“In the end, as we as human beings mourn, we must discover meaning to go on living our tomorrows” ~ Wolfelt (2005)
This course will assist those interested in becoming coaches who support, encourage, and help clients discover the meaning of life after the death of a loved one. This course will also aid coaches in helping clients identify life going forward, visualizing the future without their loved one, discovering challenges associated with their grief, moving past those challenges, and helping clients refocus on life’s goals and possibilities. Students will learn valuable coaching strategies that can be used to help grieving clients begin to find hope, tap into their strengths, to not only survive but to ultimately thrive.
Case studies, role playing, and hands-on approaches will be used in this course.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers
Wolfelt, Alan, D. (2005). Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press.
Westberg, Granger, E. (2011). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
Wright, H. Norman (2004). Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Publishing Group.
Frequency: This course is offered 2 or 3 times a year and class size is limited.
20 hours of coach training or previous experience in related helping professions
I was so happy when the Grief Coaching course was offered through ILCT. Lisa's teaching style was perfect for me. She covered the delicate topic of grief with such patience and compassion. She encouraged all of us to share as much as we needed to and nobody was ever left out. The skills she taught the class and the tools she shared have become invaluable to my coaching practice.
- S. L.
Lisa a very gifted teacher and was so great at explaining grief and coaching. I really appreciated her sharing all of the very useful resources.
Lisa is a strength based teacher who looks for the positive in people and situations and that is an excellent teaching style in the field of grief coaching and life in general.
This grief coaching course has given me the support I need both for myself and my clients. I feel resourced and empowered to continue learning about grief and loss as it pertains to coaching.