Elizabeth Cush on Holiday Stress

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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.  

Give yourself time daily to write down some of the things you’re grateful for in your life.
— Elizabeth Cush

Show Notes:

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

Learn More

> Progression Counseling

> Self-Compassion website

> Self-Compassion Exercises

> Gratitude Practices

> The Power of Gratitude Ted Talks


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