Hello love 🧡
I’m so sorry for the loss that brought you here, but glad you found this community. Although you had no choice in your person’s death, you do have a choice in how you CHOOSE to move forward.
You can allow grief to trap you — fighting your feelings and reality, which only adds suffering and pain to your hardship. Or, you can allow grief to transform you — flowing with your feelings and surrendering to your new normal, in attempts to seek the lessons and create meaning from your loss.
Grief is a journey. Not a destination.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve — no rule book or guide! Ultimately, YOU are your best authority on your loss and your journey. However, with so much freedom comes the potential for fear and uncertainty, which can lead to unnecessary added suffering.
I’m here to help you transform your fear into power and gently guide you on this seemingly dark, overwhelming, and at times, impossible path moving forward.
It won’t be easy.
In fact, it might be painful and hard. But what I’ve learned over the course of two years since my husband died is that pain is a catalyst for transformation.
Hard doesn’t have to mean bad. You can create whatever meaning we want from this experience —
And I want to show you how!
I open a limited number of 1:1 coaching spots on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year. This coaching option is for someone who is looking for individualized support, might not feel comfortable sharing in a group environment, needs flexibility in terms of meeting times, and has specific goals to achieve or challenges to overcome in terms of moving forward from loss.
Here’s how it works:
PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS
Coaching sessions are a safe space to share your story of loss, to witness your grief, to discuss obstacles that might be keeping you stuck, and to collaboratively create a plan to achieve your goals moving forward. Sessions are 60-min long and take place via ZOOM.
ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE
I highly encourage exercise as a coping outlet for grief. I offer a discounted coaching packages when you purchase my MOVE Forward from Loss Online Course. This resource teaches you how to embrace grief and process your emotions through exercise in order to get unstuck and move forward from loss.
EMAIL SUPPORT FROM EMILY
Grief is a journey. Questions and issues arise when we are navigating our new path forward. If you have a one-off question or concern that can be addressed via email, I’m honored to support you.
ACCOUNTABILITY & GUIDANCE
We can feel lost, unmotivated and alone in grief. I’m here to check-in with you and provide gentle guidance to help you embrace your darkest emotions and access courage to forage this path forward even when it feels impossible.
I’m a firm believer that there is no right or wrong way to grieve and that everyone has their own personal path to healing.
I also honor the truth that YOU are ultimately your best guide on grief!
However, I know how hard it is to trust in our process, to eliminate the noise — all the “should’s” about grieving — , to create boundaries around people who can support you vs. prolong your suffering, and to feel empowered enough to do what you need to do in order to heal.
It takes time. It takes trust.
Sometimes it takes someone else who has walked the path before you, to help you step into a place of empowerment as you move forward.
Grief is messy, unpredictable and constant. It’s a lifelong journey!
But I’m here to provide you with the guidance, tools and loving support necessary to help you find your way.
Here are some investment options to work with me:
Additional packages can be purchased as we continue our work together.
Get started by hitting the button below to complete a brief application for 1:1 COACHING. I’ll review it and then reach out to set up a time for a 30-min discovery call to see if we are fit!
While my journey with 1:1 grief coaching is just getting started, I’ve lead intentional-based grief workouts with live students in a group studio setting for over a year. Thanks to the amazing feedback I’m getting from it, I wanted to make these intentional workouts and my coaching available to anyone and everyone online who is going through grief.
Here’s what a few of them have to say about their experience:
“After my loss it felt hard to relate to others and express my feelings. Emily provides a safe environment to process and work through all the emotions that come from loss and grief with a community that understands. Plus its an amazing workout! I have never left a counseling session feeling that good!”
“moveTHRU has given me a safe place to be myself, grieve my loss, connect with others, and move through the feelings. It has really opened my eyes to how grief manifests physically in the body.”
“My workout with moveTHRU was a really powerful experience. Having been through traditional conversational therapy to cope with my brother’s passing, it was incredibly refreshing to sweat and work through those feelings without having to talk about how I’m feeling. I felt so empowered afterwards.”
“moveTHRU is the safe place that I’ve been looking for ever since I lost my first loved one. It is an environment that is welcoming to all emotions, to all types of people, and to all types of loss experiences. There was no “barrier to entry” or uncomfortable feeling upon joining; instead there was an immediate sense of inclusion and support from the community members. After losing multiple loved ones in my life, it ironically feels “good” to have found others that understand the pain, sadness and anger that reside with the journey of grief.”
“moveTHRU helps you deal with grief in a healthy way. Grief comes with many different emotions and feelings and Emily has made specific workouts to address a lot of them. Her word, her exercises and her mission comes from the heart. “
I’m Emily. I’m a fitness professional, mother of two, and widow as of March 2019 when my husband Ian passed away from Uveal Melanoma. I’ve found meaning in my loss by helping others heal. So I’m stepping into my newest role as a Grief Coach.
I’ve always found joy and value in movement, but after losing Ian, I found that moving my body was the only way to cope with my grief.
Exercise was how I experienced my emotions and felt my feelings during the early stages of loss. While I felt trapped in my mind trying to name or understand my emotions, I experienced a sense of freedom with every burpee, a hint of courage with every rep of a heavy weight, and a glimmer of hope with every drop of sweat fleeing my body.
While fitness has helped me embrace grief, I’ve also made essential mindset shifts to radically re-conceptualize my life moving forward. I’ve had to let go of societal definitions of hardship and struggle; I’ve had to stop qualifying life experiences; and I’ve had to create my own meaning in loss.
At the end of the day, it is what it is. But it will be what we make it!
Losing Ian has proven to me that life really is a journey and his death — although tragic and life-consuming in the moment — is just one milestone. My sadness, my loneliness and my grief are not permanent. Feelings, human beings and human experiences are always in motion. Ian and I both understood that no matter what struggle life hands you, we have a choice — to remain trapped by tragedy or to moveTHRU and perhaps, even be TRANSFORMED (for the better)!
I can’t wait to meet you! Connect with me by clicking the button below and we will see if working together supports your needs and desires at this time.