The joyous holiday season can serve as a painful reminder to some who have lost loved ones during the year. But there are ways to manage one's grief in order to get through the holidays.
Hope Hospice will host a free grief workshop both tonight and again next month to help residents explore their grief and work on strategies to make the season bearable.
The workshop tonight will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second floor at Hope Hospice Grief Support Center, 6377 Clark Ave. in Dublin.
Another workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the same location.
Hope Hospice understands that the holidays can "generate powerful memories that can trigger your grief," the organization said in a release.
The workshop aims to give individuals ways to manage grief at family or social events, explore fear, anxiety or strong feelings that come up during the holidays related to loss, explore "exit strategies" for unexpected, strong grief and provide practical tips to make holiday preparations more manageable.
The workshop will also include discussions on memorializing lost loved ones at holiday gatherings and self-care techniques that can make the holiday season less unbearable and more enjoyable.
Pre-registration is required. Call 925-829-8770 to reserve your space in the workshop.