Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Managing grief in times of celebration can be overwhelming. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult at any time of the year but the holiday season can intensify the feeling of loss and loneliness.
Pathways Hospice is offering a workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, in three Bay Area locations; Sunnyvale, Oakland, and South San Francisco. This evening workshop was created to help families, spouses, children, and friends, who are grieving the death of a loved one. The workshop encourages discussion in a safe environment.
Attendees will receive materials and worksheets that will help them:
1. Navigate holiday expectations of family, friends, and society
2. Provide tips and strategies on how to manage holiday festivities including personal and family rituals
3. Anticipate changes in traditions due to personal loss
4. Learn to manage the mixed emotions grief can bring, especially during the holiday season.
5. Handle holiday greetings
6. Pace themselves during get-togethers
Sunnyvale – The Sunnyvale Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm in their Sunnyvale offices at 585 N. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA.
Oakland – The Oakland workshop, Pathways Through the Holidays, will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm in their offices at 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 700, Oakland, CA.
South San Francisco - The South San Francisco Pathways Through the Holidays workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm in their South San Francisco offices at 395 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 128, South San Francisco, CA.
The workshop is open to the general public, is non-denominational and free of charge. Advanced registration is encouraged to 1 (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, bereavement(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org.
Light refreshments and conversation will follow the workshop.