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David Kessler’s Tips for Processing Grief During the Pandemic

Finding Meaning by David Kessler

We’re living in extraordinary times, experiencing a global public health emergency that has upended our normal routines and isolated us from loved ones. It’s only natural that we have all been dealing with the mental and emotional impact in our own unique ways. In fact, grief expert David Kessler, the author of FINDING MEANING: THE SIXTH STAGE OF GRIEF, confirms that what we all have in common is a shared “heaviness”—a sense of sadness and loss.

But how do we process these powerful feelings in healthy ways? How do we move on?

Watch the video below to see Kessler’s appearance on the PBS show Amanpour and Company, where he shares advice for how to share our pain so that we can get through this difficult period together. As he puts it, “We are grieving the world we have now lost.”

Plus, check out this eye-opening piece from Harvard Business Review entitled “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief,” which features more of Kessler’s thoughtful insights.

Kessler is offering continued support through his Facebook page, where he hosts Facebook Live videos to share tips and answer questions, plus a free online grief support group called Grief: Releasing Pain, Remembering Love & Finding Meaning.

Understanding what we’re all going through may just allow us to start managing it and feeling more in control as the world continues to change around us. We hope you’ll find these resources as reassuring as we have.

For more insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss, pick up a copy of FINDING MEANING by David Kessler.

If you found this article helpful, you may also like: “5 Ways to Process Your Grief and ‘Why?’ Questions After a Loved One Dies”


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