I host a weekly radio show called “The Grief Recovery Hour with Sharon Brubaker,” on KHTS and on the most recent episode, I was joined on-air with Reneé Kaehny and we talked about how to help with grief over the Holiday’s.
There are more than 40 known experiences that can cause a grieving experience and loss is one of them.
The first holiday season without a loved one can feel very empty and different, but in my experience the second holiday season can be worse. The first holiday, people seem to give themselves permission to really grieve that loss but by the second holiday we feel like it is going to be better and easier — and it’s not. Reality can really set in.
Previous Episode: Tania Mulry, From The Steamwork Center – The Grieving Hour Show – December 12, 2018
Grief can be triggered with something as small as stockings or as large as an annual trip, and I want you to feel ready and prepared to overcome that grief. Some of us drink through the holiday, some of us run from it, but that grief will still be there when you’re done.
I guide people through a crazy or down time in their life, and I am truly honored to walk through the journey of grief recovery with my clients. At A time to grief, I work with clients to help them understand that unresolved grief is almost always associated with wishing things were better, different or more and that it can have to do with any unfulfilled hopes, dreams and expectations.
I am not only a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist—I am a griever. I teach in my program that grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss of any kind. Yet, we were never taught how to grieve. Sadly, most of the information we are given immediately following a loss from family or friends is incorrect. It does little or nothing to help us feel better or to begin the healing process. So, we continue to search and search.
Reach out to me today for help, and we can walk through this together.
About Sharon Brubaker
Grief is individual and unique for every person. A person’s relationship to each aspect of their life is also unique. As such, the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or other reasons requires customized attention using proven skills and understanding.