November 18, 2010 Meeting Topic ~ Surviving The Holidays
Our November 18 Meeting will take a step toward finding ways toÂ make it through The Holiday Season as best we can; to provide suggestions for copingÂ when we hurt â€¦ andÂ to not feel guiltyÂ when we Â feel enjoyment.Â Bereaved Mom and Grief Counselor, Lynn Follett, Â will lead us through what she callsÂ RETREATING FORWARD.Â Â Her 26 year old son, Jeff, died in an automobile accident in 1998.Â Although Lynn is a grief counselor and Jeffâ€™s death was nearly 12 years ago (the day after Thanksgiving) it is a tragic wound that has continued to impactÂ her life.Â Â Â Lynn is the Bereavement Services Coordinator for The Holmes-Watkins Funeral Homes in Manchester, having managed STEPPING STONES bereavement services since its inception 15 years ago.Â STEPPING STONES offers grief counseling and support groups for all losses at no charge to the Manchester and surrounding communities.
Lynn Shares her thoughts for the November Meeting:
What could that possibly mean?Â Well, sometimes it is necessary to pull back Â and regroup Â before you can make meaningful forward progress.
Think of our November 18, 2010 meeting as a mini retreat; a short time for regrouping, rethinking and communicating our needs as we enter the holiday season, thinking about going into the new year.
We will take a sensitive look at our desires, our needs and the needs of others during this time as well as how to best make the â€˜pilgrimageâ€™ through this holiday season.
Only in the refreshing of our strength can we find the resources to move forward.