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!!
Death is a natural part of life. Or is it? In life we experience loss and grief. Neither are easy to handle. So how do we cope healthily when we experiencing grief. It’s especially difficult when it is attached to trauma. Today’s show, I have a special guest, LCMHC, Mia Reid of Change Happens Today. She is going to educate us on the specifics of grief and trauma, how to differentiate and cope as we live our new new normal.