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BH Grief Coaching

"Helping you find the most good in your grief"

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Welcome, I'm glad you stopped by for a visit.

Hi, I'm Benita, a professional grief and life transition coach with over a decade of experience dedicated to guiding my clients through the wilderness of grief and loss.

It's often said that "time heals all wounds," (and if you have suffered a loss you have likely heard that sentiment) but I would like to respectfully offer you a different perspective — grief does not simply wane with the passing of days; it becomes a part of us and weaves itself into the very fabric of who we are. Rather than diminishing, we can learn to grow with our grief. We can learn to live in harmony with its presence in our life, to navigate its difficult landscapes, and to continue onward with resilience, grace, and yes, even gratitude. After all, grief is a testament to the depths of our love. 

In this moment of your pain, hurt and uncertainty, there lies a powerful opportunity for rebirth, leading you to a path brimming with hope, restoration, growth and personal development.  Embracing the memory of what was, while courageously stepping into what can be, is possible — and it's a journey I am deeply passionate about. After experiencing the loss of both of my parents within 16 months of each other, I embarked on my own personal grief journey and it was through my profound loss where I learned that you can indeed cherish the past and cultivate the future simultaneously.

You can create and design a life that honors both the love you carry and the growth you're destined for.  It is possible to grow while you grieve.  I would love to show you how.

In order to serve my clients well, I harness my professional training as a grief and life transition coach along with my personal experience with grief work to help my clients move through their grief journey and discover transformative growth through the process.  I don't "fix" my clients, and I don't give you the tools to "fix" yourself, because you are not broken.  Grief is not something to be fixed, it is something to be felt and experienced.  Grief has the power to transform you, if you will let it.

Friend, you do not have to go through this alone.  It would be my heartfelt privilege to accompany you on this path, to bear witness to your story, to hold space for you, and to offer the care and support you need and deserve in your grief journey toward healing and self-discovery.  I hope we connect soon.


 

Professional Grief Coach

Benita Hampton, CPC

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My main goal as your coach is to provide you with tangible strategies that can be applied in your everyday life. 
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How I can help...

The grieving process is likely to be the toughest and most overwhelming path you will ever walk. As you move along in your grief journey, having the right support system is vital to help you navigate the complexities of grief and finding a path towards healing and growth. This is where I can play a valuable role.

Grief coaching is a specialized form of support that focuses on helping you cope with the emotional, mental, physical and practical aspects of grief. What does that mean? In a nutshell, I am a skilled professional who provides guidance, empathy, and practical tools to assist you with navigating the grieving process and helping you get the most good from your grief.

One of the key benefits of working with me as your coach is that I will hold a safe, non-judgmental space for you where you can freely and authentically express and explore your emotions. I will listen attentively and provide compassionate support as you share your pain, sadness, anger, and all the other complex emotions associated with your loss. By offering a supportive presence, I will help you feel seen, heard, and most importantly, validated.

Through active listening, empathetic guidance, personalized techniques and the use of multiple coaching modalities, I can support you with cultivating personal growth and tapping into the resilience that you already have inside of you.  I will help you identify your strengths, values and personal goals and empower you to find meaning and purpose in your pain.  During our sessions, you will develop new perspectives, foster greater self-compassion and discover a renewed sense of identity and purpose.​ 

 

My main goal as your coach is to provide you with tangible strategies that can be applied in your everyday life to support your journey and foster growth through your grief.

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If you're seeking compassionate support and guidance after experiencing a loss, I invite you to connect with me.  It would be an honor to walk alongside you on your journey of healing and growth.

We do not grieve without first loving. We do not love without gaining more than we could ever lose.

A little about me...

I earned my first coaching certification in 2013 while I was working as an executive in the senior living industry.  I began coaching clients who had loved ones with dementia through their anticipatory grief and through their loved one's end of life journey. 

Over the next ten years I built my coaching practice specifically tailored to the grief work of caregivers, complex dementia related challenges, and end of life planning.  While I found that work incredibly fulfilling for many years, I felt as though I made the most impact when helping clients through their grief journey.  I will still occasionally consult on complex care issues related to dementia care, but the primary focus of my coaching practice is grief and life transition coaching.

I studied grief coaching at the ICF accredited Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC) and earned my certification as a professional grief coach with a specialization in their signature "From Grief to Gratitude" coaching program.  Utilizing my training, personal grief experience, specialized modalities and individualized techniques, I offer my coaching services to fellow grievers like you.

When not coaching or in the classroom, I love to spend time with my little family; John, Rachel & our pups.  Some of my favorites are learning new things, traveling to new places, going on adventures, and being first mate to John as we cruise around in our boat that is currently in Costa Rica's southernmost port, Golfito. 

 

I adore being a girl mom, (yes, she's still my baby, even at 24).  I'm "that" crazy dog mom to our littles, Bentley & Phoebe.  Experimenting in the kitchen is a passion of mine, I head to the water when my batteries need a recharge and I posses the very unique talent of falling while walking UP the stairs. I love a great book, I'm a sister, aunt, best friend and a grieving daughter.  I still catch myself picking up the phone to call my parents, even though they've been gone for nearly nine years.  

I get teary-eyed when I go through old family photos, I love my morning lattes, playing the piano, yoga pants, pedicures and all genres of music.  I dance in our kitchen to '90's boy band music when I need an attitude adjustment and I could lose time watching sunrises and sunsets.

I don't believe there are strangers in this world, only friends I haven't met yet, so let's connect and start a conversation, I'd love to meet you.

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Benita Hampton Family

John and I at our home port in

Golfito, Costa Rica

Our beautiful daughter, Rachel

Our littles, Bentley & Phoebe

Benita Hampton's Parents

Meet my "Why"

These are my sweet parents, Dave & Cris

(I lost Daddy in 2015 and Mom in 2016)

What's it like to work with me?

Benita, I call your coaching the glue that held our family together after loosing Bill.  You helped us embrace our grief, improve our communication as a family and discover personal growth that I would have never thought possible.  We are so grateful to you.

Carol W. - Anaheim, California

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Expanding the boundaries of grief...

Grief is a complex and multifaceted emotion that extends far beyond death. It is important to acknowledge that loss can take many forms and each of these losses can trigger a grieving process.  I work with many clients that are going through grief related to non-death losses.  If you have experienced a loss, you have a right to your grief.

 

Losses that can trigger the grieving process:

  • Loss of a job or career

  • Loss of health

  • Loss of independence

  • Divorce or separation

  • End of a relationship or friendship

  • Life transitions

  • Empty nester syndrome

  • Relocation

  • Retirement

  • Loss of the life you planned

  • Loss of trust due to infidelity

  • Loss of identity

  • Loss of safety due to trauma

  • Infertility

  • Natural disasters or traumatic events

 

These non-death losses can profoundly impact our emotional well-being, leaving us feeling a sense of emptiness, sadness, and longing. Recognizing that grief is not solely tied to death allows us to validate and honor our experiences while seeking support to navigate these challenging emotions.

Are you interested in exploring grief coaching?
I invite you to a complimentary call, where we can discuss your unique journey and see if we might be a good fit for each other.

Looking forward to chatting with you

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