No matter how long ago it’s been since the death of your loved one, the holiday season is probably the time when you miss them the most. Their absence is most noticeable, and the sights, sounds, and smells of the season can trigger memories of the past, resulting in a renewed sense of grief. Many worry they will never enjoy the holidays again, and just want to go away to be alone until the season is over.
But there is hope! The Dwell Grief Ministry is offering a 90-minute workshop, Navigating Holiday Grief, that will provide practical coping strategies for dealing with the many emotions of the holiday season, reassessing past traditions, navigating social events, and maintaining a positive perspective.
The workshop will be Sunday, November 6th, at 1:30pm, in the Dwell Office Auditorium.
This event can be a great opportunity to reach out to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members who are in grief. It allows people in the local community to be aware of the kind of practical care they can receive from our church. If someone you know would benefit from this workshop, please consider coming with them for support.
While no simple guidelines exist that will make the holidays painless, this workshop provides many practical, hope-inspiring ideas to help deal with the many challenges that come this time of year. The workshop presents a Biblical perspective on grief, suffering, and trust in God. It features practical suggestions and reassurance through interviews with counselors, grief experts, and others who have experienced the pain of losing a loved one.
Here’s what to expect:
- Video: You’ll view a 25-minute video with encouraging, practical advice from counselors, pastors, and grieving individuals.
- Panel Discussion: You’ll get to hear insights from other grieving people and ask questions about what they have learned from their past holiday experiences.
- Study guide: You’ll receive a book with more than 30 short readings on how to navigate the challenges of the holidays while grieving and eventually rebuild your life.
There is no cost.