Online Workshop: Grief Literacy 101

Workshop Description

This introductory workshop is designed to provide a deeper understanding of grief and loss.

Participants will acquire practical skills for supporting individuals, broaden their vocabulary on grief and become empowered to navigate the complexities of this emotional journey with newfound confidence and compassion.

This workshop is inclusive of both death-related and non-death-related losses.

Learning Objectives:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of grief and loss from a non-pathology-based orientation.
  2. Unpacking common myths and misconceptions about grief and loss.
  3. An exploration of the ways grief and loss can impact our whole being.
  4. The metabolization of grief and what hinders/supports its metabolization.
  5. A social/historical context for our current relationship with grief and loss.
Rachelle Bensoussan Bio Photo

Rachelle Bensoussan is the original co-founder and former managing director of Being Here, Human, an organization that provides grief literacy, education and support to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled and chronically ill communities. She holds a Master’s degree in Thanatology and has spent the last fourteen years building community-based bereavement programs for hospices across Southern Ontario.

Rachelle is a former faculty member at McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, in the Department of Family Medicine, division of Palliative Care, as well as a former faculty member at King's College, Western University in the department of Thanatology.

Rachelle is a two-time nominee for the Association of Death Education and Counselling’s Clinical Educator Award and Community Educator Award. Rachelle is a queer-identified woman of North-African & Middle Eastern descent.

Program Information


  • OAMHP Members: $70 + HST
  • Non-members: $90 + HST
  • Student members: $50 + HST
  • Student non-members: $70 + HST

CECs: 3

Date: November 30, 2023, at 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (EST)

Location: Online via Zoom

Number of participants: 50

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