This time of year is difficult for many, with added stresses, family dynamics that can be taxing, obligations, financial expectations, people’s moods are generally lower and many have less energy. Add on top of that the implications of not having a “typical” Christmas since 2019 with the last two years of covid shutdowns and restrictions; and you have the combination of the "perfect storm". With the right coping tools and understanding of your triggers you can make it out the other side stronger this holiday season. Here are four considerations to help you through:
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.