Loss of Parent: A Healing Journey
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Loss of Parent: A Healing Journey

Proactive Healing
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Created by Chelsey Cooper
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 16 articles
  • 50 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how losing their parent has changed them
  • methods for healing through assignments and meditations
  • ideas for ways to honor their parent moving forward
  • A gentle guide to confronting their loss
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Heart Centered Loss of Parent is a journey.

A journey to accepting loss as part of your story, and going deep into your unique experience, so you can begin to heal and honor loss along your path in life.

In a world where we showcase our best selves, highlighting the good parts of our lives. We can feel the need to hide the low, hard, and messy part of our life. Where can we turn? My goal is that this course can be one of the tools, and places you can turn too. To connect to your loss, and all that comes with it. A course that helps you understand how loss has changed you, where you can begin to heal, and how you can honor your parent moving forward.

This Course Is For You If:

  • You are struggling living with your loss

  • You feel unsure of where to begin with your healing

  • You have feelings of loneliness, shame, or embarrassment around your loss

  • Loss has changed you and has left you confused and stuck

  • You are looking for guidance, and support around honoring your parent and your loss

  • You are ready to confront your loss and the many aspects of it

Here I honor your process, not trying to "fix" but empower you within your unique experience.

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor should you want to"

— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

What This Course Will Provide:

  • A step by step guide to discovering the many aspects of your loss, and how you can begin to heal

  • Guidance in nurturing emotions, pain, and grief

  • Ways to honor your parent and connect with them moving forward

  • downloadable PDFs, audios, videos, and meditations

My goal is that by the end of the course you feel more supported and empowered in your healing. That you understand your loss in new ways and have the tools to cope with the ups and downs that arise.

What This Course Is Not:

  • This course is not for the use of therapy or counseling

  • I am not a psychiatrist, therapist, or counselor

  • This course does not focus on the difficult aspects of your relationship with the parent you lost. I advise seeking professional guidance in this area

  • It is not meant to be anything but support along your unique path

  • Providing new perspective around loss and empowering you in your healing along the way

Why Work With Me:

Loss came into my life at the age of 12. When I lost my mother to ovarian cancer.

Since then, I have been on a 18+ year journey in healing my loss.

I learned from a very early age, that I was forever changed. But felt I was unable to express this, feeling shame around talking about my loss, and the many stages I was going through.

I have learned a lot along the way. What was helpful, what wasn't. But most importantly that everyone's experience is different. That our relationship with loss can change overtime, go up and come back down, and we can use tools to ride the waves.

So I decided that I was going to use my past, my present, and my future to create something for you. From my heart to yours.

“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.” ― Brennan Manning

Who this course is for:
  • Those who feel alone with their loss and are looking for guidance and support from someone who has been through it
  • Those who are ready to confront their loss and learn tools to assist them with healing
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:04:10
+ Introduction: Making Space and Building Foundation
6 lectures 15:37

Welcome to your journey! Meet Chelsey, someone who was inspired to create this course from her own journey with loss. After losing her mom at the age of 12, she discovered all the spirals of loss and healing. This course was designed for you to gently confront your loss and empower you in your healing.

Preview 00:24
About The Course

This section is all about setting yourself up for the journey ahead. Making space in your schedule, creating support, and making room for you to begin your journey in healing. We are taking this one step at a time. You are supported here, and on this journey. I am so proud of you for taking this step!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Setting Yourself Up For The Journey Ahead

We are going to make your very own sanctuary! Or in other words a special space. This is such a beautiful process, and unique for each of us. This is a space that will be revisited throughout this course. A place for you to connect to your parent, and to yourself.

Create A Space

Here we are going to tell our stories. This may be difficult as we navigate the story of our parent's passing, but stick with it. Allow for healing within this process. Tell this part of your story, and begin to own all of it. Our stories can be told in many forms. We can write them, speak them, or create something beautiful that represents them. Do this in a way that feels best for you.

Preview 13:44

For the next couple of days, I want you to balance out time for three things.

  • Two more times of you telling your story

  • Time for alone

  • Time for rest.

All of these are important. Chose when it is best for each. You are doing great and I hope the journey as been good for you so far.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Balance and Practicing Self Care
+ All About Emotions
3 lectures 15:39

I want you to process loss. When we lose a parent, we don't just lose the person. We lose so much more than that. We lose advice, encouragement, unconditional love. I want you to confront the many losses that are associated with your loss. Make a list and the next day take some time processing what came up. Take your time, this isn't easy, but I know you can do it.

The Emotion of Loss

This next assignment is all about Anger. How can we embrace the emotion of anger in healthy ways? For me this emotion was very present in my journey with loss. It may be for you as well, or it may not, but I encourage you to explore this. Loss has it's ups and downs, and different emotions may arise at different times. How can we allow these emotions to be? I believe it is important for us to acknowledge our emotions instead of avoiding them. And use tools to do this. Later in the course we will address the issue of guilt. When we feel emotions, such

The Emotion of Anger

For the next couple of days, I want you to be with your pain. Allow this emotion to be expressed in the best way for you. You can write, speak, create ect... Connect to this emotion and see what comes up. There are tools provided to assist you. And if you are struggling with this, that is OK. Just be open, use the tools, and process what you need to process. You are supported.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooper@gmail.com

The Emotion of Pain
+ Beginning to Understand Guilt
5 lectures 06:37

Guilt is a common part of loss. It is an emotion like any other, and like all emotions, needs to be acknowledged. Don't allow others to tell you, you are not allowed to feel what you are feeling. Slowly, at your own pace, listen to your guilt. Work on making sense of it. Sometimes guilt can be rational or irrational, try to understand the difference. And then begin the process of forgiveness. You are supported here.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Addressing the If Onlys

Your assignment is to fill out the grid provided. Look back at your letter, addressing your if onlys, and begin to separate each feeling. Look at which ones may be rational or irrational. This is a helpful tool when it comes to healing and processing our emotions of guilt. Take your time. You are doing great!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Rational vs Irrational

You have done so well! Take some time to rest. This is SO important. We need to reset, take time off, and get into the practice of allowing space. Enjoy your rest time:) And listen to the meditation for a little extra support if you like.

Self Care
Writing a Letter

I want you to explore forgiveness. Forgiveness is a journey. It is such a beautiful practice when given care, and time. We are focusing on self forgiveness to start. If this brings up issues of forgiveness toward your parent, I would suggest reaching out for additional support. As a practice remember to be patient with yourself, find tools that can assist you, and make room to grow. You got this!

+ Building a Relationship with Grief
4 lectures 08:35

Exploring Grief. We may be familiar with the emotion of grief, or we may not. Like anything it is different for all of us. I want you to explore grief itself. Do some research, read about it, and meditate on the emotion. When you meet someone for the first time, you try and understand them before you build a relationship with them. Reintroduce yourself to grief. You are supported here, and in this process

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Exploring Grief

Here we explore riding the waves of grief. Many believe that grief is felt once and then is gone overtime. That has not been my experience, and maybe you can relate. Grief can come and go in waves over a lifetime. We can learn to set boundaries when we are facing a larger wave of grief. Assisting in caring for ourselves as we allow the emotion to arise. Learning to surf in the ocean of grief within your healing journey. I support you.

The Grief Wave

I want you to brainstorm ideas of ways you can take action when you are feeling overwhelmed by the emotion of grief. What can you do for yourself during these times? Grief can at times catch us off guard, but we can have tools and resources that we can turn too. I would like to share with you my go to during these times. Thanks for listening, I am so grateful you are here.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Action and Grief

I want you to explore the extent to which religion or spirituality may help you address your grief. We all come from various backgrounds. You may be religious, spiritual, or neither. Feel free to skip this part of the course if you believe it isn’t for you. But if you are curious about religion or spirituality, then I encourage you to take the time to look at what is available.

Exploration Outside Yourself
+ Finding a Place for Them
5 lectures 10:35

This assignment you are going to make a list of all the things your parent was passionate about. It can be activities, hobbies, events ect... For example my mom loved going to a museum. She loved art, going to a drawing class, and teaching art. She could spend hours at her art studio, in her happy place. What did your parent love?

Parent Passions

For this assignment you are going to make a list of all the future events, and celebrations at which your parent’s absence will be keenly felt. For example, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or milestones. List as many as you can think of. This can be written, or not. Just take note of these for the future. This can bring up lots of emotion, so take care of yourself. I know you can do it.

Future Events and Celebrations

Today's assignment is to bring the two lists together. Bring your “parent’s passions” and “future events/celebrations” lists together.

Brainstorm ideas of how you can honor your parent, in ways they would love, during these events and celebrations.

How can your parent be made a part of these occasions? Explore this for yourself. Make a list of ideas that you can turn to at anytime. You are doing great.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at chelseycooperhealing@gmail.com

Honoring Them

For this assignment you are going to brainstorm ways you can take action and honor your parent in the process.

Is there something you can plan, big or small, that would feel good for you and assist you in your healing process?

Actions for Healing

For today's assignment, I want you to focus on your heart. Expanding this space, so you may connect to your parent there. This may be a new idea for you, or something you already feel. Explore this and see what happens. Watch the video on my experience with this, and try the meditation. See where it can lead you. Sending lots of support your way.

Creating A Heart Home
+ You are Not Required to Move On
5 lectures 07:05

For today's assignment I want you to think about ways you can approach unwanted advice. I felt there was a need to go over this before our journey comes to an end. Oftentimes our society puts a stigma on loss, and we need to find ways to honor our path and experience. Explore your own boundaries and see what new things you can come up with. You got this.

Approaching Advice

Time for reflection. Take note of what really assisted you, what you would like to work on further, or what you could do without. You can always come back to this course at anytime. Also take a moment to celebrate yourself. You should be so proud, I know I am. Honor all the work you have done.


As this course comes to an end, I want you to consider the ongoing journey ahead. Take some time for the next two days to create intentions for yourself moving forward. Healing will continue to happen and how can you support yourself, and stay focused on your growth.

Ongoing Journey
Thank You!