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.

Grief

  • 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 & Alternative Healing
  • Alyssa A Rheingold, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Annah Elizabeth, Five Facets Philosophy on Healing™ Founder and Creator
  • Basia Mosinski, MB MFA, Mind, Body, & Spiritual Alignment Coach
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Psychology, Neuroscience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Edith Marie Steffens, PsychD, Psychotherapeutic and Counseling Psychology 
  • Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Emiliya Ahivotovskaya, PhD, Mind-body Connection, MA, Positive Psychology
  • Gabor Maté, MD
  • 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
  • Joshua Black, PhD, Psychology
  • Judith Blackstone, PhD, Psychology, Eastern Religion
  • Judith Herman, MD, Psychiatry
  • Justin Yopp, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Ken Druck, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Laney Rosenzweig, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Laurence Heller, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Laurie Burke, PhD, Psychology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ram Dass, PhD, Psychology, Spiritual Teacher
  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, Psychology, Founder, Strozzi Institute
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, GriefHearts.com
  • Thomas Hübl, Founder, Academy of Inner Science
  • William R Miller, PhD, Psychology

Thought and Emotion

  • Amanda Blake, PhD, Management, Certified Master Somatic Leadership Coach
  • 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, Neuropsychiatrist
  • Darren R Weissman, PhD, Chiropractic
  • Dawson Church, PhD, Natural Medicine
  • Deborah Rozman, PhD, Psychology
  • Eckhart Tolle, Studied at University of London and Cambridge University, Best-selling Author
  • Elizabeth Stanley, PhD
  • Emiliya Ahivotovskaya, PhD, Mind-body Connection, MA, Positive Psychology
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Speaker, Life Coach, and Best-selling Author
  • Gregg Braden, Visionary, Best-selling Author
  • Joe Dispenza, DC, PhD, Chiropractic, Neuroscience, Best-selling Author 
  • Martin Seligman, PhD, Positive Psychology
  • Paul T. P. Wong, PhD, CPsych, Psychology
  • Tania Singer, PhD, Psychology, Social Neuroscience
  • Viktor Frankl, MD, PhD, Neurology, Psychiatry
  • 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

Financial

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

Coaching and Mental/Behavioral Health Counseling/Therapy

  • Alta Starr, Somatic Coach & Bodyworker, Senior Teacher, Strozzi Institute, Poet
  • Amanda Blake, PhD, Management, Certified Master Somatic Leadership Coach
  • Bessel van der Kolk, PhD, Psychiatry, Founder, The Trauma Center
  • Carl Gustav Jung, PhD, Psychiatry, Psychology
  • Carol Griggs, PhD, Professional Coaching, Human Development
  • David A Treleaven, PhD, Psychology
  • Eckhart Tolle, Best-selling author
  • Elizabeth Stanley, International Speaker and Trainer, Author
  • Joel Monk, Co-founder, Coaches Rising
  • Judith Orloff, MD, Psychiatrist, 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, Best-selling author
  • Michael J Duckett, AA, BS, MA, DC, JDScience, Law, Chiropractic, Theology, Psychology
  • Nathaniel Shara, LCSW, Somatic Therapist
  • Richard Strozzi- Heckler, PhD, Psychology, Founder, Strozzi Institute
  • Rhonda V. Magee, MA, Sociology, JD, Law, International Speaker, Author
  • 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
  • Staci Haines, Somatic Coach and Trainer, Founder, Generative Somatics
  • Stephen Porges, Stephen Porges, PhD, Psychiatry, Polyvagal Theory Pioneer
  • Tony Robbins, Life Coach, Self-help Guru, Motivational Speaker, Best-selling Author

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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