Saturday, November 10, 2017 9:30 - 11:30am     First Alliance Church

When you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine of the next year—but you can’t. What can you do to lessen your stress and loneliness?

Don't try and make it through the holiday season alone, even though you may want to. Find help through a GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar. This one time event will help you discover:

  • How to deal with emotions

  • What to do about traditions

  • Helpful tips for surviving social events

  • How to find hope for the future

You'll receive practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. At this two-hour seminar, 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 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. And you will enjoy a tasty holiday brunch while meeting others who are in the same place you are.

Surviving the Holidays will be on Saturday, November 10, 2017 from 9:30-11:30am at First Alliance Church in Toccoa (across from Wal-Mart). Registration cost is $5 and includes the brunch and your own copy of the Holiday Survival Guide. Pre-registration is requested, and childcare is available upon request. Contact us with any questions, or register now.

The 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. Whether it's you, or someone you know, be part of this encouraging GriefShare Surviving the Holidays event.