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HEARTACHE TO HEALING GRIEF GUIDE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO FIND ANSWERS?
WONDERING WHEN YOU WILL FEEL BETTER & GET PAST THE SADNESS OF YOUR GRIEF?
“Grief is hard work and a place no one else knows until they reach it. I understand because I’ve experienced my own personal journey through grief. So now I reach out to you, to become your companion and help you walk on through your own journey , ~ JoAnne Funch, Founder
Sometimes We Need Help…
PRIVATE ONE ON ONE GRIEF GUIDED COACHING SUPPORT AVAILABLE
Because your healing is so important, and because I’ve experienced my own profound grief and am committed to making a difference, I’m offering you a FREE 20 minute consultation to talk about where you are at with your grief journey, and how I can help you feel better while honoring the memory of your loved one. This is not about forgetting your loss or the memories, it is about having someone to walk forward in life with you, someone who understands and can help.
Don’t let grief paralyze you from living.
We can talk via telephone or Skype, let me know what form of communication you prefer.
You will immediately sense my commitment and intuition, as I combine my training, compassionate heart, and personal experience to provide you with support and insight to better days ahead. I listen, inspire and guide you to your own self-awareness while keeping you accountable to where you want to go.
We’ll decide together if this one-on-one support is right for you going forward after the free initial consultation. Please email me at email@example.com to set up a convenient time for your free call.
Here’s my promise in our time together:
- After our initial meeting, you will walk away with a greater understanding of the behaviors and emotions that are a normal part of grief
- A new perspective on balancing your life and what looking forward will feel like
Here is what you will experience through additional coaching:
- Refreshing clarity on what a life of meaning & purpose would look like while honoring the person who died
- Learn and grow from that place where you are now to where you want to be but you need some help figuring that out
- An awareness of the biggest blocks that may be preventing you from feeling better again and to have a companion to help you along the way
- A level of hope and confidence you may not have felt in a long time
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) What is the difference between coaching & counseling?
Coaching is not counseling . . .
Coaching begins by recognizing an individual’s ability to heal, address issues, confront challenges and take action. The role of the grief coach is to bring these attributes to the surface at a time when they may not be apparent to a struggling survivor.
While therapy or counseling is also centered on healing, the focus is often solely on the individual’s improved emotional state. Coaching involves forging a positive vision for the future and creating strategies for achieving specific life goals with an emphasis on action and accountability.
Counseling is generally performed by a licensed psychotherapist and tends to be more passive and often dealing with the past as well as the present. Therapy is almost always face to face.
Coaching is task oriented, it begins with the present. The client will be expected to take actions that will deliver desired results. Coaching focuses on what works and encourages action.
2.) What can I expect from coaching?
Coaching is for those people who are willing and want to learn and grow from that place they are in now to where they want to be but need some help figuring that out. Grief coaching takes the approach of hope and incorporates the body, mind and spirit in the healing process. Grief isn’t something we recover from like an illness, rather it is a journey that I will help you navigate. I can’t answer the “why” did this happen, but I can help you see more clearly.
3.) How long is coaching expected to last?
Generally I offer 1-3 month programs consisting of four-50 minutes private sessions per month. Included are followup emails between calls and brief phone calls in between if needed. The length of your session will be determined in our initial free call.
Email me for a free consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Transforming Your Life Following Death of a Spouse or Life Partner.
What you will learn in this 6 week workshop will help you to cope with the loss of your spouse, deal with the loneliness and aloneness of being single again as well as fill you with hope while putting meaning back into your life.
- Learn to communicate your needs in asking for help and support beyond the obvious
- Learn to cope with your feelings of loss when everyone else seemingly has moved on
- How To embrace your new role as single rather than as a couple and deal with feelings of being left out of a world filled with couples
- From widowhood to self hood: Rediscover who you were when before you were a couple
- How to take fun seriously – learning that every moment is not about death & grief and How to cope with the significant dates; wedding anniversaries, birthdays, holidays etc
- How to live an empowered life – taking responsibility for living a life of passion & meaning.
Workshop will be held for 6 consecutive weeks. (In person workshops are held in MN)
Each session is 75 minutes
Most workplaces allow two to three days of bereavement leave, yet few people have resolved their grief in that timeframe. The Grief Index found that 50% of their respondents reported at least 30 days in which their value to their company was diminished. Another 20% reported they were affected for substantially longer than 30 days. That’s 70% who feel their work was affected for 30 days or more.
If companies want to minimize the disruptions and lost productivity caused by grief, they need to help their managers balance a compassionate workplace with a focus on accountable performance. What can companies do? Sherman recommends starting with a little knowledge.