The Sixth Stage of Grief: Finding Meaning After Loss

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Finding Meaning After Loss

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David Kessler is the world’s most well-known expert on grieving. He worked closely with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross for the last decade of her life. They co-authored two bestselling books: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons.  In On Grief and Grieving (2005), David Kessler and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the five stages for grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Now the world’s foremost on healing and loss has discovered a new stage of grief – Meaning.  Acceptance couldn’t be the final stage: meaning was necessary for healing.


In Finding Meaningwith the permission of the Kubler Ross Family Foundation, he added this crucial new sixth stage of grief, the stage where hope and healing can often be found. In the exploration of a sixth stage, he notes that we often talk about Post-Traumatic Stress yet meaning can be the key to Post Traumatic Growth.  He gives concrete hard-earned advice on how to make that happen.


After attending this seminar you will be able to enhance your work with clients who have dealt with any kind of loss. Even if you have seen David before, you won’t want to miss this new seminar.  It will fill you with new insightnew tools, new strategies, and inspiring information, leaving you looking forward to the next day… so you can immediately begin to use all you have learned!


Even if you attended previous seminars presented by David Kessler in Australia, come to this one as well.  It is a brand-new seminar based on David Kessler’s newest book “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief”.


“It is now, fortunately, my time to face death. David Kessler is my friend and student. He carries on my work, and his book will help.”

—Elisabeth Kübler Ross, M.D


“David Kessler’s work with us was the first moment of healing that we felt after our daughter’s death.”
—Jayson Greene, author of Once More We Saw Stars


“Kessler writes of a world that is rarely examined with such sensitivity. Now he has gone to an even deeper and more soulful place. He is a healer par excellence to others who are in pain.”
—Marianne Williamson, author of Return to Love


Previous Praise for David’s work


“It is now, fortunately, my time to face death. David Kessler is my friend and student. He carries on my work.”

– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.


“David’s book is a source of reflection over that most mysterious and beautiful moment which awaits us all. It helps people to understand that death is the full surrender of ourselves to love…”

-Saint (Mother) Teresa

  • Discover and learn about the new stage of grief
  • Learn tools to encourage post-traumatic growth
  • Support clients through their worst moments to find true meaning after loss
  • Gain strategies to address grief related to divorce, betrayal, bereaved parents, loss due to addiction, mental illness and suicide, and more
  • Become confident in your work around loss and growth – learn from an international expert in the field.  Become resourceful and inspired!
  • Learn healthy and supportive ways to heal all kinds of grief
  • Address “stuck” thinking that complicates grief and increases suffering
  • Help loved ones find meaning to live with loss after death instead of “getting over” the loss

David Kessler is one of the most well-known international experts and lecturers on death and grieving , reaching hundreds of thousands of people through his books, television appearances and lectures to both professional and non-professional audiences. “On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss” is co-authored with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. David also co-authored with Kübler-Ross, “Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living.” In 2014, David teamed up with legendary Louise Hay to co-author his latest book; “You Can Heal Your Heart: a Compassionate Guide for Breakups, Divorce and Other Losses”.


He has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses, as well as 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 and Anderson Cooper 360. His writings about dealing with loss on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day have been widely read.


David has a Master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, USA, and he did his undergraduate degree at University of Southern California. He 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 an executive in a 650 bed, three hospital system in Los Angeles County.

This online workshop will give you instant access to video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloads for supplemental materials. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


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A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short assessment quiz. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.