I am look forward to journeying alongside you and helping you to discover all of the healing ahead. I am excited to witness your coming home to yourself and honored to be invited into your healing process. I look forward to being able to say to you " Welcome Home, it is so nice to see you in all of your authenticity".
Tamara has over 17 years of experience in grief work as a hospital chaplain, having completed her Clinical Pastoral Education residency at UC Davis Medical Center. She has studied extensively in the fields of grief, trauma, spirituality and psychology. Holding a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Tamara is also certified trainer of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) by Living Works and a Brainspotting practitioner for individuals, & groups. Having a certificate in Television & Radio Broadcasting, Tamara has created trauma-informed, recovery oriented creating content for psychiatric and healthcare centers.
Tamara brings personal experience to her work as a professional grief coach. Growing up with a parent who was terminally, ill, Tamara has a well-rounded experience with the complexities of grief, mental wellness, resilience and spirituality. She has done the work of healing and grief integration and It is for this reason she is an authentic, empathetic presence for those who are experiencing grief & loss, navigating change and learning to make meaning of the pain . Throuhgout her career, Tamara has learned a great deal about life and love from being with those who are greiving and dying.
Individuals who have utilized Tamara’s coaching services benefit by having an honoring witness to their grief. Recognizing that grief integration is a sacred process unique to the individual, Tamara believes that reverence is needed. Tamara delivers a personal approach to the healing process that is non-judgmental, non-intimidating, emotionally open, and aims to spark the client’s creativity to produce grounded and manageable solutions.
We all need support and community in this life journey. Life does not move backwards and we need to remember certain lessons to enrich our lives. The process of integration and emobodiment can be both enlightening and painful at times. In your work with me, you will learn various ways to take action that improves your life in various ways that include communication, relationships, making meaning and honoring every step of your journey. The past is already behind you and you will move forward. How you move forward and who you choose to become is your choice. Give yourself permission to heal. Like the the bee, we can learn that healing comes in many forms. The bee represents innovation, wisdom, community, creativity , and love. All of these attributes are a part of the healing process. I invite you to Commit to do the work to facilitate healing in yourself and all that is important to you. My commitment is to provide you with straight forward approach to finding healthy solutions, compassionate accountability, non-judgmental space, empathy, and support.
I am excited to help you unlock your full potential and achieve your personal goals. As a certified life coach, I specialize in empowering individuals to develop a positive mindset, build self-confidence, and improve their overall well-being. Let's work together to create a plan that will help you thrive and live the life you have always envisioned.
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I want to empower you to be your best self in all aspects of life. I provide friendly and constructive advice to help you reach your full potential.
I will help you realize your goals and provide you with a roadmap to not only reach them but accomplish and learn much more .
Life can be stressful. I want to give you the tools and encouragement you need to maximize your personal and professional relationships, and how to give yourself the time you deserve.
A life coach can support you in finding and staying on your path. By building a relationship with my clients, I can help you stay motivated and on-task, helping you move toward your long term far-reaching goals.
Coaching is about transforming life.
When we experience grief and loss, exposure to secondary trauma and the daily micro griefs from watching human tragedy on the news and hearing of someone else’s suffering, we may not notice how this can change us. For those that work in direct patient care, emergency response and law enforcement, grief is something experienced as part of the job. But do we pay attention to it or put it at arm’s length? Do we ignore our humanity and call it “professional distance”, while ignoring the moral injury? We all want to see the best in humanity, but being on the front line of health care, emergency response and law enforcement doesn’t afford seeing “the best”. It takes deliberate and proactive effort on our part to allow professional distance (often avoidance of paying attention to the moral injury) to serve as a true change agent in our lives. As professionals we also experience personal loss and grief, which we are susceptible to also putting off to the side.
Grief coaching helps you to make changes that are meaningful for you, to connect with your own humanity, to develop ways to progress through grief in healthy ways without avoiding it or ignoring it. Grief coaching allows you to be witnessed without being judged for all the feelings that come with experiencing moral injury and grief. Having a grief coach takes the feeling of being alone out and supports you while you transition through your grief, loss and change. A grief coach can be a powerful support as you make meaning from your experience.
I am here to journey along side you through the grief, provide you with insight, and help you to locate the healing possibilities as well as potential dangers ahead as you grow as a professional in your chosen work. More importantly, I am here to journey with you as you learn to honor your grief without feeling as though you must trade your professionalism for your humanity. You will discover your capacity to balance life, honor your grief, and making meaning.
As someone who has experienced, healed and made meaning from significant griefs in my life, I provide you with the compassionate presence throughout your coaching process. Grief coaching is my art and my way of promoting life and healing.
Since grief can often have a lot of depth and many variables, I can help to illuminate various pathways and inner resources that you can use throughout your life and career. We will work together to explore what you want from life one step at a time.
What Grief Coaching is not…
Grief coaching is not an eraser for the loss that has occurred. A grief coach cannot change the past, nor answer questions that have no ability to be answered such as “why” questions. Grief coaching cannot resolve addictions, abusive relationship issues, violent crime, or complex grief. In such cases, you will be referred to a mental health professional or license therapist who is better able to assist you. Grief coaching promotes normal transition through grief and loss, while looking ahead at life. There is no evidence that a person actually “gets over grief” or if they are “just strong”, then the grief will disappear. Grief is about choosing the next steps without denying the loss. By choosing the next steps and developing a plan, you choose not to carry the weight of grief with you, but instead carry the wisdom and the memories learned from the grief. Grief coaching is for creating your life after the grief and loss.
The Coaching Process is designed to help you access your internal strengths, instincts, and wisdom to assist you in restoring your life’s momentum.
As your coach I provide a non-judgmental space where together, we can focus on helping you to:
· Identify the assumptions and thoughts that have interfered with life goals and dreams
· Create a vision for the future
· Design an action plan to accomplish that vision, helping you to turn from negative mindsets towards new possibilities.
With each step forward, you will connect with your life long friend “you” in a way that is mindful and compassionate.
Grief & Life Coaching Clients
Clients: Entertainers, Musicians & Artists (Specialty), EMT, Medical/Health Professionals (Specialty), Mental Health (Specialty), Law Enforcement (Specialty), Teachers, Transgender, Child/Parental Loss, Transitioning away from family, Transitioning through life stages, transitioning in jobs.
The first step is to schedule an introductory session. In that session, we will get an idea of how well we work together and what our next steps should be from there.