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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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As people age, there are many opportunities for connection and fulfillment, and coaches can help people identify activities that are engaging and enlivening. There is a vast body of research affirming the benefits of social engagement in enhancing well-being, even in the face of illness, such as mind-body skills groups for cancer (Gordon & Harazduk, 1999). As people age, they may experience cumulative losses, such as the deaths of parents, siblings, friends, spouses, or partners. Some people are at a loss as to how to cope with feelings of anger and sadness. Especially for people who are at a distance from family members, finding support beyond the initial stage of mourning the loss of a partner may be difficult. Churches or synagogues ...

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