As many as you know, my mother passed away in November 2011 two days after Thanksgiving. One of my keys in dealing with grief for me has been going to a Christian therapist. I wholeheartedly believe in therapy! I believe it is self-care. The same way we go to the dentist, for checkups….or the same way we go to the doctor for checkups is the way I feel about therapy. Going to therapy doesn’t mean you’re crazy! It means that you want to make sure that you are healthy in every way. Oftentimes, it’s easy to just sweep this under the rug, but I believe in order to heal what’s broken, you must confront it first. For this blog, I asked a highly skilled therapist to write this article for me on practical self-care tips. Share this with all you know who is dealing with some form of grief and loss during this holiday season.
4 Self Care Tips: Dealing with Holiday Grief & Loss
–Take some time to remember your loved one. This may look like however you choose. Looking at photos, journalizing your thoughts or memories, or even sharing your fondest memories with those you love.
–Prepare yourself for the conversations you may encounter at holiday parties/family gatherings. Know your triggers, and know when you may need to step away from the conversation.
–Surround yourself with someone that can be a person of support for you. Let them know what you need in those difficult moments. *Your support person would be a great guest with you to those holiday parties.
–Do something to celebrate the life of your loved one. Try starting a family tradition like cooking a favorite recipe or taking up a hobby your loved one enjoyed doing while alive. The options are limitless when taking the time to remember those that are no longer with us.
-Self-care tips written by Krystal Alexander, MMFT ( Alexander Therapy alexandertherapy.wordpress.com )
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Love you so much,