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December 24, 2010

Dysfunctional Families And The Holidays

Filed under: dysfunctional families — Tags: — admin @ 12:33 pm

dysfunctionalfamilypicture Whether you have a dysfunctional family or just one relative that is difficult for you, seeing family during the holidays can bring up lots of feelings from the past. If you have plans this weekend for gatherings, you can prepare yourself to use this time for self-growth. I had a meditation teacher who said that it’s not what happens during the meditation session that is the most critical, but how you deal with your thoughts and emotions during the rest of the day. Think of the holiday family interactions as a time to practice and apply healthy coping skills. (more…)

December 3, 2010

Holiday Depression And Sadness

Filed under: holiday depression — Tags: , — admin @ 11:24 am

holidaydepression The holidays can be a joyous time, but can also be a time of deep aloneness or difficulty for many people. A number of clients came in two days before Thanksgiving with dread of getting through the holidays. This also occurs right before Christmas. It can be due to the dread of seeing certain family members or the fear of having nothing to do at all. Aloneness can be accentuated during this time of year because it looks like everyone else is connecting and receiving care. (more…)

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