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David Kessler On Grief and Grieving


Faculty:
David Kessler
Duration:
5 Hours 33 Minutes
Copyright:
Feb 19, 2019
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV049945
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Grief and grieving. It’s traumatic. It’s awkward. It’s painful.

How often do you walk into the session or the patient’s room knowing that your education did not prepare you for this? How often do you miss having the right words, phrases and the right actions to console?

As professionals we are expected to have the right words at hand, the right actions to recommend, and the right response. Most of us fail shamefully due to a lack of grief emphasis in our training. Every client we will see will experience loss in their life.

David Kessler, international grief expert, author and practitioner and will help you transform your practice, your life, and learn the art of caring for the grieving. You will then know the right words and actions to truly be of help to the dying and grieving.

David’s personal experience of witnessing a mass shooting as a child and its aftermath helped him begin his journey as a grief healer. Through his work with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Mother Teresa, he has helped thousands of people face life and death with peace, dignity and courage. From working with Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Landon, and Anthony Perkins to seeing up-close the devastation and heroic response of so many at 9/11, Ground Zero, and Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedies, David lives the work he teaches.

Don’t let more time go by feeling unprepared to help your clients process their trauma, their grief and heal.

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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 six bestselling books. His new book is Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by (Saint) 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 “Brené Brown, CNN-Cross Fire”, NBC, Fox, PBS, “Dr. Oz” and “Entertainment Tonight”. David is a contributing writer on Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, “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 receives compensation as Vice President of Patient Support Services for Citrus Valley Health Partners. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: David Kessler has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Chaplains/Clergy Hospitals
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Interventions that can Shape Grief

Anticipatory Grief
  • Treatment strategies
  • Tools for normalizing anticipatory grief for the patient/client
Children in Grief
  • Tools for preparing for the loss
  • Interventions for coping enhancement for funerals
  • The forgotten grievers
  • Learn the truth about children going to funerals and open caskets
Complicated Grief
  • Simplifying the model
  • Murder, multiple losses, sudden death, suicide
  • Alzheimer’s
Explanations of Types of Grief
  • Delayed
  • Disenfranchised
  • Ambiguous
  • Inconclusive
  • Complicated
  • Average response
  • Resilience
Forgiveness
  • Learn alternatives to forgiveness
  • Understand when it works and why it doesn’t
  • Learn techniques your client can use to actually find forgiveness
The Grief of Suicide
  • Understand how grief of suicide is different
  • Learn techniques for releasing feelings of responsibility
  • Tools for healing grief after suicide
The Body and Grief
  • Help understand how we hold grief in our body
  • Learn techniques your client can use to get in touch with residual grief in the body
  • Understand the ways the body remembers
Trauma
  • How we often re-traumatize ourselves in grief
  • Learn the difference between releasing grief and replaying traumatic events
  • How vicarious trauma can affect the clinician
Positive Psychology and Grief
  • Learn how positive psychology can be used in healing grief
  • Understand why clients may treat themselves harshly in grief
  • Learn new ways to decrease suffering after a loss
Pet Loss
  • Learn why pet loss is just as significant as other losses
  • Understand why clients may not reveal loss of a pet
  • Learn new ways to help with feelings of exaggerated responsibility
Self-care for Clinician Working with Loss
  • Learn how to take care of ourselves when being surrounded by loss
  • Understand why we sometimes over identify with clients
  • Understand if it’s helpful to self-disclose about the clinicians loss
Successfully Supporting Friends and Family Members in Grief
  • Learn what to say and what not to say
  • Understand proven strategies that will help clients heal themselves while not getting lost in others’ grief
  • Tools for normalizing anticipatory grief for the patient/client
Tools for the Clinician to Help Clients Cope with
  • Bullycide
  • Anniversaries
  • Holidays – the seen and unseen
  • Birthdays
Disasters and How We Cope
  • Shootings/hurricanes/earthquakes and terrorist acts
  • Techniques for approaching horrific crime and/or disaster scenes
  • The impact of natural vs. manmade disasters

Objectives

  1. Analyze the dynamics of different types of grief and the healing processes associated with each.
  2. Specify age appropriate grieving milestones that occur across the lifespan.
  3. Articulate the somatic response to grief and identify how to manage residual grief in the body.
  4. Determine why children are often the “forgotten grievers” and identify strategies for helping this population.
  5. Analyze the efficacy of positive psychology interventions in treating grief.
  6. Ascertain the relationship between traumatic events and grief as it relates to the healing process.

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 56

Comments

Rachel S

"Great training!"

Ryan R

"Great training. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about grief."

Margarita P

"I ran into some snags and I liked that it saved my responses and then I could resume. It made my day! Greatly appreciated. I liked that I could take the class at my own pace especially since I just suffered a death in the family. Thanks a lot!"

Karen B

"David Kessler is an expert in his fiend, professional, interesting and knowledgeable."

Harry S

"Very Informative, useful workshop"

Jean B

"As a new widow and a trauma psychologist I appreciated the holistic orientation of this course. Thank you."

ABIGAIL W

"I really enjoyed this training and got a lot out of it - one of the best PESI trainings I've ever done. "

Paula G

"Great Speaker!!!!"

Cindy A

"David is truly a magnificent teacher of a difficult subject."

Shielagh S

"Excellent presenter, great information."

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