My Grief Coach Program Content
Complete all modules and lessons or choose individual modules as you desire. There is no timeframe to complete the modules. You have access to My Grief Coach for one year after date of enrollment.
· Course 1: Give Yourself Permission to Grieve. It is not our fault that we are challenged with coping with loss and grief. Our society does not normalize the subject, so when we are forced to respond to the occasion of death, we are unprepared to handle these painful, although normal and natural responses to loss. Others do and say all the wrong things, such as “I understand how you feel.” Some minimize the significance of your loss as if it was a small bump in the road. Still others don’t acknowledge and validate your feelings and judge how you are handling your loss. We are unique individuals, and our grief journey will be our own. Grief is not linear and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is important that you give yourself permission to grieve in order to transition to a place of peace and comfort as you integrate the loss into your life.
· Course 2: Five Pitfalls of Grief. Knowing the pitfalls of grief and how to minimize and even avoid them can prevent being stuck in the painful emotions and deep fog of grief. Ignored or left unresolved can negatively affect all other areas of one’s life. This module highlights five of the pitfalls of grief and challenges you with takeaway coaching exercises to help you move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible.
· Course 3: Holiday Grief to Gratitude Challenge. Whether the death was this year or many years ago, the holiday season can intensify the emotions of grief. When others are celebrating the sights, sounds, festivities, and family togetherness, it may seem that they have forgotten all about your loss. This 21-day holiday grief challenge offers daily exercises and tools to help you better cope during this time.
· Course 4: Decide to Say Yes After Loss. We want to look at who you are right now, and more importantly who you are becoming. Who will you become to yourself, your family, friends, associates, your community, and all of humanity? Yes, the past has shattered your hopes, dreams, and expectations and might have left you broken, bitter, sad, lost, and disappointed. Taking even a baby step to not just survive, but to thrive, will begin your journey of finding meaning and purpose in a fulfilled life.
BONUS COURSE: Wake Up Loving Life Transformational Boot Camp. Are you living life or merely existing and going with the flow? What is holding you hostage from taking control of your future? Does your negative chatterbox keep you from stepping outside of your comfort zone to do, be, and have what you truly desire? Are you waking up dissatisfied with the person you see in the mirror? Are you a victim, or are you taking responsibility for your life? What excuse or excuses are you tolerating for not achieving your ultimate potential. Dora Carpenter says, “As your virtual coach, I want to inspire, encourage, and motivate you to live your best life now … right now … in this present moment. Life is here. It is now. It is waiting for you!”
DISCLAIMER. Grief coaching is not a substitute for professional counseling, therapy, or mental health services. Programs offered by the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC) are not based on a conceptual, intellectual, or theological perspective. The staff, coaches, instructors, facilitators, and programs, provide education and support; do not imply, infer, or attempt to fix, heal, or cure grief; and, do not imply or provide professional counseling or therapy. If you are experiencing serious suicidal thoughts that you cannot control, please telephone 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).