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

How does one move on after the pain of 

losing the one they love most?

Are you a coach, psychologist, clinician, or other helping professional who finds meaning in helping your clients move forward after experiencing deep loss?

Or perhaps you are someone who has the lived experience of successfully creating a life of purpose after significant loss, and now you want to provide support to others?

Are you looking to be able to expand your confidence and up-level your skills in helping people who are living in grief?

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

Then you most likely “get it” – you understand the heaviness and work it takes for someone who is grieving deeply to move forward after experiencing great loss.

And if you are like the majority of us, you have experience grief in some way during your life. 

Grief through the death of a loved one or other significant loss is not something we really like to talk about but the reality is – it is going to happen to all of us at one time or another.

In fact…

Millions of people throughout North America grieve and suffer from the death of a loved one.

Yet despite grief being one of life’s biggest challenges…

It 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, families should still have access to compassionate experts and strategies to process their grief.

Unfortunately, there can be an ENORMOUS GAP between

…wanting to support individuals and families who are grieving after a deep loss


…knowing the proven methods that will actually create positive change in their emotional and physical well-being.

If we don’t help the bereaved process grief through effective coaching strategies, they might suffer from what I call “FAILED GRIEF”

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 shrouded in unspoken sadness.

This has happened to MANY of my clients and there is a lot more grief and silent suffering in this world that is left unacknowledged and unaddressed.

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 gain complete CONFIDENCE in supporting those who are grieving.


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


To educate coaches to become confident grief coaches to support and facilitate the use of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coaching Model for Grief. By providing an 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 pursue the client’s identified goal(s). We do this utilizing a proven framework for the client to achieve self-confidence, 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 34 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 and start helping grieving families finally live a life of peace, happiness, and purpose?

Watch the free first class and let’s help people heal in their grief—the right way.



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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