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Grief Educator Certification
Help Others Navigate the Rocky Terrain of Grief
April 11th - June 27th, 2023Learn More
Help People in Grief Find Peace After Even the Most Devastating Losses
Grief Educator Certification is a comprehensive grief training program led by renowned Grief Expert, David Kessler to help you confidently guide others and heal your own heart.
There's a Reason You're Here
You know the heartbreak of loss. You've experienced or seen in your clients that grief and trauma can break our hearts, obscure hope, and wreak havoc on lives.
You know that there is no magical solution to just "get over" or "move on” grief. And yet, you've also experienced that we're more resilient than we ever imagined. You've seen that - in time and with help - we grow around our painful wounds and we can experience the sweetness of peace, and remember with more love than pain.
Perhaps you wish there had been someone there to take your hand and guide you through the worst days. Or maybe something inside of you is whispering that you would like to help others find peace. Perhaps you would like to have even more tools and techniques to share with your clients or even those who come to you as a friend, seeking hope.
Together, we can make a powerful difference. For those in their darkest days, we can shine a light and point the way towards healing.
Confidently Lead the Way
Nourish Your Spirit While Helping Others Find peace
Understand and practice implementing effective techniques to help others find resilience they never knew they had after life’s most challenging events
A Proven Pathway
Learn life-changing strategies for compassionate listening and pragmatic, future-focused exercises to map a healing plan
Helping is Healing
Your experience matters. Your story has meaning and you can help others find healing and hope after even the most heartbreaking losses
A Proven Process that Changes Lives
In this training, you'll learn the roadmap to compassionately and effectively coach others in grief:
- Get an In-depth understanding of death, dying, trauma, and grief
- Learn the 6 needs of the grieving and how to help others remember with more love than pain
- Resources to combat the most common setbacks that follow a loss
- Learn how to build strong connections with your clients
- Powerful and practical interventions to offer hope to even the most challenging client
- The tools to create and lead grief groups and mentor clients in one-to-one relationships
- Learn the proven strategies to help with suicide, child loss, addiction, and challenging grief
- Includes group-management strategies and transformational exercises
- Self-care essentials to serve others without depleting yourself
When you have the right tools and the experience to confidently guide people in grief not only will you see their lives dramatically change, but when you’re living your purpose you will experience the fulfillment that comes from knowing that helping truly is healing.
"In grief, the first person you wish you could talk to is no longer alive. The second person to talk to is another who understands grief and wants to meet you right where you are."
- David Kessler
What You Can Expect in Grief Educator Certification Training
We've created this program to empower you to help people recover from the devastation of grief
Weekly Live Teaching to understand the unpredictable path of grief and help others find their way to create a legacy of loving peace
Private Training Website with all the resources you need to have the solid foundation you need to help people
Weekly Zoom Labs so we can dive deeper into the weekly training, ask questions, and support each other
Fast-Action Worksheets to help you internalize the teaching and make it more meaningful to you and those you serve
Ongoing Support - Once you are certified, you will continue to have opportunities to learn from David as well as participate in a volunteer program to gain experience helping people in grief
Grief.com Listing - Certified Grief Educators are eligible for an exclusive listing on Grief.com
3 BONUS Video Training Modules
BONUS Live Guest Sessions
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Now is the Time
Never has there been a moment when those who are in the depths of grief and trauma could use more support. As a Certified Grief Educator, you will have the exact roadmap to confidently guide people to create a full life that honors their loved ones. Let's start a movement of helping!
We know that platitudes and greeting-card sayings fall flat when someone is in grief or trauma. To help others, we don't have to be perfect. We must come from a place of empathetic understanding. David will give you the exact tools to lead the way.
Learn directly from David Kessler. David has published 6 books on death and grief and has worked with professionals for 4 decades to guide others to find peace after life’s most challenging tragedies. Learn real-world strategies that make all the difference.
This evidence-based training is interactive and results-driven. Each week, we'll get together for a lab, discussion group, and break into small groups to really understand and implement the teaching. David Kessler will answer questions and we'll connect with each other.
Transforming Lives After Loss
Become a certified Grief Educator and get the leadership skills to confidently guide others to move beyond the suffering of loss and remember with more love than pain.
April 11th - June 27th, 2023Learn More
The Pathway To Healing Grief
Each week, we'll cover an essential topic on the pathway to grief recovery
Week 1 - Foundations of Grief
Week 2 - How to Be with Others in Loss
Week 3 - The Death Shapes the Grief
Week 4 - Release Your Feelings
Week 5 - Release the Burden of Guilt
Week 6 - Healing the Scars of Yesterday
Week 7 - Integration and Meaning
Week 8 - Specific Losses at The Beginning of Life
Week 9 - Specific Losses in the Midst of Life
Week 10 - Illnesses of our Mind: Suicide, Addiction, Mental Health
Week 11 - Why What We Believe Matters: Spirituality, Religion, Atheism, and Culture
Week 12 - How to Help in the World: Leading Groups and Offering One-on-One Support
Every lesson is designed to encourage post-traumatic growth to move beyond the pain and create a legacy of love
Become a Certified Grief Educator
You'll get comprehensive, real-world training directly from the World's Leading Grief Expert, David Kessler.
Over the next few months, you'll learn outcome-driven tactics and compassionate tools to maximize outcomes for people who are struggling with grief and trauma.
Your teaching was on point, needed, and very relevant. I love that I can help others who have experienced loss. Your process really works. It gave me the structure, confidence, and understanding to help others who were suffering.
Thank you for the gift of your teaching and continued support. The information you share is so valuable and implementable, I was able to put it to immediate use with my suffering clients. Thanks for all that you do for our counseling community.
It's so fulfilling to able to help people see a light at the end of the tunnel. After my own daughter's death, everything changed for me. It's so meaningful to be able to guide from a place of experience and compassion. Thank you for empowering me to help others.
Loss is traumatic, complicated, confusing, and painful.
Counselors and therapists frequently tell me that they open their office door to see a patient broadsided by an expected loss. At the moment they experience the overwhelming stress and frustration that their education didn't prepare them for the depths of the excruciating pain.
There's a woeful lack of grief emphasis in today's professional and academic training.
So often, grievers get stuck in the rumination, guilt, and the "what-ifs".
As helping professionals, we expect ourselves to have the answers. We want to know how to compassionately guide someone out of the agonizing clench of grief. And yet, we see their pain consume them week after week, session after session.
As a Certified Grief Educator, you will know the best practices, most effective strategies, and the words that inspire hope and change. You will understand the 6 needs of the grieving and feel confident with a proven gentle but pragmatic approach to transform struggle into hope.
You'll Get Instant Access To These Bonus Video Teaching Modules
Empathy and Balance
Finding healthy boundaries and strategies to work with people in Grief without taking on their pain.
The Body Remembers
Understanding ways that the body manifests the pain of grief and helpful ways to get relief from the struggle.
Helping With Grief
Strategies you can use TODAY to understand the needs of the grieving and provide beneficial support.
David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief 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, even after life’s tragedies. He is the author of six books, including the new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross, Life Lessons and On Grief and Grieving. He also co-wrote, You Can Heal Your Heart with Louise Hay. His first book, The Needs of The Dying received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.
David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. However, despite his vast knowledge of grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest and most personal book, Finding Meaning. He hosted his own limited series
Spotify podcast, Healing with David Kessler. He is the founder of Grief.com, which has over 5 million visitors each year.
Changing Lives Starts Here
Sometimes a little step can make all the difference...
Be a resource in your community to help others make space for their grief while creating a path forward that honors their loved one.
April 11th - June 27th, 2023
Become a Certified Grief Educator
Work with David Kessler to get a solid foundation to confidently guide others through the pain of grief and trauma.
April 11th - June 27th, 2023
Registration closes on April 9th or when training is fullJoin Now