INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GRIEF COACHING
From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program
Grief is the Journey . . . Gratitude is the Destination
If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
Dora Carpenter's Top Three Attributes
Optimism - Helping Others - Creativity
Dora Carpenter, Founder and Program Director, says that the painful emotions of loss can leave one in a dark and hopeless place of despair. A Time Magazine article reported that it can take five to eight years to recover from a loss such as the loss of a spouse.* Dora believes that it doesn’t have to take that long, and says that with information, tools, and doing the grief work, one can move from grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible.
In sharing her story, Dora Carpenter says, “My best friend, my hero, my Dad, died many years ago, and I became a member of the statistical group that takes five to eight years to move through my grief. I didn’t know that help was available, so I only relied on the myth that it just takes time. My mother transitioned two days before Mother’s Day, and my husband six days before my inaugural Feel the Fear® workshop. Yes, I felt the fear and did the workshop anyway in his honor. Grief bursts? Sure, I have them from time to time, and always at the most inappropriate times. I am grateful for the opportunity to personally practice what I teach and train other coaches to help individuals move through grief in the shortest time possible.”
Right now, you may feel hurt, powerless, alone, and even fearful. You may be overwhelmed and seemingly paralyzed by the many emotions of grief while trying to understand and hold it all together. Maybe others close to you have become seemingly tired of hearing your repeated feelings of loss, so by suppressing them you are now feeling alone. You don’t have to travel this road alone or merely sit back and wait on time to magically heal your grief. From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches will partner with you as a non-judgmental listener, support you, and compassionately guide you through a proven methodology empowering you through your grief journey and beyond. Being able to shift from the darkness of grief to a safe place of love and gratitude is a game changer. If you are committed to moving to a place of peace, comfort, love, and happiness, having a grief coach to companion you ensures that you reach your destination in the shortest time possible. You also might find that the process of resolving your own grief births a desire to help others do the same.
Dora Carpenter blends her years of experience working with hundreds of families in the death care industry and her personal experiences with loss and grief to train and certify grief coaches. She says that grief is not to be fixed or cured, but is a necessary part of the experience of transitioning from a place of despair to one of hope. Her mission is to help individuals move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible.
Dora Carpenter is a certified life coach, certified grief coach, certified consumer's funeral consultant, and a former licensed Feel the Fear® trainer. She is also Founder of The Aniya Center, a non-profit organization providing grief coaching support services to residents of Washington, D.C. The National Association of Distinguished Professionals has recognized Dora Carpenter as a professional in her field and she has been featured in Women of Distinction Magazine. A magnetic speaker, coach, trainer, and author, she has appeared as a guest on various media outlets.
Dora says, “I humbly express extreme appreciation to the many families that have allowed me to become a part of their lives and share in their stories, experiences, and journeys. My heart and soul have been filled and I am forever grateful.”
*Reported in Time Magazine article, “The New Science of Happiness”
More about Dora Carpenter, her online self-coaching programs, books, and more at www.doracarpenter.com.
“Death can teach us so much about life if we allow it. He taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. Love without limits.”