Grief Support Group


Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield, IL; is proud to serve our community and to offer a new program. We are now Hosting Grief Support Gatherings the Second Tuesday of Each Month.

In the past we have hosted pre-need seminars, hospice seminars, holiday remembrance events and other grief gatherings. We have found that through these events we can make a difference in the lives of the families that we serve. We are honored to offer monthly Grief Support Gatherings to the surrounding community. We strive to continue offering our support and assistance to all who may need it.

We know how losing a loved one affects the core of each family. Whether the passing is sudden or after a long battle with illness, each soul has a story. And everyone has their own way of coping with such a loss; sometimes, we don’t know how to start finding a way through the fog of emotions and despair.

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are times we set aside to celebrate and spend time with family. After the death of a loved one, this time of the year can be very difficult to manage. Watching others laugh and rejoice in the spirit of the holidays when you might feel sad and overwhelmed can be painful. It’s a true reminder of your loss and how much your life has changed. The first holiday season without your loved one can be especially hard. In this discussion you will learn strategies for coping with grief during the holidays. Hopefully these tips will help you or someone you know who is grieving have a better experience.

This event will be held on:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hitzeman Funeral Home
9445 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Seats are limited; please R.S.V.P. by November 9, 2018 to or 708-485-2000. We appreciate your continued trust in Hitzeman Funeral Home and we hope that you will be able to join us. Refreshments will follow.

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
-Washington Irving

Disclaimer: Our support group is not intended to provide or replace professional counseling or individual therapy.

General Workshop Topics

DateWorkshop Topic
May 8, 2018Common Myths About Grief
June 12, 2018The Effects of Grief: Understanding the Symptoms
July 10, 2018How to Utilize Your Support System
August 14, 2018Remembering the One Who Died
September 11, 2018Rebuilding Your Life After a Loss
October 9, 2018Grief Resources: Where to go for Help
November 13, 2018Coping with Grief During the Holidays
DecemberNo meeting (Holiday Remembrance Event)


Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC

Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC

Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC is a therapist, speaker, and certified life coach. She started Begin Within Counseling & Coaching Services in 2009 because of her passion for helping people heal emotional wounds. As a psychotherapist she specializes in working with adults dealing with issues around grief and loss, depression, and stress management. She is a member of Association for Death Education & Counseling as well as the American Counseling Association.

Addie does not have a “one size fits all” philosophy when working with clients. Treatment is catered to the individual needs of the person. As a certified life coach, she incorporates coaching strategies with clients when beneficial to treatment. She is passionate about helping people find hope, peace and joy in their lives.