Grief can feel overwhelming and confusing, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. Today, we have the privilege of speaking with a professional grief and healing coach who has dedicated her career to supporting those who are experiencing loss. We will be discussing insights on the grieving process, how to cope with loss, and the transformative power of healing. Join MysticMag for an inspiring conversation with our special guest, Michele Mariscal.
When did you first know that being a Grieving Coach was your calling and how did it come about?
In 2017 I found myself engulfed in grief that I wasn’t able to traverse. Despite all of my spiritual healing capabilities as well as other resilience tools, grief persisted until I found a body of work that helped me recover. I immediately sought certification in the Grief Recovery Method in order to help others suffering with grief.
What type of services do you offer?
I provide one-on-one work as well as online group grief recovery classes. I am also a HeartMath trainer and coach and offer both one-on-one and group work in that resilience modality and education as well.
What can a person expect from your sessions?
The purpose and what people can expect in the Grief Recovery Method is to complete the relationship to pain, isolation and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss..
How do different cultural backgrounds impact the way individuals experience and express grief?
Cultural backgrounds often influence how an individual expresses or learns to not express grief. It is important to honor beliefs and traditions and also find a way of normalizing grief and the full experience of the emotions that come with grief.
What is the most important detail in maintaining a relationship of mutual trust with clients?
In my training I learned a concept called “listening as a heart with ears.” People learn very quickly who their safe people are that can hear and be with their grief. Trust is built in listening from the heart with no agenda to ask questions, advise, or suggest solutions. It is a unique way of listening that is not the norm in our culture but needed to instill trust and normalize the experience of grief for another.
What do you love most about your profession?
I love witnessing people coming back to fuller engagement in life and movement forward with a healthy expression of both grief and joy. My heart is filled with my work and I feel that I receive more than I give in this work.