Dr. Louis LaGrand is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York and Adjunct Professor of Health Careers at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, New York. He is a certified grief counselor, and gives workshops on grief support and stress reduction in schools, hospices and health agencies. Dr. LaGrand was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Nominations Committee of the Association for Death Education & Counseling and started the first course on bereavement and death at Potsdam College. He was a member of the debriefing team for the TWA Flight 800 disaster and was the founding President of Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc.
The author of eight books and numerous articles, he is known world-wide for his research on the Extraordinary Experiences of the bereaved (After-Death Communication phenomena). His first two books on the subject of the extraordinary have been translated into several languages. Messages and Miracles: The Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved is listed in the 100 Top Bestsellers for Counseling by the Online Dictionary of Mental Health. It is also available in Amazon Kindle foremat. Love Lives On: Learning from the Extraordinary Encounters of the Bereaved, was published in an eBook edition in June 2009 by
Dr. LaGrand holds advanced degrees from Columbia University, the University of Notre Dame, and Florida State University. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows throughout the country including Unsolved Mysteries, Art Bell Coast to Coast, and Strange Universe. With over 25 years of counseling the bereaved, he is an international speaker who gives workshops on death-related topics in schools, hospices, and health agencies in the US, Canada, and England. He is currently bereavement coordinator at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Venice, Florida, and director of Loss Education Associates.
If you are a counselor, family member, support person, or someone who has had an Extraordinary Experience and would like a consultation, send a detailed account of the experience to:
Loss Education Associates
1811 San Trovaso Dr.
Venice, Fl. 34285
You may also send it by email if you prefer. There is no charge for this initial consultation.
LECTURES, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Dr. LaGrand gives workshops, lectures, or seminars on grief, coping with the death of a loved one, stress management as well as presentations on the Extraordinary Experiences of the bereaved. He will design workshops to meet organizational or personal training needs. For more information on lectures, workshops, seminars or for immediate consultations on the Extraordinary Experiences of the bereaved, write to the above address or send e-mail to:
APPEARANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2012 and 2013
January 3, 2012 - Dr. Jane Greer's radio show - New York City - 2pm
January 25, 2012 - "Healing Grief, Finding Peace" Presentation at the Venice Public Library at 2pm. Open to the public.
February 1, 2012 - Bereavement Education Seminar Group - "Introduction, Guidelines, Grief Insights," 10:30-12 Noon, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Venice, Florida (Limited Enrollment)
February 8, 2012 - "Tasks of Grief, Denial, Survival Skills, and Self-Care," 10:30-12pm.
February 15, 2012 - "Coping with Anger," 10:30-12pm.
February 29, 2012 - "Guilt, Dealing with the Holidays and Special Events," 10:30-12pm.
March 7, 2012 - "Depression and Isolation," 10:30-12pm.
March 14, 2012 - "Powerlessness, EFT, and Stress Management," 10:30-12pm.
March 21, 2012 - "Acceptance and Coping with Loneliness," 10:30-12pm.
March 10, 2012 - "Love Lives On: Learning from the Extraordinary Encounters of the Bereaved," 2nd Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Virginia Beach, VA: Open to the public. Register as soon as possible. This conference was sold out last year in Phoenix.
March 28, 2012 - "Nine proven Survival Skills for Coping with Loss & Change: Clinical and Practical Uses." ADEC Specialty Workshop (Full day). Atlanta, GA. Go to www.adec.org to register.
June 14, 2012 - "Differences in Mourners Who Adjust Well and Those Who have Long-Term Difficulties in Coping with the Death of a Loved One" Presented at the Hospice & Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, Inc. Morning presentation for professionals and the general public, 9am-12 noon.
November 15, 2012 - "Grief and the Holidays." St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, Florida, 3-4pm.
December 12, 2012 - "Coping With The Death of a Loved One." Gab With The Gurus Show. 9am PST with host Connie Bennett.
January 20, 2013 - Grief Seminar at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, FL. for eight consecutive Thursdays from 3-4:30. Register by calling the church.
March 17, 2013 - Book Signing. Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 4-6:30pm.
April 2, 2013 - "How to Adapt to Great Losses in Life: Reducing Unnecessary Suffering." St. Francis Hospice, Honolulu, HI. 9-12 Noon.
May 29, 2013 - "How to Adapt to Great Losses in Life: Reducing Unnecessary Suffering When Mourning." Hospice & Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, Inc., Potsdam, New York. At Trinity Church, 6-8:00pm for those mourning the death of a loved one. Open to all.
May 31, 2013 - "Nine Proven Survival Skills for Coping with Loss & Change" All day workshop for professionals at Trinity Church. 9-12 Noon and 1-4:00pm. Call the Hospice for registration.
September 2013 - Grief Seminar at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, FL. for eight consecutive Thursdays from 3-4:30. Register by calling the church.
November 21, 2013 - "Grief Through the Holidays," 3-4:30pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, Florida.
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014 - "The Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved" 7:00pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, Florida.
April 23, 2014 - "Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved," 7:00pm, Wings of Light, Wausau, Wisconsin.
April 24, 2014 - Differences In Those Who Cope Well and Those Who Have Long-Term Difficulties," 9:00am, Wings of Light, Wausau, Wisconsin.
September 20, 2012 - Next Bereavement Seminar. Location: St. Mark's Church, Venice, Florida. Eight consecutive Thursdays from 3-4:30pm in the Office Building. Registration limited. This is a close-ended group. Call 488-7714.
September 20, 2012 - Introduction, Guidelines, Grief Insights
September 27, 2012 - Tasks of Grief, Denial, Survival Skills, and Self-Care
October 4, 2012 - Coping with Anger and Managing Emotion
October 11, 2012 - Spirituality and Three Key Questions
October 18, 2012 - Guilt, Dealing with the Holidays and Special Events
October 25, 2012 - Depression and Isolation
November 1, 2012 - Powerlessness, EFT, and Stress Management
November 8, 2012 - Acceptance and Coping with Loneliness