Monday Morning Moments
Tis the Season: Mindfully Honoring Holiday-Evoked Grief
Presented by: Kim Flournoy DiJoseph, M.S.W.
Monday, December 5, 2022
8am PST / 9am MST / 10am CST / 11am EST
Holidays can be heavy. We spend holidays alone with ourselves and with complicated family members. We navigate holidays without loved ones we’ve lost to addiction, depression, estrangement, death. While this slowing down gives nature a chance to rest, it often gives grief the space to reawaken. In this gentle, compassionate and experiential session we will hold space for both the celebration and mourning this season invites us into. We will foster connection by engaging in conscious conversation on mindful grieving, bring greater awareness to how emotions are often held in our bodies, and explore new tools for bringing mindfulness into our grief processes through a brief, guided meditation. Yes, the holidays can be heavy, but if acknowledged and mindfully-moved through, they can also gift us a catalyst for healing.
Kim Flournoy DiJoseph, M.S.W. has engaged in 30+ years of work with victims across the professional continuum – from court advocate to clinical social work practitioner, director of domestic violence agencies to trauma-informed organizational consultant. She also has extensive experience developing and teaching courses in vicarious trauma, grief and loss, and intergenerational trauma.