Workshop is for those dealing with holiday grief
Hospice Hawaii will hold a Holiday Grief and Loss Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Koolau Golf Course, at 44-550 Kionaole Road in Kaneohe.
The workshop is designed to help people deal with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season.
Clarence Liu, chaplain and director of patient and family services at Hospice Hawaii, offers these suggestions for grieving people:
» Plan what you want to do, and do what is best for you.
» Prepare yourself emotionally and physically with meditation, exercise and diet.
» Pamper yourself with a new hairstyle, bubble bath, massage or whatever will help you look your best.
» Plan daily time alone to get yourself together.
» Recognize your limits and pace yourself.
» Overworking might be a reason to avoid grief.
» Surround yourself with positive people.
» Make daily lists to help with concentration.
» Ask family and friends to discuss your loved one.
» Mourn where you feel comfortable, such as walking the beach or having coffee with the sunrise.
» Plan a potluck party and enjoy your friends.
» Develop new traditions with friends.
» Donate to charity in memory of your loved one.
» Follow your heart to determine what feels right.
» Reach out to others if it energizes you, such as by volunteering for community activities or helping your church.
Registration fee for the workshop is $45 in advance or $50 at the door, space permitting. Participants should bring a sweater.
For more information, call Liu at 924-9255 or Felicia Marquez-Wong at 595-7566.