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 in studio by Sandi Atmore where we talked about Christmas time and grieving.
Christmas can be a very hard time for people who are grieving, or have grieved. This could be some people’s first holiday that they are spending without their loved one.
Having a plan is important going into the holiday season. I always tell my clients to be very clear on what they want, and also very clear on what they don’t want. Communicating these wants to your family and friends is very important.
Previous Episode: Grief Is Normal. Grief Is Natural. Grief Is Complicated And Painful. – The Grief Recovery Hour With Sharon Brubaker – November 21, 2018 – KHTS
You might not want to go look at Christmas lights, put up the tree or visit the family you usually do , and I’m here to tell you that is ok. You have permission to do what you need to do this holiday season to continue healing.
Sandi and I both shared on air how we have mixed up some of our old traditions to honor our loved ones but make the holiday’s feel new and less sad.
To learn more watch the full interview.
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.