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Webinar Training: Dealing with Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. Though it’s often thought of in relation to death, it can occur no matter what type of loss we experience. The more significant the loss, the more intense grief is likely to be. It can affect nearly every aspect of our life and have a big impact on our mental health. Grief is experienced in different ways for many of us, and although we may be unlikely to ever forget our loss, we can find a way to live with it (

Be Well and Optum have partnered together to provide a presentation and training focused on grief and loss for our campus community. The webinar can be viewed below and click on the downloadable workbook that you can utilize at your own pace while watching the presentation.

Presenter information- Shabnam Hashemi, BSN, RN, CPH, CCM, CCP brings over 30 years of experience in health care, with a hybrid background in laboratory science, public health, infectious diseases, academic research, quality management, nursing, and complementary medicine. She holds a graduate certificate in Public Health from Harvard University and has collaborated on several published research projects at Boston University. She is board certified as a Chronic Care Health Coach and Case Manager and is a member of American Holistic Nurses Association. She has training in cognitive behavioral approaches to pain management, as well as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, healing grief and trauma, end-of life-care and hospice. She is currently working towards certification in grief counseling.

Shabnam has conducted workshops on “Living with Grief and Loss”, “Building Immunity from Inside out,” “Navigating Fear,” “Walking Your Talk – Emerging from Burnout into Resilience Through Self-care.”