Here at The Anchor Clinic, we know and understand how the holiday season can be challenging when you are in the depths of grief and loss. Perhaps you've experienced a recent loss or maybe you are beginning to feel new grief from the wounds of an old loss that is not quite healed. Maybe you are in a helping field and you see how challenging this season can be. As you are navigating grief, in any shape or form, this holiday season, TAC is here to remind you of some helpful tips that can help you or someone you know get through this potentially painful period of time.
How to Navigate Grief During the Holidays:
✨ Set Boundaries with Holiday Events ✨
✨ Tune Into Your Grief Emotions ✨
✨ Plan Ahead to Fill Empty Holiday Roles ✨
✨ Honor Old Traditions & Honor Memories ✨
✨ Create New Traditions ✨
✨ Identify Grief Coping Skills ✨
✨ Volunteer / Do Something Charitable ✨
✨ Ask For Help When Struggling with Grief ✨
In closing, the holiday season is not always as merry as we want it to be. It is normal to feel apprehensive about the holidays, and you are not alone in feeling that way. Please remember that there is no right or wrong way to approach the holiday season following the loss of a loved one. If you experience happiness, allow it to enter into your grief space and be present with the people around you. Be kind to yourself and try to take it one holiday party and one feeling at a time.
With love and support,
Your TAC Family ⚓