Peaceful, Happy and Healthy Sober Holidays
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Mindfulness for Sober Holidays
Holiday pressures and demands can increase the impact of all normally stressful events – making them far more challenging.
Common Sources of Holiday Stress
Common Sources of Holiday Stress include:
∙ Work Stress
∙ Money Worries
∙ Family Stress
∙ Relationship Stress
∙ Unexpected Crisis Situations (not funny as seen on Christmas Vacation)
Sober Holidays Tip: Mindfulness to Maintain Emotional Balance
Findings from studies suggest that over the course of meditating – long-term practitioners of mindfulness meditation actually altered the structure and function of their brains,‘Neuroplasticity and Meditation’
Feeling trapped in a stressful situation this holiday season? Or, feeling an emotional tsunami approaching?
∙ STOP – and take a deep breath.
∙ Walk away if you need to remove yourself from a stressful situation.
∙ Go to your Mindfulness ‘happy place’ and breathe mindfully and calmly.
∙ Repeat as needed.
Self-medicating with Alcohol Increases Holiday Stress
Sober holidays are possible. However, self-medicating with alcohol only makes stressful situations worse (sometimes, far worse).
And if self-medicating with alcohol goes on long enough – individuals can become functional alcoholics.
Wishing you a Sober, Mindful – and Peaceful – Holiday Season!
Contact New Start Recovery Solutions if you are experiencing issues with mental health (depression, trauma etc) and/or substance abuse.
We Can Help! Call 866-303-6275.
Happy Sober Holidays from New Start Recovery Solutions!
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∙ Union and EAP Programs
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∙ In-network with TriWest