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Heal Your Heart After Grief: Help Your Clients Find Peace After Break-Ups, Divorce, Death and Other Losses

Featuring David Kessler, special guest on “Dr. Oz”, “Oprah & Friends”, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, People Magazine, “Entertainment Tonight”, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times

Based on David Kessler’s newest book, You Can Heal Your Heart, co-authored with the legendary Louise Hay, this recording is a blend of Louise’s life-changing thought processes as well as David’s years of working with those in grief. Their message 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. 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.

Enhance your work as a clinician with clients who have dealt with loss. David’ message will fill you with insight, tools, strategies, and inspiring information.

  • 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”

“It was wonderful working with David again. David brings wisdom and compassion to tough subjects such as breakups, divorce and the death of a loved one. If you get the chance to hear him speak on our newest work,You Can Heal Your Heart, you will find helpful information, comfort and healing in his words.” –Louise L. Hay, the New York Times best-selling author of You Can Heal Your Life


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David Kessler
5 Hours 46 Minutes
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26 Jan, 2016
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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.

An accomplished speaker and author, David’s new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, received wonderful reviews from critics as well as those in grief. 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 as 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 discussed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and 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, 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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  1. Utilize grief coping strategies to improve client level of functioning.
  2. Discuss clinical strategies to reduce feelings of betrayal in clients.
  3. Outline the stages of grief to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  4. Recognize the clinical implications of grief on children and adolescents.
  5. Communicate disaster and crime coping techniques to improve client level of functioning.
  6. Analyze effective and ineffective models for family coping and integration as it relates to treatment outcomes.


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
After Cancer
  • Heal mentally after medical recovery
  • Deal with fears of reoccurrence
  • Ways to find peace again with one’s own body
Other Losses
  • 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
Anticipatory Grief
  • Treatment strategies
  • 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
Complicated Grief
  • Simplifying the model
  • Murder, multiple losses, sudden death, suicide, Alzheimers
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:
  • Anniversaries
  • Holidays – the seen and unseen
  • Birthdays

Target Audience

Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Thanatologists and other Mental Health Professionals



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