Handling Difficult Feelings During The Holidays
The holidays are upon us — and for many they bring anxiety or sadness. Even if you love the holidays, you can feel overwhelmed. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers tips for taking care of yourself during this often stressful season.
Thanksgiving… Diwali… Christmas… Hanukkah… Kwanzaa… New Year’s… The holidays can fill some people with dread. Even if this is your favorite time of the year, the holiday season can be stressful. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks about some of the reasons why you might experience more stress than usual during this season and offers some practices and tips that can help you handle stress, anxiety and depression and make your holidays a little happier.
Elizabeth is taking a break from podcasting for the month of December and the podcast will return in January 2019!
Listen and learn:
What makes the holidays so hard for many of us
The two practices that have been shown to help with depression, sadness, frustration and anxiety
Why we don’t pay attention to the things that bring us joy
The proven benefits of being grateful
How to start a gratitude practice
Why we will always struggle sometimes
How to get in touch with what you’re really feeling
How to talk to yourself in a way that’s helpful, not hurtful
Imagery that supports self compassion
Easy tips for self care
> Self-Compassion website
> The Power of Gratitude Ted Talks
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