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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well... maybe not.
The holidays, with all their goodwill and cheer, may incite unpleasant memories and uncomfortable feelings for you. It's often during this time of year when the focus is all about giving, celebrating and togetherness that you may become more acutely aware of the voids in your life. Perhaps you've experienced a recent loss, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a job or an opportunity. Maybe it's not loss but loneliness that you feel, and no matter how many parties you attend or how many people you're around, you still feel disconnected.
If any of this describes you, then you need to tune in today. There is a way to unplug yourself from the dread of the holidays, and my guest, Licensed Psychotherapist, Nettie Jones, is here to help you learn to cope with the voids in your life, particularly during the holidays.
Call in, 646-716-6910 or log on to our Javammunity chat room during our LIVE broadcast!
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For some, the holidays are filled with family, friends and fun. For others, the holidays are filled with sadness, loneliness and grief. Here to provide us with some coping strategies to get through the holidays is Diane Pratt, Grief Coach. Diane has been a coach and mentor throughout her business career and has helped and supported many to achieve their goals. After experiencing the loss of her husband and working through her own grief, she was inspired to establish Phoenix4LifeCoaching LLC. Diane is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Certified Spiritual Coach (CSC) who specializes in supporting those who are working through the loss of a loved one, a pet or a major change in their lives. She is passionate about accompanying individuals on their grief journey, to emerge triumphantly building a new future.
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For many, the holidays aren't always a happy time. Some people equate the holidays with stress, pain, lonliness, fear and sadness. This week, we'll address it. We'll all share our stories of what makes the holidays difficult for us and try to help each other heal and make the holidays happier. We encourage our listeners to call in and share their stories or give advice on how they deal with this time of year.
This episode is dedicated to Oliver (1999-2012), the most loyal and loving companion and best friend anyone could ever have.
Do you fear the holidays? Well, they are fast approaching and coming ready or not!
Host, Dawna Hetzler shares her fears. We all fear something. What is that you fear? Dawna will discuss three things to help you combat fear. Do you want to be the warrior God created you to be? Do you want to be your more authentic self? Break through the barriers, and conquer your fears. Empower yourself. Live life to the fullest and quit living in fear. Fear robs you of the joys of today. You can do it. You are not alone in your fears. You are stonger than you think you are. You are a warrior, ready to fight any fear that comes your way.
We never forget our beloved pets, no matter how long it has been since they departed. The holiday season is traditionally a time of anticipation, excitement and celebration, but the mere thought, or prospect, of not having your pet with you can lead to trepidation and anxiety. On this episode you'll hear Sid Korpi, author of the book Good Grief, Finding Peace after Pet Loss discuss how to cope with your pet grief. As always, you will hear from our animal guest, as well as tips and ideas on how you can communicate with animals!
You don't have to be alone in experiencing you pet grief. Te Grieving Your Pet Over the Holidays e-Book and Audio prgram has suggestions and resources to help you cope with your pet grief this holiday season and is now available for purchase.
This show is brought to you in part by our sponsors Nurturing Life Hypnotherapy, Animal History Museum, Cedar Breeze Consultants,Simply Numbers - Not Just Another Bean Counter, Flowering Hills Flower Essences and Ame Jo Huges, Intuitive Artist. Find out how you can become a sponsor.
Join Sandra Brown, MA and Jennifer Young, LMHC as they share thoughts and strategies for healing over the holidays. It can be challenging to get better when you are feeling down, missing what was or struggling to maintain no contact. But, the holidays can be a time to reframe what has happened to you and understand your experience in a new way...and it can lead to new moments of peace and joy.
Well, it is that time of the year again. A time for family gatherings of loved ones and assembling with friends and associates to celebrate life and relationships. A time to reflect back on God's goodness; a time allocated to be thankful and grateful. A beautiful time of the year without a doubt. Yet this time every year, many are going into this season in bereavement, because their loved ones are no longer here to celebrate. Some are entering in this season dealing with a broken relationship of some sort, the absence of someone special, a broken engagement, or even a loss of job. What about the parents who can't afford to give their child a gift of some sort? These losses and diappointments leads to isolation and for many severe depression. Not to mention that suicide is at a high rate during this time of the year. However, we must know and understand that there is ENCOURAGEMENT and HOPE for the holidays. Whatever state a person may be in, you can make it through the difficult season. Regardless, there is a reason to be thankful and having joy is indeed possible.
One of the puzzles of a newly released survey about Christmas in the United States was the striking finding that Americans' belief in the historical accuracy of the Christmas story -- the virgin birth, the angelic proclamation to the shepherds, the star of Bethlehem, and the wise men from the East -- has fallen by nearly 20 percentage points during the last decade. In a PSRA/Newsweek poll in December 2004, two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans affirmed their belief that the Christmas story is historically accurate, compared to 24 percent who said they believed it is a theological story written to affirm faith in Jesus Christ. In the December 2013 PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, the percentage of Americans affirming the historical accuracy of the Christmas story fell to less than half (49 percent), with 4-in-10 (40 percent) saying they believe it is a theological story written to affirm Christian faith.
Upon further examination, the declining belief in the historical accuracy of the Christmas story tracks other related trends, such as a similar double-digit drop in belief that the Bible is the word of God. In 2004, a Pew Research Center survey found that only 13 percent of Americans believed the Bible is not the word of God but is a book written by men, compared to 82 percent who affirmed that the Bible is the word of God. In 2013, a PRRI/Brookings Survey found that 3-in-10 (30 percent) Americans now believe that the Bible is not the word of God but a book written by men, compared to 63 percent who affirm that the Bible is the word of God.
We also want to talk about your opinions of the holidays, If you are interested in giving us your opinion about what you think about the holidays, the tune in on Wensday December 3RD 2014 at 6:00PM. Will see you there...
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Welcome to Dance with Bipolar with Meg Dog and Doc Reimers, psychologist in NJ. Dance With Bipolar disorder is a talk show that views bipolar from a positive perspective. Meg Dog and I believe that you don’t have to fight your diagnosis or your family. The next few episodes are dedicated to helping you and your family members better manage emotions during the crazy holidays. Holidays force family members to interact with each other, sometimes re-igniting old family dynamics. It’s as if many of the feelings we have about our family lie dormant until the holidays hit us. We may feel like we are in a boxing ring with family members and relatives taking jabs at us. Don’t be knocked off your feet in “round 3” of the holidays. Call us and share what your family is like or any problems you believe you may encounter this holiday season. We will teach you a little about “emotional shadow boxing” so that the left hook won’t hurt at all.
We all know that during the holidays we are challenged to juggle more priorities. Sometimes this requires we put ourselves our on hold and focus on others expectations and wishes. Holidays can be brutal and by the time we realize how much we are giving away or ignoring, it can be to late to turn on the joy and merriment we so desire. Learn ways you can overide and jump start your holiday happiness with more contented happiness and approaches to your Christmas list that don't leave you wishing you were somewhere else. Make the holidays fulfilling and celebrate the way you really want to this year!