The holidays are sneaking up on us! Everything imaginable is flavored with pumpkin, the stores are playing Christmas music, the decorations are up... And you're filled with anxiety and dread. Instead of just surviving the holidays this year, learn to enjoy them with your sanity and humor intact!

Christmas stress support group online

Does the thought of spending the holidays with your family make you anxious and full of dread?

Perhaps there's a pit in your stomach or you're exhausted due to worrying, overthinking, headaches, or back pain.

Toxic family members can suck the joy and excitement right out of the holidays. Do you have a mother who's always got something critical to say about your appearance or the way you're raising your kids? Or maybe you have a demanding mother-in-law who's always making snide remarks under her breath, a brother who loves to rile everyone up with his commentary, or an aunt who always drinks too much and starts acting inappropriately.

If you have a difficult or toxic family member, you know that the holidays are the most challenging time of year.

Handle the holiday so they don't handle you!

  • Do you wish the holidays felt more joyful?
  • Are you dreading spending time with particular family members over the holidays?
  • Do the holidays feel more like obligations than celebrations?
  • Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells, trying to keep the peace?
  • Do you put everyone else’s needs before your own?
  • Are you afraid to speak up and ask for what you want or need?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and unappreciated?
  • Do you feel tense and anxious as you prepare for the holidays?
  • Do you feel alone or unsupported in coping with holiday challenges?
coping with the holidays online class


I'm pleased to be offering Handling the Holidays
November 16th - December 14th

A 4-week online class to help you cope with challenging people and regain a sense of calm and contentment.
This class will be taught in a private Facebook group beginning November 16, 2018.


This class includes:

  • Weekly topics to help you build skills and greater understanding of specific aspects of healthy relationships and stress management. We will focus on identifying your holiday-related stress and anxiety triggers, setting boundaries, learning to detach and focus on what you can control, setting realistic expectations, prioritizing your own needs, and healthy ways to cope with stress.
  • 4 Facebook Live lessons with interactive Q & A with Sharon Martin (Mondays Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3, and Dec 10 at 12 Noon PST).
  • 4 Worksheets to help you dive deeper into each week's lesson and gain self-awareness and practical skills.
  • Daily group discussion questions in our private Facebook group.
  • The opportunity to connect with and receive support from classmates in our Facebook group.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your holiday season!

This 4-week supportive class is being offered at an introductory price of $147

About your instructor

Sharon Martin is an experienced psychotherapist, mental health writer, and relationship expert. She's helped thousands of men and women overcome codependency, perfectionism, and self-criticism so they can embrace their authentic selves and build happy, healthy relationships. Sharon believes boundaries are an essential component of self-care and is passionate about spreading the word that boundaries aren't selfish and there's no need to feel guilty about taking care of yourself!


Sharon Martin Mental Health Codependency Expert


Give yourself the gift of a more peaceful and joyful holiday season!



"One of the many qualities that I admire and respect about Sharon is her clinical expertise and commitment in helping individuals reduce anxiety, especially individuals with difficult family members. Sharon has a rare combination of compassion, clarity and solid tools in supporting the people she works with through her therapy practice and her wonderful online courses and materials."

-- Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT

"I love Sharon Martin’s work on healing codependency and childhood issues. Her online work has made a significant impact in the recovery community and those wanting to heal from codependent issues. I’ve followed her work for years and have found her work on boundaries and childhood wounds incredibly valuable both personally and professionally. If you get a chance to work with her - don’t wait. You’ll learn valuable tools that will make a huge difference in your relationships!"

-- Michelle Farris, LMFT

"Sharon Martin was a speaker for our Overcoming Codependency Online Conference recently, and our audience absolutely loved her! She discussed the importance of setting boundaries in relationships, and what I found most fascinating was her stressing the importance of not only physical boundaries but emotional and mental boundaries. Sharon also shared incredibly helpful insights about codependency, and strategies to help people learn to love and accept themselves and create healthy, loving, thriving relationships."

- Ande Anderson, MS, RD, Co-Founder of AVAIYA

calm and peaceful holiday support group


Q: Who is this class for?

A: Handling the holidays is for adults who feel stressed, overwhelmed, and alone in coping with challenging or toxic people during the holiday season.


Q: What days and times does the class meet?

A: The class takes place in our private Facebook group Monday - Friday (I take time off on Sat and Sun). Our Facebook Live interactive videos will take place on Mondays at noon. Aside from that, you can participate in group discussions at whatever times are convenient for you. And if you miss the Facebook Live, you can watch the recording at another time.


Q: What if I'm traveling over the holidays? Can I still participate?

A: Absolutely! As long as you have an internet connection and can access Facebook, you'll be able to participate fully.


Q: Do I need to use Facebook to participate in the class?

A: Yes, the class will be conducted in a private Facebook group.


Give yourself the gift of a more peaceful and joyful holiday season!



The fine print: This is a psycho-educational class. It is not psychotherapy or counseling. Refunds are available (less at $10 processing fee) through November 9, 2018. To request a refund, contact Sharon by email at No refunds will be issued after midnight PST on November 9th.

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