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Coping with the Holidays. Hospice of Michigan Audio Conference November 14, 2013. Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all By Emily Dickinson. Grief: What is it?.

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coping with the holidays

Coping with the Holidays

Hospice of Michigan Audio Conference November 14, 2013


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all

By Emily Dickinson

grief what is it
Grief: What is it?

Grief represents a set of behaviors and feelings that are a normal reaction to a significant loss or change

*normal, natural and necessary

*not a linear progression

*is a personal experience

during holidays i may feel like
During holidays I may feel like….
  • I am going crazy
  • I’m not getting better
  • I should be feeling like everyone else
  • No one understands
  • I’ll never feel better
  • Feel abandoned
  • I should be over this by now
  • I’m a burden
mourning needs mourning outward expression of our grief
Mourning Needs Mourning=outward expression of our grief
  • Acknowledging the reality of the death
  • Embracing the pain of the loss
  • Remembering the person who died
  • Developing a new self identity
  • Searching for meaning
  • Receiving ongoing support from others

Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. The Journey Through Grief Reflections on Healing

what makes grief during the holidays difficult
What makes grief during the holidays difficult?
  • Anticipation
  • Grief trigger
  • Relationship Loss
  • Stress
  • Demands
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Coping with the Holidays
  • Plan
  • Seek supports
  • Talk about it
  • Avoid Stress
  • Accept Limitations
  • Create new rituals
  • Maintain good company
  • Be gentle
  • Have Hope
  • Find comfort in your faith
self care
Self Care






if you need further support
If you need further support

“Most of all, I hope you’ll choose to believe this: your holidays can still be a significant time for you. They will be different, but they can still be meaningful. They may hurt, but they can also hold hope--- even great hope.”

Jim Miller

Contact Hospice of Michigan at 888-247-5701 WWW.HOM.ORG