It’s my favorite time of year…the Christmas holiday season. While I feel relaxed, in my element, and winding down from the numerous tasks and projects I do throughout the year, I also know that for some people this season is extremely difficult to navigate for various reasons. Some have experienced breakups and didn’t expect to be alone this holiday. Others are grappling with grief/loss of a loved one or experiencing depression or another mood disorder. Others become anxious due to the commercializing of holiday expectations and visits from family. Either way, the holiday season can be difficult. I brought in my colleagues to answer some questions and provide tips on dealing with changes in relationships, experiencing trauma, and managing and coping with grief/loss during this holiday season. Join us as we provide our go to tips for having the best Christmas and New Year possible!!
The holidays seems to do one of two things. You either welcome it with open arms, enjoying a new snow fall, visiting with loved ones, the spirit of the Christmas season and sharing quality time with those you love…or you feel the pressures, stress, anxiety and depression that seems to take over during the holiday season. If this is you, or someone you know, I’ve gathered a few African American female therapists in the Metro Detroit area who are sharing their wisdom and expertise in hopes of helping others survive through the holiday season.