Family Traditions and the Holiday Season
Updated: Aug 29, 2019
This holiday season, one of the things that I see the most on commercials and social media, is the importance of family traditions. I see people preparing for gift exchanges at work, holiday parties, family get-togethers, religious traditions, and fun adventures. Whether it is Noche Buena, Christmas Day, Hannukkah, Solstice, Bodhi Day, Id al-Adha, Yule, amongst others, the significance of the holidays is that they bring people together to celebrate something in common.
Traditions are an important component of maintaining healthy relationships within the family. They build memories, they can pull us away from the daily problems we are facing, and they can create a feeling of collaboration. It is important to work on creating family traditions in order to look forward to spending time with one another.
At times, holiday family traditions can be stressful due to events that occurred in the past, such as the loss of a family member, a traumatic event, a life transition, relocation, bouts depression or anxiety... And what seemed to be an enjoyable time of the year, becomes overwhelming. I have worked with many families that have lost their desire to participate in family traditions due to one or more of the stressors mentioned previously, and it has been a true blessing to help them re-connect with old traditions and/or generate new ones... and as a result, they experience closeness and connection to one another.
Thanks for your reading everyone.
To Your Success!
Your Therapy Friend,
Sofia Robirosa is the owner of Infinite Therapeutic Services and is a Relationships & Parenting Expert. She offers individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals seeking to enhance their relationships. Her private practice is located in Plantation, FL. She attended Nova Southeastern University for both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Business Administration. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Leader in Active Parenting for children and teens, an evidenced based program. She is also a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). She is a passionately committed therapist, who thoroughly takes pride and joy from her job. She enjoys working with a culturally diverse population and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an active volunteer of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She loves her family, which consists of her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Some of her interests outside of work include spending time outdoors, traveling, and dining. Read more about her at: www.infinitetherapeuticservices.com and follow her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/infinitetherapy/