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The only constant now is loss.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have lost loved ones AND the comfort of mourning together as families and communities.

We’ve all lost time, routines, income, connections... The normalcy of life as we knew it is gone.

Not only that, but many of your clients are struggling with trauma. And ALL trauma has grief because trauma IS loss.

The loss of innocence, trust, freedom, stability, even their worldview may be shattered after trauma.

Grief is a normal reaction to trauma, which means that if you treat clients with trauma, you also need to know how to treat grief.

Knowing Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s renowned five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) is a start. But there’s more to it than that.

In fact, a sixth stage of grief has been officially added to the grieving framework (with permission from her family and The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation).

And it’s here, in this stage, where clients find the power to transform their grief, move away from suffering, and find peace and hope after loss.

In this all-new online course from the world’s foremost expert on grief, David Kessler, you’ll discover how to guide clients and patients through life’s worst moments to find a life worth living.

Register now to discover the new insight, tools, strategies, and inspiring information that will enhance your work with clients dealing with trauma and any kind of loss.

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Helping Clients & Patients Find Meaning after Loss


$356.95 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
You'll also earn up to 7.75 CE Hours.
Click here for CE credit details

“People always want to know if there is life after death for their loved ones.
I believe there is, but more importantly, there is life after death for the living.
I want to help them find meaning that honors their loved ones.
Sometimes when we are at our worst, we can find our best.”

~ David Kessler


See what your colleagues are saying about David Kessler’s work!

" Finding Meaning is a brilliant, caring, practical guild to help us understand grief and embrace this important ‘sixth stage.’ ... David Kessler gifts us with deep insights and life-affirming wisdom that can support our well-being. " — Daniel Siegel, MD

" The sad truth is that loss leaves us not knowing what to do or to feel. David Kessler has provided us with a grief compass and a way to find meaning in loss. I will be going back and re-reading it for years to come. " — Denise Jablonski-Kaye, PhD, LAPD Police Psychologist

" David has eloquently articulated an essential component of living with grief: the ability to construct meaning out of tragedy. The book is filled with wisdom and heart, beckoning and inspiring readers to live their lives in harmony with their loved one’s legacy. " — Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT, CT


What you’ll find in this course

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Finding Meaning
  • Why the stages were never meant to be linear
  • What is making meaning in grief?
  • Types of meaning making
  • How meaning can help remember the person who died with more love than pain
  • Why a sixth stage is the key to recovery from grief
  • Keys to finding acceptance and moving into the sixth stage
Witnessing vs. “Fixing” Grief
  • Mirroring techniques
  • The cost of trying to “fix” those who are grieving
  • Go beyond active listening skills to connect
  • The consequence of trying to find meaning too early
Help Clients Change Their Thinking Around Loss
  • Strategies to address guilt, shame and stigma in grief
  • How to increase resilience after loss
  • Use positive psychology to increase the possibility of post traumatic growth
  • Understand the “meaning” we attach to the traumatic loss or death
  • How to decrease catastrophizing after loss
  • Learn ways to instill good memories instead of painful ones
Complicated Grief
  • Simplifying grief models and exploring new models, including resiliency and Option B
  • Meaning making as a new tool for dealing with murder, multiple losses, Alzheimer’s
  • Techniques for strength-based grief counseling
  • Post traumatic growth vs Post traumatic trauma
  • Techniques for releasing the obsessive replaying of the trauma/death
Help Bereaved Parents
  • Understand the impact of child loss
  • Learn ways to be comfortable with treating this type of loss
  • Techniques for helping parents who are often grieving differently
  • Learn ways to help sustain the marriage through tremendous loss
  • Ways to help parents deal with the discomfort of living and loving again
  • Address intimacy issues that may come up in grief
The Grief of Suicide
  • Tools for dealing with the “what if’s” and “if only’s”
  • Understand the true “why” of death by suicide
  • Ways to help others find peace again
Loss by Addiction
  • Meaning making for healing self-blame
  • How to help loved one’s sort through the shame and isolation
  • Understand the roles they did and didn’t play in an addiction death
Shootings and Other Disasters
  • Shootings/hurricanes/earthquakes and terrorist’s acts
  • Techniques for approaching horrific crime and/or disaster scenes
  • The impact of natural vs. manmade disasters
Healing Grief in Divorce
  • Use meaning to reframe divorce and heal shame
  • Heal after betrayal by understanding its meaning
  • Understand the true meaning of marriage after it ends
  • Interpret the meaning behind negative reoccurring patterns
  • Negative meanings we make after a relationship ends
Healing Complicated Relationships after Death
  • Learn techniques to heal a relationship after death
  • Understand patterns that can heal that relationship and help in all future relationships
  • Learn ways to help your client find peace in difficult relationships
Meaning and the Afterlife
  • Effective and ineffective models of continuing connections for living a full life
  • Use the model of continuing bonds and connections for healing
  • Learn ways to normalize client experiences around continued connections with loved ones that have died

Who is this course for?


This training is for anyone and everyone, since we’ll all experience grief. CE credit is provided for:

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

When you register today, you’ll receive 4 FREE bonuses
(a $136.96 value!)
Introduction to Grief Yoga & Simple Grief Yoga Chair Practice video, with its creator, Paul Denniston ($29.99 value)

Grief gets stuck in our body and the body remembers. Sometimes consciously or unconsciously we push grief down until we feel nothing, which can then manifest as illness or depression, or until it explodes in anger, self-harm, and other negative behaviors.

But Grief Yoga—even this simple chair practice that anyone can do—helps clients address their pain and release pent-up emotions from their body to find emotional freedom and a path forward to healing.

Grief and the Pandemic video ($29.99 value)

Life during the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone. We’re experiencing many collective losses, and many individuals are grieving loved ones. How do we honor our grief during a time when our traditional mourning rituals have been stripped away? In this video, David gives practical tips and strategies for processing these many layers of grief so we can all move forward, together and individually.

Grieving and Remembering Well: Tools for Healing ($59.99 value)

Your clients may be asking for a clear direction out of their pain. How do you deal with questions like, “When will this pain end?” How and when can you help the client shift from feeling pain to experiencing healing?

In this digital seminar, David Kessler looks closely at how death shapes our grief, and explores appropriate interventions and talking points to use in your session.

You’ll leave this training with a better understanding of how to approach the sensitivities of grief and learn the importance of grieving in your clients’ healing process.

Healing Grief Card Deck ($16.99 value)

These powerful coping strategies can help anyone heal and rebuild after loss. This easy-to-use card deck has 55 practices that focus on your response to loss, understanding grief, and healing - all remembering that grief is evidence of your love.


The Sixth Stage of Grief:
Helping Clients & Patients Find Meaning after Loss

$356.95 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Fantastic Savings!

Meet Your Grief Expert:

David Kessler
David Kessler

David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, and Life Magazine, and on CNN, Fox, NBC, PBS, and CBS. 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.

Click here for information about David Kessler

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Helping Clients & Patients Find Meaning after Loss

$356.95 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Phenomenal Savings!
You'll also earn up to 7.75 CE Hours.
Click here for CE credit details
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating the most effective trauma techniques, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 7.75 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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The Sixth Stage of Grief: Helping Clients & Patients Find Meaning after Loss

$356.95 Value
Just $149.99 Today — Amazing Savings!
You'll also earn up to 7.75 CE Hours.
Click here for CE credit details

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