Here's what people are saying about Grief Coach
When reading Grief Coach text messages I feel as if someone I trust - someone who has gone through this themselves - is speaking directly to me. It’s not a subscription or a generic text. The messages are personal and thoughtful; they help me to process my grief and keep my Dad in my heart.
One of the things I love about Grief Coach is that it’s non-invasive. My team can be in regular touch with the families we support, without it being awkward. I am also glad that we can customize some of the text messages, so that they come specifically from our hospice.
What an awesome idea. I wish someone had bought this for my sister, when my husband died. I know she wanted to help, but she really didn't know how, and it hurt.
Kids are hit the hardest by loss — especially because they often don't talk about their grief, even with us. We’re there for them during the one week we have them at camp, but I’m thrilled that now with Grief Coach they will have on-going support from friends and family, in the environment where they feel the most comfortable and in control — on their phones!
My clients talk to me all the time, about the lack of help and understanding they get from friends and family. If the people closest to them felt more comfortable and confident providing support, I think it would go a long way to helping my clients manage the depression and isolation that too often accompany grief.
After providing clients with a meaningful, beautiful memorial, I'm thrilled to now be able to provide Grief Coach subscriptions to grieving friends and family, that will last all year long. Our memorials set the groundwork, but grief is a long process, and one that is better when we're supported over time.
It has always been very clear to me that the friends and family of someone who is bereaved desperately want to help. The difficulty comes when they don't know how. They are likely to be scared of getting things wrong and making them worse, and so do nothing. I asked many people who were bereaved what the single most important factor in the rebuilding of their lives was, and every single one of them said, "My partner ... my parent ... my friend ... my sibling..." It may be one close relationship, or it may be many friends and family playing different roles, but the path to rebuilding your trust in life has to be paved with people who care about you.
My wife added me to her Grief Coach subscription, when our close friends lost their baby. I'd never lost someone close to me before so wasn't sure how to help. The Grief Coach messages have been invaluable in helping me understand what our friends are experiencing, and suggesting ways that I could help them in a way they needed, but didn't know how to ask for.