C.S. Lewis in A Grief Observed writes the following: “ “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” These words express the feelings and fears of many people who have experienced significant losses in their lives.

Sometimes these losses happen on the heels of a traumatic event that leaves you feeling shocked and vulnerable or they happen after long-lasting battles with illness, relational conflict or disappointment.

Regardless of what you are grieving, your grief will be as great as your loss is.

Our counselors at Watershed are experienced at working with a variety of grief issues. Instead of trying to go back to life as normal, embrace your grief and loss by exploring the process of it and seeking out a healthy outlet for it.