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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781846046353
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $38.00

Finding Meaning

The Sixth Stage of Grief




The worlds foremost expert on grief and co-author with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving explores the search for meaning in the face of life-altering grief and offers a vital guide to healing.

'A brilliant, caring, practical guide to help us understand grief' Daniel J Siegel, M.D.'Finding Meaning is Kessler’s poignant response to society’s insensitivity, [a] how-to in the very best sense' LA TimesDavid Kessler – the world's foremost 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.

David has spent decades teaching about end of life, trauma and grief. And yet his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a devastating loss?

In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares his hard-earned wisdom and offers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain, how to move forward in a way that honours our loved ones and ultimately transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience.

An inspiring must-read for anyone struggling to figure out how to live after loss.

  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781846046353
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $38.00

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Praise for Finding Meaning

A brilliant, caring, practical guide to help us understand grief

Daniel J Siegel, M.D.

David Kessler writes of a world that is rarely examined with such sensitivity

Marianne Williamson

Anyone who has lost a loved one will find solace in Kessler's comforting words

Publishers Weekly

Beautiful, tender, wise

Katy Butler

A deeply personal discussion of grief

Los Angeles Times

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