Have YOU Ever Experienced Loss?

Finding Peace After the 5 Stages of Grief

With the current times, you will be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been personally impacted by loss on some level or another. Loss can trigger a grief response to many different types of events. 

Have you ever experienced the loss of a pet, job, miscarriage, relationship, divorce, death, or something of great sentimental value to you etc.? of course you have, can you relate? of course, yes! you can I'm sure. We all have experienced at least one, if not all of these. Grief is a universal experience. The list of loss is endless. People grief differently however, so it is important to know this as we consider the 5 Stages of Grief. 

Have you ever experienced a deep sense of emptiness after the funeral and burial are over? Have you ever felt isolated and alone after all the condolences and well wishes have faded? 

Navigating our experience of emotional pain through loss and the feelings we have toward the person we lost is unique to each of us. 

The late Swiss-American Psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler Ross, coined a theory in 1969 that there are 5 stages of grief we typically navigate through, particularly, after we have experienced profound loss.

"The Kübler-Ross model” or the five stages of grief, postulates a series of emotions experienced by terminally ill patients prior to death, or people who have lost a loved one, wherein the five stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.” Wikipedia"

Are YOU Experiencing Symptoms of Grief?

Grief symptoms may present in several different ways physically, socially, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Some of the most common symptoms of grief are:
  1. Shock
  2. Crying
  3. Difficulty sleeping
  4. Rumination
  5. Headaches
  6. Anger
  7. Worry
  8. Anxiety
  9. Stress
  10. Loss of appetite
  11. Aches and pains
  12. longing
  13. Questioning the purpose of life
  14. Questioning your spiritual beliefs
  15. Feelings of detachment
  16. Isolation from friends and family
  17. Abnormal behavior
  18. Frustration
  19. Guilt
  20. Fatigue

The experience of grief forces us to progress from the denial stage, confront our fears in the anger, bargaining and depression stage and ultimately move forward toward the final phase of acceptance. Empowerment coaching is a transformational, powerful support tool during this vulnerable time. It will help you navigate through each of the 5 stages with emphatic support and guidance. Alternating through each of these grief stages with a supportive coach can take the feeling of aloneness out of the loss and the subsequent healing journey.

Empowerment coaching is designed to help you plan your life accordingly in ways that are most meaningful to you. Our goals and dreams are often born out of our challenges. The objective of my Empowerment Coaching is to help YOU! find hope in your own despair. It is designed to help YOU! move forward after experiencing loss and grief. It focuses on transforming YOUR life with support, encouragement and guidance and techniques to help you accomplish your desired outcome. 

Empowerment coaching will assist you in the “Walking Grief Out” process, (at your own pace). It is designed to help you adjust to each stage. It is a safe space to process any feelings which may arise during the "walking it out" process. You will experience spiritual transition and transformation as you grow from every stage.

Empowerment (Grief) coaching is a forward-thinking approach encouraging and supporting clients to get through transitions in their lives, one step at a time. Moving forward and looking ahead may be the main goal or challenge for most all while facing the probable pain of loss and grief. Imagine feeling alive and happy again! what would that look like and take for one to get there again? This is the life coach’s work.  

The process of grieving is totally subjective. It is an experience that is different for everyone. Outlined below are the 5 stages of grief Kubler-Ross believed were the most observed among people suffering from grief after loss.  

  • Week 1 - Denial
  • Week 2 - Anger
  • Week 3 - Bargaining
  • Week 4 - Depression
  • Week 5 - Acceptance

While I understand grief is an ongoing stage of development that can oftentimes be complex, this is only a 5-week course to plough through these separate stages with the purpose of ultimately cultivating perseverance, peace and purpose. This 5-week course covers one of the 5 stages, (each week), starting with week 1 Denial and ending in week 5 Acceptance.

You will be guided by ICF-licensed Coach Val to release limiting belief patterns & behaviors by adopting empowering ones 

let go, release and discover PEACE

Course curriculum

    1. Let's begin

    2. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

    3. Kill Steal Destroy Book Promo

    4. 5 Stages of Peace after Grief

    5. Personal Assessment - 5 Stages of Grief

    6. Finding PEACE After the 5 Stages of Grief

    1. Stage 1. The Denial

    2. Objective, Benefits & Activity

    3. Fasting Challenge

    1. Stage 2. The Anger

    2. Objective, Benefits & Activity

    3. Forgiveness Challenge

    1. Stage 3. The Bargaining

    2. Objective, Benefits & Activity

    3. Gratitude Challenge

    1. Stage 4. The Depression

    2. Objective, Benefits & Activity

    3. Depression Challenge (Increase your socialization)

About this course

  • $200.00
  • 30 lessons

There is no specific timeframe to move through the 5 stages of grief. Whatever time it takes for you, it is normal. I want to help YOU! get over to the other side of YOUR own personal experience with bereavement, loss and grief so that YOU too can find the courage, hope and peace to move forward.

Loss is one of the most traumatic life events that impacts us all. There is no timetable for how long it will take to go through the preceding stages of potential grief after experiencing loss. Learning to live without our loved ones is an ongoing process. While some may start to feel better within a matter of weeks, it may take months or even years for others. 

I want to help you escape the emotional ravages of life’s inevitable circumstances with grief as you plough through each of these stages. There are typically 5 stages of grief we may all experience, but we may not experience these stages concurrently if at all for some people. But characteristically, the stages of grief begin with denial and end with acceptance.

Meet Your Life Coach

Valerie Galloway

Course Creator & Coach

I am an ICF PCC certified, Empowerment Life Coach and a certified DreamBuilder Life Coach from the Mary Morrissey, Brave Thinking Institute.

I hold a Master’s in Social Science and have been mentoring and coaching for the last 22 years at a major metropolitan New York City, US hospital with a coaching practice on the side. My work as Coach Val has touched hundreds of patients, staff and students that I have worked with from different regions of the world. My aim is to “Break Chains that Bind You” as l impact and share the love of God throughout the world.

Masters in Social Science
Bachelors in Community Health

Addiction-Steal Kill and Destroy, (John 10:10) A Spiritual Guide to Overcome Addiction & Loss

Certified Erickson International Coach Federation
Professional Certified Coach, (Licensed)
Empowerment Life Coach

Certified Brave Thinking
Life Coach

Coaching Testimonials

“I highly recommend Valerie as a bereavement coach. She has been wonderful in coaching me through my grief process. She really helped me with her amazing support and kind words while I have been dealing with the loss of my entire family including my mother, three sisters and my beloved doggie Angel. These significant losses have been extremely hard and difficult. The pain has been immense. I was so grateful for Valerie’s amazing sessions. She really helped me to feel so much better.”

Sherdina S.

“You are GIFTED in so many ways... I highly commend you for your awareness, abilities and skills. What I like most about you is your gift of listening, and hearing what someone has to say. You are wonderfully intuitive, aware of people's feelings, sincere, kind, caring, so thoughtful and giving. You have a great sense of humor, you are organized, so knowledgeable, intelligent, successful. Val is a great coach for anyone to have.”


“Coach Val is amazing. Going through Covid, my husband’s cancer and family issues, she was able to lift me up! She gave me guidance and encouragement and brought me back to loving myself to be balanced in mind, body and spirit. She is the best Life Coach I’ve ever had Her words of hope, faith and encouragement, helped me be the best me. Thank you! Coach Val for everything.”

Lora B.

“She was a tremendous help when tragedy struck me by losing family members. Val is very compassionate and understanding.”

Gene P.

“Val was great! She prayed with me. She gave me encouragement and practical ideas on how to move forward with my gifts. She was respectful and she genuinely seems to care about helping people. I recommend anyone who is looking to develop their gifts to give Val a chance.”

Daryl Van Dam

“I have been mentored, coached & counseled by Valerie for almost 3 years. She has been very instrumental in helping me navigate a lot of my educational & personal goals and objectives. She has been stellar at holding me accountable. She has also encouraged, uplifted & supported me during many challenging times, especially with working with difficult people. I highly recommend her as a true professional in her approach. She has been a wonderful, warm, caring, kind and supportive coach to me.”

Fatoumata Y.

“Valerie has been a friend of mine for almost 30 years. She is the most caring person I know. She has a capacity to know how people feel. She is the most caring individual I've ever met. I have gone though some things and asked her advice and felt good about it. She is my friend and my coach.”

Darrell D.

“I have been working with Coach Valerie since 2019. I have found her to be a diligent individual who is detail orientated and is always willing to go the extra mile to get things done. One of her greatest strengths is her flexibility for she is able to adapt her work style to suit the demands of the workplace regardless of any obstacles that may come her way. Not only is she quick to assist in any given situation, but she also has the remarkable ability to develop a rapport with people of all ages. This useful skill allows her to form genuine connections with all types of people, inspiring them to follow in her footsteps, marking her as great leader. I can confidently say that she will be an outstanding candidate to your program, and I wholeheartedly wish her the best in any of her future endeavors.”

Moureen H.

“Valerie is an amazing coach! She is empathetic to my challenges, but also clear and direct in how she supports me in working through them. She never tells me what to do. She asks me insightful questions which allow me to resolve life's challenges on my own. Valerie helps me to access my own inner wisdom. I love the fact that she has a spiritual foundation. God is her strength. We have that in common. Although our spiritual beliefs are slightly different, (l study A Course in Miracles). Valerie is always open-minded and non-judgmental as she supports me on my spiritual journey. I am so grateful for Valerie's extremely helpful guidance and would strongly recommend her as a coach.”

Susan M.

“It is comforting to interact with someone who can approach the most sensitive topics with understanding and kindness. Val listens so well, and she inquires with gentle concern. I always walk away feeling uplifted and equipped for the next task, small or large. She inspires me to live "outside the box" with little or no limitations.”

LaShawn R.