Hope for the Holidays with Community Grief Support
November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Often, after a loss, the first holiday season can bring on a great deal of stress, anxiety, depression and sadness. To help those who are facing their first holiday as a loss survivor, Community Grief Support hosts a number of ‘Hope for the Holidays’ community seminars throughout Birmingham on Saturdays in November.
If you or someone you know is facing this 2021 holiday season without a loved one, please join us at this valuable event. There will be a continental breakfast offered at each seminar. Other loss survivors will share how they dealt with holiday grief, and bereavement care expert and counselor, Steve Sweatt, LPC/LMFT and clinical director at CGS will provide information on coping tips such as these:
- Plan Ahead for Your Holiday Season
- Accept Your Limitations
- Trim Down to Essentials
- As for and Accept Help
- Inform Others of Your Needs
- Build in Flexibility
- Give Yourself Permission to “Be”
At the seminar, participants will be given an outline for making your own holiday “plan” so that you are more prepared for dealing with the feelings you will experience. You’ll also receive a keepsake booklet with ways to memorialize their loved one. This year’s seminars will be on the following dates and at the following locations:
November 6, 2021, 9 a.m.-Noon, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Homewood.
November 13, 2021, 9 a.m.-Noon, Online, virtual presentation.
November 20, 2021, 9 a.m.-Noon, Asbury United Methodist Church, North Shelby County.
For more information, or to register for one of the events, contact Callie Eldredge at 205-870-8667.
Keynote Speaker: Steve Sweatt, LPC/LMFT