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Digital Seminar

Grieving and Remembering Well: Tools for Healing

David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE
1 Hour 48 Minutes
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Mar 23, 2018
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While most therapists are experienced in exploring the pain of grief, their clients may be asking for a clear direction out of their pain. How does the therapist deal with questions of “When will this pain end?” How and when can the therapists help the client shift from feeling pain to experiencing healing?

David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss, will look closely at how death shapes our grief and explore appropriate interventions and talking points to use in your session. This recording will help you better understand how to approach the sensitivities of grief and, learn the importance of grieving for the healing process to begin in your clients.



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David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

He is the author of five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His most newly released book is You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death with Louise Hay. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and has been featured on “CNN-Cross Fire,” NBC, Fox, PBS, “Dr. Oz” and “Entertainment Tonight.” David is a contributing writer on, Dr. Oz’s, “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Huffington Post.”

David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, he did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives. He is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee and spent the last decade as a C-suite executive in a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler is a presenter and receives compensation. He is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Project Angel Food. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: David Kessler is a board member for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. He is a team member of the Health Care Executives of Southern California, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Red Cross.

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  1. Assess the dynamics of different types of grief in clients and the healing processes associated with each.
  2. Determine the relationship between traumatic events and grief as it relates to the healing process within clients.


  • Background
  • The Death Shapes Grief
    • River of Grief
    • Witnessing Grief
    • Pure Grief vs. External Triggers
  • Grief vs. Trauma
  • Positive Psychology
  • Survivor’s Guilt
  • Grief Needs
  • Grief in Therapy
    • Worst and Best Things to Say
  • Pitfalls of Getting Over Loss
  • Healing
    • The Sixth Stage of Grief
  • Complicated Grief
    • Multiple Losses
  • Goals of Grief Work

Target Audience

Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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