Grief and the Holidays

Oct 18, 2021

Resources and tools for help during the holidays.
The holiday season can be difficult when you are grieving. Access resources, support, and tools for help during the holiday season.

 

Holiday Care Plan

Thinking about what self-care might be helpful for you can help navigate the holiday season.  We invite you to use our Holiday Care Plan worksheet for thinking through what you need right now, and through this unique time of year.

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Grief and the Holidays Virtual Workshop at HeartLight Center  Saturday, Nov. 20th at 9am (MST)

The holiday season can be difficult when you are grieving. Traditional celebrations may feel overwhelming, and sometimes even the thought of making it through the “cheerful” holiday season seems impossible. No matter what you celebrate, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone, and you can survive the holiday season in a way that allows you to be comfortable and to honor your grief and remember your loved one in ways that are helpful to you. This virtual workshop is a way to get some support and helpful tips when grieving around the holiday season. We will discuss coping with emotions, how to handle triggering traditions, and ways to navigate social and familial events.

 

Holiday Love, Hope and Light: A Time of Remembrance

Dec 6     7pm     11150 E. Dartmouth Av, Denver, CO 80014

Dec 7     7pm     3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80227

Dec 14    7pm    9998 Grant St.  Thornton, CO 80229

Please join Horan & McConaty for our holiday memorial service and candle lighting ceremony, in partnership with Horan & McConaty. Programs will begin at 7pm (MST) and will last about one hour. Refreshments will be served.  Contact 720-748-9908 with questions or for assistance registering.

 

Acknowledging the Potential of Holiday Blues :Practical Tips to Survive and Thrive

Video from Dr. Wolfelt at the Center for Loss & Life Transition
This video with Dr. Alan Wolfelt provides some practical counsel to assist you in maintaining mental health wellness during the holidays. While the holidays can result in joy, they can also result in conflicts within your family, illustrate differences between generations, and sometimes between spouses and significant others. Dr. Wolfelt will provide you with some practical tips to not only survive any potential holidays blues, but also outline some ways you can potentially thrive.