The end of life can be a traumatic time for the one who is dying as well as for family and friends.
End of Life Coaching helps the dying and their loved ones understand and navigate the dying process.
It is often difficult for family and friends to discuss dying with their loved one even though it can be a very important conversation. There is so much fear and uncertainty for a person who is near death and speaking about it can alleviate tension and provide some peace.
As the dying approach the end of their lives, they tend to withdraw into themselves. Their loved ones often feel shunned and unwanted and may distance themselves, even though that is the last thing anyone wants-particularly the one who is dying.
When a person is one to three months from passing they will tend to keep their eyes closed much of the time. This allows them to limit outside stimulus while processing their lives and finding closure. As this time progresses, speaking becomes less important and touch becomes more important.
Many people get stuck in processing their life story and never get to forgiveness and closure. Something or someone keeps them from forgiving and chances are that the someone or something is from the past and has nothing to do with the present.
End of life coaching can provide:
- Daily/weekly plans
- An informed and understanding ear
- Care options
- End of life expectations
- Help with emotions about the upcoming loss
- Help on how to speak to the dying
- Sorting out what’s important to address and what can be left alone