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Dr. Edith Eger Discusses The Gift

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David Kessler will join Dr. Edith Eger in conversation via Zoom to discuss this practical and inspirational guide to healing and show us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Kessler argues in Finding Meaning that it's finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with--denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance--that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. In Kessler's new work, he discovers a sixth stage: meaning.


This program is co-hosted by the Mission Viejo Library and Creating Conversations.

An eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps, Dr. Edith Eger has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She lives in La Jolla, California. She is the author of the award-winning book The Choice and The Gift.

David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a fulfilled life, even after life’s tragedies. He coauthored On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce or Death with Louise Hay. He is the author of Finding Meaning; Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms; and The Needs of the Dying, praised by Mother Teresa. David’s work has been featured in the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesBusiness Week, and Life Magazine, and on CNN, Fox, NBC, PBS, and CBS. David has served on the Red Cross Aviation Disaster Team and has volunteered for decades as a Los Angeles Police Department Specialist Reserve Officer. He lectures for physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders and leads talks and retreats for those dealing with grief.

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Please Note: You will notice that Dr. Eger's latest book, The Gift (below) shows that it is backordered (and unavailable) at our warehouse.
While this is true, Creating Conversations will have signed copies in store, available on Tuesday, September 22.
To order your copy, call the bookstore at 310.542.6000.
Please leave a message if we are not available to pick up your call.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
Address: 
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Books: 
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781982143091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past.

Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as:

-Would you like to be married to you?
-Are you evolving or revolving?
-You can’t heal what you can’t feel


The Choice: Embrace the Possible Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501130793
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 4th, 2018

Signed copies of The Choice in hardcover and paperback are available while supplies last.


The Choice: Embrace the Possible Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501130786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 5th, 2017

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501192746
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 1st, 2020

In this groundbreaking and "poignant" (Los Angeles Times) book, David Kessler--praised for his work by Maria Shriver, Marianne Williamson, and Mother Teresa--journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

 

In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic On Grief and Grieving, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom gained through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage: meaning.

 

Kessler's insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth stage of grief--meaning. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss.

 

"Beautiful, tender, and wise" (Katy Butler, author of The Art of Dying Well), Finding Meaning is "an excellent addition to grief literature that helps pave the way for steps toward healing" ( School Library Journal).


Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501192739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - November 5th, 2019