Grieving? Or know someone who is?
When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Divine Word is hosting a seminar titled “Surviving the Holidays” that helps participants discover: How to deal with emotions, What to do about traditions, Helpful hints for surviving social events, and How to find hope for the future. It will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Divine Word’s education wing. This seminar offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. You’ll view a video featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss. You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors, and psychologists. You’ll receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and journaling ideas for daily survival through the holiday season. At GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, you’ll meet with other grieving people who have an understanding of what you’re going through. They won’t judge you or force you to share but will accept you where you are and will offer comfort and support. “When I went to GriefShare,” said Marion, “I realized there are different ways to grieve.” Your holiday season won’t be easy; your emotions may ambush you and suck you under at times. But you can choose to walk through this season in a way that honors your loved one and puts you on the path of health and healing. To register, go to www.GriefShare.org/holidays
, enter your zip code, and press “Find a Holiday Event”. More information is available at that website or by calling Jim Burow at 715-252-6441.