As Christmas approaches our thoughts go to loved ones who are no longer with us. This is perfectly natural, after all we have shared many happy memories with them, especially if it is a parent or partner we are remembering. We remember the trouble they would go to make sure Christmas was magical and special.
These memories can also make some people feel terribly sad and Christmas becomes a strange and unwanted time of year and some even dreading it because of all the old memories it stirs up. This usually happens to people who haven’t yet gone through all the stages of grief or who are still holding on to their grief. I wrote about this a couple of months ago “Losing Someone we Love” and the stages of grief that we go through.
Whatever stage of grief we are at, even if our loved ones passed away many years ago, Christmas time, special holidays, anniversaries and birthdays can for some still prove to be a really difficult time of year and can even lead to stress, anxiety or depression. We should remember however that there is no time limit for going through the stages of grief and they will be different for every person. There is no set pattern but it can be detrimental to our health if we hold onto it and are unable to let it go.
I help people who have found it difficult over time to pass through the stages of grief. It is my aim that in time, the special holidays such as Christmas will hold just happy memories for them and they will be able to remember their loved ones with fond memories and not sadness.
If you would like to see how I can help you using homeopathy, please call me for a free 15 minute consultation via my contact page.