Coping with Grief During the Holidays
About this Course
The loss of a loved one (patient or client) can have a devastating impact upon those who are left behind. Family members and caregivers are especially vulnerable during the holidays and need tools to cope with the loss. Please join us for the live webinar series titled Coping with Grief During the Holidays. This three-part series webinar will focus on the intense grief that both family caregivers and care professionals experience during the holidays.
This Course Has 3 Sections
  • Common Feelings
    The Holiday Blues:
    The loss of a loved one (or a patient or client) can have a devastating impact upon those that are left behind. In this session common feelings associated with anticipatory and post-caregiving-related grief and loss are explored. Signs of complicated grief, post-traumatic grief responses, complicated spiritual grief, and grief-related depression are introduced. This session will conclude with suggestions for addressing your sadness.
  • Families and the Empty Chair
    Everyone hurts but may express his or her sadness in a unique manner. Understanding common responses to grief enhances your ability to support one another. It is important to understand as much as possible right away, so that positive communication begins early, and behaviors remain consistent, leading to improved interactions. This session will provide you with tips and tools to work through grief-related family conflicts.
  • Coping Strategies During the Holidays
    Self-care is vital to your well-being while you are grieving. You may have trouble sleeping or you may overeat or not feel like eating at all during this stressful time. That is normal. However, it is important that you do not end up depleted. In this final, session a variety of best practices for self-care are introduced. You will also have the opportunity to practice a few strategies so that you can determine what works best in your personal self-care plan.
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