Hospice of Hilo offers holiday comfort


Hospice of Hilo offers holiday comfort

Today, Hospice of Hilo will be offering “Grief and the Holiday Season,” a free community workshop.

“As the days get shorter and the shadows of the season grow longer, managing grief can get more and more challenging; especially during the holidays. Questions of how do we begin to fill the emptiness we feel when it seems everyone else is overflowing with joy seems to arise for many going through the process of losing a loved one,” said bereavement counselor Cathy Hough.

“There is often a tremendous amount of anxiety and apprehension for single parents about spending their first holiday season with out the other parent,” said Hough.

At the workshop participants will learn coping strategies and enjoy making a commemorative art project.

According to fellow counselor Anjali Kala, “Creating rituals and traditions can often help as a coping tool. It is also a way for kids to feel involved and incorporate their ideas.” The workshop is open to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one. For more information or to sign up, please call Hough at 969-1733.

 

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