Featuring renowned loss expert, Author Featured on “Dr. Oz”, “Oprah & Friends”, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, People Magazine, “Entertainment Tonight”, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times
This seminar is based on David Kessler’s newest book, You Can Heal Your Heart, co-authored with the legendary Louise Hay which will be released early 2014. In a perfect blend, Louise’s life-changing thought processes as well as David’s years of working with those in grief will inform you and inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking and treating your clients.
David Kessler, best-selling author, collaborator with the groundbreaking Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, will provide you with the newest information on healing all kinds of grief.
Attend this remarkable seminar to teach your clients how to tackle the grief that occurs when a relationship leaves them brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, a job is lost, dealing with cancer, a death occurs, or other challenging life circumstances.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to enhance your work as a clinician with clients who have dealt with loss. It will fill you with insight, tools, strategies, and inspiring information, you’ll look forward to the next day… so you can immediately begin to use all you have learned.
• Learn healthy and supportive ways to heal all kinds of grief
• Understand old patterns to have healthy new relations despite breakups and divorce
• Help loved ones learn to live with loss after death instead of “getting over loss”
Inner World of Grief
The role of dreams and their archetypes
Navigate the loss and replacement of roles in loss
Use of “Life Beliefs” in healing grief
Dealing with “secrets” that may be revealed after loss
Reinterpreting and reframing divorce
Healing shame around divorce
Children and divorce
Help your client understand the ways they were taught to love
Interpret reoccurring patterns
What lessons can bring about healing
The lies we tell ourselves after a relationship ends
How much information is good to share?
Taking responsibility for actions
How to move on afterward
The cost to the soul of betrayal
Heal mentally after medical recovery
Deal with fears of reoccurrence
Ways to find peace again with one’s own body
Honoring and heal from a pets death
The assumptions we make about our children and releasing them
Understand the benefits and burdens about the idealize mate
Job loss and home loss
Tools for normalizing anticipatory grief for the patient/client
Deathbed Visions and Their Impact on Grief
Effective and ineffective models for family coping and integration
Clinical/palliative care studies, research of near death awareness
Using the law to normalize the dying experience
Kübler Ross’ Stages Revisited and Updated for 2014
The possibility of a sixth stage?
Interpreting the relevancy of the stages today
Children in Grief
Tools for preparing for the loss
Intervention for coping enhancement for funerals
The forgotten grievers
Simplifying the model
Murder, multiple losses, sudden death, suicide, Alzheimer’s
Disasters and How We Cope
Shootings/hurricanes/earthquakes and terrorists acts
Techniques for approaching horrific crime and/or disaster scenes
Helping survivors coping with suffering
Tools for the Clinician to Help Clients Cope with:
Holidays – the seen and unseen
Describe strategies to help clients cope with a breakup of a relationship.
Identify ways to heal old love patterns.
Explain how to help the client release the pain of betrayal.
Outline how the updated stages of grief influence our healing after loss.
Recognize why children are often the forgotten grievers and how to help them.
Identify mechanisms to help with complicated grieving.
Demonstrate dozens of tools and interventions to be used by marriage and family therapists, counselors, clinicians, hospitals, palliative care services and hospices when working with grief and loss.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on grief today, reaching hundreds of thousands of people through his books. His first book received praise by Mother Teresa and Marianne Williamson. David also co-authored two books with the groundbreaking Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Grief and Grieving: and Life Lessons. This year, David teamed up with legendary Louise Hay to co-author his latest book, You Can Heal Your Heart: a compassionate guide for breakups, divorce and other losses. Which will be released early 2014.
He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses as well as Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. He is also widely known for his well-loved Bogey Man in the Closet support group and workshop for people with cancer to live life fully despite cancer.
David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Time, 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 Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com and, “Anderson Cooper 360” His writings about dealing with loss on Valentine’s day and Mother’s Day have been widely read.
David’s work has a strong Internet and social media presence. His website www.Grief.com is visited for help and inspiration by hundreds of thousand of people in more than 167 countries. His volunteer work includes serving as a member of the Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team as well as serving on the board of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
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.