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Upcoming Webinar Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over

Can we simply “get over” loss?”

Every human on the planet will suffer grief. However, each of us will grieve and process loss in our own way. How can we best support a grieving friend or family member? What are some practices we can develop so that grief becomes an integrated process in our lives and not just an “event”?

National Grief Awareness Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on these questions. It’s observed annually on August 30. Dr. Mary Lamia will explain the science behind bereavement and to convey an understanding of how we adapt to death as a part of life.

Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over

Can we simply “get over” loss? This training explains the science behind bereavement and conveys an understanding of how we adapt to death as a part of life.

Date & Time
Aug 30, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:30am in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


  • Participants will recognize the various ways in which memory and emotion interface with loss to create the experience of grief.

  • Participants will understand why the concepts of acceptance and closure do not apply to loss.

  • The concept of continued bonds, the importance of triggering events, and how shame operates in grief will be better understood by participants. 



Mary Lamia, Ph.D., strives to convey an understanding of emotion through her practice as a clinical psychologist in Marin County, CA, and her work as a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She is also dedicated to educating the public about the psychology of human behavior by blogging for Psychology TodayThrive Global, and Psychwire, and providing numerous media interviews and commentary.

She is the author of six books, including Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over: Finding a Home for Memories and Emotions After Losing a Loved One; What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotion, and Success; Emotions! Making Sense of Your FeelingsThe Upside of Shame: Therapeutic Interventions Using the Positive Aspects of a ’Negative’ EmotionThe White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others; and Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings. For nearly a decade, she hosted a weekly call-in talk show, KidTalk with Dr. Mary, on Radio Disney stations. 

Her latest book, Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over, is available on Amazon

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