Experts Referenced

After over three years of research, the “Understanding Grief and Healing” and “Master Grief Coaching” modules concisely summarize key areas where diverse prominent grief experts listed in the document mostly agree but also disagree. The “Master Grief Coaching” module summarizes key areas where diverse prominent experts listed explain basic life coaching emphasizing listening and guiding skills that overlap with that element of counseling.

Education which may include eBooks, Kindle, Audible, hardcopy books, textbooks, articles, recordings, webinars, videos, workshops, and classes from the following top experts was referenced and is highly recommended.


  • Alan D Wolfelt PhD, Psychology, Social Science
  • Albert Wong, PhD, Clinical and Somatic Psychology
  • Alfred Adler, MD, PhD, Psychology, Psychiatry
  • Alyssa A Rheingold, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Annah Elizabeth, Five Facets Philosophy on Healing™ Founder and Creator
  • Basia Mosinski, MB MFA, Mind, Body, & Spiritual Alignment Coach
  • Carl Gustav Jung, PhD, Psychiatry, Psychology
  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EdD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP
  • Charles Jacob, PhD, Psychology
  • Christine Duminiak, After-Death Communication Expert, Author, Speaker
  • Colin Murray Parkes, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Dale G Larson, PhD, Psychology
  • Darcy Harris, PhD, Psychology, Thanatology, Health Science
  • David Kessler, MS Health Care Administration, Bioethics,
  • Deborah Rozman, PhD Psychology
  • Dennis Klass, PhD, Psychology
  • Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, PhD, Psychiatry
  • George Bonanno, PhD, Psychology
  • Glen Lord, BS, Founder, The Grief Toolbox
  • Gloria Horsley, PhD, Psychology and Heidi Horsley, PsyD, Psychology, Open to Hope
  • Grief Recovery Institute
  • Henk Schut, PhD, Psychology
  • J William Worden, PhD, ABPP, Psychology
  • Jill Bolte Taylor, Phd, Neuroanatomist
  • John Bowlby, PhD, Psychology, Psychiatry
  • Judith Blackstone, PhD, Psychology, Eastern Religion
  • Justin Yopp, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Laurie Burke, PhD, Psychology
  • Laney Rosenzweig, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Ligia M Hoban, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, Center for Transforming Lives
  • Litsa Williams and Eleanor Haley, Mental Health Professionals
  • Lynda Cheldelin Fell, International Best-selling and Award-winning Author 
  • Margaret Stroebe, PhD, Psychology
  • Edith Marie Steffens, PsychD, Psychotherapeutic and Counseling Psychology 
  • Marian Krawczyk, David Clark and Naomi Richards, University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, University of Glasgow
  • Mark Keep, MD, Cardiology, Addiction Medicine, Complicated Grief
  • Michael F Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Michael Ungar, PhD, Psychology
  • Mitch Carmody, GSP, CCP, Grief Educator, Motivational Speaker, Author
  • Peter A Levine, PhD, Biophysics and Psychology, Founder, Somatic Experiencing
  • Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, Social Welfare
  • Robert A Neimeyer, PhD, Psychology, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition Faculty
  • Robin Chodak, Certified Grief, Life, and Spiritual Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Best-selling Author
  • Ronald Ruden, MD, PhD, Organic Chemistry
  • Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, PhD, Psychology
  • Sharon Ehlers, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Reiki Master, Certified Master Grief Coach, Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, Death Midwife
  • Shelby Forsythia, Author, Podcaster, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, Reiki Level II Practitioner, Intuitive Grief Guide
  • Sigmund Freud, MD, PhD, Neurology
  • Stephen Porges, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Stephen Rollnick, PhD, Psychology
  • Steven Jenkinson MTS MSW, Orphan Wisdom
  • Tanya Lord, MPH, PhD, Clinical and Population Health Research
  • Ted Rynearson, MD, Psychiatry, FAPA, FACP, FRANZCP
  • Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCT, Afterlife Conference
  • Thomas Attig PhD,
  • Thomas Hübl, Founder, Academy of Inner Science
  • William R Miller, PhD, Psychology

Thought and Emotion

  • Bruce Lipton, PhD, Neurobiology
  • Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
  • Byron Katie, Speaker, Best-selling Author
  • Daniel G Amen, MD, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Best-selling Author
  • Dawson Church, PhD, Natural Medicine
  • Eckhart Tolle, Best-selling Author, Studied at University of London and Cambridge University
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Speaker, Life Coach, Best-selling Author
  • Gregg Braden, Visionary, Best-selling Author
  • Joe Dispenza, DC, PhD, Chiropractor, Neuroscientist, Best-Selling Author 
  • Wayne W Dyer, PhD, Educational Counseling
  • Wendy A. Suzuki, PhD, Neuroscience, Psychology

Sensitive and Empath

  • Christian Northrup, MD, Best-selling Author
  • Christine Page, MD, Holistic Practice, Best-selling Author
  • Dave Markowitz, Best-selling Author, Intuitive Healing Facilitator
  • Divi Chandna, MD, Family Mind-Body Medicine, Author, Speaker
  • Elaine Aron, PhD, Psychology Researcher
  • Judith Orloff, MD, Psychiatry, Best-selling Author
  • Julie Bjelland, Psychotherapist, Author, Highly Sensitive People Expert
  • Michael R Smith, PhD, Counseling, Empath Academy
  • Shariff Abdullah, BA, Psychology, JD, Law
  • Wendy De Rosa, International Intuitive Energy Healer, Speaker, Teacher,  Author
  • Wendy Nickerson, PhD, Psychology, Speaker, Author, Founder of Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training

Mindfulness and Meditation

  • David A Treleaven, PhD, Psychology
  • Heather Stang, MA, Thanatology
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, Molecular Biology
  • Kain Ramsey, International Best-selling Multidisciplinary Trainer Including NLP

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

  • Dawson Church, PhD, Natural Medicine, EFT Universe
  • Garland Landrith, PhD, Psychology
  • Gary Craig, Stanford engineering graduate, a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and trained in other forms of Energy Psychology
  • Graham Nichols, Professional Coach, Author, expert in human behavioral patterns
  • Nick Ortner, CEO, The Tapping Solution LLC


  • Dave Ramsey, BS Finance, Financial Peace University, Best-selling author
  • Suzie Orman, Financial Advisor, Best-selling author

Coaching and Mental/Behavioral Health Counseling/Therapy

  • Carl Gustav Jung, PhD, Psychiatry, Psychology
  • Eckhart Tolle, Best-selling author
  • Judith Orloff, MD, Psychiatrist, Best-selling Author
  • Kain Ramsey, international best-selling multidisciplinary trainer including NLP
  • Reverend Karell T. McDaniel, LICDC-CS
  • Marianne Williamson, Best-selling author
  • Michael J Duckett, AA, BS, MA, DC, JDScience, Law, Chiropractic, Theology, Psychology
  • Robert A Neimeyer, PhD, Psychology, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition Faculty
  • Ruth Buczynski, PhD, Psychology and Faculty, President of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
  • Tony Robbins, Life Coach, Self-help Guru, Motivational Speaker, Best-selling Author


Writer’s Workshop

Top Hay House Publishing experts and best-selling author instructors include:

  • Deepak Chopra, MD
  • Doreen Virtue
  • Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Gregg Braden
  • Kris Carr
  • Lynne McTaggart
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Michael Neill
  • Mike Dooley
  • Nick Ortner
  • Reid Tracy, CEO, Hay House