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Transforming Loss into Peace and Purpose

Courtesy of Pat Sheveland

The Confident Grief Coach School is opening registration for their fall Confident Grief Coach certification program. Classes will begin in early October and run through December.

Imagine having a proven model to help clients who are struggling with grief move from deep despair to having hope, and where they become empowered to create a life where their grief coexists with peace and purpose. In this training, participants will be fully immersed in the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coaching Model for Grief program through self-paced learning activities and live coaching practicums to increase their confidence in facilitating this transformative process with their clients.

“On average, bereaved parents, spouses and other family members who have gone through the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coaching Model for Grief with a trained grief coach report a 24-point improvement on their Life Engagement and a 17-point improvement on negative emotions impacting their lives within the eight-week program,” explains Pat Sheveland, founder of the school and creator of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E Coaching Model for Grief program. “Our students are helping to achieve our school’s vision to provide accessible and transformative healing for grieving families throughout the world. It truly is awe-inspiring to not only watch our students’ confidence grow during the program, but to see the commitment they have in helping the bereaved in their work and communities.”

Kathy Koenig, M.S. NCC, certified Grief Coach and B.R.E.A.T.H.E. facilitator at Caregiver Connection LLC, shares, “As a family caregiver coach, I knew there was a missing piece in my toolbox. That piece was grief. I recognize that grief is a companion along the road of life, no matter where we are. Grief deserves to be witnessed and honored. The training offers skills I’ve been able to incorporate immediately in my work with caregivers. When we acknowledge this universal experience, we can support another person’s healing and a return to wholeness.” 

For more information and to take advantage of the early bird discounted program fee available in August, schedule a call with Sheveland at


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