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Healing After Loss: Tools for Navigating Grief

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David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Mar 17, 2023
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Grieving is an act of love, a love letter to what has been lost, and it lasts for the rest of our lives. But grief and loss can test our sense of resilience and render many of our usual coping strategies for difficult times obsolete. So how can therapists help clients who know grief is a process but want the pain to end? What does healing look like, in a space where so many of our tried-and-true strategies fall short? And when therapists and grieving clients encounter emotional roadblocks along the way, how should they proceed? In this session, you’ll explore the nuances of the grief process and learn ways of helping clients release grief. You’ll discover how to:

  • Determine what healing means for each client given their individual loss and their blocks to it
  • Guide clients through releasing feelings of guilt and self-blame
  • Navigate old wounds that may come up when a client is grieving
  • Help clients talk about grief with friends and family


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE's Profile

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David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief 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, even after life’s tragedies.

He is the author of six books, including his latest bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Life Lessons and On Grief and Grieving, updating her 5 stages for grief. He also co-wrote, You Can Heal Your Heart with Louise Hay. He authored Visions Trips and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die. His first book, The Needs of The Dying received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. However, despite his vast knowledge of grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son.

David’s volunteer work includes being a founding member of Project Angel Food, a well-known and loved non-profit organization. He currently serves on the board of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation which provides cancer research, patient assistance, and prevention efforts. He also serves as Specialist Reserve for the Los Angeles Police as well as having served on the Red Cross’s disaster services team.

He has a new online model of grief support called Tender Hearts with over 25 groups each as well as one of the most respected Grief Certification programs. He is the founder of, which receives millions of visits yearly providing helpful resources to over 167 countries.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: David Kessler is the is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Project Angel Food. He is a published author and receives royalties. David Kessler receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and 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.


  1. Conduct strategies to help clients unhook from their judgements of self-blame.
  2. Utilize techniques to deal with painful images.
  3. Formulate how previous loss can complicate grief and employ techniques to cope.
  4. Create healthy boundaries in grief and utilize them appropriately when encountering barriers in treatment.


  • How grief has changed over the events of the past several years
  • Identifying and working through internal blocks to healing
  • What is Prolonged Grief Disorder and does the DSM diagnosis help or hurt
  • How to help clients let go of self-judgment and the critical mind in grief
  • The role of old wounds in processing current grief
  • Strategies for working through grief
  • How to help clients set healthy boundaries while grieving
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 67

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