Managing Holiday Expectations
As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn to time with family and friends, seasonal traditions, special foods and favorite movies. The days may not always be merry and bright for everyone, though. Finding the perfect gifts, having a packed social calendar, sunless winter days, grief from having lost a loved one, trying to create holiday magic for others and extra expenses can all create a lot of pressure and may impact your emotional well-being. There is the added weight of worrying about the continuing pandemic and knowing that many celebrations will not look like they usually do. If this stirs up difficult feelings for you, you are not alone. Join Christian Rock, LMSW for this virtual program to learn more about setting realistic expectations, self-care and creating balance.
Christian Rock, LMSW is a therapist at Brook Lane's North Village location and specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depression and substance use. He has been working to help people adjust to the stressors of the pandemic. Christian graduated from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.