Gearing Up for the Holidays

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December 9, 2017
Gearing Up For The Holidays

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Give yourself a gift – a respite from the holiday hustle and bustle!
Come away refreshed and renewed!

As the holidays draw near we are often challenged to manage busy times and the accompanying stress. This year can be different for you by joining with others at the GIERS holiday gathering. We will learn together about how to lighten the load and create calm amidst the chaos of the holidays.

Join us for Gearing Up For the Holidays! held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ.

Our guest speaker will be psychic medium Beth Harper O’Brien. She will share her story and experiences. Beth will also bring individual and collective insights to our gathering. We will come away with a greater understanding of the potential benefits of a psychic medium.

An afternoon Tea including delicious desserts will be served. Tickets are $18.00. Register below with a credit card or mail check to GIERS, 10 E Main St. Suite 5B, Freehold, NJ 07728

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Why Worry?

Bernice Garfield-Szita, MS, LPC, TEP and Bob Szita, MS, LPC, TEP
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I used to tell Bob not to put on TV programs that had scary images right before we went to bed. He would say, “You watch the news! That’s a lot more frightening than my shows!”

Recently, as we have been flooded with natural disasters of horrific hurricanes and earthquakes, mass-shootings and threats of nuclear war. I finally said, “Turn on The Living Dead. At least we know that’s make-believe!”

People of all ages who are grieving are particularly sensitive to the tumult in the world around them. They are acutely aware how their world changed so quickly and are hyper-vigilant about protecting themselves and their loved ones from danger. This strong reaction can cause those grieving to feel overwhelmed, anxious and often depressed.

We at GIERS are dedicated to educate and support those in our community who are experiencing the roller coaster of the grieving process and to find healthy tools to combat the predictable emotional and physical reactions.

We are in the process of forming a new group to cope with anxiety in the grief experience. We are calling it ” Why Worry?” Contact us if you might be interested in attending this skill-building group and if a day or evening timeframe would be best for you.

Bernice & Bob

GIERS Mission
To provide services to assist individuals, families, and organizations recovering from a wide range of losses. Using a variety of therapeutic modalities including creative arts and action techniques, these services will include education and counseling that will help develop coping skills to facilitate a successful transition toward a healthy recovery. GIERS will also educate and train helping professionals and other community members to understand and aid people experiencing grief.