Nisha Zenoff

Nisha Zenoff

Nisha Zenoff Ph.D. is a California licensed marriage and family counselor, psychotherapist, grief counselor, and dance/movement therapist, who began her career more than 35 years ago. She is the author of The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After A Child Dies? published in 2017 by Da Capo/Lifelong/Hachette Book Group. The book was a finalist in the American Book Fest’s Best Book Awards for 2017 in the category of Health: Death and Dying. “Nisha Zenoff has not returned from hell with empty hands. Here is a wise, compassionate and even life-saving book.” ~ Rabbi David Wolpe, author of Making Loss Matter In The Unspeakable Loss, Nisha Zenoff offers support, guidance and wisdom from others who have experienced the death of a child, as well as her personal story after the death of her beloved 17-year-old son and her insight as a grief counselor and psychotherapist. Written in a Q & A format, her book goes to the heart of grief, answering the urgent questions that accompany loss. She has been privileged to work with thousands of bereaved individuals, parents and families. She was educated at Brandeis University, the University of Utah, and Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “The Mother’s Experience after the Sudden Death of a Child: Personal and Transpersonal Perspectives.” Dr. Zenoff’s life and work have been influenced by the presence and writings of master teachers, including: Angeles Arrien, Sylvia Boorstein, Pëma Chodron, Byron Katie, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, Jack Kornfield, Abraham Maslow. She has been interviewed on both radio and television. See accompanying document. She is also author of several published articles in professional journals. She has led workshops at John F. Kennedy University, New School for Social Research in New York, Esalen Institute, Naropa University, and The Process Work Center. She has led workshops internationally in England, Switzerland, Israel and Africa. She has facilitated interpersonal dynamics groups at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nisha has presented at national conferences for Bereaved Parents USA and for The Compassionate Friends. She will be a keynote speaker for The Compassionate Friends 2018 National Conference.

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