Grief & Bereavement
Ultimately, no one can prepare you for your experience of grief and loss. Each person reacts uniquely to the loss of a loved one. Your grief is unique. Your bereavement is your own, and it can feel devastating. The loss of a loved one can change the landscape of your life. Even if we feel we are strong or well-prepared, the feelings of grief can be intense. These feelings of confusion, sadness, fatigue, despair, sorrow, anxiety, anger and pain are all natural. However natural the feelings are, grief is not an illness to be fixed.
You don't need solutions. You don't need to move on from your grief or have closure. You need someone to see your grief and acknowledge it with you. You need someone to hold your hands as you journey through the dark night of your soul.
Seward Area Hospice is here to companion alongside you in your uncharted journey through grief and bereavement.
No one ever told me grief felt so like fear...the same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing...
There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me.
I find it hard to take in what anyone says...
C.S. Lewis - A Grief Observed: a journal of thoughts and feelings after the death of his wife, Joy
Seward Area Hospice honors the companioning philosophy of grief care that facilitates the individual's authentic mourning and search for meaning.
The Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved
Tenets by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.