DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays seminar scheduled

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at The Grace Place, 1550 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. The cost is $5 and includes a workbook. Children and student programs are available during the seminar.

The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care, and other people who have experienced the holidays after a separation or divorce. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, helping your kids have a good holiday experience, and where to find comfort and strength.

Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.

For more information or to reserve your Survival Guide, contact Suzanne Adams, Director Of Grace Singles, at (772) 287-6388 or suzanneadams@thegraceplace.com, or visit wwwthegraceplace.com.

Treasure Coast Hospice offers 'Coping with the Holidays' workshops Nov. 14, Nov. 16

The holidays often present a special challenge for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Drawing on its experience of helping people through the grief process, Treasure Coast Hospice will hold interactive Coping with the Holidays workshops for the community on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Thomas Counseling Center, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce and on Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Mayes Center, 1201 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart.

Workshop participants will gain insight and greater understanding about the grieving process, discover five steps for surviving the holidays and learn how to find new meaning for the season.

“Recognizing, expressing, and accepting a loss is fundamental to the healing process and this is especially so during the holidays,” said Jacki Nardone, LCSW and Treasure Coast Hospice Director of Grief Support and Pediatric Services. “Our workshops highlight the importance of caring for yourself while providing those who are grieving with tangible ways to find comfort in fond memories and renewed meaning in the season.”

The holiday season is often filled with special traditions that give life meaning and comfort. Coping with the Holidays will offer participants an opportunity to reflect and discuss rituals that are important to carry on as well as how new traditions can help bring comfort and even honor or remember loved ones who have died.

All members of the community are invited to attend the Coping with the Holidays workshops. To register, call (772) 403-4530 or visit treasurehealth.org/coping-with-the-holidays-2018/

For more information about the workshops or Treasure Coast Hospice’s Grief Support programs, visit www.treasurehealth.org.

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