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Grief workshop aims to make holiday season brighter

Hope Hospice hosting free seminar to help people manage sadness, anxiety

The joyous holiday season can serve as a painful reminder to some who have lost loved ones during the year. But there are ways to manage grief in order to get through the holidays.

Hope Hospice will host a free grief workshop next month to help residents explore their grief and work on strategies to make the season bearable.

The workshop will be held Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Hope Hospice Grief Support Center, 6377 Clark Avenue in Dublin. The workshop will be on the second floor.

Hope Hospice understands that the holidays can "generate powerful memories that can trigger your grief," the organization said in a release.

The workshop aims to introduce individuals to strategies for managing grief at family or social events, explore fear, anxiety or strong feelings that come up during the holidays related to loss, explore "exit strategies" for unexpected, strong grief and provide practical tips to make holiday preparations more manageable.

The workshop will also include discussions on memorializing lost loved ones at holiday gatherings and self-care techniques that can make the holiday season less unbearable and more enjoyable.

Pre-registration is required. Call 829-8770 to reserve a spot in the workshop.

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