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Holiday Grief Tips

Holiday Grief Tips Anytime Webinar

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is proud to offer our Anytime Webinar, Holiday Grief Tips. It is part of our grief and healing webinar series: Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, Introduction to Grief Recovery, Healing with ReikiBeyond the Casserole, Helping Children Grieve, and Dealing with Pet Loss. Watch from the comfort of your home anytime it is convenient for you. And the best part is that for a limited time all the webinars are FREE.  You will also receive access to an eBook with each webinar.

HOLIDAY GRIEF TIPS

The Holidays can bring some of the toughest days of the year especially if you are grieving. They are another reminder the people we love are no longer around. This could be as the result of a death, break-up, divorce, move or other loss-related event. In this webinar, you will discover why facing the Holidays can be so hard. You will also receive 20 practical tips for getting through the Holidays after loss. Length: 25 Minutes

You will also receive access to the free eBook:

1) Holiday Grief Tips

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OTHER WEBINARS IN THE GRIEF AND HEALING SERIES

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds – Find out what you can do to release the emotional pain caused by the more than 40 different life experiences that can cause grief, including death, divorce, and moving. Length: 50 Minutes

Introduction to Grief Recovery – Learn what is meant by Grief Recovery. Understand how Grief Recovery teaches you the emotional skills to heal your heart and enhance your life if you are having trouble getting back to living fully after loss. Length: 23 Minutes

Healing with Reiki – Discover how Reiki can help ease the pain of grieving. Length: 35 Minutes

Beyond The Casserole – Begin to understand loss from the griever’s point of view, and how you, as family, friend, coworker or concerned community member can help.  Length: 35 Minutes

Helping Children Grieve – Explore how to help a child you know who may be grieving. Length: 35 Minutes

Dealing with Pet Loss – Discover how to help yourself or someone you know who is grieving the loss of a pet. Length: 30 Minutes

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Mother's Day

Missing Someone on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day can be one of the toughest days of the year when you are grieving. The loss could be the result of the death of your own Mother and/or the loss of your own child. Often you can anticipate it weeks or even months in advance giving you a sense of dread. Although it is actually healthier for you to cherish this day as a way of honoring your loved one, it all depends on where you are in your grief journey. Sometimes treating Mother’s Day as just another day can be just as healthy.

WAYS TO APPROACH MOTHER’S DAY

Be Prepared. Anticipating the grief associated with these events is normal. Knowing ahead of time may be tough but can help you to decide how you want to spend that day. It could be celebrating with family and friends or being alone in your grief. Being prepared will help you to honor what works best for you.

Plan a Celebration. There is nothing that says you can’t celebrate on Mother’s Day. It’s perfectly okay to throw a party. It’s perfectly okay to actually have some fun in memory of your loved one. If you do, they will be there celebrating with you.

Get Out of Town. If it is too much for you to be home alone during these reminder days, plan a trip away or go visit family or friends. It is perfectly okay to not be around if being in familiar surroundings with reminders everywhere is too much to handle. Just make the decision to get out of town.

Share Memories. Consider inviting friends over so you can share memories of your loved one. Ask them to share their own memories. Pull out old photographs or home movies. Tell stories. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Memories are the best way to remember a loved one. There is no better way to honor them.

Start a New Tradition. If facing your usual traditions are too difficult, start a new one. Make a donation to a charitable organization, volunteer at an animal shelter or plant a tree in your loved one’s name on Mother’s Day.

Honor Your Grief. It’s normal to be both sad and joyful on these days. Expressing both kinds of emotions makes us human. Honor these emotions. Don’t avoid them. Worse, don’t pretend. Just feel.

No Fanfare. It’s also okay to let these days just be ordinary days. No celebration. Just another day.

It is completely healthy to either acknowledge or not acknowledge Mother’s Day. Do what is right for you.

Surround yourself with people who understand what you need – not what they think you should or shouldn’t be doing.

Let this days come and go. Even if this means choosing to do nothing.

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Meditation: Honoring You on Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day.

Although I miss you terribly, I remember all the Mother’s Days we shared together with a smile.

I remember the laughter but most importantly I remember the love.

I am celebrating you and our love today.

Even though you can’t be here with me, I know you are smiling too.

And so it is.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Holiday Coupons for Grievers

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In our last blog post we provided a few Holiday gift recommendations for a griever. In this post, we are offering something  more personal – Holiday Coupons.  Each one offers a simple act of kindness you can personally do for a griever. Even the simplest of gestures can make all the difference in the world. Here are some coupon ideas to give to someone who has experienced a loss.

I’ll Do Your Grocery Shopping

I’ll Sit With You While You Cry

I’ll Watch Your Kids For A Day

I’ll Treat You To A Pedicure Or Manicure

I’ll Clean Your Kitchen

I’ll Do Your Laundry

I’ll Bring Over A Home-Cooked Meal

I’ll Clean Your House

I’ll Help You With Paperwork

I’ll Help You Go Through Your Loved Ones Things

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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