This course highlights the special needs of clients who are faced with grief and loss in their life. Presenters offer participants practical tips and techniques for evaluating and assisting clients. Biblical insights regarding the theology of suffering and loss are incorporated into the sessions. Specific applications also include childhood grief, the loss of a child, grief and loss in a marriage, unrecognized losses, and the impact of disasters on individuals, families, and communities.
GLC 101: A Theology of Grief and Loss
Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.
Throughout this presentation, Dr. Ron Hawkins provides a helpful understanding of the theological basis for suffering, pain, and loss. He addresses difficult issues such as the fallen nature of man versus the holy nature of God. Although God has a perfect plan for His children, many still go through the deep waters of tribulation. Dr. Hawkins reflects on suffering and helps create a proper perspective and context for grief and loss.
GLC 102: Grief, Loss, and Complicated Grief
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Grief can only be experienced when there has been a loss of an intimate relationship or an object of concern or affection. If people refuse to face the losses in their lives, their grief can become a source of conflict and additional turmoil, leaving them deprived from the joys of human experience. However, there is a message of hope, and God can use a competent Life Coach to convey this message to a world that is hurting.
GLC 103: Experiential Techniques for Grief Coaching
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.
Grief Coaches need effective tools in order to assist individuals, couples, and families in a healthy process of grief, loss, and mourning. Experiential techniques frequently help people experience their grief via safe and structured exercises that address both cognitive and emotional dynamics. Life Coaches will learn how to introduce these techniques to their clients and utilize them in a way that will create forward movement in the grieving process.