Family life coaches who focus on grief coaching utilize research-based strategies to walk beside the grieving individual. Grief may include loss in a variety of forms - loss of a loved one, loss of abilities, or loss of hope.
Grief coaching assists clients in finding healthy, loving ways of caring for self emotionally, physically, mentally, and socially. It also assists the client in finding their own strengths to move beyond the current challenges and discover ways to create a fulfilling life after the loss. Strategies can be developed to cope with difficult relationships and challenging times that trigger grief bursts such as anniversary dates and holidays.
The following book is a helpful resource for grief coaches to learn how to be a supportive companion to someone who is grieving:
Wolfelt, A. D. (2006). Companioning the bereaved: A soulful guide for caregivers.
Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press.