different than grief counseling. A grief counselor focuses on looking into the past and identifying any pathology, normalizing and improving the emotional state of being.
A grief coach not only listens to you process your feelings and experiences as you work through your grief, but also gives you tools and guidance, support and accountability to get started and continue on the road to restoration. To learn more about the difference between counseling and coaching, please visit my FAQ page.
Without some type of assistance, many people find themselves in an endless cycle of emotional distress, anxiety and apathy. They know they need to move forward, but they feel overwhelmed, scared and stuck. If not handled carefully, their personal and professional lives may suffer; which can cause more grief, sadness and loss.
With grief coaching, you can focus on moving toward a more hopeful future, all while respecting your need to process and work through your grief. Hope Focused Coaching can provide you with the individual and group guidance you need to begin or continue the process of growth and healing.
One of my Grief Coaching clients recently asked me, “But, How Do I_______?”
HOW – means in what way or manner; by what means.
HOW includes trusting God.
HOW includes having faith in Him and in the process.
HOW includes believing in the possibilities.
GRIEF and LOSS – GRIEF is not a disease or illness it is a NORMAL response to a loss.
Those who know me, know that my passion is working with those who are GRIEVING.
Working as a GRIEF Counselor and Certified Grief Coach, I know that active listening; education, support and encouragement are key to the healing process.
There is no deadline to GRIEVING… but learning ways to cope and move forward is essential to the healing process.
If you are GRIEVING, whether from a recent loss or from a loss many years ago, and you are aware that you are stuck because of these buried losses…you have to take action in order to move forward.
You have to be an active participant in your own grief, which means you can’t just hide from it or stuff your feelings.
Hidden grief just makes for complicated GRIEF!
There is no shame in GRIEVING…I love this quote, “You have to feel it to heal it.”
Time only heals your wounds if you are present and actively acknowledging your GRIEF. You will have to do something with the time that is passing.
Matthew 5:4 says, “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Come out of the darkness and into the LIGHT…
There is HOPE!
Acknowledging your ABUNDANCE is key to victorious living. It requires an evaluation of the heart.
We have so much to be Grateful for and when we don’t acknowledge the ABUNDANCE that surrounds us on a regular basis, we tend to believe we are lacking.
Plant seeds of joy, peace, kindness, hope, patience, faith forgiveness, love and GRATITUDE; it will all come back to you in ABUNDANCE
…that I might sing praises to YOU and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you THANKS forever!
“GRATITUDE is the open door to ABUNDANCE.”