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Provide Support: Become a Confident Grief Coach

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Pat Sheveland, founder of The Confident Grief Coach School, has begun accepting applications for the winter 2023 Confident Grief Coach certification program. Classes will begin in early January and run through March.

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. “Our students are helping to achieve our school’s vision ‘to provide accessible and transformative healing for grieving families throughout the world,” explains Sheveland. “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.”

The certification program is for anyone seeking to provide valuable support to those who are grieving a loss, including the death of a loved one, a divorce, job loss or other significant life change. It is for those in the helping professions, including coaches, social workers, healthcare providers and teachers as well as business leaders, HR professionals and more.

“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,” shares Joey Lee, MSW, certified grief coach, certified life-cycle celebrant. “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.”

This proven program boasts impressive results. On average, bereaved parents, spouses and other family members that 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 in their life engagement and a 17-point improvement in negative emotions impacting their lives during the eight-week program. 

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