Who is Transition Coaching For:
- You are on the verge of, are currently experiencing, or have recently been through a major life transition or loss including but not limited to: death, divorce, a terminal diagnosis, loss of job, loss of home, empty-nest, loss of limb, loss of children, loss of opportunity, or loss of financial stability.
- You feel stuck
- Your loss was recent, and you are struggling with the daily ruminating over the loss and the details surrounding the loss
- You feel lost
- You feel fed-up with the results you are getting and don’t know how to move forward
- You are ready to experience a major shift around this transition, so you can move forward in your life
- It has now been 18 months-2 years since your loss and you are still very stuck and don’t know what to do
- You are amid an identity crisis and have no idea how to re-identify who you are
- You are trying to figure out how to live the rest of your life after your loss and have no idea how
- You are preparing for a major life shift and are concerned about how to proceed
- You yourself are approaching your own death or a major life shift and need guidance on what to prepare for
- This is not for you if:
- You have a cognitive disability.
- You are on antipsychotics.
- You are under the care of a psychiatrist for a major mental health disorder such as schizophrenia, schizo-affect disorder, or one of the Cluster-B Personality disorders.
- You have been told by a psychiatrist, an LCSW, or a mental health professional that you have a personality disorder.
The Grieving Mind offers one to one, private coaching options, including private retreats, for a variety of topics related to loss. When one is in the crux of the grieving mind, thinking is cloudy, the mind is forgetful and indecisiveness may be experienced making the most basic of decisions. Grief coaching may cover a variety of topics, including:
Death Preparation Planning
When providing care for a loved one that is at the end stages of life, there are a multitude of legal and financial preparations to be handled, for which failing to plan for may lead to a host of complications after the loss has occurred including tying up assets in probate court, shelling out money for expensive attorneys, family in-fighting, etc. If the loss you are experiencing is the first of its’ sort in a lifetime, you may need guidance through this process to avoid messy legal complications once the loss has occurred.
Preparing the Mind for the Reality of the Loss
Whenever possible, preparing the mind/body/soul for an imminent loss may help reduce the symptoms of grieving following the loss. When we allow ourselves to pre-emptively experience the loss before it has occurred, the intense, primal feelings of loss are reduced, in a way, as we have already mentally rehearsed what this will feel like when the moment arrives.
Grief Recovery Methods
As who we are and how we experience life and loss evolves through the decades, so too will the coping mechanisms we employ from one loss to another. While one individual may need only one method to navigate through their grief, another may need a multi-faceted approach. There are no “right” or “wrong” ways, only the way that works for you at this time. During your Grief Coaching Sessions, we help you discover which are the most effective strategies to help you begin to move forward.
Experiencing a loss is often the most difficult, emotionally, and physically draining thing we will dredge through in a lifetime. Within the grieving mind, “normal” routines which allow us to thrive may fall away. Bill go unpaid, doctor visits missed, our homes, our bodies, and our minds disheveled. When there is an awareness of an imminent loss, preparations can be made to help return to one’s own life and begin on a new path of normalcy.
In western culture, we are often not only uncomfortable with negative emotion but also completely lack the ability to emotionally/physically be present for someone that is in a dark night the soul. We are never “taught” how to lovingly be present for another in a time of crisis without trying to “fix” them or the situation. Additionally, if we are surrounded by family/friends who have sustained the same loss, they are also within their own grieving mind and likely will not be able to guide you through your own process. We emotionally hold space for you as you process the intense emotions of grief, so you may process complex emotions and begin to get back to your life, so that you may begin to re-identify who you are after your loss.
Caring for oneself following a loss helps rebuild the foundation of who we are and who we will become during our recovery process. For many, engaging in the very basics of daily life, (i.e. eating three meals/day, daily hygiene practices, etc.) following a loss will be difficult at the onset. Re-establishing a self-care routine, or creating a new one, reminds us that we too are important, that our bodies, hearts, and minds are still here, in the physical realm. Reconnecting to the physical body allows us to begin to, even if very slowly at first, recouple with the true desires of our hearts, our minds, and spirit. Sustaining a significant, soul-crushing loss is easily one of the most powerful experiences an individual can have in a lifetime. Death itself is a re-identification of the self. Who will you be going forward? How will you choose to show up in your life and in the lives of those you love dearly who are still here with you? Sustaining a loss of great magnitude hand delivers a golden-rod opportunity of a lifetime, the reminder that our time in the physical realm truly is limited, that time is precious, and the truth that we have the innate ability to become who we have always wanted to be.
Belief Change Work 1:1 Coaching
What are your beliefs surrounding life and loss? Do these beliefs empower or prohibit your ability to move through your grief and forward in your life? Do you hold a fixed or growth mindset? Based on your experience with grief, how is your mindset affecting your ability to process your grief?
During your coaching sessions here is what you can expect:
- You will have a safe place to express your emotions and process through the sometimes-complex emotions of loss and major life transitions
- We will take you through a values-elicitation to help you get crystal clear on what your values are in one of the six areas of life as related to your loss:
- Personal Growth
- Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) we dive deep into what these values mean to you, why they are important to you, and how we can help you create a new future using your values
- Using NLP we help uncover your limiting decisions, beliefs and maybe even parts of your identity that are holding you back from moving forward.
- For those clients whom have been struggling for quite some time and have tried other therapeutic modalities, we facilitate helping you release negative emotions surrounding your loss through a process called Mental and Emotional Release ™ created by Dr. Matt James
- Following your release work, we facilitate creating a new future using your values embedded into your goals and provide support as you implement these new strategies
Private Retreat Packages:
Book a 4-7 day private retreat in Long Beach, CA to move through your grief process. After your initial intake, we will craft an individualized plan for your stay, including but not limited to:
- The Mental and Emotional Release™ Process
- Daily Movement Sessions and/or Stretch Therapy
- Infrared Sauna Sessions
- 1 – Sound Healing Session
- A Grief Journal to take home after your stay
- *pricing dependent on length of stay, time of year, and accommodations