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Common Questions

1. What will grief coaching do for me?

Emotional support: Grief is an intense and overwhelming experience, and having someone to provide empathetic and nonjudgmental support is incredibly helpful. As your grief coach I will listen actively, validate your emotions, and create a safe space for you to express your feelings without fear or hesitation.

Education and normalization: Grief is a complex and confusing journey, as your grief coach I will help you understand the various emotions, physical sensations, and cognitive processes that commonly occur during grief. I will provide education on the grieving process, normalize your experiences, and help you navigate the different stages and aspects of your grief.

Developing coping strategies: Together we will develop effective coping strategies to manage the emotional and practical challenges that arise during grief. I will provide you with tools and techniques to help you regulate your emotions, practice self-care, and navigate the daily difficulties associated with loss.

Goal setting and action planning: We will work to identify specific goals and intentions for your grief journey. This will lead to clarity in what you want to achieve, create a roadmap for moving forward, and support you in taking meaningful actions towards healing and rebuilding your life.

Encouragement and motivation: Grief can be a long and challenging process, and it’s common to experience moments of discouragement or a lack of motivation. I will provide encouragement, motivation, and accountability, helping you stay focused on your healing journey and providing support when you feel stuck or overwhelmed.

Life transition and rebuilding: Grief often involves significant life transitions and adjustments. As your coach I will assist you in navigating these changes, such as making decisions, finding new meaning and purpose, redefining relationships, and exploring new possibilities for your future. I will help you rebuild your life in a way that honors your loss while also embracing growth and resilience.

2. Who sets the agenda for our coaching session?

You do. As a grief coach, I will follow your lead and allow you to guide the conversation based on your needs, goals, and areas you wish to explore. You are the expert of your own experience, and my role is to facilitate self-discovery, provide support, and help you gain clarity and insight.

3. What can I expect from our free introductory session?

We’re going to do a deep dive analysis of your main grief struggles. We’ll discuss your goals, and what you envision your life to look like after working with me.

4. What does a typical coaching session look like?

During your coaching sessions, we will get curious and explore different topics or concerns related to your grief journey, such as navigating emotions, finding meaning, managing relationships, or setting goals for healing and growth. As your coach I will actively listen, ask thought-provoking questions, and provide a space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

My role is to help you uncover your own answers and insights. I will offer different perspectives, challenge limiting beliefs, and provide tools and techniques to support your self-exploration and progress. Ultimately, you retain ownership of your grief journey and you will be empowered to make decisions and take action based on your own unique needs and circumstances.

It’s important to acknowledge that grief can sometimes cloud one’s ability to see answers or make decisions clearly. In such cases, as your coach I will provide support and guidance to help you navigate through the fog of grief, gain clarity, and identify potential paths forward.

By allowing you to set the agenda, coaching creates a collaborative and empowering relationship that fosters self-discovery, growth, and the development of effective strategies for healing and rebuilding after loss.

5. How do I know if I’m grieving the right way?

It’s important to recognize that there is no single “right” way to grieve. Grief is a natural and complex response to loss, and it can encompass a wide range of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Grief is a deeply personal and individual experience, and there are no universal standards or timelines for how it should be expressed or processed. Your grief journey is unique to you, and it’s essential to honor and respect your own process. The notion of “owning” and even cherishing those feelings can be powerful. Embracing and accepting one’s grief can help in navigating the mourning process and finding meaning amidst the pain. By acknowledging and embracing the depth of emotions, individuals can continue to carry the love and memories of their loved one
forward while moving through their grief journey.

6. How Does Coaching Differ From Therapy and Counseling?

Grief is a natural human response to loss, it is not an illness or something that needs to be “fixed”. Therefore, a grief coach is a great option for the griever to receive support and direction in their grieving experience. In grief coaching, the emphasis is on exploring possibilities, setting intentions, and taking concrete steps to move forward, rather a therapist will primarily delve into the past. The coach works collaboratively with the client to create an architectural blueprint for their future, identifying the specific areas they want to address, and assisting them in formulating a plan to achieve their desired outcomes. Ultimately, the focus on forward movement and goal-oriented strategies in grief coaching can provide individuals with a sense of empowerment, helping them take steps towards healing, growth, and creating a meaningful future.
In rare cases therapy and counseling may be required for those suffering from unresolved emotional issues, trauma, or deeper psychological challenges. While coaching can offer guidance, motivation, and support in moving towards a desired future and rebuilding life after loss, there will be no medical care provided.

7. I still have questions, how do I contact Kelci?