Articles and videos to help you plan for the holidays
These resources are representative of the type of help you’ll receive by attending a Surviving the Holidays seminar. This information is a small sampling—there is much more help awaiting you at an upcoming Surviving the Holidays event.
“It gives ‘permission’ to take care of myself above perceived social obligations.”
How planning benefits you
If you’re thinking about entering the holiday season without a plan, we encourage you to consider how a simple, flexible plan will give you a bit of control over your emotions.
Will the holidays always hurt this much?
Perhaps this is your first holiday without your loved one, or maybe it’s the second, third, or beyond. H. Norman Wright, counselor and traumatologist, who has also faced the death of his wife and two children, answers this question.
4 ways to survive the holidays
This simple strategy provides the basis for a holiday that’s manageable, yet meaningful too.
Practical ideas for surviving the deep sorrow and pain you may be experiencing this holiday season.
Your children may be confused and anxious about the holidays, even if they don’t express it. These ideas will help you and your children connect with each other and find a sense of peace and enjoyment in the coming days.
A few years ago, you probably found yourself complaining about the hectic nature of the holidays. But now that you’re wrestling with grief this holiday season, you’d gladly take those busy times over what you’re going through now.