In that terrible moment, everything changed forever and our world shifted. Losing a child has an impact on absolutely everything. It's impossible to imagine having a "normal" life again.
In this 3-videos series, David Kessler will compassionately discuss the special and heart-breaking grief that accompanies the death of a child or grandchild.
From a place of personal experience, he will lead you through the three phases of grief following the death of a child including, the loss, your response, and finally, ways to find meaning and create a life that honors your child to remember with more love than pain.
Every element of this course is designed to support and guide you through the process of remembering with more love than pain after the death of a child.
Navigate the Unique Grief of Losing a Child
The unthinkable happened. In this section, David Kessler talks about the moment when everything changed and the challenges, surprises and shifts that accompany losing a child. Everything, including relationships are altered after such a significant loss. In this teaching we'll talk about navigating this challenging terrain.
In this lesson, we'll talk about your response and reaction to the loss. David will discuss the five areas of grief to remember with more love than pain.
Healing is never forgetting. In this lesson, David Kessler will discuss meaningful ways to create a legacy of love and remembrance.
So often, the life-changing loss of a sibling is over-looked. This course is designed with siblings and their parents in mind. Divided into two sections, David Kessler, first addresses parents and guides you through helping children cope with the loss of a sibling. The second half of this course is created especially for bereaved siblings and addresses the unique grief of losing a sister or brother.
Grief is the experience and natural feelings that come with loss. If your child has died, you know the devastation and isolation of this unique loss. In this course, David Kessler walks through some of the most common experiences related to this heartbreaking loss to help parents remember with more love than pain.
"I'm so glad to be a part of this. It feels like a safe place to be able to share what is on my heart. Thank you David for encouraging us and for helping us feel ok with what we feel."
"David, even with all the grief training I have had, I still learned so much new. Thank you"
"This has been the most loving, kind and satisfying experience I have ever received in my life. Thank you. Broken heart, it has been so long! I almost didn't believe you still existed. David, thank you so much. Truly a new beginning."
"Thank you for this healing course and for understanding. I can feel my heart opening again. Finally."
David Kessler is a grief specialist, speaker, and author of six books, including his latest bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross. 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.
He now facilitates a new model of online grief groups that are attended by people worldwide and he leads one of the most respected online grief certificate programs. He is the founder of Grief.com which has over five million visits yearly from 167 countries.