Finding Meaning in our world today with all it's losses

Finding Meaning in our world today with all it's losses

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
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Renowned grief expert David Kessler returns

An evening with grief and healing specialist, David Kessler is an experience like no other. Designed with the whole person in mind, this event offers a balance of rich, thought-provoking tools for finding meaning after all kinds of losses.  Meaning is not found in the loss or death.

Meaning is what we do after. With so many fears and losses around the pandemic, we need this more than ever.  

Based on David Kessler’s new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief:  David was honored to receive permission from the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross foundation and family to add this crucial sixth stage to the iconic 5 stage model.

Even as a grief expert, David was unprepared for the sudden death of his son, who died at age 21. People asked him, “What’s it like for the grief expert to lose his son?” He would answer, “The grief expert did not lose his son, the father did.”

He realized that healing occurs not when grief gets smaller, but when life gets bigger. This led to the discovery of the 6th stage of grief – finding meaning. All types of loss will be covered, fears about covid-19, anxiety, betrayal, loss of a parent or family member, and loss due to addiction, mental illness and suicide. It also updates us on the misunderstanding and limitations of a 5-stage model.

This new book has received praise from Dan Siegal, Marianne Williamson, Tony Robbins, Jayson Greene, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Brené Brown and Larry King. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading grief experts - sign up today!

About the speaker, David Kessler
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. An accomplished speaker and author, David’s new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.
His previous books have been praised by Saint (Mother) Teresa and Elisabeth Kübler Ross. David has written five bestselling books. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, is a #1 best-selling end-of-life book. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. He also co-authored You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death, with Louise Hay. David has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Carrie Fisher after their loved ones died, as well as late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon at the end of their lives.
He serves as a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, responding to tragic events including aviation disasters and 9/11. David is the founder of, an invaluable resource to those who are grieving that has had over 5 million visitors. When he’s not speaking around the world, David calls Los Angeles home. Despite having spent most of his life teaching physicians, nurses, counselors, police officers and first responders about the end of life, trauma and grief, nothing could prepare him for the sudden death of his 21 year-old son in 2016. David’s work continues in honor of him.
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