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offers seminar on grief and the holidays Nov. 9
The holidays can be tough on those who have lost a loved one.
A traditional time of celebration may become a time to “get
through” or avoid altogether.
Dr. Susan Adams,
an assistant professor of counseling and development at Texas
Woman’s University, will present a program on dealing
with grief during the holidays Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Multipurpose
Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building auditorium, located
on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus. The presentation
will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the
public. For more information, contact Dr. Adams at (940) 898-2692
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Adams said
that any holiday can be difficult for those who have suffered
a loss. The purpose of this seminar is to give survivors the
tools to cope with the loss, she said.
people feel that if they let go of their sadness, they will
lose the memory,” she said. “They often get stuck
in their grief.”
Others, however, may try to avoid the holidays altogether.
Dr. Adams cautions against trying to run from the pain, saying
one of her goals in this seminar is to “help people
understand that we have to deal with our pain. The further
away we try to push it, the more it becomes our focal point.”
The program will
include several optional memorial opportunities, including
a “Remembrance Service” in which participants
may decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments in memory of
loved ones who have died. Those who would like to take part
in the service are asked to bring an unbreakable Christmas
ornament to the program.
The program is
sponsored by TWU’s Alpha Rho Honors Chapter for Counselors.
Dr. Adams and students from the chapter will be available
after the seminar for those who want to talk.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456