Mrs Veronique Rothemberger: Understanding Loss and Grief | EAPA-SA

Understanding Loss and Grief

Friday 04 June 2021: 10am – 12pm

Content Focus Area: Lessons from the Pandemic frontline



Session Description:

Loss and Grief training focuses on the cycle and journey of loss and grief. It aims to educate employees in understanding the complications of grieving during Covid-19 and equip them with tools on how to identify the different reactions to grief and explore coping mechanisms on how to deal with grief. 


Presentation Abstract:

The presentation begins with an interactive icebreaker which leads into a definition of loss, specifically looking at the various losses we had to deal with due to Covid-19. It then leads into examples of the losses experienced and ties in the answers provided by participants in the icebreaker activity. It moves on to provide definitions of grief and explains that grief impacts our whole being, physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. Reactions to grief are then discussed and participants are asked to form groups and discuss the case study provided and identify the reactions of grief within the case study.

The presentation continues with providing examples of each reaction, that being emotional, physical, behavioural, social, beliefs and spiritual reactions. The presentation speaks to the types of grief we experience, especially during Covid-19 and furthermore explains the cycle of grief. The last few slides speak to the journey of grief and provide various coping mechanisms on how to deal with grief. Lastly a 3–4minute video is shared with participants on how to support others who are dealing with grief.


Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the Emotional, Physical, Behavioural, Cognitive, Social and Beliefs and spirituality reactions to grief.
2. Understand the grief cycle and types of grief.
3. Coping mechanisms on how to deal with loss and grief.

Our seminars are limited to 500 people.

If you do not manage to get into the seminar,

please watch the seminar live on our Facebook page.

Mrs Veronique Rothemberger

Mrs Veronique Rothemberger

Client Relationship Manager @Workforce Healthcare

Veronique has completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, she went on to complete her honors in General Psychology and later in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at The University of South Africa. She has been in the Employee Wellness Industry for over 6 years and has extensive knowledge and experience within the Learning and Development space. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in industrial and Organisational Psychology.

Veronique Rothemberger is an Employee wellness Client Relationship Manager. She has an extensive portfolio of private and public sector clients. She works alongside her clients to implement lasting Organisational change and support employees. She has a passion for educating and upskilling employees on how to deal with psychosocial issues like Mental Health and Building Healthy relationships.

Speaking Experience:

  1. Psychosocial presentations for Workforce Healthcare