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Be a Confident Certified Grief Coach and Help Transform Someone’s Life Today

How does one move forward in their grief and pain after the life-altering experience of deep loss?

Are you someone working in a helping profession who is passionate about helping your clients find their footing to move forward after experiencing deep loss?

Or have you personally lived the experience of creating a meaningful life after your deep loss and now you want to provide support to others?

Are you interested in expanding your confidence and up-leveling your skills to help people who are struggling after loss to find peace, purpose and even joy within their grief?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions….

Then you most likely “get it”,

You understand the challenges and the work it takes for someone who is grieving deeply to move forward within their grief.

Grief is not something we really like to talk about but the reality is –  we are all going to experience a deep loss in our lives at one time or another.

In fact…

Millions of people throughout the world are grieving and struggling with the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that come from experiencing a deep loss.

Yet despite grief being a common experience among all of us – it remains one of life’s biggest challenges…

Grief and grieving can still be deeply misunderstood—especially in societies where grief is not allowed the time to be given its due process.

And while we know we can’t avoid the trauma that comes with it, we know that providing access to compassionate experts and sharing proven strategies to process grief can help individuals, families and communities find healing within their grief.

Unfortunately, there can be an ENORMOUS GAP between wanting to support individuals and families who are grieving after a deep loss


knowing how to provide support through proven methods that can create positive change in a griever’s emotional and physical well-being…

"If we don’t help the grieving process and understand their grief through effective coaching strategies, they might suffer from what I call “FAILED GRIEF”." ~Pat Sheveland

Failed grief is something I’ve witnessed in my own life.

I used to live in a home where my deceased brother’s memory was never spoken of or acknowledged…

…and it ultimately led to a home that was oftentimes shrouded in an air of unspoken sadness, anger, worry and feelings of abandonment – but no one recognized that this was buried grief that had never been given the time or attention to help my parents find some healing in their deep grief.

I venture a guess that this may have been your experience  and I know for a fact that it has been the case for the majority of my clients.

There is a lot more grief and silent suffering in this world that is left unacknowledged and unaddressed and if we don’t do something about this now, we deprive many families of the chance to live with peace, purpose and happiness.

I believe you are here because you have the heart, passion and willingness to help families move from simply surviving to actually thriving in their lives.

That’s why I want to offer you a proven coaching model that will not only fully equip you to become a certified grief coach…

But also help you  gain complete CONFIDENCE in supporting those who are grieving.


The Vision of the International Academy for Grief (IAFG) and the  Confident Grief Coach School is to provide accessible and transformative healing  for grieving families throughout the world.


Our mission is to educate individuals to become confident grief coaches to effectively support and facilitate the use of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coaching Model for Grief. We provide a learning environment to empower our students  by integrating ICF coaching core competencies, grief support knowledge and tools to coach clients in a safe, ethical and transformative co-creative coaching process to help our clients pursue their personalized goal(s).

We do this utilizing a proven framework for the client to achieve self-confidence and creating the ability for peace, purpose and happiness to co-exist within their grief journey.

Path One
The Certified Confident Grief Coach (CGC)

The Certified Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Facilitator

Discover the exact proven blueprint that we use to help clients who have experienced the death of a

beloved child, sibling, parent, spouse, or other significant loss.

Here’s What You’ll Get in the Curriculum:

Live Group Practicum Coaching Sessions
Self-directed online video training classes with Knowledge Assessments
1:1 virtual Human Design session by a trained Human Design coach
Required Reading:The Confident Grief Coach
by Patricia Sheveland
(included with course)
If you desire to provide coaching, and/or support services to bereaved families, this is it.

This program is about changing the paradigm of grief using…

  • Human design
  • Positive Psychology tools
  • The ancient Chinese wisdom of connecting emotion with physical healing
  • Specific steps designed for creating purposeful living where peace, purpose, and joy can coexist with grief

Mostly, we will give you the steps to help your client step off the rollercoaster of grief, take a deep breath, and find solid ground beneath their feet.

We believe it’s not the end for them but a beginning. 

Let us help you help your grieving clients find a sense of peace and renewed energy to continue to step forward into a life worth living.

If you want to know more, check out our free first class and let’s hop on a quick call and I’ll answer any questions you might have.

Let’s help people find healing in their grief—in the right way for them.

“A light in the darkness.

Pat Sheveland‘s Confident Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E Facilitator Certification program came into my life during a “dark night of the soul”, a time of deep loss and need to reinvent my life. Having worked for many years with grieving families, I knew the territory of the program. However, I was blown away by how much thought, heart, and intention are woven into this program. Guided by insightful and profound tools and practices, within a brilliantly designed process, Pat’s program proves it’s possible to find peace and beauty within the experience of grief and loss.

Pat has created a truly unique and transformative grief coaching program, unlike any other I found. As a professional, I feel equipped with first-class training to be a Certified Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E Program Facilitator. As a participant, the program was life-changing and healing on so many levels. Wherever you are on your journey, Pat has the skills, experience, and capacity to guide you to become a Confident Grief Coach; and she offers unwavering support and encouragement each step of the way. Pat, and this program, are truly a light in the world.”

– Joey Lee, MSW, Certified Grief Coach, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant

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Path One: Certified Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Facilitator program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 35.25 Continuing Coach Education (CCE).

Path One: Certified Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Facilitator program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 34 Continuing Coach Education (CCE).

Are you interested in becoming a confident coach to start helping grieving families finally live a life of peace, happiness, and purpose?

Click the link below to watch the first class for free and access more details about our next class and let’s help grievers find their breath and healing within their grief!



The Confident Grief Coach

A Guide For Helping Clients Process Loss.
This book holds the key to opening a treasure chest of information and tools to advance your knowledge in supporting your clients’ search for healing in their grief. You can help your clients create a life where their grief gently co-exists with a feeling of deep peace. They can live with a renewed sense of purpose and great joy.

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Survive Child Loss

Author Patricia Sheveland walks you through step-by-step activities to help you move forward in your grief to finding some peace and creating a life that is worth walking up to each day.

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Living Life In The Middle

The caregiver's guide to healing, hope, and harmony through multigenerational living. Author Patricia Sheveland will teach you how to avoid emotional burnout as the family caregiver using proven methods for immediate and positive change.

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