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.

Creative Ways to Manage Grief

Although there is no “right” way to grieve, there are various things you can do to help you move through grief. As an example, there are creative avenues you can tap into as a way to express the hurt, pain, and sadness you might experience. You’ll find that using your creative brain to manage grief reactions can be soothing and satisfying. The goal of this group discussion is to get your creative juices flowing. In addition to writing and painting, you’ll learn that there are many other modalities to creatively express your grief experience.

This event will be held on:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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 May 10, 2019 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
January 8, 2019Managing Grief in the New Year
February 12, 2019Grief 101: Is This Normal?
March 12, 2019Grief and Guilt
April 9, 2019Grief Resources
May 14, 2019Creative Ways to Manage Grief
June 11, 2019Creative Ways to Manage Grief Part 2
July 9, 2019Topic Coming Soon
August 13, 2019Topic Coming Soon
September 10, 2019Topic Coming Soon
October 8, 2019Topic Coming Soon
November 12, 2019Coping 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.