Grief and Loss Essentials

How coaches can better companion clients through life transitions

Starting January 10, 2024

By: Dina Bell-Laroche 

Grief Unleashed: A Transformative Journey to Support Others in Grieving Holistically

Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, not inviting people to recognize, honor, and express their grief. As coaches, we meet people during life transitions and too often, they are encouraged to stay strong, be brave, and focus on the future. Grief is our involuntary, internal and natural response to life losses including shattered dreams, failed performances, fractured relationships, death of family members and colleagues and transitions related to mergers, retirement and forced exits. The failure to integrate our grief results is increased anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and burn-out. Coaches will learn how to move through loss in a holistic and heart centered manner, creating the conditions for post traumatic growth and resilience. 

The workshop will provide new language and a heart centered perspective on the topic of loss, grief, and mourning and how it can be integrated into your coaching practice. Join Dina Bell-Laroche, certified ICF Professional Coach and Grief Companion, as she shares her lived experience and expertise after working through a life shattering loss and her work and accompanying her clients through their grief and life transition journeys.  This workshop includes a per and post reflection workbook, presentation style, practices and Q&As. 


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CEU Accreditation

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved this series for a total of 7.5 hours of CEU credit (7.5 Core Competencies)! This includes the 3 seminars and 3 discussion groups. This seminar series is also approved for a total of 7.5 hours from the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), 7.5 hours from EMCC Global, 7.5 hours from Wellcoaches and 7.5 hours from Association for Coaching.

You will receive credit for the sessions that you attend live. At the end of the series you will need to complete a survey and after completion of the survey you will be sent a CEU certificate for the number of CEUs that you earned. Watching a recording will not qualify you for CEUs.

Date & Time Topic
January 10, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Grief and Loss 101
In this workshop, Dina Bell-Laroche, Integral Master Coach™, will support participants in understanding how grief, phobic, and loss-illiterate our North American culture tends to be. This workshop will focus on grief and loss literacy including understanding key terms, how grief is experienced, and myths.
February 14, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Coping Style and Continuing Bonds
In this workshop, Dina Bell-Laroche, Integral Master Coach™, will provide an overview of additional forms of grief, coping styles, and continuing bonds.
March 13, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Companioning our Clients
In this workshop, Dina Bell-Laroche, Integral Master Coach™, will share the grief companioning model, how to recognize complications in grief, how to better support self and others when grieving, and how to engage in ongoing grief and loss literacy.
Date & Time Topic
January 24, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Q&A on what was shared and discovered following the Grief and Loss 101 workshop.
February 28, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Q&A on what was shared and discovered following the Coping Style and Continuing Bonds workshop.
March 27, 2024
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Q&A on what was shared and discovered following the Companioning our Clients Workshop.

Meet The Seminar Presenter

Dina Bell-Laroche

Dina’s life changed dramatically in 2001 after the death of her youngest sister Tracy. Since then, her journey through grief has inspired her to advocate for greater grief and loss literacy.  As a death educator, Integral CoachTM, keynote speaker, and published author, Dina’s commitment to help the bereaved re-imagine a new relationship with loss is unwavering. She activates this through workshops, speaking engagements, Grief Cafés, volunteer work, her blogs, and through Grief Unleashed.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Deepen your understanding of modern thanatological theories
  • Be able to distinguish and speak confidently about key thanatological terms including grief, loss, bereavement, continuing bonds, mourning, among others terms.
  • Learn healthy ways to work through your own life losses through the use of healthy and healing practices.
  • Facilitate your personal growth and meaning making related to existential topics.
  • Cultivate a quality of presence when companioning someone who is experiencing grief.
  • Learn how to companion others through life losses with greater ease.