Seminar Detail

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

Where:   LIVONIA, MI

When:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

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”

  1. Describe strategies to help clients cope with a breakup of a relationship.
  2. Identify ways to heal old love patterns.
  3. Explain how to help the client release the pain of betrayal.
  4. Outline how the updated stages of grief influence our healing after loss.
  5. Recognize why children are often the forgotten grievers and how to help them.
  6. Identify mechanisms to help with complicated grieving.
  7. 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.

  • 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 healing for a pet’s death
  • The assumptions we make about our children and releasing them
  • Understand the benefits and burdens about the idealized 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
  • 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, 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


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 five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons.. His latest book, 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 CNN-Cross Fire, NBC, Fox, PBS, Dr. Oz and Entertainment Tonight. David is a contributing writer on, Dr. Oz’s, 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 Healthcare 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 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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

This activity is designed to qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours.

This educational offering is recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling to meet the thanatology-related educational contact hour requirements to be Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. This course will award 6.0 contact hours to participants.

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

This activity consists of 360 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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