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Lesson: Carried Wounds with David Kessler

Commune with Jeff Krasno

Today's episode is an excerpt from David Kessler's Commune course, Help for the Hurting Heart, which guides you through the grieving process in a way that leaves you feeling at peace and free to create a life of meaning after your loss. You can enjoy this program free for 5 days at onecommune.com/grief.This particular lesson discusses the topic of carried wounds, our hurts from long ago. Often there is an event in our childhood that happens, and we draw a conclusion. That conclusion becomes part of our core belief system. You are not the author of the facts, but you have the power to change the story you tell yourself and other people.Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

20mins

4 May 2021

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David Kessler, Part 2

Mind Wide Open

David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on healing after 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, including On Grief and Grieving where he helped her adapt the 5 stages for grief. 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 inspired him to 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 on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It moved him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning.
He is the founder of www.grief.com where you can find free resources to help after loss. The new paperback edition of Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief was released this September and includes an afterword that addresses the pandemic and other current events.
In 2020, David’s wisdom has gone viral. His interview with Brene Brown is the #1 Podcast in the world. The audio of Finding Meaning has been submitted by Simon and Schuster for consideration as a Best-Spoken Word GRAMMY nomination. 

24mins

4 May 2021

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David Kessler, Part 1

Mind Wide Open

David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on healing after 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, including On Grief and Grieving where he helped her adapt the 5 stages for grief. 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 inspired him to 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 on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It moved him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning.
He is the founder of www.grief.com where you can find free resources to help after loss. The new paperback edition of Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief was released this September and includes an afterword that addresses the pandemic and other current events.
In 2020, David’s wisdom has gone viral. His interview with Brene Brown is the #1 Podcast in the world. The audio of Finding Meaning has been submitted by Simon and Schuster for consideration as a Best-Spoken Word GRAMMY nomination. 

27mins

20 Apr 2021

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Untangling Grief with David Kessler and Murray Hidary

Commune with Jeff Krasno

On today’s show, we are also joined by pianist, composer and meditation teacher, Murray Hidary. In conversation with grief expert David Kessler, Murray vulnerably shares his story of loss and redemption. If you enjoyed this show, check out last week's conversation between David and television personality Liz Hernandez about the inevitability of grief and the optionality of suffering.Commune also recently launched a course with David called Help for the Hurting Heart. Join the course free for 5 days: https://www.onecommune.com/griefLearn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

1hr 9mins

11 Mar 2021

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#175 Death, Grief & Finding MEANING (with David Kessler)

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

David Kessler is a death and grieving expert and author of many books including - The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter and Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.For more information on David’s work or if you would like some support around grief or bereavement go to grief.com In this podcast we discuss our inability to accept death and the struggles we encounter when faced with grief. Has society whitewashed death and hidden it from sight, so much so that we think that it’s never going to happen to us?David’s work and mission is to help us find meaning when we are grieving - something he has had to negotiate first hand after the death of his mother and son. He helps us understand how we can still have an emotional and spiritual relationship with those who have passed. Are some of our cultures grief illiterate and are ultimately making the pain so much worse? Should we start speaking about death more openly in order to help us interface with the one thing that is inevitably going to affect us all?This is a very moving and uplifting podcast episode, that we hope will help all of us during this time of loss.More InfoElites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join/ and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox.*not a euphemismIf you’re not already signed up to Luminary you can here - I release a new Under The Skin podcast every Saturday! http://luminary.link/russellSubscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!https://www.youtube.com/russellbrandMy Audible Original, Revelation, is released on 25 Marchhttp://adbl.co/revelation Instagram: @russellbrandTwitter: @rustyrocketsFacebook: @russellbrandTikTok: @russellbrand

26mins

6 Mar 2021

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Grief is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional with David Kessler and Liz Hernandez

Commune with Jeff Krasno

Unless you are incapable of love (and that sounds rather bleak) then at some point in your life, you will experience a deep loss. And it’s easy to get stuck in the cycle of suffering that grief brings. But as grief expert David Kessler says in this episode: The pain of grief is inevitable. Suffering is optional.Today's show features David in conversation with Liz Hernandez, an Emmy-nominated television personality and journalist. While her career was taking off, Liz was also dealing with the cognitive decline of her mother and a tenuous relationship. She began working with David who helped her find purpose in her pain. This is part one in a two-part series on Grief featuring David Kessler. Commune recently launched a course with David called Help for the Hurting Heart. Join the course free for 5 days: https://www.onecommune.com/griefLearn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

1hr 3mins

4 Mar 2021

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239: Fast carbs vs. slow carbs | David Kessler, M.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

David A. Kessler, M.D.: "LDL, fasting blood glucose, and blood pressure: If we work on those as a country, we can change health care as we know it.”Kessler, a pediatrician and former commissioner of the FDA, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to change your diet for optimal metabolic health, plus:*Why your GI tract is more complex than you think**Why only 12.2% of Americans are metabolically healthy**Why eating less and exercising more isn't always effective for weight loss**The perfect plate for metabolic health**How to incorporate "slow carbs" into your diet*Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Kessler's book, Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs, which you can find at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/fast-carbs-slow-carbs-david-a-kessler.Thanks to Prima for sponsoring this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Visit Prima.co and enter the code MINDBODY for 25% off your first order. 

47mins

29 Jul 2020

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Episode 40 - The Sixth Stage of Grief with World-renowned Grief Expert, David Kessler

Tuesday People

On today's episode of the Tuesday People Podcast, Mitch Albom talks to world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler about grief and his latest book, inspired by the sudden loss of his 21-year-old son, "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief." In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief, and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic "On Grief and Grieving"—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; and shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. For more information on David Kessler, and his work, visit his website at www.grief.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

28 Jul 2020

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David Kessler Finding Meaning The Sixth Stage of Grief

Open to Hope

The International Day of Hope and Healing After Loss, this is a first-of-a-kind, virtual experience bringing together major organizations and leaders in the field devoted to supporting the bereaved. Our […] The post David Kessler Finding Meaning The Sixth Stage of Grief appeared first on Open to Hope.

22mins

4 Jul 2020

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Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami from Spirituality & Health Magazine

“Your loss is not a test, it is not a blessing, it is not a plan. Loss it what happens in life. Meaning is what we make after,” says David Kessler. Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief. He coauthored On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons with famed psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who pioneered the concept of the five stages of grief. He and Rabbi Rami discuss his new book, Finding Meaning. Kessler wrote the book while processing the grief over his own son’s death.

21mins

7 May 2020

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