Losing a loved one can be devastating in any circumstance and facing loss in the midst of a pandemic has made it more challenging. Many are also dealing with the loss of "normal" grieving rituals surrounded by family and friends.
The emotions that come with grief and loss can seem insurmountable and feel like climbing to the summit of a mountain. If you feel stuck in your grief and need support to understand where you are in the process, this program is for you.
Grief Coaching, a specialty of Life Coaching, is a relatively new segment in the field of coaching. Similar to coaching as a collective, the intent is to transform. Grief Coaching creates a supportive, safe, and trusting space for those individuals experiencing grief, to work through the transitioning process, adjusting to and planning for their changed life. Grief Coaches may work with individual’s experiencing grief over any type of loss, whether it be death of a loved one, loss of a relationship (spouse, child, friend, etc.), loss of a home, or even loss of a job. In fact, some may argue that in almost any difficulty in life, there is an element of grief and loss.
With the differences between coaching and counselling so often discussed, and words of warning to coaches to ensure understanding that coaching is NOT counselling, it is useful to explore the distinction between the two as it relates to a time of crisis, and understand the circumstances in which one approach may be more beneficial than the other; especially when we as coaches may be looking to volunteer our services immediately following a tragic event.
The below table serves as a reminder of the differences between coaching and counselling, in support of identifying considerations for providing coaching services following mass tragedy:
Based on the above, counseling may be best suited for those in need immediately following times of mass tragedy, given the large-scale impacts and extreme emotion commonly involved. However, that isn’t to say there is no place for coaching during these times.
This four week, four session grief and loss support program is a blended approach of educational tools and meaningful discussion that is designed to help you navigate these challenging times in a safe environment as well as help you to develop healthy coping tools.
Honouring your grieving process through self-care, understanding your grieving "bill of rights", and common reactions to grief.
Awareness and education around the signs of grief vs. depression, understanding the grief cycle, why each person's grief is unique and factors influencing grief.
Understanding the tasks of grief, where and if there are "guilt" statements that need to be addressed such as "If only I...." or "I wish I had....".
In our final week, we will explore the expectations of grief, the place of rituals in the grieving process, and acknowledge the support group and our time together.
Weekly In-person support sessions
Four weeks of information packed learning and group discussions
(+ one individual 60 minutes of 1-on-1 coaching).
Weekly handouts will be provided for you for reflection and homework.
Lifetime connections with others who support, understand, and believe in you.
Monday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time)
The dates of the four sessions will be November 23 and 30, December 7 and 14th
What's My Investment?
Angela Geddes is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Certified Equine Guided Facilitator and an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources having held a number of roles within Finance and HR in the corporate world.
Six years ago, she realized that her values were not aligned with the future direction of the company so she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a certified coach and most recently embracing her horses as partners in her coaching practice.
In addition, she has completed her certificate in Grief and Loss with Living though Loss Counselling Society BC. Having experienced significant loss over the past 15 years, Angela understands firsthand the courage and commitment it takes to navigate grief and loss in healthy ways.
Her purpose and intent are to support others in igniting their “Soul on Fire” from a mind, body and spirit connection.
Share, learn and receive the support you need in a compassionate environment.
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3. Once your form has been completed, you'll be invited to schedule a 30-minute welcome call with me prior to the program beginning.