surviving the holidays
These three women who are now friends attended Eastside’s Surviving The Holidays Survival Guide, and it helped them find support during a very difficult season. They would often stay after to talk and share their burdens. They started going out to eat, building a friendship, and had continued opportunities to share their true feelings, express their hurt, and find support. Many times it is difficult to admit you need help, but the healing can begin when you take the first step to find a group!
Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s holidays won’t look the same as they used to and traditions may change. This might cause social gatherings to become stressful. At Eastside’s Surviving The Holidays you will learn some hacks to manage difficult emotions, tips to survive family and social events, give your kids a good holiday, and hear from others who have walked a similar path.
The holidays can be an emotional time for those who are in recovery or experiencing divorce, separation, or grief. You don’t have to navigate this season alone. Eastside’s Care & Recovery hosts DivorceCare, GriefShare, and other events to make surviving the holidays possible. We also have care groups that meet year-round. To find a group near you go to eastside.com/care.
DIVORCECARE Find healing from a separation or divorce is not easy. It’s a long, sometimes painful process. It can be a confusing time and perhaps you have a lot of questions about issues you have never faced before. We want to support you on your journey! We offer a safe place where you can find hope and healing.
DivorceCare What To Expect:
Seminar – during the first part of the meeting, the DivorceCare group watches a DVD seminar featuring top experts and divorce recovery topics. Support Group – Discuss what was presented in the video, and what is going on in the lives of the group members. This time allows you to connect with others and provide support during your time of transition. Discussions are kept confidential within the group.
GRIEFSHARE is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. A time for seminars and support groups that are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
GriefShare What To Expect:
Seminar – during the first part of the meeting, the GriefShare group watches a DVD seminar featuring top experts and grief recovery topics.
Support Group – Discuss what was presented in the video, and what is going on in the lives of the group members. This time allows you to connect with others and provide support during your time of transition. Discussions are kept confidential within the group.
Eastside has a relentless love and commitment for all to know God. We are committed to finding unique ways to serve in our local communities and help our global neighbors. We are passionate about finding solutions, building bridges, and bringing the love and hope of Jesus to hurting communities. We would love to invite you to join us in person or online. At Eastside we believe that this is a place for everyone, wherever you are on your journey. If you would like to find out more about Eastside, please visit eastside.com.