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Transforming Grief and Loss Kit
Package - Video & Book
$229.98 USD
Product Details
Package - Video & Book
CE Available:
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[+] [-] 047585 - Transforming Grief and Loss: Strategies for Your Clients to Heal the Past, Change the Present and Transform the Future
  1. Explore different types of loss and utilize strategies to help clients identify patterns within their grieving process.
  2. Incorporate the 11 Principles of Transformation® into your clinical practice to help clients reconcile grief and loss.
  3. Differentiate between tasks and stages as they relate to the grieving process.
  4. Integrate spiritual concepts such as acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude into your work with grieving clients to help facilitate healing and recovery.
  5. Teach clients healing rituals including journaling, meditation and affirmations as strategies for coping with loss.
  6. Utilize a strengths-based approach with clients to help reframe loss as an opportunity for growth and recovery.

[+] [-] 047585 - Transforming Grief and Loss: Strategies for Your Clients to Heal the Past, Change the Present and Transform the Future
  • Understanding Loss
    • Different types of loss
    • Loss in each stage of development
    • Primary and secondary losses
    • Getting to know your client’s story of loss
      • History of loss
      • Assessment of loss
      • Cultural values
      • Support and strategies
  • Deconstructing Grief
    • What is grief?
    • Cultural considerations
    • Types of grief: Anticipatory and Disenfranchised
    • Dimensions of Grief: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual
    • Tasks vs stages of grief
  • From Grief to Growth: The Transformative Process
    • Overview of the 11 Principles of Transformation®
      • Acceptance of loss
      • Living with grief
      • Deeper spirituality
      • Emotional expression
      • Sharing with others
      • Self-care
      • Rituals
      • Living in the present
      • Modifying thoughts
      • Rebuilding
      • Visualization of desired life
  • Tools and Strategies for Facilitating Growth in Clients
    • Acceptance
      • Teaching radical acceptance
      • Reframing acceptance versus denial
      • Telling the story of the loss
      • Affirmations
      • Meditation
    • Expressive Therapies
      • Journaling
      • Sand
      • Music, films, pictures
      • Breathwork
      • Drawing, painting
    • Spiritual Tools
      • Power of forgiveness and love
      • Incorporate gratitude
    • Emotional Expression
      • The Cave
      • Empty chair
      • Sharing versus dwelling
      • Letter writing
      • Rituals
      • Mindfulness
    • Cognitive Strategies
      • Changing the inner conversation
      • Shifting perspective
      • Responding rather than reacting
    • Looking Forward
      • Values assessment
      • Guided imagery
      • “As is” exercise
  • Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
    • Disparity in results across studies for grief related to trauma
    • Special considerations for complicated grief and clinical depression



Ligia M. Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, is the founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC and executive director of The Center for Transforming Lives in Miami, FL where she consults with individuals and families; offers coaching/support groups and workshops. Ligia is a whole-hearted speaker in the field of grief & loss and life transitions. She has reached many people with her messages about transformation, meaning and personal growth. She is a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement and a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. She holds a BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Miami, FL in Religious Studies and Graduate Certificates in Multidisciplinary Gerontology from Florida International University and in Loss and Healing from St. Thomas University.

Her work has been centered in the area of grief and loss, expanding into meaning and growth. Ligia has a passion for life and believes all of us are able to fulfill our purpose if we can only change our attitude and beliefs.

Ligia has conducted workshops and seminars in English and Spanish, in the United States and Latin America. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including CNN Español, NPR, NBC, and Univisiòn. A pioneer in working with Hispanics and grief, she authored the book Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: A Guide to Mental Health Professionals (Springer, 2011), which has been widely embraced as a helping manual in clinical settings, hospitals, and individuals. This book includes her system of transformation, The 11 Principles of Transformation™ which was introduced in her self-help book Transform Your Loss: Your Guide to Strength and Hope (Insight, 2009). Ligia is also the author of Transforming Grief & Loss Workbook: Activities, Exercises & Skills to Coach Your Client Through Life Transitions (PESI, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Ligia Houben is the Founder and Director of The Center for Transforming Lives. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ligia Houben has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 047585 - Transforming Grief and Loss: Strategies for Your Clients to Heal the Past, Change the Present and Transform the Future
[+] [-] 084395 - Transforming Grief & Loss Workbook
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Chaplains/Clergy, Other Mental Health Professionals, Nursing Home Administrators