Experts Referenced

After 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.

Definitions are from Wikipedia and experts.

Expert Categories

  • Grief and Healing
    • Sensitive and empath
    • Mindfulness and Meditation
    • Thought and emotion
    • Extraordinary Experiences
    • Financial
    • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
  • Coaching and Therapy
  • Small Business Action Planning

Grief and Healing

  • Alan D Wolfelt, PhD, Psychology, Social Science, Center for Loss and Life Transition Founder and Director
  • Albert Wong, PhD, Clinical and Somatic Psychology
  • Alfred Adler, MD, PhD, Psychology, Psychiatry
  • Alta Starr, Somatic Coach, Bodyworker, Complementary and Alternative Healing
  • Alyssa A Rheingold, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Angelica Singh, MA, Psychology
  • Annah Elizabeth, Five Facets Philosophy on Healing™ Founder and Creator
  • Arielle Schwartz, PhD, Psychology
  • Asha Clinton, MSW, PhD, Psychotherapy, AIT Institute Founder and President
  • Basia Mosinski, MB, MFA, Mind, Body, Spiritual Alignment Coach
  • Bernadette Pleasant, The Emotional Institute LLC Founder and CEO
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Trauma Research Foundation
  • 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
  • Christine Page, MD, Holistic Practice, Best-selling Author
  • Colin Murray Parkes, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Dale G Larson, PhD, Psychology
  • Darcy Harris, PhD, Psychology, Thanatology, Health Science
  • Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN, Health Science
  • David Berceli, PhD, Social Work
  • David D Burns, PhD, Psychiatry
  • David Kessler, MS Health Care Administration, Bioethics, Grief.com
  • Deborah Rozman, PhD Psychology
  • Dennis Klass, PhD, Psychology
  • Diane Poole Heller, PhD, Psychology
  • Edith Marie Steffens, PsychD, Psychotherapeutic and Counseling Psychology 
  • Eleanor Haley, MS, Counseling Psychology
  • Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Gabor Maté, MD, Family Practice, Addiction, Psychology
  • George Bonanno, PhD, Psychology
  • Glen Lord, BS, The Grief Toolbox Founder
  • Gloria Horsley, PhD, and Heidi Horsley, PsyD, Psychology, Open to Hope
  • Grief Recovery Institute
  • Henk Schut, PhD, Psychology
  • Ina Krause, Administrator, Collective Trauma Summit
  • J William Worden, PhD, ABPP, Psychology
  • Jeff Brown, JD, Law, MA, Psychology
  • Jill Bolte Taylor, Phd, Neuroanatomist
  • John A Powell, PhD, Law, BA, Psychology
  • John Bowlby, PhD, Psychology, Psychiatry
  • Joshua Black, PhD, Psychology
  • Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, Neuroscience
  • Judith Blackstone, PhD, Psychology, Eastern Religion
  • Judith Herman, MD, Psychiatry
  • Justin Yopp, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Karine Bell, Somatic Therapist, Mindfulness and Trauma Educator
  • Ken Druck, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Kenneth J Doka, PhD, Sociology
  • Laney Rosenzweig, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Laurence Heller, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Laurie Burke, PhD, Psychology
  • Ligia M Houben, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, Psychology, Coaching
  • Lissa Rankin, MD, Whole Health Medicine
  • Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work
  • Lynda Cheldelin Fell, International Best-selling and Award-winning Author 
  • Margaret Stroebe, PhD, 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
  • Mark Wolynn, MFA, Psychology, Family Constellation Institute Director, Author
  • Michael F Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Michael Ungar, PhD, Psychology
  • Mitch Carmody, GSP, CCP, Grief Educator, Motivational Speaker, Author
  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, Pediatrics, CA Surgeon General, ACEs Author
  • Pat Ogden, PhD, Psychology
  • Peter A Levine, PhD, Biophysics, Psychology, Somatic Experiencing Founder
  • Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, Social Welfare
  • Ram Dass, PhD, Psychology, Spiritual Teacher
  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, Psychology, Strozzi Institute Founder
  • Robert Kastenbaum, PhD, Psychology, Gerontology
  • Robert A Neimeyer, PhD, Psychology, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition Director
  • 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
  • Ruth Buczynski, PhD, Psychology, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine President and Faculty
  • 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, Neurobiologist
  • Stephen Rollnick, PhD, Psychology
  • Steven Jenkinson MTS, MSW, Orphan Wisdom School Creator
  • Sue E Morris, PsyD, Clinical Psychology
  • Tanya Lord, MPH, PhD, Clinical and Population Health Research
  • Taruno Steffensen, LADC, CSAT, SEP
  • Ted Rynearson, MD, Psychiatry, FAPA, FACP, FRANZCP
  • Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCT, Afterlife Conference
  • Thomas Attig PhD, Philosophy
  • Thomas Hübl, Academy of Inner Science Founder
  • William R Miller, PhD, Psychology

Sensitive and Empath

  • Christian Northrup, MD, OB/GYN 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

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

Thought and Emotion

  • Amanda Blake, PhD, Management, Certified Master Somatic Leadership Coach
  • Andrew Newberg, MD, Neuroscience
  • Annie Hopper, Neuro Specialist, Dynamic Neural Retraining System Founder
  • Bruce Lipton, PhD, Neurobiology
  • Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
  • Byron Katie, Speaker, Best-selling Author
  • Daniel G Amen, MD, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Best-selling Author
  • Daniel Levitin, PhD, Psychology, Neuroscientist
  • Daniel Siegel, MD, Neuropsychiatry
  • Darren R Weissman, PhD, Chiropractic
  • Dawson Church, PhD, Natural Medicine
  • Deborah Rozman, PhD, Psychology
  • Eckhart Tolle, Spiritual Teacher, Best-selling Author
  • Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, International Security, Veteran, Speaker, Author
  • Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, PhD, Mind-body Connection, MA, Positive Psychology
  • Evan van Driel, BSc, ND, Naturopathic Medicine, Neurology
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Speaker, Life Coach, and Best-selling Author
  • Gregg Braden, Scientist, Visionary, Speaker, Best-selling Author
  • Joan Borysenko, PhD, Medical Science, Psychology
  • Joe Dispenza, DC, PhD, Chiropractic, Neuroscience, Best-selling Author 
  • Juliane Taylor Shore, MA, LPC S, LMFT S, SEP, Mental Health Counseling
  • Linda Graham, MA, Clinical Psychology
  • Louise Hay, American Motivational Author
  • Martin Seligman, PhD, Positive Psychology
  • Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC, MS, BCHH, Chiropractic, Holistic Health
  • Nauman Naeem, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care
  • Paul T P Wong, PhD, CPsych, Psychology
  • Rick Hanson, PhD, Neuro Psychology
  • Tania Singer, PhD, Psychology, Social Neuroscience
  • Terry Real, LICSW, Family Therapist, The Relational Life Institute Founder, Author
  • Tom Moorcroft, DO, Osteopath, Integrative Medicine
  • Viktor Frankl, MD, PhD, Neurology, Psychiatry
  • Wayne W Dyer, PhD, Educational Counseling
  • Wendy A Suzuki, PhD, Neuroscience, Psychology

Extraordinary Experiences

  • Anita Moorjani, Best-selling Author
  • Christine Duminiak, After Death Communication Expert, Author, Speaker
  • Eban Alexander III, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Ingrid Honkala, PhD, Philosophy, Scientist, Author
  • Linda Backman, PhD, Psychology, Author
  • Lynda Cheldelin Fell, International Best-selling and Award-winning Author
  • Mark Anthony, JD, Law and Metaphysics, Spiritualist
  • Mark Ireland, Psychic Medium, Helping Parents Heal Cofounder, Author
  • Mary C Neal, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Nicole Gruel, PhD, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, Author
  • Norma Edwards, DDiv, Doctor of Divinity, Certified NLP Life Coach
  • Raymond A Moody Jr, MD, Psychiatry, PhD, Philosophy, Psychology
  • Suzanne Giesemann, Medium, Mystic, Previous US Navy Commander 
  • Theresa Caputo, Long Island Medium
  • Yvonne Kason, MD, Family Practice and Psychotherapy
  • William Bloom, PhD, Philosophy, Author

Financial

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

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

  • Dawson Church, PhD, Natural Medicine, EFT Universe
  • Garland Landrith, PhD, Psychology
  • Gary Craig, Stanford Engineering Graduate, Certified Master Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, Energy Psychology
  • Graham Nichols, Professional Coach, Author
  • Michael Galvin, PhD, DCEP, Clinical and Health Psychologist
  • Nick Ortner, The Tapping Solution LLC CEO
  • Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, Psychology

Coaching and Therapy

  • Alex Howard, BS, Psychology, Therapeutic Coaching Founder and CEO
  • Alta Starr, Somatic Coach, Bodyworker, Complementary and Alternative Healing
  • Amanda Blake, PhD, Management, Certified Master Somatic Leadership Coach
  • Anita Moorjani, Best-selling Author
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Psychiatry, The Trauma Center Founder
  • Carl Gustav Jung, PhD, Psychiatry, Psychology
  • Carol Griggs, PhD, Professional Coaching, Human Development
  • David A Treleaven, PhD, Psychology
  • Doug Silsbee, Presence-Based Coaching, Leadership, Resilience, Author
  • Eckhart Tolle, Best-selling Author
  • Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, International Security, Veteran
  • Gabor Maté, MD, Family Practice, Addiction, Psychology
  • Joel Monk, Coaches Rising Co-founder
  • Judith Orloff, MD, Psychiatry, Best-selling Author
  • Kain Ramsey, international best-selling multidisciplinary trainer including NLP
  • Peter A Levine, PhD, Biophysics and Psychology, Founder, Somatic Experiencing
  • Reverend Karell T McDaniel, LICDC-CS
  • Marianne Williamson, Spiritual Thought Leader, Dynamic Public Speaker
  • Marissa Peer, Therapist, Motivational Speaker, Best-selling Author
  • Mark Walsh, Honours Degree, Psychology, Embodiment Expert
  • Martin E P Seligman, PhD, Positive Psychology
  • James Mel, Co-founder of the Virtual Coach™ Training and Certification System
  • Michael J Duckett, DC, Chiropractic, JD, Law, Social Science, Psychology
  • Nathaniel Shara, LCSW, Somatic Therapist
  • Richard E Boyatzis, PhD, Social Psychology
  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, Psychology, Strozzi Institute Founder
  • Rhonda V Magee, MA, Sociology, JD, Law, International Speaker, Author
  • Robert A Neimeyer, PhD, Psychology, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition Director and Faculty
  • Ruth Buczynski, PhD, Psychology, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine President and Faculty
  • Staci Haines, Somatic Coach and Trainer, Generative Somatics Founder
  • Stephen Porges, Stephen Porges, PhD, Psychiatry, Polyvagal Theory Pioneer
  • T Harv Eker, Businessman, Motivational Speaker, Author
  • Terry Real, LICSW, Family Therapist, The Relational Life Institute Founder, Author
  • Tony Robbins, Self-help Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Peak Performance Strategist, Best-selling Author

Small Business Action Planning

  • American Marketing Association
  • Cathy Cheshire, BS, Business, 30 Years Healthcare Business Experience Including CEO, Consultant, Leadership Coach, Behavioral Helpline Director of Operations
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Dominic A Frisina, JD, MA, National Intellectual Property Attorney, Business Law
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker
  • Gregg Braden, Scientist, Visionary, Speaker, Best-selling Author
  • Jesse Eker, BS, Marketing
  • Kris Carr, Wellness Activist
  • Lynne McTaggart, Lecturer, Journalist
  • Marianne Williamson, Spiritual Thought Leader, Dynamic Public Speaker
  • Marie Forleo, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author
  • Mike Dooley, Speaker, Entrepreneur
  • Michael Hyatt, Thomas Nelson Publishers Former Chairman and CEO
  • Michael Neill, Internationally Renowned Transformative Coach
  • Nick Ortner, The Tapping Solution CEO
  • Reid Tracy, CEO and President of Hay House
  • Small Business Administration
  • Susan M Rager LLC, CPA, CGMA, Professional Accounting