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Grieving and Remembering Well: Tools for Healing



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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.

Format: DVD Video – 1-2 hours

Length: 1 hr 48 min

Details: Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.



  1. Explore 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


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. An accomplished speaker and author, David’s forthcoming book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, will be released in November and has already been named one of the top 10 books for the fall by Publishers Weekly. His previous books have been praised by Saint (Mother) Teresa and Elisabeth Kübler Ross. David has written five bestselling books and the popular Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, is a #1 best-selling end-of-life book. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. He also co-authored You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death, with Louise Hay. David has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Carrie Fisher after their loved ones died, as well as late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon at the end of their lives. He serves a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, responding to tragic events including aviation disasters and 9/11. In addition, he has met with parents of Sandy Hook Elementary and survivors of the Las Vegas shooting in 2017. He also serves on the board of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for cancer research. David’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox, PBS, Dr.Oz and Entertainment Tonight.

David earned a master’s degree in healthcare bioethics from Loyola Marymount University after completing his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. David is the founder of Grief.com, an invaluable resource to those who are grieving that has had over 5 million visitors. When he’s not speaking around the world, David calls Los Angeles home.

Despite having spent most of his life teaching physicians, nurses, counselors, police officers and first responders about the end of life, trauma and grief, nothing could prepare him for the sudden death of his 21-year-old son in 2016. David’s work continues in honor of him.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler is president of David Kessler, Inc. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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