Christmas is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a day that's meant to be filled with joy and love. But what if you're not feeling joyful because you're missing a loved one or you're dealing with the end of a significant relationship? How do you face the empty chair at the Christmas table?
Petrea King is one of the most respected grief counselors in the country. She’s counseled over 120,000 people living with cancer and other life-challenging illnesses as well as people dealing with grief, loss, trauma, and tragedy through her foundation, Quest For Life.
She knows what’s it’s like to be facing Christmas with a death, diagnosis or divorce looming after she lost her brother to suicide, and received her own diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia.
So what's her advice on how to navigate Christmas when you're not feeling joyful?
Here’s Petrea King…
Host: Mia Freedman
With thanks to special guest Petrea King.
Visit Quest For Life here: https://www.questforlife.com.au/
Producer: Elissa Ratliff
Listen to the first interview Mia did with Sam here: https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/the-secret-life-of-samuel-johnson
And the second here: https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/samuel-johnson-is-ok
Find out more about Westpac Bereavement here.
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